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Examples of Websites Created With the Royal Theme - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA My experience with the latest theme from 8theme, Royal, was more than satisfactory. I was quite impressed about this premium, multi-purpose theme, and wish to pass it on to the rest of you. Every designer would enjoy creating WordPress websites through with the help of this theme.A Majestic DifferenceRoyal is a responsive, rock-solid theme based on Twitter Bootstrap. An advanced theme panel is ready to appease even the fussiest creative who happens to chance upon it, and all users are entitled to free updates for the entire duration of their lifetime.Royal has a stellar documentation, plus video tutorials, in order to help you get a full understanding of everything that Royal can do. My favorite part was finding out that a cluster of premium add-ons - which, taken together, add up to $119 - are wrapped up with this theme at no extra cost.What kind of website are you up to, next? Royal Theme can handle anything you throw at it! For E-commerce sites, you can...
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Examples of Websites Created With the Royal Theme - http://designm.ag/uncateg...
Advertise here with BSA My experience with the latest theme from 8theme, Royal, was more than satisfactory. I was quite impressed about this premium, multi-purpose theme, and wish to pass it on to the rest of you. Every designer would enjoy creating WordPress websites through with the help of this theme. A Majestic Difference Royal is a responsive, rock-solid […] Advertise here with BSA
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20 Free Device PSD Mockups for Mobile Apps & Websites - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA Presentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it's running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen. A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop monitors. Check out these free device mockups to see if they could be of use in future project work. 6 iPhone 6 Mockups Advertise here with BSA
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38 Absolute Best Tutorials for Learning Icon Design - http://designm.ag/graphic...
Advertise here with BSA Simple glyphs and icons communicate a graphical representation for interfaces, branding, and content. Icon design ranges from simple line icons to detailed works of artistic beauty. Every designer has to start somewhere and nobody claims the process will be easy - but it is very rewarding. This gallery focuses on 38 icon design tutorials geared towards beginners or intermediate designers. Each walkthrough focuses on the overall process from a blank page to completed design. Granted there are many different ways, like highways and byways and imaginary triways, to approach the same problem. Each of these tutorials will follow a different method to practice and build confidence with your icon design skillset. Starfish Icon Advertise here with BSA
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Need Tools To Create An App? Check Out These Prototyping and Building Ones - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA  Wireframing for websites, web apps, and mobile apps that you make is as vital as laying the foundations of a tall building before moving on to its walls and roof. Web designers and web developers really need to pay attention during this stage, and perfect the user experience of your app/website with thorough prototype testing tools. I put together a list of cutting edge resources for prototyping and app creation in general, that might come in handy.  Apper Advertise here with BSA
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Get the Elegant RUFINA Font Family – only $17! - http://designm.ag/sponsor...
Advertise here with BSA Some fonts just class up the joint. When it comes to beauty and elegance, the Rufina Font Family delivers. This simple and delicate font family owes its influence to Bodoni, mixed with the subtle elegance of a calligrapher's pen. Advertise here with BSA
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Create And Manage Your Website Like A Pro With These 20 Resources - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA There’s a high demand nowadays for web designers and developers who can claim to have experience in their field. With more and more companies eager to get their businesses online, it’s only natural that they’ll want to hire the best professionals available.Luckily, there are a number of tools and services that have been designed in order to make web developer’s and designer’s lives easier by lightening the load. We’ve gathered up the best 20 we’ve found in our searches. Take a look.HotJar Advertise here with BSA
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45 Beautiful Web Designs for Conferences & Creative Events - http://designm.ag/web-des...
Advertise here with BSA The sheer number of worldwide conferences has increased dramatically over the past few years. This must in part have something to do with the Internet and the ability to sell tickets from anywhere in the world. Thus a well-designed conference website is of vital importance to any event's turnout and success rate. In this gallery I've put together 45 examples of website layouts created for conferences and festivals. You'll notice many common features like sponsored guests and ticket/lodging details. Each event will have its own unique energy and the website should promote this with confidence to sell tickets and build excitement. After all, without people willing to attend you've got no conference. And without conferences our world would be much different - a world deficient of brilliant keynotes and inspirational TED talks which provide thought-provoking concepts and hours of procrastination. Salt Nashville Advertise here with BSA
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Inky’s Birthday Treat: Get 50% off all deals and an iPhone 5S - http://designm.ag/giveawa...
