Google Adsense Monetizing, Traffic, Testing Tips, Tricks And Resources

title-google-adsenseGoogle Adsense is the most common revenue generators for blogs and websites and probably also the most easier way how to earn money, start to make some income, if You got already niche blog and some traffic. I started with Adsense too, I am not going specifics about numbers, but income is pretty motivating to keep going and think about monetizing. Also remember not to overact, setting up too much advertisements on Your site - this article should be useful if You are just starting out, don’t know how it really works and also for people who use this service but already thinks about some optimizing and digging deeper. I just went it all through, so consider this as sharing with experience, resources and articles, which should help You understand and actually do better when You are thinking about starting to make money from what are You doing.

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43 PSD to XHTML, CSS Tutorials Creating Web Layouts And Navigation

title-css-tricks I haven’t found really good this kind of list article so I created my own. As being designer myself, coding part usually is hardest part in web development process. But there are so many great tutorials teaching how to use simple XHTML and CSS to get amazing layouts and they offer You to see what’s really happening behind the scenes explaining every step. Learn how to use CSS, how to create layouts in the right way, forget about table-layouts and enjoy CSS real power and put these 43 PSD to XHTML and CSS tutorials in good use!

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30 Deviant Digital Artists, Painters, Illustrators Worth Watching

title-deviantartists I remember, how much people needs to get inspired on every project, when struggling for ideas or just for better feelings seeing something really beautiful. DeviantArt is the best place with unlimited artistic possibilities where to get inspired. I am starting these article series so You can watch deviant artists, who are really professionals in their sphere and also if You decide to watch them - You actually like RSS feed, You get their newest artworks delivered right to Your mailbox!  I picked 2 artworks from every artist to show why I think You should follow him/her. I am planning also create these lists to web design artists, photographers etc. too, hope You’ll evaluate and really enjoy these post series! Read more »


70 Hand Drawing Style Resources, Brushes, Textures,Icons And Tutorials

title-hand-drawn-resource-sites As promised I finally finish my hand drawing related article series with this one. I categorized all resources so You can more easier navigate through. Here You can find the best resources You need to create hand-drawing style designs, artworks or websites. There are wood, cork and leather textures, various office brushes, photos, templates, icons and even few tutorials at the end of the article as final reference. And I even didn’t mention hand-drawn doodles, fuzzy lines, sketches and many high-quality paper backgrounds, notes, pins - just look through and take what You need! Read more »


46 Sites To Get Inspired And Familiar With Hand Drawing Style

title-hand-drawn As You may notice in Year 2008 hand-drawn designs became one of the most popular creative trends, people tend to add more personal look and creative feel to their sites trying to stand out between traditional web 2.0 style, boxy layout sites. Hand-drawn design not always necessarily mean sketched or hand-drawn, there can be also creative things we use everyday like pencils, erasers, stamps, notepapers, stickers - could continue so on, but I will show examples doing through detailed research - so You could understand what’s really represented with “Hand-drawn design”. And actually this trend is very natural since many designers still sketch up their sites on the paper at first and only then start to design actual site. Read more »


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Today we’ve got really special announcement for You - 1stwebdesigner readers!

We have got 1000 full color 2 sided business card giveaway from online printing company and rules to win are very simple. Just leave a comment under the post writing suggestions, ideas for new articles You would want to see in the near future. Also don’t forget to write your e-mail so we can contact you if you win! Contest will last one week and winner will be decided with Random Integer Generator help. Read more »


57+ Free Image Gallery, Slideshow And Lightbox Solutions

title-image Actually at first I wanted simple image gallery solution for web design project, but when I started to search I changed my mind and thought how great would be to create article about all the best image gallery solutions available on the Internet. So here it is - this list is separated in 3 big categories like Ajax, JavaScript and Lightbox based galleries, CSS based galleries and FLASH based galleries, so You can easy switch to category You got interest in. I think here You’ll find gallery for every needs, should be enough to choose from! Read more »


45 Sites, Free Icons And PSD Resources For Web-Design

title-web-design-files Since previous graphic design related article turned out to be really popular, I decided to do similar article about web-design related resources. In this list You’ll find many free icons, psd files in good quality, Photoshop layer styles for easier icon creation and many websites specialized to deliver good quality freebie related content. You could say, it’s better to create icons Yourself, but I think there is no sense to create something that’s already there available for free, however if there isn’t something, this is only way to know it.  Also yes, here is many *.psd files, so You have a chance also to see how really these icons are created and learn something. At least I think it’s worth bookmarking!

One more time, before You use these icons read licence terms and legal agreements.

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45+ Free Design Template And PSD Files

title-templates Here is many useful graphic design files with guidelines, resolutions for better and faster design creation like business card, credit card, icon, document, sticky note, dvd cover, cd cover templates and much much more. I believe in the right hands this collection will become marvelous time saver at least I feel so ever since I found these resources. Why should You create again and again something, that’s already out there?

Also be aware about licence terms and agreements before You put them in use.

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10 Ways How To Track Site Traffic, Popularity, Statistics

title-statistics I know from myself people are obsessed with traffic, statistics, looking at other sites - tracking their stats and so on. And if there is enough demand, of course there are sites to satisfy You. I wanted to put those sites and tools in one list together, because at least for me this field was really unclear - I didn’t know what means Google Pagerank, Alexa, Compete, Technorati rankings and I could continue so on. I must say not always these stats are precise, but however they give at least overview, how popular the certain page is, how many visitors that sites gets - and if You compare those stats with Your site statistics, You can get pretty precise results then.

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