DesignM.ag » Resources http://designm.ag Articles and Resources for Web Designers Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:24:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 20 Free Device PSD Mockups for Mobile Apps & Websiteshttp://designm.ag/resources/20-free-device-psd-mockups/ http://designm.ag/resources/20-free-device-psd-mockups/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:52:30 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119088

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Presentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it's running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen.

A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop monitors. Check out these free device mockups to see if they could be of use in future project work.

6 iPhone 6 Mockups

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Presentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it’s running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen.

A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop monitors. Check out these free device mockups to see if they could be of use in future project work.

6 iPhone 6 Mockups

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6 iPhone 5 Mockups

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Apple Devices

iphone ipad device mockups psd

Nexus 5

lg nexus 5 android device mockup psd

Nexus 5 Skewed

lg smartphone nexus5 psd mockup

iPhone 5c

iphone 5c mockup template psd

Handheld iPhone

handheld iphone 5s 5c device mockup

12 iPhone 6 Mockups

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MacBook Air

macbook air psd freebie device mockup template

iMac

imac computer psd device mockup

MacBook Laptop

macbook laptop computer screen mockup

Web Display

macbook computer laptop display website

Vector Display

vector display device mockup monitor

iMac + MacBook

imac macbook retina screen device mockup

Retina MBP

retina macbook pro device screen mockup

Flat Devices

flat devices mockups psd freebie

iPad Mockup

ipad device screen mockup

iPad Air

ipad air tablet psd vector mockup

MacBook Air

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The Desk

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Need Tools To Create An App? Check Out These Prototyping and Building Oneshttp://designm.ag/resources/need-tools-to-create-an-app-check-out-these-prototyping-and-building-ones/ http://designm.ag/resources/need-tools-to-create-an-app-check-out-these-prototyping-and-building-ones/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:32:02 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119023

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 Wireframing for websites, web apps, and mobile apps that you make is as vital as laying the foundations of a tall building before moving on to its walls and roof. Web designers and web developers really need to pay attention during this stage, and perfect the user experience of your app/website with thorough prototype testing tools. I put together a list of cutting edge resources for prototyping and app creation in general, that might come in handy.  

Apper

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Wireframing for websites, web apps, and mobile apps that you make is as vital as laying the foundations of a tall building before moving on to its walls and roof. Web designers and web developers really need to pay attention during this stage, and perfect the user experience of your app/website with thorough prototype testing tools. I put together a list of cutting edge resources for prototyping and app creation in general, that might come in handy.

 

 

Apper

Apper

IGenApps Inc. released a stellar app building platform, Apper, which ranks highest in my personal preferences; because I believe it fits like a glove. This is a web-based do-it-yourself platform where designers can easily give shape to flawless apps, share them with others (colleagues, customers), and publish on stores. Overall, it’s the number one tool for ‘appers’, or creative individuals who prefer to steer clear of coding.

Apper is the real deal, and it has a unique feature that goes a long way. The mobile apps made here tend to be very similar to native apps. In addition, the above-mentioned URL  feature molds the interface of your app, and calibrates its user experience to achieve the best results on whichever device it’s meant for: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or Amazon Fire. The pricing associated with using Apper to keep hosting and to maintain your app’s responsive quality, is only $4.99/month.

 

Siberian CMS

Siberian CMS

Going forward with open-source tools has its benefits, and Siberian CMS would be a first-rate choice. My first impression when using this resource was that of working in a familiar setting, and then it hit me: the user interface from Siberian CMS reminded me of WordPress. If you, like me, build WordPress websites frequently, then you’ll get along just fine with this code-free tool, and have a great time moving modules in place to create fantastic apps for your clients.

It’s important to understand that this is not an average online app builder. In fact, you can install Siberian CMS on your own server. Choose one of the two commercial versions from Siberian CMS. They both enable resellers to keep a wicked awesome app business, in exchange for a one-time payment of $250, more or less.

 

InVision

InVision

I wonder what my practice would have been like, if I didn’t come across InVision. To my mind, the first and foremost feature that sets InVision apart from other fine prototyping resources, is the integration with designers’ software like Sketch and Photoshop.  This small detail is a big step, because it means that your prototypes won’t just be easy to make, but you will also be able to give them precisely the shape that you want them to have. Run repeated tests on your prototype to purge its UX of errors, and share links with your progress.

A whole army of 400K members has elected InVision as their primary prototyping platform. What’s holding you back from giving it a try, and following in the footsteps of Adobe, Evernote, or LinkedIn?

