DesignM.ag » Sponsored http://designm.ag Articles and Resources for Web Designers Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:01:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Web designers: Generate income easily with Stamplia, the email templates marketplacehttp://designm.ag/sponsored/web-designers-generate-income-easily-with-stamplia-the-email-templates-marketplace/ http://designm.ag/sponsored/web-designers-generate-income-easily-with-stamplia-the-email-templates-marketplace/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:04:03 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119803

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As a web designer your mission is to create hight-quality design. The problem is that you’re out of time.Nowadays, web designers spend most of their time on finding customers and less on honing their craft. Working directly with a client usually means insufficient time to perfect designs and having to deal with demands that aren’t always clear and that can sometimes change in the middle of the project.Luckily, there’s another way. Stamplia is a marketplace for email templates that provides web designers with a way to get sales and increase revenue easily.1

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As a web designer your mission is to create hight-quality design. The problem is that you’re out of time.

Nowadays, web designers spend most of their time on finding customers and less on honing their craft. Working directly with a client usually means insufficient time to perfect designs and having to deal with demands that aren’t always clear and that can sometimes change in the middle of the project.

Luckily, there’s another way. Stamplia is a marketplace for email templates that provides web designers with a way to get sales and increase revenue easily.

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Stamplia started off in 2013 and is the first marketplace dedicated exclusively to email templates. It is a place that encouraged independent web designers to submit their work and find clients easily. Over the years, Stamplia has amassed a collection of over 200 templates divided into templates for email campaigns and templates for transactional emails and a community of over 6000 members from all over the world.

Advantages for a web designer

By uploading their work on Stamplia, web designers forgot the struggle to hunt down clients and have the opportunity to refine their designs. Without the added pressure, web designers can create stunning, elegant email templates that pique the interest of clients immediately.

Once your work becomes available on Stamplia, you will get earnings every time someone downloads it.
Sellers are encouraged to set a lower price for their work on the marketplace than they would request on a contracted project.

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How it works?

If you want to become a Stamplia contributor, all you have to do is sign up for a free account. Then, as soon as you’ve completed your email template, you can submit your work on the marketplace where it is carefully analyzed by a team of expertswho will assess the quality of your work. As soon as your template is validated it becomes available and visible on Stamplia.
There’s a special bounty available right now: you get $50 for each email template uploadedbefore the end of March 2015 and validated by the team.

 

 

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How much can you earn?

Your earnings will be calculated according to your sale price and the number of sales you make. You can get from 50% up to 70% of the sale price of your items and the more items you submit to Stamplia, the more you stand to earn. Also, you won’t need to worry about chasing payments any more. As soon as you request a payment from Stamplia, the money will be sent to your PayPal account within a maximum of 7 working days.

If you’re worried about whether you’ll find any clients on the Stamplia marketplace, you’ll be happy to know that they have partnerships with well known email providers like MailChimp, SendGrid, SendWithUs or Campaign Monitor. The templates collection from Stamplia is also integrated into the Elastic Email website. Through these partnerships Stamplia gains access to tens of thousands of potential clients.
And, as we’ve said before, all you have to do is create first-rate designs and they’ll come to you.

 

The editor, an interesting tool both for customers and web designers.

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The Stamplia Builder was created both for clients and contributors. Customers can use the Stamplia Builder in order to easily drag-and-drop message elements and edit wording in the templates they purchased. Web designers can rid themselves of the hassle of creating different layouts of colour versions for their work. All they have to do is make sure their templates are compatible with the Stamplia Builder.

If all of this sounds good, then head on over to Stamplia’s website right now. The team is always on the lookout for new talented and passionate designers. If you have any questions or find yourself in need of further clarifications, don’t hesitate to contact them at aurelie[at]stamplia[dot]com. They’ll be happy to hear from you.


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Start Your Day with These Awesome Be Theme Website Exampleshttp://designm.ag/sponsored/start-your-day-with-these-awesome-be-theme-website-examples/ http://designm.ag/sponsored/start-your-day-with-these-awesome-be-theme-website-examples/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:14:10 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119735

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We know you’re busy. Yet, before you get on with your projects of the day, help yourself to a visual espresso for the creative minds. Take a couple of minutes to see some inspiring examples of websites made with the Be Theme. Explore a series of functioning websites and a variety of useful layouts that are easy to customize.Keep scrolling if:You want to hit the Refresh button on the forefront of your mind (and right now you really wish you had such a button) You want to put a rush on your web design projects You want to be ready for any clientIt’s not a secret that starting from a layout gives you considerable head start in your projects. You just have to find the right one. Luckily, Be Theme has 80 neat-looking layouts ready for takeout.What with the Muffin Builder, or Visual Composer integration, you have many options to customize that layout into a singular website. Options like 13 header styles, and many variants for menu and sidebar placement. It goes without saying that color schemes are not pre-established, for any element on your pages.It’s time to let images speak for themselves.First, a showcase of websites made with Be Theme.

