How to Build a Distance Finder with Google Maps API

Google maps is a free web mapping service application provided by Google. It offers lots of cool features (showing various map types, plotting points, showing routes, geocoding addresses). You can also add all these features to your website using the Google Maps APIs provided by Google. In this tutorial I will show you how to … Continue Reading

45+ Adobe AIR Applications for Designers and Developers

Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime environment used to build rich internet applications using Adobe Flash, Flex, HTML and Ajax, helping web developers and designers to perform their task with ease and much efficiently. This is one of the most appreciated application platform which become a very popular platform for internet-enabled desktop … Continue Reading

Discover Amazing Vectors World: 76 Vector Resources

In this article is a list of 76 free vector resources that I found very useful. This list contains various wonderful vector icons, backgrounds, characters and objects that you can use to spice up your designs. Every vector designer has provided the resources in different vector formats: AI, SVG, CDR or EPS. The vector resources … Continue Reading

1WD Is Changing: Insights And Email Newsletter Finally!

If you’ve been active reader of 1stwebdesigner, you may have heard I have been planning big redesign for a long time. I think I’ve spent several months analyzing other similar blogs, thinking about features we need to include and just to understand which ones just don’t work. I consider new redesign will be complete site relaunch, we’ve got … Continue Reading

20+ Online Tools for Website Validation and Testing

As you probably know already, it’s important to check and test your Website to help ensure that it looks great and works beautifully regardless of the browser or platform used. Testing a website before launch is one thing that you cannot afford to take lightly.  Just like a minor negligence while constructing a building can … Continue Reading

10 Most Common Health Hazards of Freelancing

For most of us, freelancing is a dream come true. We work from home, set our own hours and are our own boss. The flip side of this however isn’t all that attractive. What we don’t realize (read choose to overlook) is that freelancing involves working more hours than a conventional desk job, there’s no … Continue Reading

How to Create a Tumblr Theme (Code Structure)

As we have previously seen, Tumblr allows its uses to create custom themes, giving the owner of a tumbleblog the ability to truly customise their tumbleblog to be their own. While Tumblr coding is fairly easy to pick up compared to other more complex blogging systems, I want to give you an insight into the … Continue Reading