Advertise here with BSA InkyDeals it s the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you re a graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work.A Big Cheers to Inky s 3rd Anniversary Today we re celebrating Inky s birthday and so are other 300,000 design enthusiasts that joined them in the last 3 years. Advertise here with BSA
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Elegant Themes – Full Collection of WordPress Themes - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA If you spend much time in the world of web development you are bound to hear about numerous places to purchase themes. I've always been a fan of Elegant Themes because of the value you get for the price. They have a membership model where you pay a yearly amount and get access to every one of their themes. As you know if you navigate the other theme shops available on the web you will find that most of them require you to spend $30-$100 to purchase a single theme. With Elegant you receive all 87 themes for as low as $69 per year. It's very nice flexibility and allows you to keep your site fresh all the time. Another way that I have seen people use Elegant is for their clients. For a one time fee of $249 you can get lifetime access to all their themes. If you have clients looking for several concepts for a new site this gives you a quick way to deliver high quality themes to make sure they keep coming back. We've compiled their entire collection below....
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Designing Custom iOS App Interface Elements using Photoshop - http://designm.ag/tutoria...
Advertise here with BSA Free iPhone GUI PSD kits include a lot of the primary elements needed for app design. But sometimes it’s necessary to build your own custom interface elements. I always preferred the older iOS 5-6 UI above the more flat-looking iOS7. Specifically I fell in love with this Microsoft Word app for iPhone created by the very talented Victor Erixon. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how to recreate a couple of these same MS Word interface elements from scratch. Building with shapes and paths will allow for an easier process of scaling the graphics to larger sizes. You don’t even need to know a whole lot about Photoshop to follow along with this tutorial. Plus you can download a copy of my PSD file to check out the final result. Download PSD Advertise here with BSA
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Tips for Designing a Beautiful Single-Page Portfolio Website - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA Many trends in general web design can also be applied to single page layouts. But there are some unique features to the lone webpage which can add more flavor into a design. Like most of the web design field, common sense and user experience always trumps inessential creative ideas. But that doesn't mean anybody can just understand the best techniques for creating a single page design. In this post I'd like to share a few ideas on how to create usable, tactile portfolios with content featured on a single page. Mobile users are growing rapidly so you have to be thinking about clickable and swipeable interfaces at all times. Advertise here with BSA
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35 Mobile Responsive Portfolio Website Layouts - http://designm.ag/inspira...
Advertise here with BSA A portfolio is used to showcase your creative work to anyone with Internet access. The goal is to present your talent front & center making it easy to navigate. Responsive layouts will look stunning on any device allowing visitors to can check out your work from their laptop, tablet, or even smartphone. It's tough to build a naturally responsive layout without a bit of practice. You want to understand which traits work best and how people normally interact with your website. This gallery includes 35 outstanding examples of fully-responsive portfolio website designs. Take a look over this collection and see if you notice any repeating trends. UI Patterns may help you identify solutions when designing your own portfolio. GoodBytes Advertise here with BSA
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Top 20 WordPress Theme Creators From 2014 - http://designm.ag/article...
Advertise here with BSA Looking for a great design for your website? Do you also want it to work smoothly and to be easy for you to use and customize? And since you’re at it, with everyone using tablets and mobile phones now, it should also be responsive. Well, lucky for you, there are many great WordPress themes you can find that fulfill all these requirements. You can find below the best 20 WordPress themes creators. Make sure to browse through their galleries of beautifully designed and highly functional themes. There’s surely something there that will catch your eye and suit your needs. Meanthemes Advertise here with BSA
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Different Audiences Seeking Different Alternatives to Website Creation - http://designm.ag/article...
Advertise here with BSA The web design industry is advancing at dizzying speed. What used to work just fine two years ago is decidedly obsolete today, and the website creation public adapts to these changes. Websites are brought to life by three categories of creators: pros (who often turn to WordPress), non-pros (who use website builders such as IM Creator), and enterprises (who make their own highly customized systems). Professionals Most web designers are keen on delivering pixel-perfect client projects. They put in a lot of work, and would rarely shy away from the long-drawn out task of coding, given the choice. However, time is of the essence, especially for freelancers. Advertise here with BSA
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Introduction to Responsive HTML Newsletters with Zurb Ink Framework - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA The learning process to create an efficacious newsletter is often tiring and difficult. But as you get more comfortable with newsletter design these ideas become simpler and easier. You'll always need a solid understanding of design principles when creating e-mail notices or newsletters. But you also need to know how to code newsletters in a manner that's best suited for most e-mail clients. I'd like to introduce Ink by Zurb which is a responsive newsletter framework. The basic template uses standard HTML tags for creating single-column or multi-column layouts which naturally respond to screen size. It's all fairly easy to understand once you've spent a bit of time playing with the code. I'll provide a quick walkthrough of the design process and how to use the framework. Advertise here with BSA
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How to Really Accomplish What You Need to Get Done by Becoming More Accountable - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA We're well into 2014 by now. How are you coming with your annual freelance web design business goals? That's what I thought. But don't worry. It's not just you. Most of us are behind on our goals. One of the biggest perks of freelancing is also one of the biggest problems. To be precise, the problem is the fact that you don't answer to a boss. Most freelancers that I know love the fact that no one is looking over their shoulder to make sure that they get their work done. And I agree. Not having a boss can be great. Want a day off? Just take it. Having trouble getting started in the morning? No problem. Get up later. Don't feel like working today? Then don't. Do you dread working with that problem client today? Put it off until tomorrow. You get the picture. There's a lot of freedom when you're a freelancer. Unfortunately, sometimes that freedom means that you don't get your work done. You may miss deadlines. You may not keep up with your accounting tasks. You...