 

Proto.io

Proto.io

Proto.io helps deliver highly interactive insights to your clients, because it includes a set of riveting animations. You don’t need to engage your programming skills at all, because you would be able to come up with apps that are just as real, and import your own data, or take your pick from preset icons and iOS, Android, or Windows phone-specific elements. Besides, it’s never been easier to share your visually catching designs with clients, either by short URLs, or through the native player apps of their iOS and Android devices.

 

AppMachine

AppMachine

I wonder if you ever had the pleasure of working with AppMachine. If you did, then we both know that it turned out to be an astute platform for when you’re building both native and web apps. There is total number of 35 pre-coded blocks just within your reach when you begin, not to mention that you are also free to import your own design elements, as well as connect to web services. Furthermore, AppMachine lets you use CustomJS to add other code and features, and you don’t pay anything until your app is completed.

 

HotGloo

HotGloo

HotGloo has an award to show off for being an outstanding tool for ‘wireframe UX prototyping’. My first impression was a positive one, as HotGloo has an extra friendly user interface, and it doesn’t take too much of our valuable time to forge amazing apps through this platform. You and your colleagues can work together to build prototypes for any sort of mobile devices, then save in any version, and feel free to use anything from the built-in library, rich with wireframe widgets.

 

Hybrica

Hybrica

Hybrica is a great mobile app building lab. This excellent online platform offers no less than 25 components that you can use to get started on your project,not to mention that you are allowed to import external assets, as well as edit the code. In addition, any app that you may create is going to be rooted in the rock-solid jQuery Mobile Framework.

 

PowerMockup

PowerMockup

Sometimes, the biggest issue is to get your point across to your team members, and especially to your clients. The presentation of your wireframe has to speak the same language as everyone viewing it, which is why a simple add-on like PowerMockup can make a big difference in your PowerPoint slideshow. This add-on lets you access a sizable library with wireframe stencils and icons, and use anything you find there to create a descriptive presentation of your wireframe. Additionally, you can use plain PowerPoint shapes in order to invent new stencils.

 

MockFlow

MockFlow

Every creative professional secretly knows that the key to productivity lies in time management. MockFlow is one of the fastest and easiest ways of creating a blueprint for an app or a website. Even further, you don’t even need to have an online connection all the time. With MockFlow, you can step off the grid for a while, and still be able to carry on with your work.

 

Como

Como

Have you ever heard of Como? If your answer is no, then please allow me to impart some information related to this online platform. First off, you don’t have to invest a lot of energy in crafting wonderful mobile apps for existing online businesses, because Como’s auto-discovery feature will track and gather their available online content.

 

Solidify

Solidify

Solidify currently entertains a lush 30-day free trial, and I strongly advise you to give it a shot. You will soon discover that this platform helps you strike up clickable prototypes. In addition, you would also be able to subject your prototypes to a large number of rigorous, device-specific tests.

 

AppMakr

AppMakr

AppMakr’s middle name is Simplicity. Given that you use this app building platform at least once, you are going to be amazed at how fast it helps you get things done. In less than 20 minutes, you will have finished a beautiful app, and you won’t be charged any extra fees when it comes to publishing it.

 

Marvel

Marvel

While I’m still exploring the universe of prototyping tools with a fast turnaround, I need to bring a handy platform named Marvel to your attention. It’s free to use, and presently caters to 51K users. You can rely on this tool to convert your PSD sketches into exquisite mobile and web prototypes.

 

AppsBuilder

AppsBuilder

AppsBuilder also enjoys a great reputation, and it’s supported by a staggering number of 1000K members. Almost everyone I asked hurried to confirm it as a superb resource. And the best part is that you can see it for yourself, by taking 14 trial days to build glorious mobile apps for free.

 

UXPin

UXPin

UXPin is the final solution that I’m going to include in this extended list of compelling wireframing, prototyping and app making tools. Right now, it sports a free trial that spans over 30 days. Apart from that, anyone can take up a subscription for as little as $14.99/month, knowing that subscriptions can be canceled anytime.

So, what did you think about my selection of tools for prototyping and app building? Have you had the chance to try any of them, and how well did they meet your expectations? You can share your views about any resource presented in this article, so that everybody else can learn from your experience.


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Create And Manage Your Website Like A Pro With These 20 Resourceshttp://designm.ag/resources/create-and-manage-your-website-like-a-pro-with-these-20-resources/ http://designm.ag/resources/create-and-manage-your-website-like-a-pro-with-these-20-resources/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:49:17 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=118985

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There’s a high demand nowadays for web designers and developers who can claim to have experience in their field. With more and more companies eager to get their businesses online, it’s only natural that they’ll want to hire the best professionals available.Luckily, there are a number of tools and services that have been designed in order to make web developer’s and designer’s lives easier by lightening the load. We’ve gathered up the best 20 we’ve found in our searches. Take a look.HotJar1

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There’s a high demand nowadays for web designers and developers who can claim to have experience in their field. With more and more companies eager to get their businesses online, it’s only natural that they’ll want to hire the best professionals available.

