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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are you currently on the lookout for the best available resources to help you craft websites, web apps, and mobile apps? If you’re like most web designers and web developers, then you must have a defined sense of what your favorite app builders, wireframing and prototyping tools are, so far. However, we both know that there’s always a chance you might stumble upon better alternatives to the tools you’ve been using. Check out my updated list of competent solutions for prototyping and app creation.

    Apper


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  • When it comes to fonts, Yellow Design Studio consistently hits them out of the park. their latest Mighty Deal is no exception. With the Eveleth Premium Letterpress Font Family, you’ll get yourself 16 charming vintage fonts to work with.
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  • Creating a usable mobile app interface from scratch requires time, patience, and lots of caffeine. Photoshop and similar graphics editors are pixel-perfect tools meant to simplify the process of building an interface which can be coded into reality. This gallery includes a set of UI kits which are free to download and use on any project. Using these pre-designed elements can save you a lot of hardship and cups of coffee.

    Awesome UI Kit

    awesome flat ui kit psd freebie

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    As any web designer knows ThemeForest carries the widest selection of premium themes. This morning they are showing over 16,000 themes for sale in their marketplace. We have recommended their themes for years mainly because they give the broadest selection available. For any single category of site you want to build they give you the necessary tools to make it look just right. We have collected their top 50 themes by sales volume. We will keep this list up to date so you can always refer back to it if you want to purchase something popular and battle tested.

    Avada | Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme


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