A Graphic Designer’s Dilemma: How to Prevent Revisions & Other Client Issues

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Time is a freelance graphic designer’s biggest asset. We are paid per project basis. Unless we get a project done and approved by the client, we won’t get paid nor start on another project.

Being a freelance designer is a job made in heaven or hell. Don’t you love the feeling of fulfillment once your design has been approved?  Being recognized and praised for your work is the best feeling to have, but this is not always the case—some bosses are harder to please than others. We have been on that road before, on one time or another—clients demanding revision after revision, asking for changes and modifications. There are so many demands that you feel like every creative juice has been squeezed out of your head. What do you do?

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What Mythology Tells Us About Creativity

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

No matter what account of creation you believe you can’t deny the overpowering creativity of the world’s mythologies. The essence of every mythology is to tell a story about how things came to existence and of how the earth and life on it emerged.

In every aspect of our lives we learn from all the things that surrounds us, same goes for the stories that have emerged from the inquisitive minds of people. We can learn a thing or two from them, it doesn’t matter even if we are ages apart from those people.

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Is The Art of Handwriting Really Dying?

Posted in Interviews, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

Glorifying the use of computers and cool fonts from blog to blog seem to not end and it probably never will. One must put a stop to this insanity by looking back from where it all came from, a more traditional art. Handwriting or penmanship, if you will.

The art of handwriting is dying, I only have one friend who has a very artistic handwriting and when people do see her write they get mesmerized. That is one hint that it is a dying art: when people around see it like something straight from a fantasy film.

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8 Easy Solutions To Create Question & Answer Websites

Posted in Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Question & Answer websites is a great feature in a website because it will let your visitors to share their thoughts about anything under the sun. The questions are over flowing as well as the answers waiting for them. Most of the time, the web users have something in mind and want to ask about it, and answer should be given my the other web users.

In this article, I’ll be presenting free and paid questions and answer builder for your website.

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20 Great Web Applications Alternatives to Usual Desktop Software

Posted in Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 23 Comments

Desktop Software has been a great help in our computer work purposes. They serve as our working tool on our projects, designs, hobbies, interest etc. But web apps have set a great trend over the web. Developers of web applications created applications that are likely powerful as the desktop software but create more great output and easiness.  The best thing is that you don’t need to install any of these web apps to use. Just browse over the web and visit these great web applications.

In this article, I’ll be presenting 20 great web applications alternatives to your usual desktop software. Hope you will love it.

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4 Reasons Why Designers and Developers Should Learn to Write

Posted in Freelance, Social Media3 years ago • Written by 24 Comments

Let me tell you a secret that involves writers, designers, photographers, developers, and everyone who make a living by using their technical skills. If you are using the internet to gather and share information you really must learn this secret. What is the secret, you ask? The secret is that everyone should learn how to write in order to advance well.

The days of people who focus only on one skill is numbered. Slowly, and steadily, a rise of designers, photographers, developers, and anyone who knows what a blog is are starting to write.

This will be harsh for people whose desire is to focus only on their trade. People in the online community will soon eradicate specialists, the internet will be filled with Jack-of-all-trades and if you are not one you won’t get noticed.

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10 Must-Have Things for a Kick-Ass Freelance Startup

Posted in Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

When you want to enter the world of freelancing, the things that you actually need to start are just found at your home or maybe you already own them. Nowadays, freelancing has started to become a top self-owned businesses. In freelancing, all you need to have is just yourself and  your skills.

You may be asking on what are the things you must have to start your freelancing career. In this article, I will enumerate the things a freelance designer must have other than skills and passion.

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5 Things At Work That Makes A Freelancer Sad

Posted in Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Fun and work can mix for some but for most people it simply just can’t. And when you have an employee or a colleague who only works for the sake of paying the bills, someone who works for hours without having fun in everything he/she does, that’s a problem.

Of course there is a big difference between working in an office and working at home. I bet most will agree that freelancers became freelancers because they want to earn while doing the thing that they love most.

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60 Mind-Blowing Hand Drawn Website Designs For Your Inspiration

Posted in Illustration, Inspiration, Web Design, Web Interfaces3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Although digital arts is much appreciated and renowned in the world wide web, it’s undeniable that hand drawn sketches are equally impressive and delightful. Using hand drawn designs as webpage backgrounds, designer portfolios and illustrator portfolios, is getting popular these days. It has that artistic and personal touch that awes people, and not to mention it surprises the viewers too. It attracts artsy people from digital, animation/cartoon, sketch, and other art fields unmentioned.

Though it may be rather challenging at first, it helps when you get inspired by masters. So in this article, I collected a bunch of very impressive and edgy hand drawn websites that would inspire you. Here goes…

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1WD 2 Year Anniversary And Massive 6000$ Worth Giveaway

Posted in 1WD Features, News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 89 Comments

Hello everybody! Finally that day has come! Which day you may ask?

Well…where should I start? –  today 1WD is celebrating 2 years anniversary and fourth (4th) version of design.

We were working really hard all summer, and if one year ago I was working all alone, now I am honored to have a beautiful team together with me including several full time writers Rean, Sheena, Jane, Michael,Charina with our main chief editor Saad Bassi and social media ninja Ligita Kluga.

Huh, also what I need to add, our actual 2 years anniversary was on August 30, but we didn’t announce it because our new design wasn’t finished. Now it’s here and we are finally ready to move on!

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