Luckily, there are a number of tools and services that have been designed in order to make web developer’s and designer’s lives easier by lightening the load. We’ve gathered up the best 20 we’ve found in our searches. Take a look.

HotJar

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When you’re designing and managing a website, information about the way visitors access it and interact with it is vital. This is why HotJar is such a valuable tool. With this tool you will be able to access all information about how visitors are using your website from one interface. Unlike its competition, HotJar offers a varied array of functionalities that are unified in one platform allowing you to gather and analyze any data you might need through a single service. All this information is securely stored in the cloud and available for you at all times. By making full use of all the information HotJar provides you, you will be able to improve you website’s UX and conversion rate easily. Amongst the features provided by HotJar you will find: heat maps to help you track the areas that draw the most attention from visitors; funnel and form analysis that will help you detect the exit points where your visitors usually leave your website; visitor session playback in order for you to get a first hand experience of the way your user interacts with the website and proactive chat in order to keep up with what your visitors are thinking. And all of this at a price plan that of only $29/month.

Giverz

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Giverz is a new website that aims to become one of your favorite places to stop by. What the team over at Giverz offers you is access to some of the sweetest giveaways available on the Internet by simply clicking a link you receive via email. Here’s how it works: you subscribe to the emailing list over at Giverz and let them know you’re interested in any giveaways that they will offer in the future. Giverz will take care to scout for the sweetest deals available at any time and they won’t shy away from shaking down some of the more reluctant service providers when they’re unsure whether they’d like to offer a giveaway or not. Then, as soon as they have all the details mapped out for their future campaign they’ll start spreading the buzz across social media (so be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter). Lastly, when the timer hits 0, all those in their mailing list will receive an email letting them know the giveaway is up for grabs and the fastest ones to click on the link they receive will be proclaimed the lucky receivers of the giveaway.

ZippyPixels

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ZippyPixels was created by a team of web developers and graphic designers in order to help others in their community get access to a varied array of high quality resources at reasonable prices. All the items provided by ZippyPixels go through a quality assurance process so you’re guaranteed that you won’t be compromising anything on quality. ZippyPixels offer a wide variety of products from mockups, to templates, logos and more. You’ll also find that they have a healthy supply of bundles to offer. One of these bundles is The Grandé Bundle that offers 160 PSD Mockups to cover as many categories as you might need. Amongst the elegant, professional mockups that you’ll find in this bundle are mockups for stationery, devices, flyers, brochures, books and more. Head on over to ZippyPixel’s website and take a first hand look at all these amazing mockups and start thinking of all the ways in which you could use them.

ShrinkTheWeb

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Juggling millions of screenshots daily is not a pleasant task, but it is unfortunately one that most web and mobile application developers have to face. Luckily for them, ShrinkTheWeb is the application that will make their lives better by taking all that tedious manual work off their hands. By using ShrinkTheWeb you will be able to automatically capture, shrink, crop, save, upload and display beautiful screenshots by writing a single line of code or integrating an existing plugin. By automatizing this entire process, you will suddenly free up a big chunk of your time and be able to invest it into a more productive endeavor.  You can be sure that the results ShrinkTheWeb will offer you will be first rate, seeing as it is the most reliable website screenshot platform available. Along with its screenshot capabilities, ShrinkTheWeb also offers full-length previews, custom size previews, URL to PDF conversions, inside page previews and private label service, everything right at your fingertips straight from the ShrinkTheWeb platform.

DealFuel

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Whenever you’re looking to buy something you need in the development process of your website, stop by DealFuel and you’re guaranteed to find the best deals on the Internet. DealFuel provides a wide variety of services and products that are aimed at web developers and designers. By browsing through DealFuel you will find anything you need starting with eCourses and ending with SEO and software tools. You’ll also find an extensive supply of WordPress themes and plugins that will suit your every need. There are also products for designers ranging from vectors, to textures and Photoshop actions.

DealFuel also has a Freebies section that will provide you with some of the best products you can find. To get all these wonderful deals to your inbox, you can subscribe to their daily dose of discounted deals on their website. DealFuel not only gets you fabulous discounts on premium products, but also gets you a premium membership program. If you subscribe to their premium Membership, you get exclusive gifts and additional discounts on their already discounted deals.

