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Being productive is always a challenge. All of us have too many things to do, emails to reply, news to read, meetings to attend, stuff to organize, social media to update and so on. The problem is that staying on top of all that while doing our work and taking care of our sanity may be a real challenge. This is why we are so thankful to productivity tools and services. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • We’ve been posting a lot about content management systems lately, like our post from the other day here. Trust plays an important role in any type of relationship, especially the one that you have with your customers and clients. Within a traditional brick-and-mortar store, face-to-face interactions and physical contact can assist greatly when it comes to earning that trust. However, within an online store, there are several ways to achieve the same goal simply by using your eCommerce CMS.
    Provide a High Level of Security
    One of the biggest concerns of the average online shopper is that of security and privacy. During 2012 alone, more than 80 percent of websites suffered from at least one major security vulnerability, according to SC Magazine, and statistics further showed that even IT websites were not invincible to security threats. Therefore, make sure that your website is secured and, more importantly, that your customers are aware of the security measures you have taken. Doing so will allow them to feel comfortable and even let their guard down as they build trust in your website.
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  • While developers may love diving under the hood, those are usually marketing people who end up using content management systems and paying money for web design agencies. And so great content management systems must be built with the actual content managers in mind first. One of such systems is ImpressPages.

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    The wait is over! There is finally a solution for those web designers out there looking for a UI kit that not only looks good, but is easy to use, too. It’s called PixelKit. The library full of high-quality UI kits is there for anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their website.

    What do you actually win?
    If you are lucky enough to win one of three annual membership accounts from PixelKit, you will gain access to everything you could possibly need to improve yourself as a web designer.
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  • UPDATE: THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. CONGRATS TO:
    Justin DiMucci
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    Winners were chosen using random.org.

    If you have a website, then you more than likely have a contact form that lets visitors easily get in touch. When someone fills out your contact form, you’ll typically receive their message in your inbox. However, you won’t know anything about the sender that they don’t explicitly tell you.
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  • As a designer/developer, I am addicted to high quality resources that ease what I do.

    And, since 6 years, WebResourcesDepot was all about that; those beautiful, mostly free and useful resources.

    The website became a huge repository of selected goodies which I hope helped and will help many designers/developers (besides me).

    Many of you already know that I am also part of another project, Uptime Robot, and it is really hard to be productive with working on multiple projects.

    With the new year, I’ll be working full-time on Uptime Robot and WRD now has a new owner, Brad Wayland of the inspiring DesignM.ag.

    Considering his expertise on content, I already know that WRD can only become better.

    To keep this short, I want to thank everyone who has been a part of WRD (reader, contributor, advertiser) in all these years. I have learned a lot from it and very happy with the experience.

    Wishing everyone a great new year. Bests. Umut.

    For responsive layouts, we may want to trigger different JavaScript codes depending on the screen size, platform or browser.

    Simple State Manager is a lightweight and easy-to-use JavaScript State Manager for responsive websites.

    It doesn’t require any JavaScript frameworks and a perfect companion for handling layout-specific code in a clean way.

    Simple State Manager

    You can define the breakpoints and pack all the JavaScript to be executed on that breakpoint. Once another breakpoint is reached, SSM disables all the previous custom code and triggers new ones (so you don’t have to).

    The manager comes with a complete API, a debugger and plugin support for extending further.

    There is always a search for better and simpler. And, the same goes for content management systems.

    Although we have powerful tools like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, there is a huge interest for focused ones (remember Ghost).

    Dropplets

    Dropplets and Leeflets are two separate apps, by the same team, where one of them is focused on blogs and the other one on other types of websites.

    They both don’t require a database but use Markdown-formatted files instead for the content.

    The scripting language is PHP, content can be edited while browsing and both of them are being updated/improved regularly.

    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.

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    They’re the only deals website who offer a 200% money back guarantee on every product.

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    Because Inky (the lovable little ink blob and mascot of Inky Deals) and his team enjoy giving back to the community, they’ve created a huge free web design bundle: 471 Premium Design Resources for Free value $519, which you can find exclusively on Inky Deals.

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    Buffer is one of the most popular apps for managing multiple social media profiles, scheduling posts and more.

    Circular is an open source alternative for Buffer that is built as a Backbone.js app with a REST API written in PHP that stores data in MongoDB.

    Circular

    It only works with Twitter where you can add a list of tweets and they will be sent on the date-time defined.

    Multiple accounts are supported and a bookmarklet helps using it easier.

    P.S. The app can also be used and tried with the hosted version.

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