• 15 Effective Landing Page Design Examples

    Most discussion of web design in companies who don’t know the power of landing pages still tends to focus on the home page. A landing page is quite important for the promotion of your business or product and services through your website. A bounce occurs when a visitor lands on page of your website and […]

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  • How to Plan Your Design Portfolio in 11 Easy Steps

    Published in Business Online design portfolios are essential to your identity. It’s the one place online where potential clients can go to read about who you are and what type of work you are capable of producing. There are many factors that go into a well-presented portfolio, such as organization and uniqueness. Planning out your […]

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  • 15 top photo libraries

    Are you struggling to find images to complete your latest project? If so, these great photo libraries could be the solution to all your problems. 01. Veer Join the community of creatives already using photo library Veer Photo library Veer has millions of images in its archives, all for the purpose of design and creativity. […]

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  • Why “Business Types” Should Learn to Code

    Being able to code is pretty cool. It really does feel like a superpower to be able to create something from next to nothing. While it is a great idea for everyone to learn to code, I think it is not just a good idea, but essential for entrepreneurs with a business background who want […]

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  • 11 Free WordPress Themes: April 2013 Edition

    Another month lies behind us and here is April’s edition of free WordPress themes for self-hosted websites! April did not see many new free themes being released — there were several older ones that were updated, though. This can be attributed to the fact that WP 3.6 is just around the corner, and developers might […]

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  • 40+ Creative Portfolio Website PSD Templates

    Creative freelancers and agencies can all benefit from showing off skills and logos online. Since the number of online portfolios have more or less climbed to a level that is hard to imagine, standing out and being special matters. Designing a unique look and feel from scratch, however, takes time and effort away client activities. […]

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  • The Star Wars Intro in Pure CSS3 Thanks to 3D Transform & Animations

    During the French Microsoft Techdays that occurred from the 12th to the 14th of February 2013, I built a fun, silly demo to start the Coding4Fun session. The idea was to rebuild the famous StarWars intro with the 3D scrolling text and the slide down effect with a star destroyer ship coming at the end. […]

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  • Formatting posts in WordPress: 10 tips to increase readability

    Great content can be undermined by poor formatting and inappropriate use of images. Paying attention to the formatting of your posts in WordPress makes it easier to scan your pages for relevance. Unfortunately, much of the Web is like an anthill built by ants on LSD: many sites don’t fit into the big picture, and […]

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  • Check Out jQuery Trickshots – Our First Book!

    I am happy to announce the release of our first ebook – jQuery Trickshots. Inside it, you will find a collection of 100 kickass tips and tricks for working with jQuery that I have discovered over the years as a JavaScript developer and author for Tutorialzine. jQuery needs no introduction – it is the most […]

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  • Getting Into Ember: Part 4

    In my previous tutorial, I touched on how to use Ember.Object to define your models and work with datasets. In this section, we’ll look more closely at how Ember uses the Handlebars templating framework to define your app’s user interface.   Client-side Templates Most server-side developers are used to using templates to define markup that […]

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  • How to Add Numeric Pagination in Your WordPress Theme

    One of our readers recently asked us how do we add numeric pagination on the WPBeginner blog page. Default WordPress themes and many other themes display pagination links by adding Older posts and Newer Posts links at the bottom of your WordPress archive pages. However, there are many WordPress sites that uses numeric pagination, like […]

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  • The perils of A/B testing

    There’s an expression in advertising that goes “I know that 80% of my advertising isn’t working. I just don’t know which 80%”. The same logic applies to all forms of design, including web design. If only we knew which part of our page content, layouts and workflows were not working as well as they should, wouldn’t […]

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  • Waking Up Your Clients’ Taste Buds

    One of the hallmarks of a top chef is his or her ability to do interesting takes on food combinations that, at first glance, seem like they wouldn’t go together at all. The first person, for example, to pair peas and wasabi together was a culinary genius. Think about it. Someone had to test flavors […]

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  • Do you remember the ColdFusion Cookbook?

    Many years ago (early 2006 to be exact) the ColdFusion Cookbook was launched. The idea behind the site was simple. Provide a set of ‘recipes’ with clear solutions provided in ColdFusion. In some cases this was a bit like the regular documentation. (For example, “How do I parse RSS feeds?”). In others, the questions are […]

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  • How to Build a Responsive Slide-Down Navigation Menu

    After a long period of researching mobile responsive layouts, I’m spent quite a bit of time experimenting with various UI designs. One major hotspot on the page is often the website’s main navigation. Users want quick access to your content pages — and this will always be the case, either on a full monitor or […]

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  • Hey, Wait – Don’t “Mark All As Read!”

    Last week, I talked mentioned I try to write every day. Personal stuff aside, it’s clear that I aim to write for this particular blog five days a week. Though I’ve no plans to change that, I’ve know that writing daily can create a backlog for readers that makes it difficult to keep up with. Ultimately, this […]

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  • The Flat Design Era

    Flat design is a graphic style that aims to avoid any graphic element providing no significant value to the structure of a template. This type of visual design purely avoid any form of abstract “decorative” elements. Gradients, reliefs, volumes, realistic forms are erased to make room for simple solids. This is a minimalist visual approach […]

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  • Top 20 Maintenance Service Website Templates & Themes

    Are you a decorator, plumber, IT specialist or offer other maintenance services? Or, are you just a designer looking for some inspiration? In both cases this article is great for you. We’ve looked around the web and gathered 20 website templates which can be used as online presentation websites for your maintenance services business. Check them […]

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  • Even Better In-Browser Mockups with Node.js

    Designing in the browser has all sorts of benefits, like producing more accurate, comprehensive results and removing the extra step of converting from image file to markup and CSS. But even sites designed in a browser still require pasting in content, faking interactions with the server, and creating placeholder JavaScript that isn’t usable on the […]

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  • HOW TO: Deal with difficult clients

    There is nothing worse than an unhappy customer.  Sometimes a situation arises, where a difficult client confronts you and is not at all happy.  Haven’t we all been here once before in our professional lives?  What is the best way to deal with this situation?  Dealing with angry and/or difficult clients can definitely be a […]

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