RumbleTalk

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Having an active chat room in your website can be a definite plus as far as user experience goes. And if you’re looking for the best providers for chat rooms, you’re looking for RumbleTalk. The team over at RumbleTalk offers you elegant, flexible HTML5 chat rooms that are easy to integrate into your website and even easier to manage. You will have complete control over the look and feel of your chat room from the choice of embedding it into your website or using it as a floating toolbar, to choosing the theme that suits your business best. The users within the chat room have complete freedom to take discussions wherever they wish and a high level of interactivity by adding pictures and videos straight into the discussion. RumbleTalk is a company that aims to create a long lasting, fructuous business relationship with their customers, so don’t hesitate to contact them and let them know you’re interested in their offer.

BrowseEmAll

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Tackling the issue of cross-browser compatibility is something all web developers and designers must do at a certain stage of their projects. However, it’s not always the simplest of tasks to achieve. This is where BrowseEmAll comes in handy. By using BrowseEmAll you will be able to check your websites and make sure that they are fully compatible cross-browser faster and more efficiently that you ever have before. Having multiple browsers installed on your computer and checking your website on each and every one of them is a thing of the past. Now, by using the lightning speed desktop application that BrowseEmAll provides, you will have a variety of browsers at your disposal as well as mobile simulators that will help you track down and repair any compatibility issues your website might have. And that’s not all, through BrowseEmAll you will not only be able to see all the compatibility issues, you will also be able to optimize your website for mobile devices and test both local and raw HTML files in a matter of minutes.

Paddle

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Paddle.com is an eCommerce platform that makes it super easy to sell digital content like apps, games, eBooks and creative resources. At a cost of just 5% + $0.50 per sale, Paddle handles payments, file hosting & delivery, taxes and even bank chargebacks — leaving sellers to focus on creating awesome products.

All sellers automatically have access to a dashboard with sales stats, customer data and the ability to add/configure their products. What’s more, Paddle even handles customer support on behalf of their sellers which, again, let’s them concentrate on improving and growing their business.

With Paddle’s checkout, you can ensure customers have a seamless buying experience on your website since they’ll be able to pay on the same webpage, rather than being redirected to a dedicated store page. If you want to create an awesome buying experience for your website, check out Paddle today!

Stamplia

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Offering your clients fully customizable email templates is a clear advantage when negotiating your fees. Unfortunately, if you’re aiming to create those templates on your own, it’s usually not worth the money. This is where the Stamplia Builder comes in. Using this editor you will be able to create professional email templates in half the time and with more visually pleasing results. The Stamplia Builder offers you a real time visualization mode that will help you see how your changes affect the overall effect instantly, a better image editor that will allow you to add logos and icons faster and easier and an end result that will automatically look great across devices. What’s more, all templates created with the Stamplia Builder editor export automatically into the most popular email providers around, like CampaignMonitor, SendGrid and MailChimp. And more good news for developers, by creating a template that is fully compatible with the Stamplia Builder you will be eligible to be promoted amongst the clients of the aforementioned email providers.

Web Starter Kit

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If you’re looking to create a web site that will be compatible across multiple devices, the Web Starter Kit is the perfect tool to help you. Within this tool you will have everything you need in order to start your project and ensure that you’re following the Web Fundamentals guidelines. Amongst the features the Web Starter Kit has to offer you’ll find: living component style guide, multi-device responsive boilerplate, performance optimization tools, a built in HTTP server, Sass support and more.

Opinion Stage

Having a poll on your website could translate in the long run in a better connection with your visitors, seeing as you are offering them the opportunity to share their opinion and see what others are thinking. Naturally, you would only want the best you can offer on your page and this is where Opinion Stage comes is. Opinion stage is the best polling service you’ll find for miles. By offering you a rich reporting dashboard where you can have a complete overview over all of the results gathered from the polls within your website, Opinion Stage gives you quick access to all the information provided by your visitors. The best part about using polls from Opinion Stage is that you can get them up and running on your website in under 5 minutes. Even better, the polls from Opinion Stage are completely customizable and offer you the option of monetizing them by adding advertisements or promoting other polls from within the Opinion Stage network.

WPEka Club

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WPEka Club is a place where you’ll find over 60 premium WordPress Themes and Plugins and this number is steadily rising each week. You can browse through their collection and see for yourself that they have themes for all your requirements, be it for a business website, a review website or an awesome online portfolio. Also, if you’re looking for plugins for your website, their offer includes products from categories like SEO, Social Media, AdSense, Advertising, Auction and many more. An all-inclusive plan at WPEka Club starts off at $27 a month and considering all the cool things you’ll have access to, trust us, it’s a bargain. As part of your membership, you will have access to all the current products on offer, all the new releases that are released while your membership is active and great product support. The team over at WPEka Club have promised at least 4 each new products each month. So head on over to WPEka Club right now and get your dose of all the WordPress awesomeness.

