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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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    You’d be surprised how many businesses today need a website! According to a 2013 NSBA survey, almost one-fifth of small businesses still don’t have a traditional website; only 18% have a mobile site; and an infinitesimal 5% offer their customers an app. Yes, these statistics reveal that many businesses are stuck in the past. But it’s good news for our trade: we’re in demand! Web and graphic designers are in for a busy year. In the spirit of getting down to work building America’s websites, below is our list of the top 15 site-building platforms we recommend for 2014.
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  • PDF files and other related formats are usually secured without editing. Sometimes you’ll also get files which behave like a flat image where you can’t even select the text. This can get pretty frustrating if you’re working on a detailed project. But thankfully we have technology called optical character recognition.

    This task known as OCR can distinguish various letters on a page, much like turning an image into a contextual document. There are some great tools and plugins out there on the web for this exact purpose. I’ve put together an excellent compilation in the showcase below.

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    We’re excited to bring you another giveaway from TemplateMonster, a US based template selling company.

    TemplateMonster has been in business for over ten years, and now the company has a collection of more than 30,000 templates including HTML/CSS templates, WordPress themes, Joomla templates, Magento themes, Prestashop themes, Bootstrap templates and so on.


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    infographics

    Data. It’s what makes the world go round. How you use and share that data, however, can be a true challenge. When you’re dealing with an increasingly shorter attention span all the time, it can be tough getting your point across to your customers. That’s where the infographic can be such a life saver!
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  • If you’re a freelancer who’s just getting started with making a living from what you do, you know that success comes with complications. You need to be able to manage your time, your projects and interact with your collaborators on a professional level while still enjoy the benefits of freelancing  – working when you want, from wherever you want. It’s not easy, but absolutely doable.  I was browsing the web recently in the search of a system that would help me handle the more painful areas of my business, and I bumped into FreshBooks.


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