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Open source code has hastened the development process for everyone involved. Larger platforms such as WordPress have completely revolutionized the methods in which we create websites. But also consider the smaller plugins built for animation, form effects, and of course navigation menus.

This gallery includes the absolute best jQuery plugins for creating a dropdown navigation. Each plugin is completely free to use on any type of project. Most of them also have excellent online documentation which you can follow to customize the style, color, animation, or other similar design properties.

Dropdown Effects

simple drop down animation effects

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Every designer would agree that typography is a huge part of web design. But the process of choosing which fonts to use can be a hassle. Thankfully there are several free online webapps to help you decipher online font families, pick your favorite(s), and design text in a way to match your layout. Take a gander over these tools and see if any can help you launch that next kick-ass project.

Typecast

typecast typography online webapp tool

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Digital media has become much more streamable in recent years. Faster Internet speeds allow uploaders and streamers to consume media at a more hasty pace. This advancement has created a world where developers can build amazing media players with much less code than ever before. The following audio players are completely free and super easy to add into any website. Take a peek at each example to see if any could be useful in your own project work.

Codrops Audio

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As new UX and UI tools come on the market, many of them have new and improved features that can make your design efforts faster, easier, and with more satisfying results.

Nearly all of the highly-rated tools listed below have powerful rapid prototyping features. Most of them make it easy for you to share your work with others, and several of them are especially suited for use by widely dispersed project teams. Our listing also includes UI design resources. Stay tuned and check-out the newest and perhaps the best UI and UX tools and eesources on the market.


Proto.io

Proto.io performs many of the same functions as do many of the other tools in this list, but this tool takes the art of rapid prototyping to the next level. It is especially adept at giving you valuable insights as to what your final product will look like and how it will perform, while you are still in the early stages of design. Thanks to its extensive and comprehensive UI library, Proto.io has made the use of static mocks and hotspot prototypes obsolete.
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Online job boards have risen in popularity with the current phase of Internet technology. Every company is looking for their next employee, and job boards have allowed companies to search anywhere in the country(or even the world!). Best of all it’s super easy to launch a custom job board focused on any career track from writing to marketing and development.

Take a look over the following WordPress themes and plugins built for creating usable job boards. Most are free while a few are sold as premium scripts. But each one comes with its own set of benefits & drawbacks which can help you determine the right job board for your needs.

Job Board

open source job board wordpress

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Web animation was always a possibility even dating back to the 1990s. But back then very few people had Internet access, and the technologies were so new it was difficult to create meaningful effects. Nowadays there are significantly more resources for animated web effects – yet there’s still an even balance between meaningful and silly animations.

This gallery focuses on 20+ interesting animated effects that you can recreate using JavaScript.

Happy Snowman

happy animated moving snowman css

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Pure CSS graphics are some of the most interesting advancements in modern web design. Although there isn’t a wide net of browser support, CSS3 can now render icons and graphics using nothing but code. This may not be useful in every project but for those who love CSS it’s a fun way to design new ideas. You might even try blending these codes into a code builder like IMCreator. Feel free to copy and edit these free CSS code snippets which are perfect for building graphics out of nothing but HTML and CSS code.

Santa

pure css santa claus graphic

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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.

Webydo


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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

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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