Luvly

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Luvly is a premium digital marketplace that aims to supply all your graphic needs. With a varied array of products available for purchase, Luvly tries to help you on your way to creating beautiful artistry either for your website or for others, because Luvly also encourages talented individuals to use the tools provided on the marketplace to aid them in their craft. Browsing through Luvly you are guaranteed to find anything you need from Blogger and WordPress templates, to Facebook banners and mockups and even baby shower invitations and DYI projects. You can rest assured that anything you find on Luvly marketplace has undergone a through screening process that assessed both the quality and the practicality of the product before allowing it online. What’s more, the team over at Luvly is invested in growing alongside its community of designers and developers so they are constantly keeping them engaged by organizing interactive workshops, classes and tutorials.

CloudCart

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Creating your own online store has never been as easy as CloudCart is making it nowadays. By using CloudCart you won’t have to worry about anything other than the content of your website and that the products you are selling are always in stock. CloudCart will take care of all the rest starting with professional design of your pages, secure hosting, integrated live chat, international payments and even 24/7 support to aid you with any issues that you might have. What’s more, CloudCart takes care of promoting your website through a variety of social media so you can be sure that as soon as you store comes online, you will have visitors itching to buy. And because CloudCart is such an amazing tool, your customers will be able to purchase anything and benefit from a 1-page checkout and you will be ready to process their orders through Integrated Payments and a full Delivery and tax calculator the instant you take your page online.

BrowserShots

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BrowserShots is a tool that will allow you to see how your website looks across a very wide variety of browsers. In order to use BrowserShots all you have to do is enter you website’s URL, check the browsers you want to view it in and hit submit. Then, BrowserShots will automatically load a snapshot of how your website looks on each browser you’ve checked.

jQAPI

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JQuery has undoubtedly become one of the most popular programming languages among web developers. This is why it’s so important for its documentation to be as easy to access as possible. jQAPI takes care of all of that, allowing developers to have an alternative documentation browser for JQuery that they can use both online and offline.

New Relic

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New Relic is the perfect tool to acquire information about the performance of your websites. All the data you need is gathered up by New Relic and offered to you in the form of reports and analysis that will help you make an informed decision about the future of your website and how to increase its performance.

Inspiration Hut Downloads Archive

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Inspiration Hut is a website that aims to gather as many creative downloads as possible and offer them up for all creative individuals who are in need of them. The team over at Inspiration Hut searches the web for the best resources available and compiles them to their collection in order for you to have easier access to them. Amongst the categories of products they offer you’ll find print templates, textures, themes, web design graphics, mockups and more. You can rest assured that Inspiration Hut has made no allowances as far as quality is concerned, all products that are available on their website are guaranteed to be first rate. In addition to this, web developers and designers are invited to submit their own work to Inspiration Hut and help enlarge the archive with beautiful resources that can be both free and premium. By adding your work to the repository over at Inspiration Hut you are sure to get recognition from your peers for your hard work.

OOcharts

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All the information gathered up by Google Analytics can now be found in one place by using OOcharts. All you have to do is connect your Google profile and make an API Key for your site and you’re good to go. With OOcharts you will have access to caches of all your requests, so reports you’ve already asked for once will be processed faster the second time and all the requests that would normally exceed the Google Analytics API limits will be queued in with OOcharts and available for you.

Fiddler

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Fiddler is a debugging proxy that is compatible with all browsers, systems and platform. By using Fiddler you will be able to test the security of your website, easily manipulate and edit web sessions, log all HTTP(s) traffic between your computer and the Internet and benefit from its rich extensibility model. Whatever your debugging needs may be, Fiddler is more than equipped to deal with all of them.


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20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developershttp://designm.ag/resources/20-of-the-best-tools-and-resources-for-web-developers/ http://designm.ag/resources/20-of-the-best-tools-and-resources-for-web-developers/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:16 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=118431

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Looking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time.You can find anything online these days. You can make your shopping online, pay your bills, order things from overseas and keep in touch with your friends from other continents. If you can think about it, it probably exists on the Internet already. Having an eye catching website is crucial and this has led to great pressure on web developers and designers who constantly have to be on top of their game, reinvent themselves and stay ahead of their competition. If you’re one of them, then this article is for you. We’ve put together a list of the 20 most helpful and interesting web development tools that will help you in your work and possibly get you out of a creative rut.Animatron1

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Looking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time.