Pole dance academy

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We know you’re busy. Yet, before you get on with your projects of the day, help yourself to a visual espresso for the creative minds. Take a couple of minutes to see some inspiring examples of websites made with the Be Theme. Explore a series of functioning websites and a variety of useful layouts that are easy to customize.

Keep scrolling if:

You want to hit the Refresh button on the forefront of your mind (and right now you really wish you had such a button)
You want to put a rush on your web design projects
You want to be ready for any client

It’s not a secret that starting from a layout gives you considerable head start in your projects. You just have to find the right one. Luckily, Be Theme has 80 neat-looking layouts ready for takeout.

What with the Muffin Builder, or Visual Composer integration, you have many options to customize that layout into a singular website. Options like 13 header styles, and many variants for menu and sidebar placement. It goes without saying that color schemes are not pre-established, for any element on your pages.

It’s time to let images speak for themselves.

First, a showcase of websites made with Be Theme.

Pole dance academy

1-poledancemarseille_com

 

 

Business website

2-sixtonlaarzen_nl

 

 

App website

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Private school

4-butzennascht_com

 

Law firm

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Web design agency

6-bizigndesign_com

 

 

Professional photographer

7-allemanzano_com_br

Plenty more websites made with Be Theme are enlisted here: http://themes.muffingroup.com/betheme/showcase

As promised, below are 10+ layouts that are up for with 1-Click Installation.

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12-be_pr

13-be_fit

14-be_tattoo

15-be_barber

16-be_book

17-be_architect

18-be_museum

19-be_vision

20-be_baker

21-be_party

22-be_security

That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed our Be Flavored espresso. Click the button below if you want to know all about creating websites with Be Theme!

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Deals You Can’t Miss in 2015http://designm.ag/sponsored/deals-you-cant-miss-in-2015/ http://designm.ag/sponsored/deals-you-cant-miss-in-2015/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:18:04 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119717

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Let’s start off 2015 the right way, shall we? We’ve got a list of some of the most useful deals for this New Year and we’re about to share it with you. All of the deals listed below are sure to make your life as a web professional better and a lot easier, all the while improving the quality of your work.1. Mighty Deals1

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Let’s start off 2015 the right way, shall we? We’ve got a list of some of the most useful deals for this New Year and we’re about to share it with you. All of the deals listed below are sure to make your life as a web professional better and a lot easier, all the while improving the quality of your work.

1. Mighty Deals

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If your browse through Mighty Deals’ customer testimonials you’ll find that they all love it for being simple to use, extremely efficient for promoting deals and very useful for getting your hands on the best deals available. Here’s how this all began: the team over at Mighty Deals love deals as much as the next person, but at one point they got tired of browsing through deals that weren’t really helpful for supplying their needs and they decided to get together and create a more useful deal website. Mighty Deals offer amazing deals on products that web professionals actually want and need and all you have to do in order to get them is browse through their website and choose, no registration or fees required. The amazing deal they’ve got going right now is a 45% discount of the amazing Nimva WordPress theme. This elegant and professional theme is the perfect choice for all business or portfolio website owners out there. Nimva is flexible and incredibly robust and you will be able to customize it to your needs all on your own with the help of the extensive tutorials included in the offer. Don’t miss out the chance to give your website a complete makeover for just $27. Also, if you have your own tools, apps or resources that you’d like to promote, just submit your deal to Mighty Deals and you’re sure to get the exposure you desire. Register for the Mighty Deals newsletter and always be up to date with all their offers.

2. MyDesignDeals

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Everybody starts somewhere and then puts a lot of hard work and determination into becoming better at what they do as time goes by. Designers are no exception. The best way for a designer to perfect their craft is by learning all that he or she can from those who have been going at it for longer. MyDesignDeals is the place to check out in order to gain access to resources that will help you in your current projects and teach you new things for your future projects. Browse through their amazing repository of textures, brushes, kick ass design tutorials and more in order to gain more insight into your own craft. All the bundles provided by MyDesignDeals are comprised of only the best design tools and are only available for a limited amount of time. In order to be sure that you’re constantly up to date with the deals, subscribe to MyDesignDeals’s newsletter, you’ll also receive instant access to The Designer Toolbox when you do so and enjoy all its thousands of freebies.  Also make sure to check out one of the most popular deals of all time in The 164 Best Photoshop Styles on the Planet.

