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13 Business Lessons from Expanding 1stWebDesigner in 2014

I have always found that I enjoy biographies, case studies and stories from people who have been there and done that. What can be more credible than content written from personal experience? In this article, I will look back at 2014 and analyze what happened and discover the biggest business lessons learned from running 1WD … Continue Reading

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Are Web Design Schools Losing Their Magic?

Just a few months ago, 1stwebdesigner released its Flat Design course, teaching web designers the secrets in mastering the beautiful art of flat design. That got me asking: Now that online education is becoming more and more popular, is it still relevant to go to web design schools these days? This question is perfectly normal … Continue Reading

Back2Back: Fashion and Web Design Similarities

In this amazing world where exclusive designs and elements are fighting for supremacy, a lot of aspiring designers wants to be famous and become a design icon. When the love for art united with technology plus a spoonfuls of passion for design, a great designer guru can be born. What are the fashion and web … Continue Reading

How to Create a Music Player UI Using Adobe Illustrator

There have been a lot of UI kits swarming around the market lately. Some include complete sets of User Interface elements and, some, focus on just one element. These kits often serve as a basis and template for web designers in creating wonderful web pages. Because of these kits, web designers, now, don’t have to … Continue Reading

Internet Is Down: What Will I do?

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, 1stwebdesigner. Not too long ago, these four websites loaded together in each tab in harmony. Then everything changed when the Internet got down. Only the service provider can fix this, but then, that service provider vanished. What will you do now that the Internet Is Down? I know nothing can really be … Continue Reading

Don’t Be a Wimp with GIMP Tutorials

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation program. It has been distributed as an open source, so therefore, anyone can easily download the software without any donation. It can easily work on different operating systems. It is also available in many languages as well. Are you ready for some awesome GIMP tutorials? You can use GIMP … Continue Reading

100 High Quality Desktop Wallpapers for Web Designers

Wallpapers are always a source of inspiration. Everyone likes good wallpaper, whether it is on the desktop screen or on the website. The simpler they are, the more beautiful they look. Web designers are always searching for some inspiration that help them to expand their vision and go beyond possibilities. That is why most of … Continue Reading

Why You Should Take a Web Break and Explore The World

  “Any place you don’t leave is prison.” Professor Peter Hoberg might be right at some points in this statement. Often, we are too fed up with our routines, be it as freelance web designers or not: wake up, procrastinate a little, procrastinate a little more, work, rest, eat, work again, procrastinate and then take … Continue Reading

25 Creative Office Supplies and Accessories for Web Designers

Web designers are innovative people who spend their entire day in creating interesting things and inspiring their surroundings. However, they have to work in mind-numbing environment in their offices. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why creative office supplies have been marketed. Every designer works for 8-9 hours in the office and spends half … Continue Reading