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Tips & Tricks for Managing Efficient WordPress Websites - http://designm.ag/wordpre...
Advertise here with BSA One of the easiest CMS engines to learn is WordPress. They have a free service where newbies can sign up to learn the system without committing to a full domain name. Once you get a personal server there are many additional benefits, however it can become more confusing to manage an entire WordPress website. Thankfully there's a ton of resources online for learning how to utilize WordPress to its fullest potential. In this guide I want to share a few tips for managing your own efficient & speedy WordPress website. The system may seem confusing at first but it's really easy to learn with a bit of time. Practicing the backend will make everything else a lot easier to grasp, and this includes customizing plugins or theme files. Advertise here with BSA
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What You Absolutely Must Know Before You Form a Web Design Partnership - http://designm.ag/freelan...
Advertise here with BSA Should you work with a freelance design partner? The answer is "maybe." Not every freelancer is cut out to be in a partnership. And not every pair of freelance designers who decide to work together succeed. For many, working with a freelancing partner is the best thing that ever happened to them. But for others, forming a partnership results in nothing but chaos and misery. What's the difference? That's an excellent question, and one that we'll explore in this post. We'll look at why some partnerships work and others don't. I'll also provide five tips to help you form a working web design partnership. If you liked this post, you may also like 10 Essential Guidelines for Freelance Collaboration. Advertise here with BSA
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Pixel Accurate Parallax Sites? Join Webydo’s Code-Free Experience (sponsored) - http://designm.ag/sponsor...
Advertise here with BSA We’re at a pivotal time where it is important to create engaging and memorable websites for our clients, and to find platforms that will help us to achieve this along the way. One of the most important names in the industry is Webydo, which provides a web design platform that allows designers to create websites from the ground up without writing any code. The newest feature addition is Webydo’s pixel accurate, code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator that enables creative individuals to add this eye-catching and highly interactive effect to their projects. Parallax Scrolling Animations gives you the power to define the way your site’s pages move and changes as viewers scroll through it and has easily become one of the most talked about trends in web design industry at the moment. To add to the conversation is Webydo’s recent feature release of their code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator. This new feature to their platform will enable web creators to add Parallax...
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Gridgum’s Mammoth June $2000 Giveaway (sponsored) - http://designm.ag/giveawa...
Advertise here with BSA Gridgum is a marketplace that seeks to provide the best responsive themes available. For a developer, Gridgum is a great place to sell your themes. As a customer you can find a great variety of responsive themes, some of them including an installation and setup package to help you get going. Browsing through this marketplace’s galleries you will find templates developed with a wide variety of frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation or Skeleton. If you’re shopping for your new website, Gridgum provides Bootstrap and Wordpress themes, as well as Admin Panels. In order to constantly keep the wide range of responsive themes they offer, Gridgum is always looking for the best developers. Therefore, the marketplace is now hosting the Mammoth June $2000 giveaway.  All you have to do is submit your theme by June 30th 2014 in order to participate in the giveaway and have the chance to win one of the prizes. Advertise here with BSA
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35 Stunning Examples of Elegant Script Typography - http://designm.ag/typogra...
Advertise here with BSA Who doesn't honestly love sophisticated culture? A three-piece suit with the cane & top hat seems to evoke the same feeling of a classy script typeface. Curly lettering with fancy linework has provided an articulate beauty in the design world. With so many custom fonts you might expect all script writing to appear very similar. But custom designers put a lot of work into lettering which often turns into logos, posters, business cards, and other forms of promotional material. Check out this collection of script typography made for print and digital mediums. If you really love fancy design consider a quick look through this gallery with your favorite opera glasses. Keep on Keepin' On Advertise here with BSA
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30 Elegant Themes for Ghost - http://designm.ag/resourc...
Advertise here with BSA A year ago, finding a blogging platform that focused on blogging was impossible. Even content creation platforms that advertised as having an easy set-up and were specifically for bloggers seemed to focus mostly on the creation of the layout of a blog. For instance, WordPress has some amazing news and magazine themes, but it certainly isn't a quick set-up. Tumblr themes are a bit simpler but still come with some bells and whistles that many found annoying. Bloggers just wanted to be able to quickly set up a simple but professionally designed blog and start publishing. John O'Nolan was one such blogger who became frustrated enough with the situation that he hired Hannah Wolfe as lead developer, received funding through Kickstarter, and created a simple blogging platform called Ghost. With so many supporters due to blogging platform ire already, Ghost quickly received the funding it needed to launch on 14 October 2013. The other good news is that there are themes...