You can find anything online these days. You can make your shopping online, pay your bills, order things from overseas and keep in touch with your friends from other continents. If you can think about it, it probably exists on the Internet already. Having an eye catching website is crucial and this has led to great pressure on web developers and designers who constantly have to be on top of their game, reinvent themselves and stay ahead of their competition. If you’re one of them, then this article is for you. We’ve put together a list of the 20 most helpful and interesting web development tools that will help you in your work and possibly get you out of a creative rut.

Animatron

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Having an attractive and memorable design for your website is essential if you want to keep your customers coming back. Animatron is the perfect application to use if you’re looking to add stunning animations to your website. With this tool, you can design HTML5 animations that will run seamlessly on any device and any operating system. Traditional software alternatives for creating animations are expensive and can be complex to use, but Animatron is the complete opposite: it’s not only fit to be used by web designers and developers regardless of their experience, it’s also affordable, with plans ranging from free to $20/month.

Animatron is the perfect tool to use if you’re working with a team, as well; its seamless collaborative editing allows you to work with multiple users simply by sending a link to your project’s URL. You and your team members can work on the same project at the same time, and you’ll be able to see how modifications are affecting your work in real time. All this is possible because Animatron is a browser-based tool, which means that all your work is saved in the cloud and is instantly accessible from any device with an Internet connection after you log in to the site. When you’re done with the designs, all you have to do is export them to HTML5 (or video, GIF, or SVG) and your animations are ready to go.

WPJobBoard

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The WPJobBoard plugin was specially designed for WordPress and it allows anyone who does not know HTML, CSS, PHP or any other programming language to create their own job board website. This ingenious plugin can be effortlessly implemented into your existing WordPress site within minutes. WPJobBoard helps you by automatically sending email job alerts and RSS feeds to all your users. This way they are kept up to date and periodically reminded of potential jobs. Another cool feature of WPJobBoard is the user friendly drag & drop editor which gives you the possibility to add, delete or rearrange your fields just like you want them. Also, listing new jobs is almost child’s play with the intuitive editor which guides you through everything. By filling out the forms on the screen your new job post will be online in a second. And if you need help with anything, you’re guaranteed an answer from their support team in less than 24 hours.

Original Mockups

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Original Mockups is the website to visit for all your mockup creating needs. Whenever you are starting a new project and need to touch base with your client on the look and feel of their website, this is the place where you should go. Forget about investing time and money into printing and photography as you have before. Original Mockups offers you the possibility to create any mockup you might need, from fliers or labels, to mobile apps and websites. By using the services offered by Original Mockups you will be able to create an elegant and visually attractive mockup in no time. The Original Mockups editor relies on Adobe Photoshop to help you drag and drop your elements within your design and arrange them as you see fit. Original Mockups will take care of keeping your files organized and it will allow you to transform your previous flat dimensional designs into photo-realistic presentations.

Hiveage

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As a freelancer or small business owner you have to handle everything from delegating tasks, keeping in touch with your clients to generating invoices and sending bills. Hiveage is here to help you manage your bills from one or more businesses. With Hiveage you can accept payments using PayPal Pro, Stripe, 2Checkout and a host of other payment gateways. This way you’re sure that anyone, anywhere can pay you for your goods and services. Creating expense reports and sending them off is easier than ever with Hiveage. It records all your outgoing payments, allows you to delegate billing responsibilities quickly and easily, and helps you edit your tax, discount and shipping options to comply with local regulations. What is more, Hiveage Free comes integrated with Paypal Standard payment gateway so it doesn’t take any commissions on the payments you receive from your customers. Hiveage is modular, which means you choose what you buy by selecting those tools you really need for your business.

Themify.me

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If you’re looking for a way to create an elegant and attractive layout for a WordPress site, try Themify.me. Themify Builder is the perfect tool for creating a responsive layout without having to write one line of code. The Builder tool offers you a drag and drop feature that allows you to add objects (text, videos, galleries, shortcodes, sliders, photos, tabs, posts, maps, etc.) to the page and arrange them as you see fit. Also, you will benefit from a live preview in which you will be able to see how all the alterations you make affect the layout as a whole in real time. In addition to all of this, every aspect of your layout that you need to manage can be handled from this tools options panel, therefore, even the less tech savvy clients will find this tool easy to use. In addition to all of this, Themify.me will also take care of making your layout responsive. When you’re done designing your layout, the Builder will make sure that it is fully compatible with all devices from laptops to mobiles or tablets.

