Book Review + Giveaway Of Digging into WordPress (2 copies)

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 54 Comments

This article is the first post of our new “Book Review Series” in which we will try to review and giveaway a book each week here on 1stWD for our awesome readers.  If you are a WordPress lover like me then I am sure you have also read some books regarding WordPress. There are a plenty of books available in WordPress niche but one of the most comprehensive book I have ever seen is Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr. Both of them are renowned authors and famous developers of WordPress Community. Today we will review the book and yes as said in title, we have 2 copies of Digging into WordPress to giveaway for our beloved 1stWD readers.

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50+ Amazing Free Abstract Photoshop Brushes

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

In this article I compiled a list of high quality and professional abstract brushes that I found very useful either in web, wallpaper or even print design. The brushes are mainly for Photoshop but some of the brush creators have provided other formats of the brushes in PNG or for Gimp. The brushes licenses range from free for personal use only to free for both personal and commercial use as well, you might want to check the license before starting to use the brush or even consider contacting the author for permission.

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65 Free Premium Like Mini Pixel Fonts

Posted in Fonts, Freebies4 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

This article brings you back to classic values. If you’re tired of all those grunge, sleek new fonts, go back and check out these simple pixel fonts. Pixel fonts come in handy, when you need to write really small, solid, easy readable text.

Those all fonts may seem pretty similar with each other, but they’re actually not, notice little pixelation differences and choose your best pick suitable for your projects.

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The Ultimate Roundup of iPad Icons, Tutorials and PSDs

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

Since the iPad is Apple’s latest creation there’s bound to be many freebies for it and this article shows you the best of what is out there for your iPad (they’re free too!). For those of you who don’t know what an iPad is it is a tablet computer which has many key tasks such as browsing the web, email, sharing photos, watching videos, playing games, and reading digital book. The iPad also has many features including: Safari, App Store, iBooks, Maps, Notes, Calendar, Contacts and more. In this article we have written a round-up of iPad Icons, psds and tuts on how to draw it. Hopefully it will help you in future projects.

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15 Insanely Awesome Toolkits for Icon Designers

Posted in Freebies, Icons4 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Icon is a visual anchor which helps us to navigate through the interface. Icon design is the process of designing a graphic symbol that represents some real, fantasy or abstract motive, entity or action. Icon designs may be of many designs and can be simple with 2d drawing or a black silhouette, or complex presenting a combination of graphics design elements such as one or more linear and radial color gradients, projected shadows, contour shades, and 3D perspective effects.

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31 Free Clean Icon Sets For Minimal Web Design

Posted in Freebies, Icons4 years ago • Written by 29 Comments

All clever things are usually very simple. Sometimes you just want to stay with the old valuables and keep it subtle. These icons will look great with clean and minimal web designs and also notice since almost all of them are monochromatic you can put different colors, create your own letterpress and different effects without spending time to create your own actual icon.

I think minimal and letterpress effects currently are very popular in webdesigns and many designers will find this collection useful and worth bookmarking!

Note: We just created new icon set collection, edition 2012, check it out here, 25 more icon sets!

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50 Free Photoshop Brush Set Lines and Shapes + Tutorial

Posted in Brushes, Freebies, Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 20 Comments

Today, we’re giving a set of high-resolution Photoshop brushes. This brush set contains 50 brushes made from geometric lines and shape. You can use these brushes freely, however we would appreciate if you use them, then just link back to original source, but it’s not 100% necessary. Use these brushes in your designs to add some subtle but stylish effect there – put them in good use!

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34 Various Templates And PSDs To Ease Daily Workflow

Posted in Freebies, Templates4 years ago • Written by 28 Comments

Templates can help you when you don’t really know how to start your design or don’t know the exact size of, for example, business card. Templates can be useful to show off your DVD, T-shirt etc design very fast – take advantages of already premade templates and files you can find freely over the Internet!

In this article you will find templates for web designers and templates for average photoshop users as well. You can exploit, customize and improve those designs easily to suit your specific needs.

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40+ Awesome Grunge Style Photoshop Brush Packs

Posted in Brushes, Freebies4 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Grunge style has become a trend in design community so here is the ultimate collection of really nice and high quality grunge brushes. I am really hoping these brushes will help in Your work flow, as these do while I am designing. So play with them and bring your creativity to design community.

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35 Insanely Cool Magento Themes for your Online Store

Posted in Freebies, Templates4 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

It’s pretty nice to see that nowadays more and more online stores emerge. That makes people to be more and more competitive so that new quality standards appear. In order for you to create an E-Commerce website you just need to have a web host, a good domain name and also a simple free script called Magento but if you want to have success with it, you have to use a competitive design. Most themes are very expensive and hard to get, that’s why I’ve created a list with free themes which can easily be compared with a premium one. At then end I have also listed down 7 great premium themes which don’t have alternative in free version. Hope you enjoy!

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