2011 – What A Great Year It Was!

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2011 has been a very eventful year for 1stwebdesigner. Several people have shared their expertise with us and wrote amazing articles for our loyal audience to read. We have surely grown tremendously because of people like you. Now is the perfect time to look back at the highlights of the past year, and a brief summary of what we have in store for our loyal readers at the end of this article.

Are you ready?

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10 Best Articles of 2011


The following articles have been selected by the number of activity going around them. In case you missed them, now is your chance to look back and catch up before we begin the year with a bang!

1. 20 Reasons Why Your Website Design Sucks Part 1

20 Reasons Why Your Website Design Sucks Part 1

2. 9 Tips On How To Improve Yourself As A Web Designer

9 Tips on How To Improve Yourself as a Web Designer

3. 15 Most Influential People In Web Design

15 Most Influential People in Web Design

4. Where Have All The Comments Gone?

Where Have all the Comments Gone?

5. Ancient Website Design Practices That Beginners Should Avoid Part 1

Ancient Website Design Practices That Beginners Should Avoid Part 1

6. How To Create A Web Spy With A PHP Crawler

How to Create a Web Spy with a PHP Crawler

7. 17 CSS/HTML Effects With Cross-Browsing Alternatives

17 CSS/HTML Effects with Cross-Browsing Alternatives

8. Create Your Own Premium Membership WordPress Blog Part 1

Create Your Own Premium Membership WordPress Blog – Part 1/3

9. What Is The Future Of Adobe Flash?

What is the Future of Adobe Flash?

10. 10 Highly Used And Abused Twitter Trends That Are Not Cool

10 Highly Used and Abused Twitter Trends that are Not Cool

Bonus: Twitter Marketing Guide

Series of 2011


Following are the most viewed, tweeted, and commented series of 2011. Don’t worry, we have more to come this 2012!

Graphic Design From Around The World

Graphic Design Examples Worldwide: How Nationality Reflects In Artworks

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Ancient Web Design Practices That Beginners Should Avoid

Ancient Website Design Practices That Beginners Should Avoid Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2

Reasons Why Your Website Design Sucks

20 Reasons Why Your Website Design Sucks Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2

Graphic Design Basics

Graphic Design Basics Part 1: Elements

Part 1: Elements | Part 2: Design Principles | Part 3: Composition

Website Planning & Developing Your Website

Part 1: Website Planning & Developing Your Website Blueprint

Part 1 | Part 2

WordPress Plugin Development –  Relate Posts As A Series

WordPress Plugin Development – Relate Posts as a Series Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2

Blogging Like A Pro

Blogging Like A Pro: Introduction To 10-Part Crash Course

Introduction

  1. Science Of Writing Process: Getting Ready, Set Up Mood & Avoid Distractions
  2. In Search For Ultimate Blogging Tools: Writing Simplified Now!
  3. How To Find Article Ideas To Write About, Write Sticking Points
  4. Learn How To Do Effective Content Research
  5. Blog Post Formatting: Make Reading For Visitors A Better Experience

6 Back-to-Back Photoshop to PSD Tutorials of 2011


Can you design but you’re not so keen with coding? Then these tutorials are for you! Converting a PSD file into a working HTML/CSS website. Top that!

Photoshop Tutorial: 3D Portfolio Dark Layout

HTML/CSS:  Convert A 3D Portfolio Dark Layout

Result: Click here for the demo

Photoshop Tutorial: 1stDelicious: Create A Simple Clean Portfolio Layout In Photoshop

HTML/CSS: Convert 1stDelicious Portfolio Layout

Result: Click here for the demo

Photoshop Tutorial: Dezign Folio: Create A Detailed Portfolio Homepage

HTML/CSS: Converting Dezign Folio

Result: Click here for the demo

Photoshop Tutorial: Create A Fantastic Landing Page For Your Next Product

HTML/CSS: Convert Your Product Landing Page From PSD To HTML

Result: Click here for the demo

Photoshop Tutorial: Burnstudio: Create An Amazing Personal Website From Scratch

HTML/CSS: Convert Burnstudio

Result: Click here for the demo

Photoshop Tutorial: 1st Ideas: Create A Stylish Design Agency Website

HTML/CSS: Convert 1st Ideas

Result: Click here for the demo

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Looking Back


Last year we began publishing two articles a day, which is quite a leap from one article a day while trying to maintain quality articles. This year we will attempt to publish more interesting, and high quality, articles! Of course we can’t do this without your help, so if you are an expert in your own field (of course it needs to be relevant to our website) then contact us! We’re always looking for amazing people who can share their knowledge with us! 2011 was a great year, and we’re pretty sure that 2012 will top that!

How To Start Your New Year


Start it with a new set of resolutions!

20 New Year’s Resolution Ideas To Become Better At Your Career

7 New Year’s Resolutions To Help Improve Your Personal And Work Life

2012 will be full of surprises. Lots of contests and giveaways! So don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to not miss any of the fun!

How was your experience with 1stwebdesigner so far?

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Rean was the editor of 1stwebdesigner. He regularly writes about freelancing, technology, web design, and web development. Rean also writes at a blog dedicated to teaching people how to make money online.

2 Comments
  • Rochester Oliveira

    Monday, January 2nd, 2012 03:43

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    Hey Rean!

    That’s amazing, I’m glad to see how much high quality posts we have in here!

    And next year I’m sure we’ll bring much better content!

    []‘s

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  • Manuel Garcia

    Monday, January 2nd, 2012 04:15

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    1stwebdesigner has been one of my most favorite design blogs since from the start. I established my own design blog because of the inspiration it brought to my heart. Keep up the good work guys. Happy new year!

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  • Manuel Garcia

    Monday, January 2nd, 2012 04:15

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    1stwebdesigner has been one of my most favorite design blogs since from the start. I established my own design blog because of the inspiration it brought to my heart. Keep up the good work guys. Happy new year!

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  • Rochester Oliveira

    Monday, January 2nd, 2012 03:43

    1

    Hey Rean!

    That’s amazing, I’m glad to see how much high quality posts we have in here!

    And next year I’m sure we’ll bring much better content!

    []‘s

    0

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