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Rapid Prototyping for Web Design: Basic Tips and Resources - http://designm.ag/web-des...
Advertise here with BSA If you've never heard about rapid prototyping it can be defined by the two individual terms. "Rapid" means a speedy action taking place over a short period of time, and a prototype is typically the first model of a project. This process requires fast iterations of design to implement features, test how they work, and fix what doesn't work until you reach a comfortable solution. This article will go over some of the basics to rapid prototyping and how you can get started. I'll be focusing specifically on website design, but keep in mind that you can rapidly prototype any interface including mobile apps or GUIs for software. I've also included some related posts and popular tools for prototyping. Advertise here with BSA
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Avoid These Top Complaints when Developing Mobile Apps - http://designm.ag/uncateg...
Advertise here with BSA Mobile apps are a growing trend these days with 22% of the population across the world owning smartphones and 6% owning tablets. According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 56% of American adults own a smartphone. Many businesses now offer loyal followers apps in place of their website to provide convenient and quick access to their information. Advertise here with BSA
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33 Website Layouts using Creative Vector Icons - http://designm.ag/web-des...
Advertise here with BSA Vector design is the perfect way to jazz up a bland or simplistic layout. Nowadays designers can export SVG icons which naturally expand or animate for unique visual effects. Connecting a branded vector character into your company logo is a memorable way to capture attention. It certainly works for these websites! Below you can find a number of excellent vector-based icons blended into typical website layouts. This is a solid collection of websites to understand how other designers create these effects. You might try designing your own Illustrator vectors for the web and see how they can improve overall visitor interactivity. Metaverse Mod Squad Advertise here with BSA
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Get A Free One-Month Trial And Stream as Many Stock Photos as You Like (sponsored) - http://designm.ag/sponsor...
Advertise here with BSA It seems like it was only yesterday that the only way of getting commercial images to use in design, advertising, or blogging was to enlist the services of a professional photographer. The problem with that picture was the huge toll it took on everyone’s budget. Stock photo agencies saved the day by introducing an affordable and expedite alternative, and today I know lots of people who created accounts with more than one stock merchant. As for me, I have a favorite: YAY Images, which I sometimes refer to as Spotify for images. Every time you enter a keyword, the results page has advanced filters that cut your search short. If you look to the right, you’ll notice a visual search option. With that, you can just drag-and-drop any image – whether it comes from your own folders, from this website, or from the wide expanse of the Internet – and the search engine shows you items from the database that resemble it.  Advertise here with BSA
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Great Giveaway: Enter And Get The Chance To Win A License Of Theme X - http://designm.ag/giveawa...
Advertise here with BSA WordPress themes have evolved a lot in the last years and from simple theme that served only one purpose to multipurpose themes that solve a lot of problems a website owner could have. In this all too competitive market of WordPress themes, if you are in the position of choosing one theme over another, you are facing a difficult task because there are a lot of possibilities. However, not all themes are the same. Some offer more features than other, focusing on functionality and style, making sure that the websites customized with them offer the best visual style and user experience to their visitors. A theme like the ones I’ve been talking about so far is Theme X, a responsive and amazingly customizable WordPress theme. Advertise here with BSA
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The Relationship Between Storytelling and Website Design - http://designm.ag/web-des...
Advertise here with BSA Storytelling is a medium we all find throughout day-to-day life. Sharing experiences from your trip to Cancún is a form of storytelling. In fact, much of life can be seen as the raw material for great storytelling. We like stories because they demonstrate ideas in new ways that we might have never thought about. I feel that the rules of storytelling can be applied to digital interfaces and web design. The precepts of good storytelling are universal across all genres. You must understand how to capture interest and bring people along for the ride. Web design is more fluid because it's not an archetypal story - but the general structure is the same. In this post I want to look at various similarities between good storytelling and good web design. Advertise here with BSA
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50 Free CSS-Only Icons for Website Graphics - http://designm.ag/graphic...
Advertise here with BSA Modern CSS trends have blown up so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with all the new stuff. Online projects which most surprise me involve pure CSS designs for layouts, animations, and icons. There is still plenty of use for icon sprite sheets in the right context. But why not try out modern trends for the users who have upgraded from legacy browsers? This gallery includes fifty examples of my favorite CSS-based icon designs. Some are animated while others are static interface pieces. These range from general purpose icon sets to character designs created purely within HTML/CSS code. The latter doesn't have much practical use but it's definitely a way of showing off your skillset. Iconex Flat Icons Advertise here with BSA
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