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Coding a Toggle-Based FAQ Page with CSS3 and jQuery - http://designm.ag/tutoria...
Advertise here with BSA Company websites often have Frequently Asked Questions for people who don't know much about the corporation or their services. Larger pages with Q&A listed together will often have a table of contents at the top. I don't like this method because the pages end up long and sometimes confusing to navigate. This tutorial is based around a similar idea, but using toggle effects for each question. As the user clicks on a question the answer will slide down and toggle into view. Users can also click already-opened questions which toggles them closed again. This technique is perfect for saving room on the page while cramming together an assortment of helpful information. Live Demo Download Source Code Advertise here with BSA
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Introduction to the new Google Docs Add-ons - http://designm.ag/article...
Advertise here with BSA If you've ever tried Google's cloud-based document suite then you likely know it's pretty great. Google Drive is completely free and offers each Google Account free storage along with free use of their Google Docs interface. You can build spreadsheets, word documents, and slideshows all within Google Drive. Currently the newest add-ons will focus on docs and sheets. But there are plenty more in the works you can expect sometime in the future. This article is dedicated to getting you familiar with Google Drive's add-ons and how you can install them for your own account. Advertise here with BSA
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47 Strikingly Creative Examples of Business Card Designs - http://designm.ag/busines...
Advertise here with BSA There should be no question that branding is crucial to the success of any business. Instant logo recognition feels good and it helps build an audience around your product or service. A company business card would be useful when attending conferences, parties, or even happenstance meetings with old acquaintances. But if you really wish to stand out from the other generic business card you'll want to attempt some new ideas. Creativity and recognizable branding will produce one amazing piece you'll be proud to share. This gallery includes a number of radiant business cards from all types of work. Check out some of these examples if you need inspiration for your own print design work. Honey Colony Advertise here with BSA
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The Importance of Side Projects - http://designm.ag/article...
Advertise here with BSA How much importance do you give to your side projects? Do you focus solely on working on your current projects or your job and forget about everything else? These are questions you should be thinking about, specially if you are interested in developing your abilities and getting that cool position you always wanted. In days where the good old college degree + resume are gone, specially in the design/tech industry, you have to keep in mind that side projects are the new resume and are the way you can show your potential to the world. Advertise here with BSA
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29 Music & Band Related Themes - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA The ultimate collection of music and band related themes.  Sell your music, play your music, and even provide touring dates for your fans.  With this collection of 29 music related themes, you'll find the perfect theme to promote your musical talent. 1. JSN Neon - Joomla Music Theme & JomSocial Advertise here with BSA
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33 Versatile Landing Page Themes - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA Whether you need a theme to showcase a product that hasn't launched yet, or even if you have a product that is ready to launch, this collection of 33 themes will give you the selection you need for the optimal landing page. 1. JustLanded - WordPress Landing Page Advertise here with BSA
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35 Food Related Themes for your Restaurant - http://designm.ag/inspire...
Advertise here with BSA With restaurant's everywhere we look, it only makes sense that they make themselves known online as well as they are in person. Too many small business owners look the other way when it comes to their website and could be loosing out on valuable customers in the process. With these 35 food related themes, you will come across something that fits with what you envisioned for your own business, and get the online presence you deserve. 1. MyCuisine Restaurant WordPress Theme Advertise here with BSA
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Get The Designer Survival Kit (over 500 resources) For Only $39 - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA As the weather chills across the US we have been hard a work on some new products over at DesignM.ag headquarters. We have put together the first of a series of new products we plan to offer over the next year. The first kit is The Designer Survival Kit. We built this kit with the idea of having everything you need for your next web design project. For $39 we will help you cut time and increase the quality of your work. It's an instant download and it comes complete with .jpg previews of all ui elemtents, .ai files for all icons and hovers, and .psds. Advertise here with BSA
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Design Inspiration Toolbox: 100 Sources of Design Inspiration - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA Web and graphic designers are always looking for excellent sources of inspiration. Of course, web design and CSS galleries are common sources, but there are countless websites that provide inspiration from other types of design. In this post you'll find categories such as product design, architecture, fashion, illustration, logo design, typography, motion graphics, and more. With a list of this size I'm sure you'll find some new sources of inspiration that you weren't previously familiar with. Of course, no one can keep up with all of these choices, so find the ones that work best for you and keep the others bookmarked for the future. Web Design Galleries: Most readers of this blog are well aware of design and CSS galleries,so rather than listing 100 of them, I'll point out a few of my favorites and some that I think are unique in one way or another. Pattern Tap An awesome source of inspiration that categorizes the featured sites by the type of inspiration,...
