15 Useful JQuery Calendar and Date Picker Plugins

With JQuery Calendar and Date Pickers it is quite simple to add cool calendar features to nearly any website. You can directly incorporate these plugins into your website as they only require minor modifications and styling. JQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. Today we are featuring 15 Useful JQuery Calendar and date picker plugins. Enjoy!

1. Booking Calendar PRO

This item is ideal if you want to add information about bookings to your rentals website. The Back End is easy to use and can be easily integrated into your own CMS as the Front End can be easily integrated into your website. Both Back End and Front End can be customized separately, and the number of usages on your webpage or website is unlimited.

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15 Tips to Create Better Images in Photoshop

Photo editing can be real hard work if you are not familiar with the software you’re using. It’s important to have the software that’s tested and proven to create professional looking images and there’s no better software out there right now that can compete with Photoshop. Many professional photographers and editors have used Photoshop and even amateur photographers now know how to use it. With this program, you can create wonderful digital images and make a boring photo into something that you would want to hang on your wall.

Make sure you familiarize yourself first with Photoshop to get the hang of how it works. Play around with it, try out different tools and see what they can do to your photo. Soon you will learn what these tools are intended for and you can be as creative as you want and add different designs to your photos. The choices are endless really and Photoshop is the best tool you can find.

Here are the 15 tips you can try to create better images in Photoshop. Give them a try and find which ones of these tips will work best for the type of image you have and what result you have in mind.

WordPress Bootcamp: Early-Bird Deal Ending Soon

Early-bird registration (and the chance to save $200) on LearnWebDevelopment.com’s WordPress Bootcamp is ending this week – March 14, 2013 at midnight.

If you want to learn WordPress – and create your first website in just a few days – this is the bootcamp for you! You’ll learn how to build a fully functioning website using WordPress faster than ever before. Grab your seat today.

DesignMag has acquired BrillThemes.com

Today we are announcing the acquisition of BrillThemes. DesignMag readers have shown a huge amount of interest in WordPress. Articles like this from Forbes say that 17-20% of all visits in the world are hitting WordPress sites. Therefore, we have been actively pursuing an existing product with a good base of themes. We want to be able to provide DesignMag Network readers with downloadable digital content that they can trust. We are looking forward to beefing up the theme count on BrillThemes over the next few months. For now we can give you a preview of the existing themes.

Relax Theme

Relax WordPress Theme

Case study: Depositphotos as Your Stock Images Provider

It’s been 3 years since we’ve mentioned Deposit Photos in one of our posts. Back then, they were a small, but enthusiastic agency which wanted to go after the big names in the industry. And with 1 million stock images made available for download in their first year, things looked promising.

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However, in a scenario that we typically see in Sci-Fi movies, this project grew at an impressive rate, reaching 4 million stock images in 2011 and 9 million 6 months ago. Although huge increases like that might be made at the expense of quality, this didn’t happen with Deposit Photos. In fact, it seems to me that these guys actually increased the quality as they added more and more products to their shelves. Speaking of which, can you guys guess how huge is their database now? Well, 12.75 million photos! And that, I tell you, it’s impressive and according to them, they’ve increased the number of stock images by 140% in 2012 alone.

Speed Your Development Time with CSSmatic

CSSmatic is a slick new site that just launched last week. It’s a free toolkit that can help you save time (and money) by automatically creating the endless and complex codes that you used to have to write manually in order to apply graphic elements to your websites.

The Fastest Way to Become Successful with Web Design

How long have you thought about becoming a successful freelance web designer? Probably for a while if you’re reading this blog. Maybe life as a freelancer appeals to you because you want to set your own hours, make a great living, be creative, and be your own boss. But, like all things, with great freedom and income, comes risk.
What if you don’t succeed? What if it’s harder than you thought? What if you can’t find clients. What if the fear of risk is keeping you from achieving your dreams?

But, what if we eliminated the risk?

What if you could make money as a web designer and keep your current job? What if you could succeed as a freelance web designer simply by following a proven step-by-step plan? A plan created by a successful web designer who has been building websites since 1996 – and who has trained over 30,000 students to do the same.

With this kind of plan, you could be your own boss… set your own hours… make the rules… and do everything else you’re dreaming about right now.

To become a successful web designer – or take your web design business to the next level, go here. Whether you want to learn new skills, improve your existing skills, stay on top of changes in the web design industry, or find clients who are willing to pay you what you’re worth, it’s all here.

30+ Abstract Brushes and Patterns

A good piece of art always contains the aspect of attraction, which provides the initial prompt of glances from potential onlookers. But a great piece of art is able to capture and compel their gaze to linger for that extra span of time. Every true artist shoots to achieve this secondary level of interest, but few know the techniques to use to create that deeper level of interest. Adding texture to various aspects of your designs is an easy way to do this quickly and effectively through the use of Photoshop brushes and patterns.

So we’ve put together a list of more than 30 brushes and patterns that you can add to your text, backgrounds, or other digital art layers in your composition to add interest and intrigue to your designs. And when your goal is to stand out, what works better than to use abstract designs?

Check It Out! Our 30+ Top Freebies for Abstract Brushes and Patterns

Make your designs “pop” with this Dot Splatter Brush
Dot Splatter Brush