How to Twitter and Facebook and Still Get Things Done

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

It almost seems like magic the way that most social media juggernauts tweet, update Facebook, upload YouTube videos and respond to comments, seemingly nonstop, all while still managing to get work done. This is an issue that I have struggled with for quite some time. Recently, however, I have been exploring techniques to help myself better manage my time during the day, get more work done, and still remain engaged in social media.

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5 Tips to Power Up Your Work with Unlimited Creativity Juice

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

So you’re happily working on your design for a new or ongoing project and everything is going according to plan… or is it? All of a sudden you stop right in your tracks, unsure about your next step. Should you go left? Or maybe right? What if you went back a few steps? No, that didn’t work. Now you’re just going in circles!

You feel that a creative block is imminent, but it’s not too late! There are a few things that you can do to get past this bump in your flow and get back on track. Note that these mostly apply to freelancers or those with more flexible jobs in regards to hours and working place.

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45+ Fresh and Free Social Media Icon Sets

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Social Media3 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

Here we have gathered some very smart and elegant social media icon packs that you can download and use in your project for free. Social media is a viral means of marketing as well as communicating with your customers. Social media icons on a website or blog allow its visitors to share website information on their social networking profiles with just one click.

We hope that these icon sets will help you build your brand image quickly. So, without any further ado here is the complete list. Hope you enjoy!

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A History You Will Love: How Online Social Networking Began

Posted in Social Media, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 1 Comment

Nowadays, one can no longer imagine how to catch up with friends and contacts without social networking. Social networking helped us become closer to our friends, even when they are a thousand miles away. Through the World Wide Web, we are able to connect with people from around the world, making it easy to keep in touch with friends and family. Social networking now is a billion dollar industry, but we can barely remember when it didn’t exist.

Let’s take a trip back in time and discover the history of social networking, and how it grew, one step at a time.

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TN3Gallery Giveaway: 5 Pro Licenses of jQuery Image Gallery with Slideshow!

Posted in Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 71 Comments

The success of your website depends partly on its presentation. People in the field of designing have little problem, to none at all, dealing with this since most of their works are visual. One way of presenting photographs, illustrations, image manipulations, and other visuals in a very cool way is through an image gallery. But making one for your website does not come free, well there are free plugins for it but they’re not on par with premium ones. It’s a good thing that TN3Gallery is offering 5 licenses for TN3Gallery Pro! Say goodbye to the horrors of coding!

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How iPad is Changing the Face of Businesses

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Has anyone else noticed how many different facets of our lives that Apple’s iPad has changed? Education. Yep. Healthcare. You bet. Entertainment. For sure. As we move into 2012, another iPad trend is forming. iPad is starting to change how businesses and customers interact. Call them what you want, “businesses, website owners, authors, speakers, colleges, etc.” these folks are beginning to use iPad as a tool for interacting with their customers at a physical location. Restaurants are using iPad as menus and making apps that allow patrons to place orders and pay their bill from their table. Retailers are building iPad apps that play educational videos to store visitors. Speakers are using iPad as a teleprompter for speeches. The list is starting to grow. We see a new trend forming and we wanted to see what you think about it.

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Why Did You Become a Web Designer?

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

You are probably one of those who chose web design because you are passionate about it; or not. You may have chosen it because your father owned a design company and he wanted to integrate you into it. Or because you started off as a content writer and after writing on design topics for two years you decided to give it a try. Regardless of where you come from, pretty much all of us head the same way: either work for a company or freelance – there is not that much else out there.

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ACTA: The Global Attempt At Anti-Piracy

Posted in 1WD Features, News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 3 Comments

Today it is not a common occurrence to have powerful nations across the globe to act on a single issue, outside of war and relief for a tragedy stricken country of course. However, there seems to be a need to add countering counterfeiting goods and enforcing copyrights online of course. This past month there was nothing more popular Stateside on the net than SOPA and PIPA. These bills were of course met with a great backlash to the U.S. House and Senate, even more so for those that originally proposed them. However, it is quite troubling to find out that these bills are actually just a small fraction of the global government attempt at stopping online piracy. Well since the introduction is over, let’s put no more time rambling in the introduction. The point of the article is ACTA(Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), and by the end hopefully you will be more informed on this matter.

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Punch Procrastination in the Face and Accomplish Your Goals

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 6 Comments

Working from home or even an office as a freelancer can be very rewarding. Free time, creating your own schedule, the chance to be your own boss—the freelancing life is one that a lot of people envy.

Unfortunately, without a boss or supervisor breathing down your neck, the accountability starts to decrease and freelancers can become entangled in a web of distractions and procrastination without even realizing it.

Facebook, emails, Twitter, blog comments, your mother calling to gossip about the family —all of these and more vie for your attention.

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How to Stop Yourself from Stealing from Your Design Gurus

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what about when that flattery is taken too far? Take a look at any blog in our industry, there is a 100% chance that there is at least a few posts with nothing but different pieces readers can gain inspiration from. There is nothing wrong with this of course; inspiration posts do a great job of showcasing a designer’s hard work and giving someone some cool ideas from looking at them. However, too often this inspiration found from viewing can lead to something entirely different.

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