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We are living in fast-paced times. Some of us are really caught up in our daily work schedules, so we barely have time for ourselves. This is where online shopping comes in handy. You can order the goods you need over the internet, and they will be delivered right at your doorstep.

Online vendors thrive on this opportunity, but only if they have a good website, which invites guests to consider their products. Thus, designers try to find and use the right WooCommerce theme for each of their retailer clients. Scroll down for 15 great options.

Bi-Shop

Bi-Shop stands above all the other themes for WooCommerce websites, and deserves standing ovations. It’s an incredible, polyvalent solution that fits web stores of any kind. Even further, it has a mild learning curve, so you’ll understand how to use it in a jiffy.
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  • Every frontend developer should be quite familiar with the jQuery library. It provides a simple API for building quick dynamic interfaces without a whole lot of code. Many developers have even created jQuery plugins and released them online for free. This gallery includes 20 free open source examples of new jQuery plugins which can be used to enhance any website layout.

    CLNDR.js

    clndr calendar js jquery plugin

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    Selecting objects in Photoshop is comparable to any other difficult skillset like drawing or playing music. It can be excruciating at first, but once you understand what you’re doing it gets a whole lot easier. Layer masking offers great techniques for quickly rendering out any object from its background. If you want to build up your layer mask rendering skills take a look over some of these articles and tutorials ranging from beginner to intermediate topics.

    PS CS6 Masking

    youtube video tutorial masking cs6

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    When it comes to selecting an object I couldn’t rant enough about the pen tool. It’s very difficult to start learning which is why so many designers never practice. But once you understand the basics you can try outlining complex animals, people, and even capture the smaller intricacies like strands of hair.

    If you’re desperate to learn the Photoshop pen tool just read through any number of these tutorials. I guarantee you will be surprised with consecutive months of diligent practice.

    Pen Basics

    photoshop tools selection basics

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    Ever wanted to earn some cash off your digital work? It’s becoming much easier to earn money online by selling digital music, videos, icons, templates, scripts, even writing e-books. But how do you host these files online and get the download link to customers after payment?

    Check out these solutions below which are great for selling digital products online. Some are free to use while others may charge a small membership fee. Whichever service you use depends on your needs and what the service can offer. I would say the free options are usually best since they just take a small percentage out of your earnings – but the account lasts forever and you don’t need to worry about maintenance or file hosting.

    Sellfy

    online digital sales sellfy website

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    The abundance of single-page website layouts has become quite a hot ticket in recent years. I’ve been impressed to see developers jumping onto this trend releasing many free open source plugins and scripts. Parallax itself is defined as a change of perception in objects based on the viewpoint.

    This can extend to parallax backgrounds, text, images, or other page elements. The recursive features of parallax design allow for extensible JavaScript plugins with easy-to-customize options. Any developer with an understanding of their idea can quickly implement the needed functionality by using any of these free open source scripts.

    Parallax.js

    open source library parallax js

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    Have you ever wanted to understand the craft of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, or similar design programs? Many professionals have offered their lessons online as premium services for a one-time fee or based on a recurring subscription. I’ve been amazed at how much great material can be practiced online without needing to physically relocate near the teacher.

    If you’ve ever wanted to polish your design techniques I would highly recommend looking over some of these websites. Classes range from traditional art to digital painting, vector design, icons, animation, print design, and so much more.

    CG Master Academy

    2d artwork cg master academy classes courses

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    Once you learn the basics of web development it’s common to either move into backend languages or push further into more detailed concepts. CSS alone is such an expansive subject which now includes a handful of fun CSS3 properties.

    Advanced development includes complicated topics that you often need to go out of your way to understand. But it’s worth the effort to build your skillset as a designer and to fully comprehend the engrossing design language of CSS.

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    With a growing number of web choices, it’s no wonder that web designers pay great attention to the aesthetic part of their work.

    Nevertheless, a website needs more than just great looks – its success depends on cross-browser compatibility, user friendliness, high loading speed and good content. Unless you know your way with coding, the best solution would be the conversion of the Photoshop mockup by means of a PSD to HTML service. Here follows a list of top fifteen solutions for 2014.

    CSS Chopper

    CSS Chopper

    By far, the CSSChopper deserves great appreciation and warm recommendations. A NASSCOM-certified service provider, CSSChopper is currently providing services in over 90 countries, in the four corners of the globe. The company owns an impeccable infrastructure and promises to deliver 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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  • User interface designers are always searching for the latest trends. To understand digital interfaces you need to think about design from a user’s point of view. Sometimes looking over a set of example designs can help you gather ideas quickly.

    Whether you design for mobile devices or large desktop monitors, there are plenty of design galleries you can find online. This post includes a handful of galleries related to web design, responsive design, and mobile applications.

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