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The Mighty Deals are generally all-around mighty. But sometimes Mighty Deals offers a deal that is just so out-of-this-world amazing that they practically drown in the pile of requests from customers to bring it back. And that’s exactly what they did this time around.
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Web designers who spend a lot of time in Photoshop will often build their own repeating patterns from scratch. Yet for some projects it can be easier to work with an existing background to save time. The problem is that it can be difficult finding the exact background which fits your needs.

Take a look at these fantastic online resources for repeating backgrounds. Some are galleries while others help you generate repeating tiled background images. Ultimately these tools are efficient and powerful resources to web designers and developers around the world.

Tile-able Backgrounds Blog

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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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Newer teams of designers and developers might be surprised at the wide array of chat applications. Some are more public than others, and you’ll find plenty of free alternatives mixed into paid services. But chatrooms or instant message chatting can be extremely beneficial to any company or team project.

Take a look over this collection of 15 brilliant IM tools and web applications. I’d encourage everyone to skim this collection and see if anything catches your eye. Managing a team is difficult – but having the proper channels for communication make any task a whole lot easier.

Firechat

online chat tools website firechat

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Many hand-trained illustrators will design their own brushes from scratch and release them on the web. Freebies are great because they help new designers learn the basics without needing to start from scratch. Adobe Illustrator can be somewhat confusing at first – yet through practice the interface gets clearer and easier to use.

I’ve compiled a nice collection of free Adobe Illustrator brushes for any graphics designer. You can build print work, scalable vectors, even website graphics with these brush sets. If you need a quick recap on Illustrator try searching for brush tutorials in Google. I would encourage anyone who enjoys vector design to test a couple brushes that might look cool in future projects.

Doodle Patterns

doodle border patterns brushes

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Writing clean CSS is a laborious task when you get into newer CSS3 properties and their respective browser prefixes. Thankfully some crafty developers have built online web applications to save us all that tiny bit of frustration.

Take a glance over these links and see if you can find any gems. Those who understand Sass/Compass will find some cool webapps in the list. Plus a number of code generators and other helpful CSS tools for any frontend developer.

CSS Comb

webapp tool css comb logo

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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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Creatives know how complicated and costly the usual process of making a professional website is. As a matter of fact, designers would like nothing better than to take matters into their own hands, but the whole problem revolves around HTML coding – so it would be great if something absolved them of these concerns, wouldn’t it? Luckily, a stampede of website building tools has invaded the web over the past few years, and most of them offer their services for free.

These DIY platforms cross out the issue of coding and allow their users to focus entirely on being creative. In short, they help save energy, time, and money. Yet, you’d have to know which ones are the most worthwhile. Website-Builder is more than qualified to fill in for that description, and it has an ambivalent reach: both ambitious ‘laymen’ and passionate designers can equally benefit from using this platform. It is easy, fast, and yet doesn’t overlook important aspects, such as proper design tools and high aesthetic standards.
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For years the traditional method of website designing has been that the client has to hire two people tackle this process, brining on a designer and developer.

The designer works on the graphics of the website using Photoshop or another design platform as per the instructions of the client, make the final adjustments and then pass it along to the developer. The developer will write the code for that picture which will turn the picture of the website into a real website. I mean when the code will be uploaded on a webhost the site will go live.
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Although Twitter has changed a lot of their customization settings, it is still the same micro networking site we all love. Profiles have always allowed their own custom page background image. But there are also header backgrounds which appear right behind your profile photo & information.

These images are typically resized at 520 x 260 but can be uploaded using larger dimensions. Below you will find a set of 30 creative header backgrounds you might use on your own profile. They’re all easy to download and setup in your Twitter account settings. Click any of the links below to see a fullsize view of the header image.

Moscow

moscow cityscape background twitter design

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