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Easy Display Switch with CSS and jQuery - http://designm.ag/tutoria...
Advertise here with BSA Today, I would like to go over a quick and simple way to allow your users to switch page layouts by using CSS and jQuery. Today’s web users expect web pages to be increasingly more interactive. To this end, the ability to change page layouts provides your users with a more immersive experience and allows them to consume information more easily, either with a quick gallery view, or a detailed summary view. View Demo of Display Switch Advertise here with BSA
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Elegant Themes Giveaway: Win One of 4 Developer Subscriptions for the Upcoming DIVI Theme - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA What is Elegant Themes? Elegant Themes deals in splendid themes for WordPress websites. More than 200k users have gained unrestricted access to all of the 86 drop-dead-gorgeous in existence for just $39 – to re-download at will and use in any number of domains and websites.   The New Divi Theme Brace yourself for Divi, the most flexible and multipurpose WordPress theme known to man. The truth is that it got everyone on edge when the word first came out, and took a little while to launch because everything had to be perfect. And now it is! In fact, it has become the most wanted theme for WordPress websites, prior to it being actually launched – this speaks volumes about what it really has to offer. Advertise here with BSA
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30 Mobile App Landing Page Templates - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA With the growing popularity in all things app related, you will want a destination for potential users to preview what your latest creation can do.  A simple landing page displaying the main features of your application is just what you need to lure prospective users into downloading your app. In todays post I'll share with you 30 mobile app landing pages that can help highlight your new product offering. 1. App Shopper - Responsive App and Software Demo & Download Advertise here with BSA
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12 Goals That Freelance Web Designers and Other Freelancers Should Consider for 2014 - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA It's that time of the year again. At the end of every year and at the beginning of the new year, freelancers and others start setting goals for the coming year. While I'm not necessarily a big advocate of personal New Year's Resolutions (simply because I think many are unrealistic and most get broken within a month anyway), I do believe in business planning, especially for freelancers. And planning involves goals. Coming up with goals that make sense can be hard. Especially if you're not used to setting business goals. That's why in this post I've done a lot of the hard work for you. I've listed twelve goals that will make sense for most freelancers. Also, since there are twelve of them, you may wish to tackle one goal a month to make the list more manageable. If you liked this post, you may also like 10 Principles of Successful Freelancers. Advertise here with BSA
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35 Virtual Business Card / Resume Website Themes - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA Virtual Business Cards, also referred to as vCards, generally provide the user with the information you might find on a potential clients business card, resume, or cover letter.  They also can provide examples of any previous work they may have completed. While these could still be considered portfolio websites, there is usually a subtle distinction between the two. On vCards, layouts generally outline information by a similar set of rules as a printed resume, while many generic portfolio layouts will exclude the finer details.  As you will notice by browsing the 35 themes I've outlined below, you may find an advantage in setting up your site in a similar style. 1. MyResume WordPress Theme Demo & Download Advertise here with BSA
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Website-builder.com – the New Generation Site Creator With Android Support (sponsored) - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA It's no mystery for anybody that nowadays visibility is the most important aspect in business. When everything is connected, and the more connected it gets, it's also getting more difficult to keep pace and not lose your company image as just another face in the churning crowd of worldwide web. The digital era is expanding faster and faster, and just when you thought everything was moving online, it already changed platform. Not only is the commerce becoming mostly electronical, but computers are starting to be obsolete, and now building websites for phones is the new trade all traders must know - like installing your stall in the agora of ancient times. Code free web creators are not a novelty since long, and that can only be for the best, since it forces the market to up the quality. Website-builder.com – like the name suggests - makes simplicity its turf, bringing a free and easy to use service, while maintaining a high standard full of the latest trends in...
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26 Real Estate Website Themes - http://designm.ag/inspire...