ShrinkTheWeb

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If you are working as a web or mobile application developer you probably have to juggle with millions of screen shots every day. Luckily for you, ShrinkTheWeb is here to make your life easier and leave you more free time for the really important stuff. ShrinkTheWeb automatically captures, shrinks, crops, saves, uploads and displays screenshots with a single line of code. Or you can also do all of these by using an existing plugin. ShrinkTheWeb is the most reliable website screenshot platform available out there at the moment due to its unique features. It offers full-length previews, custom size previews, URL to PDF conversions, inside page previews and private label service. You have everything at your fingertips directly from the ShrinkTheWeb platform which guarantees its users unmatched reliability. Amongst its previous clients you’ll find Symantec, Technorati and Microsoft. ShrinkTheWeb’s unlimited scalability will make sure your links are more visually appealing for your readers with minimum of effort.

MotoPress

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MotoPress Content Editor is a plugin that transforms the default WordPress editor into an intuitive composer that helps you customize your page with just a few mouse clicks. The plugin works with any WordPress theme and is very easy to install, so you’ll be ready to go in a matter of minutes. The drag and drop system makes it really easy for you to customize your design without having to write any code. MotoPress Content Editor also has built-in content elements such as sliders, buttons or videos that will help make your website look good. In addition to this with MotoPress Content Editor you can create responsive and mobile ready layouts and even customize the theme with your own shortcodes for a more personal and original design. Besides all these great features, the team at MotoPress offers professional customer support and regular updates. To find out how MotoPress Content Editor works and explore all of its other great features, check out their website right now.

Framebench

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If you want your projects to run smoothly and be a success, you know the key to this is communication. Framebench is a cloud-based online collaboration and feedback platform that will help you and your team as well as you and your clients get connected, share assets and receive feedback. Everything will be automatically documented for further access. “TableTop Sync” is a great feature Framebench offers that helps everyone online see every activity as it happens. In this way, any change you make will be seen in real time by others. Having everyone in sync will make sharing and reviewing videos a lot easier and less time consuming. Plus, Framebench has intuitive magazine page like flipping, which means anyone can quickly browse through ideas and immediately give you feedback. Another great feature Framebench provides is the Mail Markup in Gmail that allows you to annotate, markup, comment and send without the need to download any attachment.

Froont

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Creating HTML and CSS without coding is now possible with Froont which helps you design responsive websites visually and speeds up website prototyping. This new platform is ready to beat the competition through its intuitive interface and user-friendly features. Cloning projects, copying different responsive layouts and filling them with your own content is just a few clicks away. Whether you decide to start your project from scratch or choose a design from other users, Froont enables you to browse through hundreds of fonts from Typekit System fonts or Google, rearrange or even delete the elements you may find useless, choose your own cover and edit the colour scheme of the header and sign up section. The useful library of Froont remembers what your favourite items are, so your job will be even easier on your following projects. At the end, Froont allows you to share your designs with your clients or collaborators just by sending them a link.

Cashboard

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If you’re a freelancer or you have a small company and you’re looking to get organized, Cashboard is what you need. Cashboard is a cloud-based tool that helps you manage projects and bill your customers easily. What’s great is that you can track the entire process by listing tasks, assign them to the members of your team, setting deadlines and getting paid. Also, you can even make an estimate before you even get started by adding details such as the type of tax, bill by the hour or by prices and send it to your client. Cashboard is fully integrated with payment processors such as Stripe or PayPal. In this way, it enables your customers to pay invoices online. Furthermore, you have full control over every detail of your project and you can also let your employees have access to the project and generate estimates, invoices and reports, as all of these are very easy to do. To top it all off Cashboard offers a 14-day free trial with monthly or yearly plans so you can see for yourself how it works.

Metricfire

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Track and graph performance metrics and statistics from your applications with this simple and infinitely useful tool. Metricfire provides you with all the information you might need about the performance of your applications. What’s more, the information Metricfire gathers is completely independent of your code, therefore, in case of a critical crash when everything stops working, you’ll be able to access metric and statistics within Metricfire nonetheless.

Hostoople

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When it comes to web hosting, Hostoople has been voted the best Windows reseller hosting service of 2014. With its team of highly trained professionals who are at your disposal for technical support 24/7, Hostoople is the smartest decision you can make when choosing hosting for yourself or for your clients, due to the fact that Hostoople offers you the option to resell their services to your clients. Within this service, you will find anything you need regardless of the kind of website your are putting up. If you’re making an e-commerce website, Hostoople has tools like CubeCart, osCommerce or Zen Cart. If you’re currently designing a blog, you can make use of tools like WordPress or OpenBlog. Not to mention they will also offer your top notch content management tools like Joomla! or Moodle. And, all of this comes in addition to their core features that encompass unlimited MYSQL databases, free premium website builders and more.

