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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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    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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  • HTML5/CSS3 web applications have rapidly meshed into mainstream web design. Apple’s iOS App Store requires moderation before your app can be listed. This helps to remove poor-quality submissions but also stifles innovation by other means.

    If you want to build a mobile app but don’t want to go through all the bureaucratic Apple guidelines, why not create a mobile webapp instead? These resources can help you get started building an iOS-styled web application interface. Most of these tools are built with CSS3 while others might utilize JavaScript libraries. But any framework should prove invaluable when building your own mobile web application.

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    Microsoft has popularized the metro interface design with their mobile smartphone OS and the new release of Windows 8. Web designers have also picked up this trend in various layout elements such as headers, buttons, backgrounds, and hyperlinks.

    This gallery includes a number of free metro flat PSD user interface kits. You can download and play with anything that catches your attention to create mockups of mobile apps or websites. Some kits are more focused on flat elements while others follow the metro design trend. But all of these kits should provide value to designers looking for new ideas in their work.

    Flat UI Kit

    basic flat user interface kit psd

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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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