Advertise here with BSA Having an easy to navigate, as well as easy to update website is ideal for a real estate website.  With listings needing to be updated weekly, you need a clean and organized way to display your content to prospective buyers. A well designed website can be the difference in making a sale, or missing one.  In todays post, I've outlined 26 themes that will get the job done. 1. ElegantEstate Real Estate WordPress Theme Demo & Download Advertise here with BSA
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32 Photography Portfolio Themes - http://designm.ag/web-des...
Advertise here with BSA When displaying your photographs online it is always best to let the pictures speak for themselves.  Allow your images to take full precedence of the page is a common tactic used by designers. In this post I'll share with you 32 photography portfolio themes that will display your photos in the best possible fashion. 1. Origin WordPress Theme Demo & Download Advertise here with BSA
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WordPress Bootcamp: A complete solution for web designers. - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA If I haven’t introduced you to LearnWebDevelopment.com’s WordPress Bootcamp yet, I would like to today. Here’s what you get: - 42 complete WordPress training videos that you can download and watch again and again. - Two live sessions with our WordPress experts to better understand what you’re learning and ask any questions you might have. […] Advertise here with BSA
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35 Stylish WordPress Themes With a Flat UI - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA I think it's obvious by now that 'flat' is not just a new design trend or style that will go away next year. It's here to stay and I think it's great. The idea behind what we call 'flat design' is to remove the noise. This means anything that is not necessary to a design. Things like heavy gradients, not-so-subtle drop shadows, 3d graphics, and the heavy use of skeuomorphism, can be replaced with more muted color schemes, solid colors, and a stronger focus on typography – a flat design focusses on the essentials. In this post we have collected a total of 35 great WordPress themes that sport a flat design style. I hope you enjoy this post, feel free to chime in via the comment section! Colangine Advertise here with BSA
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How To Code an Image Zoom Hover Display with jQuery - http://designm.ag/tutoria...
Advertise here with BSA For typical e-commerce websites you will often notice a detailed photo display when hovering an image. The zoom effect helps prospective buyers to see more of the product when deciding if it's worth purchasing. This familiar image zoom effect can be applied to many other websites just to provide a better user experience. In this tutorial I want to introduce a very simple jQuery plugin called EasyZoom. It's all free and open source to download right from Github. The tool makes it super easy to create your own image zoom panel, which can appear on mouseover or be tied onto another event handler. Check out my live sample demo to get an idea of the final product. Advertise here with BSA
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How to Choose the Perfect Hosting Solution for your Needs - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA Choosing a hosting company that suits your needs can be a daunting task. Anyone who’s ever switched from one host to another knows that it can be a tedious process and it’s just plain annoying to do. So, choosing the right hosting company from the get go, one you will possibly stick with for years, is critical. All hosting providers are not created equal, some are better than others, some have features better suited for your needs, and some even a better reputation than others. Depending on what you intend to do with your hosting account or server, there’s a lot of questions to ask yourself before you settle on one: How much traffic will you be getting? How much bandwidth and storage will you need? How many domains and/or sub-domains will you be hosting? Will you host only your own sites or your client’s sites as well? Ecommerce website? Do you need SSL? Will you be reselling hosting to your clients? Do you even need hosting? Would all-in-one solutions like...
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Giveaway: Win an iPad Air & 5 Deals of Your Choice from Inky Deals! (sponsored) - http://designm.ag/design...
Advertise here with BSA By entering this contest, you’ll automatically receive a pack of premium resources worth $55 for free. It comes from the Inky Deals best seller Full Design Library: $3,860 worth of Premium Resources for Only $49. Advertise here with BSA
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Introducing the FlatPix UI Kit - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA The 'flat' design style is one we hear about everywhere now, and I believe it's here to stay. I don't see flat design as something trendy or flavor-of-the-month - rather it's what design should be; focussing on how things work rather than how things look, keeping things clean and minimalist. So, we decided to create our very own UI kit, it's called FlatPix and it is available to purchase exclusively through the DesignM.ag network. Advertise here with BSA
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Essential Features for Building a New WordPress 3.7 Theme - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA When you sit down to develop a modern-day WordPress theme you'll typically be following some design mockup, or at least an idea in your head. This can be a challenge at times when you don't want to think much about the customizations. But any good WordPress theme should be comprised of a number of key points. In October 2013 the newest WordPress 3.7 release was announced with plenty of new features. Not many updates will directly impact themes, yet it is a marvel seeing how far this platform has advanced since version 3.0. In this article I want to go over some of the core fundamentals you should think about including with every new WordPress theme. Especially for premium or free themes designated for commercial use by hundreds of different webmasters. Advertise here with BSA
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Why You May Need a Social Media Specialist - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA Do web designers and web developers need the services of a social media specialist? The answer is...it depends. Here are some key questions to help you find out if you need the services of a social media specialist: Do you want to grow your business? Do you have a product to sell? Do you operate a blog for profit? Is the traffic to your website or blog lethargic or dropping? Do you seem to get the wrong kind of reader? If you answered "yes" to most of these questions, then your web design or web development business could probably benefit from the services of a social media specialist. (If you answered "no" to all of these questions, you are probably staying busy and don't need any more clients or customers. Why fix it if it's not broke?) I've been creating web content for multiple sites for several years. One thing I've noticed is that the websites that are the most successful also have the strongest social media presence. That's not an accident. If you want a...
