1STWD March 2010 Features: Top Design Links And News

As you may notice 1stwebdesigner has started to change a lot throughout past few months. We will also start to cover Design Community news and do monthly (maybe weekly in future) reviews of top design links, articles, websites. Now you may find it all only by reading your feed regularly, checking Twitter daily and being … Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Freelancing: A Passion or a Profession?

First of all we need to know what a freelancer is and what “freelancing” means? A freelancer is usually a self-employed person who works as a web designer, developer, content writer or even a blogger. More precisely, he contracts a small/medium (rarely large) task from various clients and receives money when the work is done. … Continue Reading

5 Simple, Yet Effective Online To-do Apps to Get Stuff Done

I’ve decided my primary focus this year to be on improving my productivity. Almost 4 months have passed. Lots of lessons learned. One of them was: do not make things complex if they can be kept simple. Same with to-do lists. Below you have 5 very simple, yet powerful online to-do tools you might find … Continue Reading

April Fools Day – Don’t Get Fooled!

April, april! I tried to trick my colleague, then few of my friends and I understood I am too honest person to try to evil trick somebody! Only thing I tried on Twitter was –  to tell everybody I will give up on this site and put it on sale on Flippa.com –seeing my daily … Continue Reading

Empathizing Color Psychology in Web Design

The way different colors influence our mood, state of soul and body is really exciting. Most of us do not realize how it works and only a few probably pay attention. Though the influence of the colors may be some what overestimated, we can obviously feel it in some situations (imagine yourself in a dark … Continue Reading

71 Professional and Modern Firefox 3.6 Themes

I was very happy to see that Mozilla created a new version of Firefox. Firefox 3.6 is without a doubt the most stable version ever made. In this new version many bugs have been corrected and everything is working just perfect. I was thinking about making some customization for my own Firefox so I thought … Continue Reading

11 Qualified Mobile Interface Tools and WordPress Plugins

Mobile internet is an important channel to reach blogs, especially for popular ones. Instead of making mobile web sites, it is easy to change web interface into mobile. Such as you can access your blog admin by visiting m.wordpress.com, if your blog hosted on WordPress.com. But it is not enough, there are great tools to … Continue Reading

Client Tactics: Maintaining Existing Clients

As designers and developers our clients are our business, so a key part of being successful is cultivating a healthy relationship with them. We are usually so caught up with the “project-in-project-out” mentality, we forget that one of our greatest assets as freelancers is a reoccurring client. In this 3rd article of Client Tactics series, … Continue Reading