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Open Source Tools and Scripts for WordPress Developers

By / Apr 16, 2013 / Tools

There have been a number of cool inventions and tools released over the past few years. Frontend web developers are enjoying the control granted with open source plugins, scripts, libraries, and other similar release packs. WordPress is a great CMS because it provides a large collection of free themes and plugins to build around. And…

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The Benefits of Working on Freelance Projects

By / Mar 20, 2013 / Tips

I often read about designers who cannot stand freelancing yet continue to use this path for solid income. I suppose there is nothing wrong with hating your job, but some designers actually enjoy freelancing. It is not a career choice that many people would keep for decades. But it does offer a unique lifestyle of…

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Web Design Trends in 2013

By / Jan 30, 2013 / Tips

The past few years have seen a tremendous shift in the way developers are building websites. More users have switched onto mobile platforms, along with newer browsers which support HTML5/CSS3 web standards. There are so many unique ideas flowing out of the design community – it seems like new thresholds are being replaced every few…

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Creative Techniques for Single-Page Websites

By / Jan 24, 2013 / Tips

Over the past few years there has been an emergence of new custom trends in website design. A very popular idea is placing all your major content onto a single page and using dynamic scrolling animations to locate bits of content. These single-page layouts are popular among landing pages and mobile apps which only need…

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Dark Footers in Web Design

By / Jan 18, 2013 / Inspiration

There are loads of great footer examples in web design. These are some of the most common interface features which you will find on practically every website. Modern designers know which types of content surface well in the footer. You can now design influential areas for page links, credits, website info, and other crucial details.

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40 Brilliant iPhone & iPad Application Icons

By / Dec 13, 2012 / Inspiration

In previous articles we have written about how to design iPhone and iPad icons. For inspiration, lets take a look at some brand new ideas for iOS app icons. I have put together this showcase of 40 stunning icons for your inspiration. Check out some of the artist profiles if you are looking for similar…

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Best Free Software for Web Designers & Developers

By / Nov 27, 2012 / Tools

Lots of freeware is available on the Internet for download. You can find programs for both OSX and Windows for designing and coding websites. Unfortunately not everybody has the money for premium software or the time to learn the interfaces.

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Setting Up Readable Online Web Copy using CSS

By / Nov 21, 2012 / Tips

Working as a web designer requires knowledge in a slew of different areas. You need to consider user experience design, color schemes, and especially typography. This is one subject which is discussed often yet can still become an issue in website layouts.

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Building Solid Credibility

By / Oct 30, 2012 / Tips

When getting started as a freelancer the most important task initially is to build a portfolio. Whatever your select talents are from graphics design to writing or web development, clients will want to see good examples of past work. But how can you know which projects are worthy? How do you know which skills are…

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8 Code Snippets for New Website Projects

By / Oct 24, 2012 / Tips

Working as a web developer often requires compromise and trying out new systems. Some of your code will turn out to be a flunk, and other codes will become staples in your development process. I have learned a lot about useful code snippets and how greatly these can affect your development process.