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Only you know the answer to that question. A healthy web design practice requires that you use the resources that personally do it for you. You need to work with tools and platforms that help you build client websites quickly, and easily. So you can take on more projects and increase your earnings.

For starters, have a look at what else is out there. Be open to new methods. So what if you never used a website builder or web design platform before? Who knows, maybe that’s your ticket to unprecedented productivity. This is a list with top-of-the-line website creation platforms and page building tools in 2015.


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How many times have you needed to launch a new project online with a simple signup field or “coming soon” message? Now think about how many clients and other designers around the world also run into this dilemma. Coming soon landing pages are immensely valuable and offer even more value when built for a CMS like WordPress.

Take a look over the following examples of Coming Soon themes for WordPress. Most are free while others are sold as premium themes with extra admin options. Either way this collection should have plenty of themes which can benefit anyone who needs a coming soon homepage.


landis premium landing page theme wordpress

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2015 is probably the best year for you to start stepping up your game as a web professional or as a website owner. The main reason we say this is because, judging even only by its start, 2015 looks to be a year full of amazing web trends and outstanding deals on web resources and tools. If you won’t take out word for it, just look at what amazing deals we’ve found so far.

1. Mighty Deals

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Statistical data can prove to be immensely beneficial in the right circumstances. While it’s always an option to create graphics in a program like Photoshop, at times it would be easier to dynamically generate charts using JavaScript. This post includes over 15 free jQuery plugins for generating dynamic charts, graphs, tables, and numeric displays. Web content has never look so cerebral!


chartist js open source library javascript

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Web developers who have been keeping up with HTML5 specs know about the fascinating range slider. It was popularized on the iPhone and has since grown into a powerful utility for the web. Below are a series of customized range sliders using CSS3 or jQuery. Everything is free and open source to use in any project work either commercial or personal.


range slider js open source library

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Although JavaScript is seen as a reliable language for animation CSS3 has also become a great choice. Transition effects can be used even in browsers where JavaScript has been disabled. But the greatest opportunity comes with a combination of both CSS3 and jQuery using fallback methods.

This post includes a handful of brilliant CSS3 animation libraries using transition effects. Many of them are based solely on CSS3 while others utilize a jQuery fallback. You’ll also find a small heap of open source code snippets which implement the same functionality with animated transitions.


css open source jquery plugin animition

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The popularity of Google Material Design has engendered a new era of user interface conceptualization. Both mobile applications and websites can be affected by Material Design precepts. This gives every type of interface designer a new style guide to follow.

In this gallery I’ve organized 15 handy resources for designing with Google Material. These include animations, buttons, CSS libraries, and a whole lot more. Take a peek at the examples in this post and see if anything can prove useful in future work.

Material UI

material ui design google open source

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How do you plan on tackling WordPress projects this year? You have a responsibility towards your client to create a website that works. You also have a responsibility towards yourself to use the best resources available and become more productive.

Accelerate positive outcomes with premium WordPress themes. As long as you work with the right ones, these themes can help you create E-commerce, business, portfolio, blog and event pages. It’s a lot better and a lot faster than designing websites from ground up. So, join me in unveiling a dozen or so accomplished themes that really make the grade in 2015.

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Dynamic websites often utilize preloading screens to guarantee that all resources are loaded before the page fully renders in the browser. Preloading screens date back to old Flash websites but have made their way into HTML for resource-heavy layouts.

These tutorials and plugins offer a pool of knowledge for crafting your own preloading screens. The technique requires JavaScript to track HTTP requests and hide the loading screen once all the resources have completed. You won’t find this technique useful on every website but it does come in handy on large dynamic websites.

Codrops Preloading

codrops preloading screen tutorial open source

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2015 kick-starts with a surging trend for websites that sport a large video or image background, and continues in the tradition of fancy typefaces and fonts for WordPress users. This year, we can expect WP themes to introduce some new techniques for extracting dominant colors from backgrounds, responsive image re-sizing, and quick loading.

As for type kits, you won’t find any shortage of options. Before Google Fonts started handing out beautiful fonts for free, only wealthy WP projects got their share of splendid typography. But now, the cost associated with beautiful type kits is no longer divorced from reality. Even further, they are often part of the deal with any well-designed WP theme.
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