If you want to get your voice in front of a global market of web design professionals, you’ve come to the right place. Not only will your content serve to help this growing community, but it will help you further your career and build a reputation within it – on the subject you’re most passionate about!
If you’re interested in contributing an article, be sure to familiarize yourself with the topics we regularly cover. In general, if it has something to do with web design, we’ll publish it. Here are our most popular categories:
- Web Design
- Freelance Design
- Mobile App Design
- User Experience Design
- WordPress Development
- Web Design Trends & Inspiration
- Interviews with an Expert
- Marketing Tips
- Business Productivity Tips
Our submission process is relatively straightforward. Here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Review
Have an idea of something you’d like to write about? Great. Take a look through our website and make sure we haven’t covered it before. If you’re simply looking for inspiration, head over to our Categories and see what you can come up with.
Please also be sure to review the licensing terms before submitting your work.
Step 2: Pitch
Once you’ve got an idea ready to go, send us an original pitch along with a brief outline of your experience and links to related content. Please note that we do not accept content rewritten from other sources. All ideas and subjects explored within your piece must be original.
We will review your proposal for suitability and get back to you as soon as we can with a response. While we would love to accept everything that comes our way, not every submission is right for 1stWebDesigner. If we decline your content pitch, please feel free to submit the idea (or content, if already written) elsewhere.
Step 3: Write
If we like what we see and accept your pitch, go ahead and write it up. A few notes about how to prepare your submission:
- We accept content in a variety of formats: Google Docs, Word, plain text, markdown, and HTML.
- If you would like to submit high-resolution images with your article, make sure they are optimized for the web (either jJPG or PNG will do) and ZIP them together in a single file.
- Include a brief bio (no more than two sentences) at the end of your piece. You can include a link to your website and social media here.
We review each submission within a few days of receipt. Once we’ve assessed your content for quality and fit, we will get back to you with our final decision. Please note that we do reserve the right to make edits to contributed content.
We’re here to inspire web design professionals to build a better web, and so we’re looking for passionate and talented individuals like yourselves to help us do that. If you have helpful tips, tricks, trusty tools, or a knack for getting industry experts to speak to you – and you’re a great writer – we want to hear from you!
To give you a better understanding of who we are, you can learn more about us here.
Pitch Us Your Article Idea
Please fill out the form below and send us your article idea today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.