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How many times did you come to a standstill during an ongoing project because the creativity fairy seemed determined to elude you? We’ve all been there, time and time again. You can’t do a great job at crafting a website when you’re not inspired. The antidote to designer’s block is a good inspiration source, together with some tips about blending colors.

The choice in colors and typeface is extremely important for a website. Not only does it have to appeal to the public at large, but the perfect website is also easy to ‘digest’ and proven to maintain its visual attributes across most devices. A web designer should keep in mind to use complementary colors for text and background, and make sure that the two elements have a relatively high contrast, as well as appropriate brightness and saturation. Besides, body text of up to 20 points should have a medium and uniform stroke, so visitors don’t get the feeling it’s tiresome.


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  • Nothing catches the eye better than a functional and great looking website. But how do you get one of those? It’s actually pretty easy. First you get WordPress. Second, there are lots of WordPress themes out there you can choose from. Some have very nice, polished designs, some are really easy to use, some are responsive and run smoothly on any device and others are all of the above combined. All there’s left for you to do is start browsing. And why not start with the top 20 best WordPress themes creators? You’ll definitely find what you’re looking for in one of these galleries.

    Meanthemes


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  • In Today’s round ups we’ve collected 22 well made premium single page wordpress themes, which is suitable for any agency or personal portfolio’s.

    Jarvis – Onepage Parallax WordPress Theme
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  • As a web developer I’m always looking into the latest jQuery plugins and JavaScript libraries. Open source development offers an exceptional world for newcomers and professionals who just need a quick solution.

    This post includes many free JS plugins for building a user rating interface. Most websites fall back to the 1-5 star rating but you might customize this to include more stars, less stars, or even build a simpler system. YouTube has even switched to a thumbs up/down rating system which seems to work great.

    jRating

    jrating jquery plugin website freebie

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    Webydo is popular name in the web design industry these days, especially amongst the rising web professionals who’re searching for the best solutions to create modern websites for their clients. For professional web designers Webydo answers their becken call and provides a powerful and accessible design studio for creating pixel-perfect sites. Recently, Webydo released its code-free Parallax Scrolling Animator in closed-beta thanks to their design driven community. Taking this online design studio to the next level, let’s find out more about what it’s new Parallax Scrolling Animator and what else has the community buzzing.

     

    Parallax Scrolling can be used to achieve depth and movement in a website by changing the speed at which the background and the foreground images move. The pixel-perfect Parallax Scrolling Animator, is now open to the first 3,000 readers who sign up in the next seven days. Through this powerful new feature web designers are able to improve their graphics without spending any time writing code. Already 2000 invitations for the closed-beta trial were snatched up last week and in less than 1.5 hours! Seize this opportunity to change the way in which you design your websites by joining this design revolution.


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  • Web developers who love to build websites often run into the same problem: lacking a pixel-perfect design mockup. Without a competent designer you’re often left to rebuild existing ideas or code simple interfaces without too much detail. But you can also download free PSD or AI graphics to use as a replacement for your own designs.

    Check out this set of 20 brilliant free graphics for website layouts. Each item links to a freebie which you can download and customize your liking. Aside from web developers a designer might also enjoy taking apart these freebies to learn about new techniques.

    Flat UI Kit

    turqoise flat ui kit freebie

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    The perfect solution for your web project comes in the form of a top quality theme from Elegant Themes. More than 200 thousand customers are currently enjoying the high standard solutions that they have produced over the years.

    This great source of WordPress themes and applications is also regarded as a versatile selection for experienced and new users alike. A new offer gives you 87 different themes that you can use on an unlimited number of domains for only $69.
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  • Github is a great place to find useful and helpful stuff. And the beauty of it is that often in times you can don’t need to worry about doing things from scratch to solve problems because you can find exactly what you need in active communities like this. I’m always amazed about the quality of things developers put together and make available to us for free. You can find almost anything you need in there, you just need to dig around to find what you are looking for. From using plugins to solve something you need to expanding ideas to create a different version of it, Github is an amazing community and you should always pay attention to it. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • In the past I have spent days constructing my own polls with JavaScript and PHP. It takes a lot of time developing the database and internal functions without any reference guide. But thankfully we have access to a number of free services dedicated to website polls and surveys.

    This gallery includes 15 free plugins, scripts, and externally-hosted services for generating user polls. Almost every major CMS engine has a poll plugin which can save you hours of time reinventing the wheel. Take a peek at the examples below and let us know your thoughts in the comments area below.

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    Adobe Flash was adopted originally from Macromedia and has stuck to the course of digital animation. It’s a fantastic program which allows animators to create quick and simple projects. If you want to learn Flash it’s going to take some practice – both graphically and programmatically when getting into ActionScript.

    But having used the program myself I can say it is worth the effort. I’ve built simple animations and beautiful website interfaces using Flash. Although Flash-based websites are fading out of popularity there is still value in the software for animation work. If you’re interested take a look over these beginner’s tutorials for learning to use Adobe Flash.

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