As said in part one of this article, contracts are one of the most vital and misunderstood tools of the freelancers arsenal. In part two of this article we looked at schedules, and I asked if the awesome readers of 1WD would like to see a downloadable sample contract and you all responded.So here in the sixth installment of the Client Tactics Series, I will explain this sample contract and how to customize it.Read More
Brush Tool is probably one of the most used tools in Photoshop. There are some default brushes coming along with Photoshop, but usually you are looking for something more. Custom brushes can make your projects much easier and the effect is usually better too.
But don’t make the common beginner mistake – learn how to use Photoshop first, learn how to create the effect you want to achieve with brush and only then download all the brushes you need. A good designer does not really need a lot of brushes, he needs a few, but good ones. I think you will be able to find the good ones for you in this massive, over 400 set, collection of Photoshop brushes.Read More
Typography is itself an art , fonts are very important in our daily life, even if we realize it or not. Because fonts are every where we go. Fonts can exert the influence in the written message.
To my approximations 95% of people are familiar with typography, and they have the appeal for certain desired fonts. Even if we don’t know but we would still be using any way to impress others and to define our own style via using fonts of our choice. For example when we use yahoo or live messenger we prefer to use fonts, color and style other than the default.
Every one that wishes to start a website or a blog needs a way to manage content. Content Management System (CMS) is found and created to fulfill this task for you. Content Management Systems is designed to simplify the publication of web content to websites and blogs, allowing content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files. Several content management systems exist both in the Open Source and commercial domains. In this article I collected 17 free to use content management systems that will make your content creation process an easier task.Read More
Flash templates are getting more and more popular these days and though beautiful outside, they can be a real disaster inside. While most of the template companies state that their templates are easy to manage and update, customizing the ready-made template can be a tough task for you. How to ensure that you won’t have to dive into the flash code, Action Script or spend hundreds of dollars on a web developer to customize the template for you? This post is meant to give you a helping hand in the world of various flash templates and flash systems so if you consider creating your website from the flash template and want it to be real easy and affordable this post is for you.Read More
We discussed importance and usefulness about such free templates few days ago, but today we will present updated Part 2 with even more free xhtml templates! How cool is that – check out this article and get more 61 new and free template right now!
Study code, design, style – how templates work in different browsers, what makes them look good – great case study! Evaluate it and bookmark for later use, when you’ll need to complete quick project or check some nifty effect with some cool code.Read More
First it was iPod and iPhone now enjoy using iPad, a very interesting and useful invention. Like PCs, iPad also have feature of wallpapers so today i have collected best available wallpapers for your iPad. Mostly of them are in 1024 x 1024 resolution and in JPEG format. I have provided all original links so you can download them in actual resolution from their original websites.Read More
If you remember some long time at 1stwebdesigner we published huge 2-part article (part 1, part 2) with 202 free HTML templates there, time has been passed and this is follow-up articles. This time you will find here just really new templates, mostly created in this year 2010!
Hopefully this article will be good success as well, because I think these templates can really help if you need to complete any fast project, see how things work and finally get inspired! Enjoy!Read More
People who love text effects and have the courage to admit it, here’s a thorough guide to the best 60 new text effects available on the web.There is no limitation of creativity in terms of presentation, instructions and most importantly final results. We have tried our best to include best tutorials from all over the web but feel free to let us know if we have missed something really cool.Read More