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6 Factors to Consider When You Physically Move Your Freelancing Business - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA After you've been freelancing for a while, you may decide to move. And of course, wherever you go, that's where your freelancing business is. While local moves probably won't affect your freelancing business much, there are definitely some factors to consider when you move to a new city or even a new state. In this post, I list six factors that may affect your freelancing business when you move to a new area. If you like this post, you may also like How I Kept My Freelance Business Intact During Relocation. Advertise here with BSA
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How To Become A Successful Web Designer - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA As a reader of this blog, you’ve probably seen some of my posts about the guys over at LearnWebDevelopment.com, and their Successful Web Designer program. I’m sure you’ve probably thought about starting your own web design business, and in fact, you may have already started one. If you’ve been hesitant to start, or if you’re not getting the results you’d like, you’re not alone. Many people are afraid that it will take a long time to start making money. Others fear that they will encounter roadblocks, and not know where to turn for help. But what if there were a way to avoid these problems, and get right to building a successful business and making money? What if you could learn how to keep your costs low, begin earning income in a month or less, and have expert one-on-one help whenever you need it? Well, I have good news. LearnWebDevelopment.com has a program that will help you achieve just that. And this company is one of the largest players in the web design...
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44 Incredible Beta Startups and Webapps for Design Inspiration - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA The online world of startups has been growing at a rapid pace. It seems like every new founder has some exceptional idea to bring more value onto the Internet. Beta launches are so frequent because it's a smart method to build a following before actually getting the product out in the open. Plus you can gauge user feedback and determine which areas may need to be touched up before any type of v1 release. I've collected 44 brilliant website homepage layouts focused on startups and web applications. Anybody who is thinking about launching their own project may find some great techniques within this showcase. Especially if you would need launch at a beta stage trying to hook early adopters. Skim through these various examples and see if any design techniques really catch your eye. Tawk.to Advertise here with BSA
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35 Magnificent Free and Premium Tumblr Blog Themes - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA The various blogging platforms such as WordPress, Blogger, and Medium has paved the way for newer and better features in web applications. Tumblr has always been a very interesting platform because it utilizes many post formats which appear naturally in the user interface. Thus many Tumblr themes are built focusing around these post formats. It is a unique way of blogging where you don't always need to be writing text in order to post. For this collection I have organized 35 outstanding themes for Tumblr blogs. Some of the free themes have been around for years, while others are still pretty new. I've also split the list between some free themes along with some premium designs. You can definitely count on high-quality work in these premium themes - the question is do you use Tumblr enough to justify a purchase? Check out these templates and see what you think about refreshing your blog, or even opening up a new one! Mono Advertise here with BSA
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28 Free Resource Websites for Designers and Developers - http://designm.ag/web-des...
Advertise here with BSA As a web developer I love to find new exciting applications which make my daily life easier. Completing a project or getting something updated can take hours or even weeks of extra work. Online webapps have grown very quickly and most of them are free to use. I have gone through my bookmarks and put together 28 must-have resources for webmasters. Whether you are a designer, developer, marketer, copywriter or otherwise, there is something in this list for you. Granted the number of tools online has been growing very quickly and it's certainly not a complete collection. If you know of any helpful links which I've forgotten please share with us in the discussion area below. Web Colour Data Advertise here with BSA
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