Articles by 1st Web Designer

  • Motivational Quote of The Day: 200+ Quotes and More For 2016

    Everyone needs that motivational quote of the day to keep pushing forward. Because humans face difficulties and hard times in their life. These difficulties break your spirit and bring you down from your path. But the ones who tackle those difficult situations with a positive mind and approach bring a huge change in their lives […]

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  • 15 Websites that Use Web Typography Beautifully

    For this article, however, we will not only present you a list of fonts, but also websites who have been exceptional in using typography. We will discuss a bit of typographic details and where you can get these amazing fonts. Don’t be afraid to mix and match like some of the examples below, you might […]

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  • Web Industry Job Titles: Where Do You Fit In?

    What do you call yourself? I mean, are you a web designer or a web developer? Or are you the kind of person who’s somehow stuck in the middle? The confusion between these jobs is understandable because there are so many different titles. So, how do we know which is which and where we fit […]

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  • Mobile App Design Inspiration, Ultimate Guide And Resources

    With so many mobile (Android or iPhone) apps being released in such a short period of time, designers need to really create apps that stand out. In this roundup we’re sharing 50 beautiful mobile app designs with excellent UI experience in mind. Also at the end of the post you’ll find some more resources to […]

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  • 10 Free Breadcrumb CSS Snippets For Web Projects

    Breadcrumb trails clarify the organization of a website and give visitors a way to browse deeper into categories. They’re also great for schema data which can greatly affect your SERP rankings too. But designing a custom breadcrumb setup from scratch is no easy task. That’s why I’ve curated a bunch of free breadcrumb designs that […]

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  • 15 Beautiful Examples of Mobile App Wireframe Sketching

    Wireframe sketching forms an integral part of designing any mobile app. It is the first and foremost step for a designer when beginning to map out the user experience and layouts for a mobile app. As such, these are often very rough and involve a great deal of revisions and erasing. Despite this, designers often […]

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  • 10 Free Video Tutorials For Learning Sketch

    YouTube is the best place to teach yourself anything in the modern era. Techie subjects are covered in greater detail because most tech-savvy people also know how to record videos and get them online. One of the newer design programs, Sketch, has been giving Photoshop a run for its money. This is an OSX-only program, […]

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  • Interesting New Newsletter Design Trends

    Newsletters have long been a necessary aspect of marketing. While in the early years, designs were basic and uninspiring, we are now seeing some extraordinary examples of companies and individuals look to separate themselves from the competition and deliver something with high visual appeal to subscribers. In this article, we are going to take a […]

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  • How to Run a Heuristic UX Evaluation

    User experience development and optimization is a broad field. There are many facets of web design to consider in the development of a website. The factors affecting user experience, or UX, span from content production and page layout to website interactions. Being able to identify usability issues with a user interface is called heuristics. It […]

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  • Ready to Dive into Mobile Development? Consult History First

    Do you remember VisiCalc? If you do, you’re like me: old. VisiCalc was a big deal (way) back in the day. It was the first spreadsheet program for personal computers. I don’t mean in a GUI like Excel either, this was the early 1980s after all. VisiCalc was transformative, a milestone in personal computing. In […]

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  • 10 Incredibly Detailed Free Mobile UI Kits For Sketch

    You can find plenty of free mockups online, but most cater to Photoshop users. In recent years Sketch has grown rapidly with tons of plugins and free tutorials to help beginners move into this alternative UI design software. This also means you’ll find tons of awesome Sketch freebies online ranging from complete mockups to detailed […]

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  • See Your Website as Users do with FullStory

    The best way to learn what makes users tick is to see the web through their eyes. Imagine the experience. You might find that a user is confused by the UI that’s in front of them. Or perhaps you’d gain confidence (and a few high-fives) in seeing how quickly they can finish a transaction. While […]

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  • 10 Things to Do with 10 Extra Free Minutes as a Web Developer or Designer

    We all have an extra ten minutes throughout the day: waiting on the train, during our morning commute, surfing the web, taking a walk through the park, waiting for your friends to get ready. You’d be surprised at how productive you can be in just a 10-minute timeframe. Here are 10 things you can do […]

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  • How to Price Your Web Design Services

    How you set the price for your services will greatly affect how prospective clients will view your business. For those that are new to the business of freelancing, there’s always the temptation to set your prices lower in order to get more projects or interests. When you do this, what you are doing is attracting […]

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  • 10 Beautifully Designed Minimal WooCommerce Themes

    WooCommerce has become incredibly popular over the years – and for good reason. The venerable plugin turns any WordPress website into an eCommerce powerhouse. It’s extensible and can be used to sell just about any type of physical or digital product. Another facet to love about WooCommerce is the flexibility you have with regards to […]

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  • Building Digital Credibility for a Better User Experience

    The design of your website does more than offer a way for people to find you on the web – it builds the credibility of your brand. Your website’s UX creates brand associations to gain traction with your customers. In today’s technological society, it takes more than a pretty website to turn the heads of […]

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  • Perfect Web Design Proposals, Every Time

    If you’re a freelancer, then you’ve probably experienced the anxiety of staring at the blank white space where your cover letter or proposal needs to go. Not only do you have to sell yourself, but you have to show that you can do the work, that you understand the client’s needs, that you can fill […]

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  • 10 Free Must-Have Web Design Plugins For Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe is the world leader in design software. They offer everything from vector design to print work and with their release of Adobe XD, they now offer web prototyping . And while these programs do have a lot of features, they also leave room for more. That’s why I’m covering the best plugins for all […]

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  • The Latest Design Trends in the Portfolios of Web Designers

    The portfolio design of a web designer is an ever-evolving process of redesign after redesign. It is their portal to prospective clients and employers and thus has to, in itself, show off the web designer’s wide-range of skills while pushing the boundaries of the latest design trends. This area of web design is of particular […]

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  • 20 Free Lightweight Plugins for WordPress Slideshows and Galleries

    Image slideshows and galleries are pretty much a necessity these days. Good thing there are a ton of powerful, yet free WordPress plugins to choose from that can get the job done for you. Because there are so many plugins to choose from, making the right choice is that much more difficult. Here are our […]

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