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Have you ever wanted to jump into the backend world of PHP programming? Frontend web development uses a whole different set of skills to construct a website layout. But PHP tackles everything from form submissions to database queries. WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and many other CMS engines are built on PHP.

To get started all you need is some time and a bit of patience. WAMP and MAMP are free PHP-enabled local servers for Windows and Mac, respectively. Once you get this local environment setup it’s quite easy to dive right into PHP and start building fun dynamic web applications.

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How many times did you come to a standstill during an ongoing project because the creativity fairy seemed determined to elude you? We’ve all been there, time and time again. You can’t do a great job at crafting a website when you’re not inspired. The antidote to designer’s block is a good inspiration source, together with some tips about blending colors.

The choice in colors and typeface is extremely important for a website. Not only does it have to appeal to the public at large, but the perfect website is also easy to ‘digest’ and proven to maintain its visual attributes across most devices. A web designer should keep in mind to use complementary colors for text and background, and make sure that the two elements have a relatively high contrast, as well as appropriate brightness and saturation. Besides, body text of up to 20 points should have a medium and uniform stroke, so visitors don’t get the feeling it’s tiresome.


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Nothing catches the eye better than a functional and great looking website. But how do you get one of those? It’s actually pretty easy. First you get WordPress. Second, there are lots of WordPress themes out there you can choose from. Some have very nice, polished designs, some are really easy to use, some are responsive and run smoothly on any device and others are all of the above combined. All there’s left for you to do is start browsing. And why not start with the top 20 best WordPress themes creators? You’ll definitely find what you’re looking for in one of these galleries.

Meanthemes


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In Today’s round ups we’ve collected 22 well made premium single page wordpress themes, which is suitable for any agency or personal portfolio’s.

Jarvis – Onepage Parallax WordPress Theme
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Not every creative studio needs to be a small business running with a team of employees in some rented office space. Even a 1-person or 2-person team can turn into a successful creative agency. It does take a lot of work to land clients and persevere through tough times – so getting started on the right track is absolutely essential. Read through these articles to understand the importance of management and creative design work from the perspective of a studio.

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When it comes to selecting an object I couldn’t rant enough about the pen tool. It’s very difficult to start learning which is why so many designers never practice. But once you understand the basics you can try outlining complex animals, people, and even capture the smaller intricacies like strands of hair.

If you’re desperate to learn the Photoshop pen tool just read through any number of these tutorials. I guarantee you will be surprised with consecutive months of diligent practice.

Pen Basics

photoshop tools selection basics

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As a web developer I’m always looking into the latest jQuery plugins and JavaScript libraries. Open source development offers an exceptional world for newcomers and professionals who just need a quick solution.

This post includes many free JS plugins for building a user rating interface. Most websites fall back to the 1-5 star rating but you might customize this to include more stars, less stars, or even build a simpler system. YouTube has even switched to a thumbs up/down rating system which seems to work great.

jRating

jrating jquery plugin website freebie

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Ever wanted to earn some cash off your digital work? It’s becoming much easier to earn money online by selling digital music, videos, icons, templates, scripts, even writing e-books. But how do you host these files online and get the download link to customers after payment?

Check out these solutions below which are great for selling digital products online. Some are free to use while others may charge a small membership fee. Whichever service you use depends on your needs and what the service can offer. I would say the free options are usually best since they just take a small percentage out of your earnings – but the account lasts forever and you don’t need to worry about maintenance or file hosting.

Sellfy

online digital sales sellfy website

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