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Are you struggling to get your very first client? Worrying about getting more clients in your freelance career?
I got my very first client when I understood how to look at everything through his eyes! I became a marketer, not only a web designer, and I never had to worry about not having enough work!
Using a super-simple 5-Step System, I am about to show you exactly how to become an expert freelancer and land well paying freelance gigs anytime you want!Read More
So you wrote a lot of great posts over the past few years which still receive a lot of traffic from search engines, but you’re always wondering how long it will last. Or maybe you were affected by the latest Google Panda or Penguin changes and lost some traffic to that old content?
Perhaps you have noticed that you have been affected by these issues, perhaps not.
Whether you are affected or not, one question remains: how do I clean up and optimize my existing blog posts?Read More
So you’ve come up with a splendid business project but become confused when it comes to choosing a domain name. A domain name is a very important element of a website and can be either help or hurt your online business. You may think how hard could it be to make up a single name? But this single word can often be crucial and has to be well considered before being accepted.
What should you keep in mind when thinking of a domain name? How do you find the right domain name quickly and efficiently? This article shares some useful tips about choosing domain names and presents some tools to find the exact domain name for your website.Read More
Hello there everybody and welcome to another PSD web design tutorial here at 1stwebdesigner! In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Solid Dark Layout in Photoshop. A few techniques discussed in this tutorial include the use of proper spacing, typography, and colors. Let’s get started – I hope you will make out together with me until successful finish together !Read More
This is the second part of the “How to Create Your first WordPress Theme” tutorial series. Just in case you have missed the first part, please go here and start reading.
As I promised in the first part of this tutorial, we will do some stuff that will make your blog theme more interesting and useful. I’m re-writing the list with what we will cover in this part:Read More
Let’s start with a truism: the web is global. Nothing particularly insightful about that statement, but for anyone undertaking any kind of creative endeavor in cyberspace, the proclamation that the ‘web is global’ should be an unspoken mantra that underpins any design consideration. For web designers, issues such as colour, layout, formatting and navigation are all key considerations throughout the design stage.Read More
Wanting to be a freelancer? – there are many things you need to be aware of. In this article I will list many things for you to think through and consider before jumping into the freelance business. I hope this list will be a valuable tool for you to evaluate the current situation and being prepared for possible challenges along the way.Read More
WordPress is the most popular and the best (in my opinion) blogging platform, created by Automattic. It’s really easy to use and it’s very powerful, giving you the opportunity to build any kind of site, from blogs to shopping carts and CMS’s. In this series of tutorials, we are going to create our first WordPress theme. For this tutorial you need to have a little more than basic knowledge about HTML and CSS. Let’s get started.Read More
Making art or various designs will often require different textures. It can be that you need it for that extra grungy look or maybe you are trying to recreate a piece of denim for a logo. It can be very useful to be able to make your own textures in Photoshop. This way you get the exact effect you want, its customizable, no need to pay anyone for the use of it etc.
I’ve collected some of the best texture tutorials I know of and hope these will inspire! Enjoy! :)