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Top 30 Popular Forums and Bulletin Boards for Web Designers

October 20th, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Forums are basically modern form of communication originated from bulletin boards which are also recognized as computer conferencing systems.


These online communication systems enable everyone to request, share or discuss information on any topic. Read more…

Top 30 Web Tools to Monitor Website Downtime

October 17th, 2016 - Filed under Web Apps

Downtime is no longer considered a good thing. Years ago it was a word that meant relaxing, resting, catching your breath, but today in the world of blogs and websites downtime is the worst possible thing that can happen. In March of this year Amazon went down for 20 minutes or so. Those 20 minutes cost the online retail store over $3.5 million.


So, it is a big challenge for every web developer about what should be emphasized. That’s why ‘how to monitor website’ is an ongoing question so we’ve put together a list of our top 30 tools to monitor your website’s uptime and its downtime history. We’ve included paid as well as free, yes free tools on our list and even though it’s fairly comprehensive it is by no means definitive. Read more…

15 Tips to Create Effective Popups for WordPress Sites

September 26th, 2016 - Filed under WordPress

Undoubtedly, User Experience plays a vital role in deciding the success of any website. While the benefits of an attractive web design with excellent and relevant contents are well-known, other key aspects like loading speed and hindrance-free navigation are not to be overlooked.


Use of Pop-ups remains a debatable topic in the web developers’ community. While the pioneers of the industry agree that pop-ups degrade the user experience largely, businesses still cannot refrain themselves from using few of them in their websites. Why? The answer to this is obvious. Pop-ups are a great way to drive more traffic, create larger brand awareness and most importantly make money. So, we have not seen much businesses compromising on this front till now. Read more…

20 Online Typography Tools Designers Must Try

June 3rd, 2016 - Filed under Web Apps

Reading is one of the pillars of all user activity online. When it comes to web design, poor font choice, bad hyphenation or improper kerning can ruin the brightest graphic artworks. We cannot let that happen, so we’ve assembled a collection of typography tools, frameworks and resources that every designer should use in their work. These online instruments fall into four sub-categories.


Learning tools teach you the basics of typography skills, and provide you with means to try and test-drive various fonts. Inspirational tools let you combine existing fonts or create new ones of your own. Recognition tools can be of huge help if you have encountered a font you’d love to use, but are not aware of its name and origin. And finally, there are font libraries, where you can try and download open-source fonts or purchase licensed ones. Read more…

20 Icon Search Engines and Libraries Designers Should Know

May 27th, 2016 - Filed under Search Engines

Icons – “We’ve come a long way, baby.” Just consider how far icons have come since Xerox first developed theirs


to Microsoft’s Windows 7. Read more…

20 Code Optimization Tips for Your WordPress Sites

May 26th, 2016 - Filed under WordPress

What sense will it make to have an outstanding portfolio and a beautiful theme which is not search engine optimized? Yahoo, bing, and Google could be care less about your web design and pretty photos. They usually care about keywords, file names, tags and thousands of other extremely boring tech oriented things. But understanding of these “boring tech things” could really help you in achieving business success. Misunderstanding them could really put your business down.


Search engine optimization – SEO can help in improving quality as well as volume of traffic to your web site with the help of search engines such as Yahoo, Bing, Google etc. through the unpaid or natural search results on these search engines. Read more…

20 Podcasts All Designers and Developers Should Subscribe to

May 22nd, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

As Bob Dylan sang long before most of us were born, the world it is a changing, especially online. Okay, he didn’t sing that last part, but that doesn’t make it less true. If you want to stay up to date with the trends and what is going on you’ve got to keep your ear to the ground – or, even better, the speaker.


Here are some podcasts that can keep you up to speed about developments and insights in the design and development world as well as what mistakes to look out for. Read more…

Top 13 Conversion Tools for Your Coding Needs

May 20th, 2016 - Filed under Web Development

Most of the web designers (if not all) usually leave the coding part to programmers or developers, as they either don’t have much time or lack the necessary coding skills to get the job done. In fact, at times even web designers with programming language favor recruiting developers to meet their coding need in a quick and accurate manner. After all, as designers, you will need to take care of several things like promoting and selling your designs.


Tip: If you’re having difficulty in finding the right sites where you can sell your designs, you can save your time by reading our other article on: Want to Sell Your Designs Online? Try These 12 E-Marketplaces. Read more…

Top 15 CSS3 Animation Tools You Must Try

May 11th, 2016 - Filed under Web Development

The CSS has come up with new version i.e. CSS3. It has gained popularity and has earned an excellent reputation among the designers. Its animation has allowed maximum HTML elements without using JavaScript or Flash! These animations change your website from one style to another. It also let the users changes as many designs they want.


So here is few handful collection of CSS3 Animation Tools, you will probably cherish. Read more…

25 Websites to Download Free Vector Graphics for Web Design

May 7th, 2016 - Filed under Web Design

Vector image offers a great deal of flexibility and scalability when it comes to taking them to beyond their limits such as resizing them. This is the reason why it is used for web as well as print design. The most important factor of vector images are that these can be resized, and the best part is that they have a very high elasticity which means that they can be stretched to a large size and the icing on the cake is that one cannot lose the quality of the images because they are not built of specific dots.


Moreover use of these images extends to a great extent as vector graphics are quite essential in creating design projects such as making flash animations and print ads. In this blog we have 25 online repositories from where you can get free vector graphics for your website designs. Read more…

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