3. Logo Design Team

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Creating an identity for your business is an essential step towards making it a success. You want people to recognize your website or brand straight off the bat and having a professional logo is the best way to go about it. Logo Design Team is the best service to turn to when you’re looking to create a logo that will leave an everlasting impression in your client’s mind. Logo Design Team will not only create a elegant, memorable logo for your business, they can also help you with a number of other brand identities like Brochures, Banners, Illustrations, Social Media Graphics and more. Their professionalism and dedication to getting a job well done has pushed Logo Design Team into the global market of Custom Logo Design & Graphic Design services. You can rest assured that your brand’s identity is well taken care of in their hands.  What’s more, they’re currently offering a great deal, a 10% discount on all purchases with the use of this coupon code ‘MYD10’. Get it right now.

4. DealJumbo

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Here’s what you need to know about DealJumbo: they’ve been on the market for quite some time now and they’ve amassed an impressive repository of both premium bundles and free resources that will cover almost your every need. By browsing through their offer of premium bundles you’ll find that they perfectly supply any design needs you might have. DealJumbo offers bundles that cover a variety of styles and adhere to a number of the hottest trends on the Internet. What’s more, the team is constantly on their toes and is always ready to answer your current and even future needs (check out their website, they’ve already released a Valentine’s Day Graphics bundle). With regards to their freebies section, it hosts a variety of shapes, textures, icons, surfaces, mockups, stock photos and much more. Follow this link and check it out for yourself, you’re bound to find just the thing your latest design has been missing.

5. MaxCDN

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If you’re in search for a content delivery network then you can’t go wrong with MaxCDN. This service promises both faster content delivery as well as the means to manage your content easily and safely. By using their MaxArchitecture, the team over at MaxCDN are able to offer you better speeds for the delivery of your content to all devices and regardless of the size of the files you’re looking to transfer. In order to achieve this they use MaxPOPs, MultiPath Network and more. To be able to give you a better overview of your content, MaxCDN gives you MaxControl within which you will be able to make new origin deployments seen immediately, have all changes provisioned automatically, enable and deploy your SSL in real time, a complete automation of your CDN workflow and real time reporting and analytics of your data.  In addition to all of this, MaxResponse offers you technical support for your needs in less than 2 minutes. What are you waiting for?

6. Elegant Themes

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For more than 8 years Elegant Themes has focused on producing some of the best themes for WordPress available. With a team of passionate individuals that closely interact with their community and take great care to always listen and try to satisfy their needs as well as possible, Elegant Themes has become a extremely respected name. Divi is probably their most successful theme to date and it’s not without good reason. Divi is both flexible and incredibly easy to use. The Divi Builder allows you to visually create your own unique layouts without you having to write a single line of code. This amazing tool allows you to create your website exactly the way you want it. In case you’re not one to start from scratch, Divi also ships out with 18 pre-made layouts that will give you a good starting point and that you can then modify as you see fit. Now’s your chance to get Divi for your website or future projects because Elegant Themes is offering a 20% discount on their Developer subscription, so hurry up and grab the deal right now.

7. AnimatedVideo

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Integrating videos into your website is one design trend that you should really consider employing. By using videos you will be able to get your point across to your users easier than ever before. And AnimatedVideo is the team to help you do it. Their expertise ranges from engaging script or illustrative storyboards to soothing videos and engaging animations. What the team over at AnimatedVideo aims to do is understand your business profile and work with you towards creating the best possible videos to suit your needs. They’re well versed in a diverse array of topics like Marketing Videos, Info Videos, Corporate Videos and even Mobile App Videos. What’s more, you are going to be an essential part of the entire creative process and you will be constantly kept up to date with all the processes involved including storyboarding, visual designing and even animation. The best news is still to come though, AnimatedVideo is currently offering a great discount on their services, all you have to do is go to this link, write ‘GETOFFER’ in the ‘About Video’ field and submit your order.

8. Templates-master

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All eCommerce website owners aim to increase their revenue along with their conversion rate and if they happen to be running their website on the Magento platform there’s no better way to do it than employing the Fire Checkout extension from Templates Master. This one step checkout extension has it all: it runs with AJAX, giving you increased speed and better user experience, it has a responsive layout optimized for mobile devices, it offers support in 11 languages and it provides you with the means to modify the layouts for both your checkout and checkout success pages seamlessly. By using Fire Checkout you will be able to create a unique experience for each and every customer that visits your store. The Magento Geolocation support feature and the Magento Delivery Date option are sure to make you stand out from the crowd as a store that values its customer’s satisfaction. What’s more, Fire Checkout is fully integrated with some of the most popular payment and delivery methods around, including PayPal, Google Checkout, Royal Mail and more. Take a look at Templates Master’s Fire Checkout and see what it could improve for your website.

