1WD Is Turning 6 – Join Our Anniversary Giveaway!

1stwebdesigner is turning 6! And we couldn’t have done it without you. So, we are giving away 20 of our Flat Web Design Course with a total value of almost $2000 to our loyal readers! Over the years, our core focus has changed from simply publishing tips and tutorials to creating courses for freelance web … Continue Reading

Save Your Ideas for a Rainy Day

For web designers, ideas are very important. If web designers don’t have fresh, trendy and almost-original ideas, they might as well stop designing because it is the fuel that drives their job. Without any ideas, there would be no design and no design means no money. That said, how should you save your ideas? You … Continue Reading

Is My Website Ready for Some Serious Hacks?

The issue of website security has been a top priority for web designers and developers for a long time. In the course of Internet’s colorful history, a lot of methods and tools have been developed (and some are still at the brink of development) to ensure that websites will be hack-proof, or at least be … Continue Reading

Money Saving Tips for Web Designers and Developers

Freelancing has its perks, especially when we talk of freedom and flexibility. With all the liberty you have, you can do more projects and allot more rests. You also have the prerogative to work anywhere you want. Freelancing is a great career to step into but it has its drawbacks.         You work alone most of … Continue Reading

Make Shapes with CSS: How to Create Different Shapes in CSS

One of best cool features of CSS3 is that it reduces the use of images in web designs and allows you to create different shapes in CSS. Commonforms that you usually see in Photoshop or Illustrator can now be done using CSS3. New CSS properties like transform and border-radius add complexity with shapes instead of creating … Continue Reading

Your Mobile Apps Look Bad and You Should Feel Bad

Mobile application design and development has been ‘the thing’ as of late. With the growing prominence of smartphones, more and more applications are developed. It’s like, we have an app for everything, right? What makes it even more amazing is that this year, the projected number of smartphone users will be 1.75 billion. This staggering number … Continue Reading

Brain Drain, Anyone? Flush It Out

Is there such an idea called BRAIN DRAIN? “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life Generally, Investopedia defines it as “a slang term for a significant emigration of educated or talented individuals”. But what is its literal meaning? The exhaustion of the brain because of … Continue Reading