WPHelpDesk

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WPHelpDesk promises efficiency in handling costumer tickets and lightning speed reply processing. This WordPress plugin allows you to effortlessly start your online help desk. Within seconds you’ll have user friendly tools at your fingertips that will enable you to sort your tickets and quickly reply to your customers. Since WPHelpDesk was especially created for WordPress, the platform’s users can incorporate it in their site themselves, without resorting to professional help. The clients contact the provider and submit their problems by only filling in some standard fields. This way the provider is able to immediately pinpoint what the issue is and address it accordingly. WPHelpDesk will send you notices if someone else from your company wrote a draft on a specific ticket you’re working on. You can also check who else from your team is viewing the ticket. Before storing emails, tickets and messages in the database WPHelpDesk applies special hooks and filters to keep your information safe.

KonstantInfo

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Konstant Infosolutions offers a full range of eCommerce development services that help to boost your business and take your company to a next level. Being the image of your company, your eCommerce website must be one of a kind, memorable and work flawlessly. And when it comes to eCommerce development, Magento is one of the most popular choices because it has a large number of modules, components and SEO friendly features that developers should always use for greater functionality and versatility. The team at Konstant Infosolutions has a lot experience in the field of eCommerce and knows that the purpose of magento development is to aid your business’ growth. Konstant’s certified Magento developers create functional, SEO and user friendly eCommerce websites that also have beautiful designs and manage to offer competitive pricing at the same time; which is one of the reasons they manage to attract and keep so many happy clients. So why not check them out?

Stamplia

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If you’ve ever had any issues with creating or managing email templates for yourself or for your clients, Stamplia is the tool that will make your life a lot easier. This tool is created to help you adjust your email templates in order to be assured that the result is both elegant and functional. By using Stamplia, developers will be able to create a diverse range of templates for their clients straight from within the tool’s editor and forget about all the hours they used to spend in order to give their clients options. In addition to this, by using Stamplia you are assured that your email templates will be compatible with a varied range of email providers like MailChimp, CampaignMonitor and SentGrid and that you’ll automatically be promoted to these provider’s clients. What’s more, Stamplia is now in Beta, which means that developers can acces it with 5 free templates right now.

Macaw

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Macaw is the tool that perfectly combines image editing and code generation. By using this elegant and intuitive tool, you will be able to manage your images in an environment similar to Adobe Photoshop and let Macaw generate all the HTML and CSS code you need. This tool could truly be the beginning of the end of coding.

RIU

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Responsive Image Uploader (RIU) is a free WordPress plugin that solves one of the biggest challenges that developers and content administrators face these days: dealing with responsive images.

Making images scale and crop correctly for responsive web design can be a tedious task, dreaded by most front-end developers – or anyone who wants to have a fully responsive website. If layout and text are more flexible, images tend to be very “stubborn” when it comes to responsiveness. There are issues with size, aspect ratio, focus etc. Fixing everything takes a lot of time and effort, and the result won’t be perfect.

RIU is a quick and easy fix to this problem. With RIU, you upload a photo, choose an area and point of focus you want, and the plugin will always maintain that specific AOF and POF fluidly as the screen size changes. Download RIU from WordPress, install it, and you’re ready to go. It blends with your WordPress gallery and it’s very easy to use. Check out this short video tutorial to get a better idea of what RIU can do for you: http://bit.ly/1p8E838.

Launchlist

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Launchlist is the perfect tool to help you make sure that all your code for a new website is clean and bug free before deploying it online. This tool is dedicated to pre-launch website testing and it knows how to make it as effective as possible. Among the features it offers you are: creating a launch list (where you’ll keep all the tests you want to run on your website), managing the project with Launchpad (where you’ll find all the recent active checklists), customizing the template of each of your projects, the possibility to collaborate with your team mates and more.

Flowdock

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Flowdock is the tool any team of developers needs in order to make their collaboration as easy and fruitful as possible. This tool is available for desktop, mobile and web in order to make it as accessible as possible. While using Flowdock you can be assured that you will be able to easily manage the important points in your project, have your activities be completely transparent and communicate with teammates regardless of time-zone or tools employed differences.

Context.io

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Context.IO is an app that takes care of syncing email data across IMAP so you don’t have to build, scale and maintain the infrastructure yourself.It takes the pain out of syncing email data with your app so you can focus on what makes your product great. Context.IO makes email data accessible through a simple REST API, all you have to do is write code against this API and you’re ready to go.

 


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