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Online video tutorials are one of the simplest methods for learning new techniques. They’re more visual, more procedural, and don’t involve much reading. Illiterates will enjoy that last point but they also won’t be able to read this post. There’s no denying the benefits of YouTube video tutorials for designers and web developers to want to expand their knowledgebase.

This gallery focuses on 15 YouTube channels dedicated to development and design techniques. Some channels are more tutorial-focused while others pivot around presentations and keynote speeches. There is plenty of great info to consume if you have the time to spare.

1st Web Designer

1wd first web designer youtube channel

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Whether it’s WordPress, PrestaShop, OpenCart, Joomla, or Magento, creative professionals put in a lot of effort day and day out to give shape to good-looking websites for their contractors. Part of that effort goes into finding auxiliary resources, especially themes and plugins that serve a specific purpose, and are compatible with the CMS or website launching platform at hand.

Sound premium plugins are particularly difficult to come by. Consciously or unconsciously, each of us creates a list of favorites, over time. I have my own version of it, too. You can read all about it below, in an updated form for this autumn.

LayerSlider Premium Multi-Purpose Slider Plugin


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Do you remember the time when WordPress was just a CMS employed to set up blogs? Not such a long time ago, if you come to think of it. A few years back, something happened and everything changed. Namely, web designers and web developers started to use WordPress to create other types of websites. And since the market is always quick to respond to end users, a great variety of services and products started to compete for their favor. Apart from web design or consulting services, the area of website creation also encompassed plugins and themes.

It’s the themes that interest me most, because they can verily take coding out of the picture. You see, we are now faced with a plethora of premium themes, and the only difficulty lies in choosing which to enlist for each of our projects. In my view, these themes raise the bar when it comes to design quality and productivity.


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Although WordPress has gotten easier to manage for administrators it has grown very complex for developers. There are numerous APIs and it seems like every update includes more detailed functionality. How can you keep up with all of these changes? Well aside from converting into a cybernetic organism to download information right into your brain, you’ll just have to study and practice.

Memorization is the key to mastery as well as repetition. This gallery includes 15 cheatsheets for WordPress APIs, loops, theme anatomy, plugin development, and plenty of other resources. If you’re trying to learn a specific part of WordPress then this collection will definitely have something for you. Alternatively you might download a copy of these cheatsheets and keep them stored locally for future reference.

WP Reference Guide

wordpress reference guide v3 online

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Currently, the web design market sees an abundance of classic and multi-purpose themes for WordPress-based websites. This wealthy supply is a natural reaction to the heavy demand for resources that assist and transform website creation as a whole. Startup Theme for WordPress is a fine example. As far as one-track premium themes go, this one certainly exceeds expectations.
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Modern websites are using so many effects that it can be tough keeping up with everything. The initial process of learning how to code CSS3 and jQuery is often confusing but fun. As you delve into more advanced topics you’ll bump into much bigger puzzle pieces to solve.

This gallery focuses on some amazing tutorials which demonstrate how to code advanced website interface features. Topics range from tabbed widgets to SVG animations and many other ideas in-between. Take a peek at these articles and see if anything catches your attention. With a bit of practice and volition you can learn how to build other exciting user interface effects.

Tilted Content Slideshow

tilted content slideshow tutorial

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If you are anything like me, then you’re probably anticipating the moments when you happen to stumble across valuable digital resources, and include them in your work as a web designer. When those resources are both top-class and attached to handsome deals, all the better: it’s a match made in heaven.

The problem with the market nowadays is that it’s saturated with tricky bargains, meaning that the actual assets are far from being perfect, and you have to put some serious effort into calibrating them once you’ve closed the deal. Visual Hierarchy opens its gates on the 3rd of November, and it concerns high quality bargains for web designers.

The Real Deal for Professionals

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Inky Deals is one of the leading deals websites in the design community, with an extended family of more than 300,000 design enthusiasts. 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.

They’re the only ones who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product. This means that if you’re not happy with it, you get your money back and you also get to keep the product.

The guys from Inky Deals just launched the Super Premium Typography Creation Kit! It’s stuffed with hundreds of goodies, textures, PS Brushes, vector illustrations, fonts, actions and even animation, all of them valued at a massive $3,250!

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Apple has been a big proponent of the cloud revolution with their iCloud service and cloud-based apps. Now most websites and social networks offer solutions to keep data in the cloud. Naturally the next step would be creating web applications that run solely in your web browser. How far into a futuristic utopia do we have to wait for these webapps?

Thankfully we have quite a few available to us right now(the utopia part is debatable). This gallery includes 11 very helpful web applications for designers who want to work directly in the browser. It’s possible to create mockups, wireframes, patterns, and color schemes all from the comfort of your web browser. George Jetson would be so proud.

Wireframing

wireframe cc webapp minimalist prototyping

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Web developers and designers are very sought after in our current market. Seeing as the Internet is a big part of our lives nowadays, it is mandatory for all business owners to set up a website for their business. So they turn to the web development community. But just a website won’t do any more, now developers and designers need to make memorable, interactive pages that will attract as many customers as possible. What’s more, website owners then need to understand how to manage them and keep them successful.

Luckily, web services, applications and tools to help developers and designers have also grown in numbers and some of them can be real time savers. So we made a list of the best 20 we could find, to get you going with creating and managing websites.

Hotjar


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