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 Design4 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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Rise and Fall of Online Advertising

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Online Advertising is the fastest growing advertising medium in history. Now we cannot imagine life without online advertising. Of its 17 years of existence, it has reached success by leaps and bounds. It is an interesting story filled with money and irritated users. Up to now there are still people who hate seeing advertisements on websites, as much as people a decade ago hated them. Indeed colorful, it helps spread words of services and products. Now for the earliest form of advertising, read on.

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What You Need to Know About Freelance Invoicing and Accounting

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 13 Comments

I could probably sum this up very quickly with the few words “keep it simple.” But because I want to provide you with enough information as to why you need to do that, I’ll elaborate a bit. This is not a list of great programs or apps to use but rather just explaining why it’s important to use something. However, I have my favorites I use so they will be mentioned throughout the article for reference. Alright, let’s get started!

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55 Super Powerful jQuery Navigation and Menu Plugins

Posted in Plugins, Showcase, Tools, Usability, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Navigation is one of the most important elements in web design. It has to be neat, usable and creative at the same time in order to not scare your visitors away. jQuery is one of the most powerful tools to enhance your navigation and make it stand out. With jQuery you can bring together both the creative and usable. This article will cover 55 fresh and superb jQuery plugins that will make your menus look awesome. Note that all of the listed plugins have been released in the last six months.

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Freelancer Time Management and Why Time Tracking Sucks

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

We’re going to continue on with the freelance series from a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to touch on this subject before going any further as I think it’s vitally important to your survival in the freelance world. The statement in the title is a bit bold to say and many people will go against me when I say it, but time tracking is a waste of time. Time management however, is your best friend. Just listen to what I have to say, then critique it in the comments, I can handle it.

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Want To Work From Home? : Top Freelancing Jobs in Web Design

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

The last decade’s internet boom has brought many advantages. Almost everything you can think of can now be done online: shopping, networking, communicating and work. Through the internet, many people now have the option to work at home. In fact, many work-at-home guys I know earn more than those who have a regular 9 to 5 job!

Web Design is a lucrative part of  the creative industry. It’s possible to earn thousands of dollars from the comfort of your own home. I will guide you through the most popular options for you in web design.

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Presenting the Great New Features of WordPress 3.1

Posted in News, Web Design, WordPress4 years ago • Written by 30 Comments

Folks at WordPress have just released WordPress 3.1 (Code name “Reinhardt”), 14th version of World’s most famous and award-winning publishing software. This release has some fantabulous features like Internal Linking and a WordPress.com styled admin bar on front end which makes it very easy to visit most used features of back-end. Read on to have an overview of some major features of this release.

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Things to Consider When Creating Your Start Up

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

I have created several startups over the years, some of them failed others managed to stay afloat. At one point I even had under my command the biggest jRPG Portal in Poland.

While that’s not totally relevant I just wanted to back up my claims with some real achievements, so you know I don’t pull stuff from thin air. Either way, we got the introduction to the article underway – we will try to figure out the good and the bad startup ideas.

What this article will not be is another list of things you need  to have to create your own startup. You probably can get tons of those from uncle Google, so let’s not be repetitive and try to dig deeper. This article is going to be more about the factors you need to take into consideration. Launching a startup is actually not that hard, the tricky part is not letting it die.

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