Cost Effective Services to Help You Launch Your Own Site

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Creating a website does not really require you to have all the technical skills to create one. There are various services available, both free and paid, that will be a great help in your website building process. Whether you are a developer, a designer, or neither, you can still have your dream website, all you have to do is read through this guide. This article is primarily for people who have always dreamed about having their own site, but always thought you had to be a tech savvy person to have one. However I will also touch on and explain how to leverage rapid website building possibilities for serious entrepreneurs too! I am sure you’ve been there – you had an amazing new project idea one that you wanted to realize immediately but the painfully long process of website creation took too much time and you lost your excitement or even worse – never launched your website!

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Piracy and Plagiarism in the Modern World

Posted in Blogging, Freelance, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Ever since man created the concept of “mine” and “yours” originality and plagiarism has always been an issue. Plagiarism is defined as a close imitation or an exact copy of a piece of work or idea. Many creative geniuses have fallen into oblivion because someone of higher status stole their product or idea and claimed it as their own. Piracy, on the other hand, is the illegal distribution of materials. Evil? Very. But it happens.

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Freelance Proposals and How to Make Them Effective

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

I’ve been getting requests for the article on doing proposals, and it is finally here! This will cover the portion of your freelance career where you get the joy of quoting a project now that you’ve met with the client and have some time management skills under your belt. Whether you’ve done this two times or 200 times, the process will constantly need refining but the most important thing is to be clear, concise, accurate, and on time. Make your proposal bulletproof. Make sure it includes the scope of the project, so that anything outside of the scope will be billed extra. This will help with your time management, your billing, your timeline, and of course, your sanity. We’ll also talk a bit about a proposal system I love and highly recommend. Here we go!

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8 Effects Every Photographer Should Know About

Posted in Freelance, Photography, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 32 Comments

Photography seems easy at first glance. You simply make your frame and press the shutter button. The reality is, everyone can take a photo but not all can master it. There’s more to photography than just simply “point and shoot.” Photography is a skill only a handful have the patience and the passion to stick with.

Photography students and enthusiasts must educate themselves with many technical terms such as aperture, shutter speed, focus and exposure. You’ve probably read enough about that elsewhere, so how about a few photography effects? In this post I will share some photography tips and effects. They can enhance the beauty of your photos and they can be very fun to do, too.

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15 Entertaining and Useful Facebook Applications

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

Nowadays, many people have put Facebooking as part of their daily routine… a daily routine for some, and an addiction to many. On this popular social networking site, you don’t only check on what is happening with your friend’s by their status updates, uploaded photos or videos, you can also enjoy using hundreds of applications. These are just a few of the reasons that Facebook is the most popular social networking website.

You can find many applications on Facebook that are created for fun,productivity, whether they’re games, or useful. Have you ever wondered if there are applications that could be useful for designers, writers, and developers? Here are a few of Facebook’s applications that may interest you.

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Simple Ways to Know What Your Client is Thinking

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

The most important aspect of a project is to be able to read your clients mind. A company has policies that employees must follow and these policies will apply to freelancers, and the work they do. Policies can be quite limiting and at some point freelancers, who are experts in their field, may need to go against policy clients for technical reasons. You should know what your clients think about things.

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Bullet Proof Guide: How To Make Money From Your Blog

Posted in Blogging, Web Design, WordPress3 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

More and more people are trying to earn online – there are millions of  new blogs, start ups and applications already and many more are being created each day! While there are so many people working online, only some of them are  profitable ( I mean really profitable – not just making their living)!

In this article I wanted to scratch the surface about several well known, and not so well known, monetization techniques that you could implement in your own business. Even if you don’t have your own business blog yet – no problem, because even a simple understanding  how other people earn online will be a great help to boost your confidence to start! Yes, online business can be very profitable if you follow certain rules to monetize your site!

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Why Designers Should not Work Alone

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

So let’s say you have what it takes to become the next big thing in the field of web design (Okay, fine… Maybe you actually do have what it takes to become “the” next big thing). You have just about everything you need to be an effective, even great, designer – you’re creative, artistic, you’ve got an eye for color and texture, plus you’ve got yourself great problem solving skills and technical abilities. With these skills, anyone can make it big in the web design industry, right?

Wrong. There’s one very important factor lacking in the equation – TEAMWORK!

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Apple is announcing 2nd Iteration of iPad 2 Today? Rumours and Specifications

Posted in News, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Apple is holding an invite-only media event today and it is rumoured that they are going to announce the rival to latest Dual Core tablets like Motorolla Xoom and Galaxy S Tab 2.  We will keep you posted about all the updates as soon as the event starts. If you are wondering why 1wd is covering gadgets and technology news, we thought it might be cool to cover Apple because many people in creative circles use their products. However, this is an experiment and we are open for feedback and suggestions.

Read on to see whats coming next in the 2nd iteration of tablet’s world Giant iPad.

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How to Use YouTube for a Marketing Advantage Like a Pro

Posted in Social Media, Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Self-expression and passion is a major motivation for web designers, developers, and all freelancers. And we’re not talking about the superficial “cheer-squad” excitement. We’re talking about deep, unique, bold passion with a sweet, addictive flavor. Nothing beats the satisfaction of being able to design and develop websites to be proud of.

Another goal is to ensure user satisfaction –  to be able to present the readers what they want, to the highest degree. And ultimately, people want rewards (who doesn’t!) in whatever form whether self-satisfaction, recognition, or yes, yes… financial gain.

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