9. DesignVitamins

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Looking for something to spruce up your designs? On the lookout for an extra shot of vitality for your current projects? Do you need something that will make your design truly amazing? Well, look no further than DesignVitamins. For quite some time now, DesignVitamins has amassed an impressive repository of stock graphics that are guaranteed to aid you in any task you’ve got. Their library currently hosts over 33,000 items and the team over at DesignVitamins is hard at work in order to keep adding 1,000 items to that number monthly. Comprised of young designers looking to create quality resources for their community, DesignVitamins is the place to go for all creative individuals. Whatever need you may have be it for PS brushes, stock vectors, UI elements, backgrounds, textures or even tutorials, rest assured that DesignVitamins can provide you with options at prices that all designers can afford.

10. Inky Deals

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Inky Deals is the place to go for some of the best design deals available anywhere. Here is where you’ll find a variety of tools and design resources that will help you take your designs, projects or websites to the next level. Regardless of the product you choose to purchase, Inky Deals offers the best return policy around. They don’t settle for a 100% money back guarantee, they go for 200%, which basically means that you get to keep your purchase and get your money back if you’re not happy with what you got. The team over at Inky Deals likes to keep in close touch with their community and by listening closely to this community they’ve come together with like-minded friends and created a completely free design bundle that comprises over 470 premium resources. And, wait, there’s more, all the resources within this bundle come with royalty license meaning you can use them for both personal and commercial use without any additional fees. Check out their website for more information and even more deals.


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The Year of High Expectations – Taking Web Design to the Next Levelhttp://designm.ag/sponsored/the-year-of-high-expectations-taking-web-design-to-the-next-level/ http://designm.ag/sponsored/the-year-of-high-expectations-taking-web-design-to-the-next-level/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:50:56 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=119670

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 The last few years have changed the way we look at website design and resources for web design. Our industry has evolved at a fast pace, by first launching trends, then quickly adopting them as standard procedure, and even unifying them in single powerful solutions.Take multiple device responsiveness, for instance. You remember how big of a deal it was just a couple of years ago. Well, right now, no self-respecting creative would have it any other way. Besides, type kits have become more accessible for WordPress users who need to stick to small budgets. And these marks of progress hardly begin to cover the whole picture. 

2015 – Innovative and challenging

In terms of website design, large image or video backgrounds continue to be intensely sought-for. We can expect to be met with revolutionary techniques for fast-loading image optimization, and responsive re-sizing. Also, consider the role of coding taking a backseat to streamlined design when it comes to professional website creation. Shortcodes are becoming hugely popular. Frankly, it can be stated that the front office has recently been claimed by designers with themes and platforms that generate clean code and provide loads of shortcodes.2015 is going to raise the bar even higher, as designers are forever looking for solutions that cover as many loose ends as possible. Hence, WordPress themes that are complete with all of the aforementioned capabilities will receive a lot of attention. 

The Curious Case of X Theme

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The last few years have changed the way we look at website design and resources for web design. Our industry has evolved at a fast pace, by first launching trends, then quickly adopting them as standard procedure, and even unifying them in single powerful solutions.

Take multiple device responsiveness, for instance. You remember how big of a deal it was just a couple of years ago. Well, right now, no self-respecting creative would have it any other way. Besides, type kits have become more accessible for WordPress users who need to stick to small budgets. And these marks of progress hardly begin to cover the whole picture.

 

2015 – Innovative and challenging

In terms of website design, large image or video backgrounds continue to be intensely sought-for. We can expect to be met with revolutionary techniques for fast-loading image optimization, and responsive re-sizing. Also, consider the role of coding taking a backseat to streamlined design when it comes to professional website creation. Shortcodes are becoming hugely popular. Frankly, it can be stated that the front office has recently been claimed by designers with themes and platforms that generate clean code and provide loads of shortcodes.

2015 is going to raise the bar even higher, as designers are forever looking for solutions that cover as many loose ends as possible. Hence, WordPress themes that are complete with all of the aforementioned capabilities will receive a lot of attention.

 

The Curious Case of X Theme

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If you didn’t kick off WordPress projects with X Theme last year, then you’ll most likely get around to it in the near future. The curious thing about this theme is that it’s a full-option package for web designers, many of whom hurried to voice out their surprise, and firmly label it as the only theme one could possibly need for any sort of project. Thus, a large number of enthusiastic testimonials confirm X Theme’s status as the fastest selling theme of all time over at ThemeForest.

