Category: Resources

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.

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Boom Admin - Dashboard Web App Template

There’s no denying that Bootstrap has become the most popular framework for front-end web development… and for good reason. The framework is feature-rich and enables web designers to easily create fully responsive layouts for web pages.

As Bootstrap becomes more and more popular, the quantity and quality of themes & templates is increasing. This is great news for you!

By using a ready-made Bootstrap theme, you can jump start the development process and save yourself hours of coding time.

This gallery contains 30 stunning new themes & templates built off the Bootstrap framework. They span a wide range of categories to cover all of your needs. Go ahead and take a closer look.

 

Dragonfly – Responsive Business Theme

dragonfly - responsive business theme

You’ve probably noticed that no two projects are alike – nor are there two web designers with the same skills, preferences, and opinions. However, despite their uniqueness, chances are most designers have one thing in common: They all think they know the best resources for online materials for their websites.! Today I’ll be sharing with you the tools that every good web designer needs to be successful, from web builder templates to images, stock photos, fonts and icons, all the way to project management tools, Photoshop to HTML conversion services, and even e-commerce solutions. So sit back, relax, and learn what awesome tools are available to you, most at little to no charge.

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The learning process to create an efficacious newsletter is often tiring and difficult. But as you get more comfortable with newsletter design these ideas become simpler and easier. You’ll always need a solid understanding of design principles when creating e-mail notices or newsletters. But you also need to know how to code newsletters in a manner that’s best suited for most e-mail clients.

zurb ink newsletter framework template

I’d like to introduce Ink by Zurb which is a responsive newsletter framework. The basic template uses standard HTML tags for creating single-column or multi-column layouts which naturally respond to screen size. It’s all fairly easy to understand once you’ve spent a bit of time playing with the code. I’ll provide a quick walkthrough of the design process and how to use the framework.

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A year ago, finding a blogging platform that focused on blogging was impossible. Even content creation platforms that advertised as having an easy set-up and were specifically for bloggers seemed to focus mostly on the creation of the layout of a blog. For instance, WordPress has some amazing news and magazine themes, but it certainly isn’t a quick set-up. Tumblr themes are a bit simpler but still come with some bells and whistles that many found annoying. Bloggers just wanted to be able to quickly set up a simple but professionally designed blog and start publishing.

John O’Nolan was one such blogger who became frustrated enough with the situation that he hired Hannah Wolfe as lead developer, received funding through Kickstarter, and created a simple blogging platform called Ghost. With so many supporters due to blogging platform ire already, Ghost quickly received the funding it needed to launch on 14 October 2013. The other good news is that there are themes for more than just writers. Portfolio ghost themes are also emerging.

So, if you are a blogger or a designer looking to set up a simple blogging or even portfolio platform, Ghost is one platform that brings content back to the forefront on the web. In fact, below is a list of 30 of our favorite ghost themes so far. All are very elegant and, most importantly, provide a clean layout to help your content shine.

1. Penman