1STWD Q&A E-book : Interviews With 25 Popular Bloggers

Posted in Interviews, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

This is my first ever made *.pdf e-book and I was very excited to see how many people will respond to my call and how their actual answers will sound like.

Purpose of this Questions and Answers Interview e-Book was to explore and compare how experienced and well-known bloggers/designers think, how they organize their workspace, solve their problems, get inspiration and much more. Learn from them because as you can see their way of thinking works!

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19 Carefully Picked Coding Editors To Choose From

Posted in Tools, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 39 Comments

Great coding software to help in daily development process can be irreplaceable tool – bad software can lower your work efficient stage so badly, you would even don’t want to hear my experiences. For example – Dreamweaver, try to write there any code in Design view, you will get so dirty code, that you will have to spend hours until you will understand and clean it to make your page load faster.

Good software however can give you a lot of tips, ways to help code faster,find your typing mistakes without a pain. My research stopped with Aptana few years ago, which one is your pick?

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Spring Cleanup: 30 Must Do Tasks for Freelancers and Creatives

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 25 Comments

The spring is a great time, isn’t it? :) At my house I always spend a lot of time cleaning the house, washing windows and doing some extra cleaning after a long winter. As a freelancer/creative I’ve started a tradition on cleaning up in my computer-related things this time of year as well. Except this, I also do a lot of stuff specially in spring which helps me stay organize in the whole year. Here are some of my tips on how you can do the same!

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Understanding SEO Importance for Your Website Productivity

Posted in Blogging, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

First of all, for those who don’t have a clue about SEO practice should understand that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is actually more than just a simple technique to increase traffic and sell products or services. In fact SEO represents a science. The most important and effective science existing on the internet.

Of course, SEO is not the only solution for getting tons and tons of traffic to your site, but without a doubt, SEO is the most effective one.

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What Bloggers Can Do With Their Old Designs?

Posted in Blogging, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

Redesigning is kind of new trends with blogs. As Smashing Magazine, Mashable &  larger number of other blogs are redesigning their blogs with some stunning new looks & user experience. I noticed that old design of these blogs was also good & that made me think that people can use their old designs in more than one way.

This idea came to me few days back, when I found blog post on a famous design blog that gave sneak peek of their new design. I felt current design of that website was also pretty awesome. I quickly made a comment on the post suggesting him that he should donate his old design to new & upcoming bloggers which can help them in some way.

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94 Interviews With 39 Designers, Developers And Bloggers

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

Have you ever wondered about secrets of becoming succesful on design world? Interviews with your fuglemans will show you a little part of each of their success story and help you understand their successes.

Maybe you’ll be able to learn from their mistakes and adapt your work and aspect?  Be sure to read some of these interviews to gain some guidelines in design world. I’ve learn a lot from those interviews and such inspiration helps me as well in daily development stage!

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25 Premium Email Newsletter Templates For Successful Marketing

Posted in Web Design4 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

Email newsletter is really underestimated and I rarely see websites, blogs using it as marketing and communication tool. Everyone knows he should offer option to subscribe by e-mail, but how to use those e-mails powerfuly to strenghten your relationships and maybe even promote your own products? For that topic we should even create dedicated article, but I will start with just showcasing really well designed premium e-mail newsletter templates this time.

Sometimes it is worth spending little cash to get advanced and tested features without any efforts so you could focus on more important topics.

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1STWD March 2010 Features: Top Design Links And News

Posted in 1WD Features, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

As you may notice 1stwebdesigner has started to change a lot throughout past few months. We will also start to cover Design Community news and do monthly (maybe weekly in future) reviews of top design links, articles, websites. Now you may find it all only by reading your feed regularly, checking Twitter daily and being constant visitor of social news sites – Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Delicious. We want to give you some relief and do this time-consuming part ourselves and put it in easy to read and scan article.

This is only the first article, in future we will also ask for you help and assistance finding all those great new articles which may slip our eyes, we have a long way to grow – but let’s start enjoying little things!

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Pros and Cons of Freelancing: A Passion or a Profession?

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

First of all we need to know what a freelancer is and what “freelancing” means? A freelancer is usually a self-employed person who works as a web designer, developer, content writer or even a blogger. More precisely, he contracts a small/medium (rarely large) task from various clients and receives money when the work is done. This means that, as a freelancer you can work at home while staying in your bed, anytime and keeping your own schedule.

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