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…Read More
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!Read More
For busy people who are always conscious of time, don’t we always wish for easier and faster ways to get things done? I know, it’s a pain to be doing long processes and looking at the wall clock every once in a while to keep track of time. Using Photoshop isn’t always a breeze, there are lots and lots of tools to use. Especially if you’re doing serious photo manipulation techniques. It’s a hassle to be clicking from one button to another.
Well, here’s good news! I will be sharing cheat sheets for Photoshop to save your time and effort. This should make it easier for you to go around the tools using keyboard shortcuts like an expert. It is difficult to remember all of the shortcuts since there are too many of them. Download, print then stick them to your wall or anywhere, near your working area.Read More
3D refers to objects that been created in 3 position (X, Y and Z). Now a days, there are a lot 3D objects that you can see in movies, product designs, logo, advertisements, etc. Even they are commonly seen these days but they are not easy to create. You need 3D authoring tool or website that offers ready-made 3D models to create a masterpiece.
For this post, I know that this will cost a lot to non – professional users so I will be featuring open source 3D modeling tool and places where you can download free 3D models but be sure to read the owner’s rights before you use it for your commercial or personal use.Read More
Being the most popular blog publishing application, WordPress caters to all bloggers and web developers alike. As an open source Content Management System (CMS), powered by Php and MySQL it has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. But it may not cater to some specific needs. There is no harm in trying a new software or cms so we should be open to other possibilities and try other alternatives and solutions to blogging.
So here, I will share other recommended CMS that would also allow you to use many options and features. But alongside before picking up a right CMS remember to carefully check out for pro’s and con’s of particular system which will be used for your blogging or business.Read More
Last month, we listed beautiful and popular web designs that can be found on Deviantart and we promised that each month we will feature awesome web designs. So now as promised, we will be featuring the best Deviantart web designs for the month of November. I bet you are all excited to see the latest uploads of web designs, scroll down and enjoy browsing these cool web interfaces!Read More
Christmas is coming and people who deserve to enjoy it needs your presents! Below you’ll find a list of what a designer might like for Christmas.
There are too many items to cite but I only chose the coolest and most stylish. Things that a designer (developer, writer, etc.) would want to use not only at work but off-work, make your friend designer happier in this Christmas and remember there aren’t too many days left to get the gifts – huh..I need to remind that myself too .Read More
“Never judge a book by its cover” and “never judge an article by its headline” are the two sayings I’m guilty of not obeying, especially when looking for something to read without really knowing what to read.
People go to blogs without knowing exactly what to expect. They are there to look for brain foods, our job is to get them to bite our bait through headlines. Keep in mind that websites like Digg, Designbump, Delicious, and many others will only display your headlines (or a sentence or two) making it more prone to be ignored if you do not read this post carefully. Promise!
First off let’s talk about the types of headlines that we usually see.Read More