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As web designers, we have always relished the creative aspect of our work, and tended to shun the more technical tasks. WordPress is the choicest website building platform in the world, but it requires some coding skills to setup, administer, and maintain your client websites, especially if you design a custom theme.

Things are really starting to look up for us. We are now free to adopt simpler solutions that focus on design.

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One luxury of modern web development is the access to many resources which simplify the process. HAML stands for HTML Abstraction Markup Language and is a great example of such a resource. It seems like a completely new language but the syntax is relatable to classic HTML.

These tutorials should help you get started with coding HAML for any web project. The code behaves very much like SASS for CSS so at first it will be a little confusing – but if you really want to learn just stick with it! After some time you’ll grow accustomed to the process and it’ll become like second nature.

HAML Intro

haml intro tutorial guide official website

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We all remember the classic JavaScript alert boxes and their alarming annoyance factor. Fortunately open source libraries like jQuery have come along to offer a better solution: free plugins. Alert boxes, confirmation dialogs, and modal windows are part of the same collection of interfaces which can be implemented using similar methods.

In this post you’ll find 20 free open source jQuery plugins for creating unique alert boxes and modal windows. Most of them are responsive and include parameters which you can customize based on the project. Take a peek at these great plugins to see if you can use anything in your next web project.

Remodal

remodal window popup modal ui

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2014 is coming to an end and the world is gearing up for 2015. So while people fill up their wardrobes for the next year, have you filled up your design box with the latest trendy resources? We bring you plenty of premium quality resources in collaboration with DealFuel to add to your Pandora box. You can find new patterns, icons, textures, badges, graphic designs, and templates.

Silverback Template

A new template can do wonders to any website. If your new web project can make use of a responsive template, how cool would it be? In addition, what if the template is based on Foundation5 framework? All the better, right?

We have the awesome new Silverback Template that is crafted with a responsive slider, mobile menu and modal pop-ups. It will be a worthy addition to your web resources as it will be useful for any kind of web design projects.

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The primary objective of every small- or medium-sized web design and development company is to thrive by taking on more and more clients. If you’re the leader of a start-up, then your team is also eager to take on a multitude of projects and step up the game. As you may already know, the larger your workload gets, the more difficult it is to control.

We’re here to tell you that you should consider using software for project management and team collaboration, which is bound to make you more efficient. 15 of the best are presented below. You will find that they are not cumbersome or demanding, but rather simple and empowering.

Paymo

One of the most helpful solutions for web based project management is Paymo. It gives you the chance to mobilize your team and schedule all of your projects via desktop, or smartphones. If you’re going to use your desktop for task management and time tracking, then Paymo has widgets for Mac and Windows, which allow you to edit a time sheet and detect idle workers. In addition, you can let PaymoPlus run in the background while you’re working, and you’ll be able to add all of your projects at the end of the day.
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Backend PHP development is still one of the most popular choices for creating dynamic websites. Although Ruby on Rails has become a favorite amongst developers, PHP thrives in a global environment with free code snippets and CMS engines like WordPress.

When delving further into PHP you start to learn about HTTP requests, file uploads, and special regex commands. One of the tenets of advanced PHP programming is working with 3rd party APIs. These APIs allow developers to pull out data from other websites like Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit. This post offers a handful of free tutorials dedicated to PHP API development working with a number of popular website APIs.

Vine API

vine videos through twitter api

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Are you excited to get your hands on the hottest Black Friday deals for web developers and designers, cause we are itching to tell you all about them.

1. X by Themeco

Themeco are already widely known for their stellar themes that mesmerize viewers. Their latest release, X 3.0 promises to be the most feature rich WordPress theme on the market today. And the best part is that it comes with a lot of free Extensions. These will help you step up your game by designing the web site of your dreams. They were created by Themeco to work flawlessly with X: Content Dock is a simple yet effective tool that will enable you to place content or marketing offers in front of your viewers in a non-intrusive style; MailChimp will make sure that building custom option forms is easy and fun; Disqus Comments are better than the standard WordPress ones thanks to their unique and powerful features; the Google Analytics Extension will allow you to simply drop your code snippet, select the output and you’re good to go. X 3.0 has got you covered both on looks and reliability. You will be able to add as many pages as you want: About, Pricing, Contact and more. Additionally, the new shortcodes will take your website from dull to fabulous. With Responsive Visibility you’ll be able to choose what things show up on certain devices, while the Table of Contents is the perfect way to increase page views. Click on the button below to get your hands on all their Black Friday Goodies.

Link for offer: http://theme.co/x/
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InkyDeals prepared for you an entire week with massive discounts, super premium resources and some out of this world promos!
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It is vital for all businesses and organizations to have a strong presence online nowadays. This has put quite a lot of stress on web developers to be constantly innovative and always create new and exciting websites. Luckily, there are a number of tools out there that can help make web development a lot easier. Here are out top 20 picks.

Gridgum

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Vector design is a popular topic because it can be extrapolated into the world of digital and print design. Icons are used for websites, branding, even mobile applications. Whether you’re building a website mockup or learning how to create your own graphics, freebies are quite useful to the process. This gallery includes over 20 free Illustrator files to play with icons and vector freebies.

Flat Devices

flat device screen mockups psd

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