At first glance, Themeco’s offering is instantly recognizable as an exceptionally equipped website theme, but it’s what happens on a deeper analysis that will leave you speechless. It introduces four stand-alone design Stacks. Each Stack answers your various needs differently. Integrity is destined for elegant business websites, Renew emphasizes flat design, whereas Icon has a minimalist edge, and Ethos leaves room for engaging imagery.

Stacks are just the tip of the iceberg. X Theme includes flexible navigation, styling, and layout options, not to mention a set of 40 clever shortcodes, and their newest (and possibly most amazing feature yet), Extensions!

 

Extensions – WordPress Plugins The Themeco Way

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Each unique purchase of the X Theme fires up many website crafting possibilities at a price that’s obscenely modest. The cost of an individual WordPress plugins would normally oscillate between $50 and $200, but the custom extensions that Themeco has developed to work with X cannot be purchased elsewhere, for any price.

Instead, this theme incorporates what would otherwise be an overall investment of $1000, and delivers a pocketful of pricey extensions at your doorstep for FREE: Video Lock (Great for marketers), Disqus, MailChimp integration, and more. All extensionsare extremely easy to use, tweaked to blend in perfectly with X Theme, and don’t weigh down on its performance.

Every time a copy is bought, its owner can access all the available plugins and receives any upcoming ones that will surely be introduced. Even more importantly, the user is going to receive all future updates, without having to secure them manually.

 

Unique Layouts on the Go

The X Customizer enables you to configure your site in a wonderfully effortless live preview and see what your site layout looks like without switching back and forth from the admin panel (because remember there is no admin panel in X).

Gorgeous Content Slides

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It goes without saying that sliders are perfect for showcasing any type of website content. Slider Revolution is a well-known plugin that offers many transitions, effects, and custom animations for you to choose from. And since X Theme is packed with it, you will have no shortage of fine-tuned options in the WYSIWYG slide editor.

You can easily place a caption on sliding images. Simply take your pick from the list of pre-established caption animations, or roll up your sleeves and forge some caption transitions of your own. Slider revolution also makes it OK to decide independently on how animations usher in or usher out your caption.

Fade-and-slide is by far the most traditionally employed slide transition type, yet you’re not confined to it. You may also go for 3D, parallax, and zoom transitions if that’s what you want.

 

Fancy Marketing Offers

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If you’re interested in new ways to present marketing or content offers to the website audience, then Content Dock from X Theme is going to make your day. It basically guarantees that your offers come across as compelling, and not at all cumbersome. Yet, they will only show up on displays that are larger than 767px, since the primary website content would be eclipsed by this extension on smaller displays, or users wouldn’t be able to reach the closing button.

Here’s how you can operate this extension. Activate Content Dock, then navigate to the ‘Appearance’ menu item on your WordPress admin panel. Then, use any widgets labeled Content Dock. The text widget would be an obvious choice, and it also gives you the chance to use Shortcodes. Simple and effective.

 

Inviting Sign-Up Forms

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MailChimp is the declared king of e-mail marketing, right? Well, the fish won’t bite if your bait is no good, so it makes sense to pay extra attention to the finest details of your forms when you’re launching a brand new WordPress website.

X sports an able MailChimp integration, and you know what that means. It’s important to give your website readers a proper opt-in experience, otherwise they may neglect to subscribe for e-mail newsletters. So when you’re moving forward with X Theme, you can rest assured knowing that your sign up forms will look splendid for any occasion.

Customizing fabulous sign-up forms is a breeze, and you can then place them anywhere you like on your X website, with a simple shortcode, widget, or template function.

Monitored Websites

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Care to take the pulse of your website usage over time? Of course you do. Google Analytics exists to help you keep an eye on everything with the latest tracking codes and loads of additional data for result pages and error pages. All you need to do is input your code snippet, and then establish the area of your web page where it’s going to be output.

Mind you, the Google Analytics extension from X is tuned to help you deliver accurate statistics via Google’s platform. Should you choose to output in the header section, all website visits are reported back to you. However, if you go for the footer section, then the only logged visits that you will see are those that waited for a full page load.

 

Looking Forward to New Beginnings?

There’s no telling what the future holds. We’ve all worked with WordPress themes and plugins before, yet X Theme has managed to debunk the practice of using isolated solutions for web design – all in a very limited time frame. Something tells me that the evolution of web design is not going to slow down in 2015, so it’s down to us to keep up with the avalanche of new and improved services or products. Better yet, with a product like X you are also buying into a community that is tens of thousands strong. With an incredibly active forum and members area, customers are treated more like friends than business associates, and their support experience has been labeled by many to be second to none.

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