The Year of High Expectations – Taking Web Design to the Next Level

by iulian

January 26, 2015 in Sponsored

 

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.

 

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Best Debugging Tools & Resources for Testing Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

January 20, 2015 in Resources

Once a website reaches the stage where its coded and running in a browser the project is almost complete. Party time? Not yet Wayne, because after expelling that heavy sigh of relief you’ll realize there are likely a few missteps or slight errors in the code. It never hurts to debug areas of your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript to ensure full compatibility with all browsers and screen sizes.

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This article will focus on some handy tools you can use for testing freshly-minted layouts. Modern standards of HTML5 and CSS3 have allowed for greater control over rendering and layout styles. But support for older browsers has been waning in recent years. As a developer you need to decide which browsers are worth supporting and how much effort you’ll put into debugging potential issues.

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15 WordPress Themes That Will Rock 2015

by iulian

January 14, 2015 in Wordpress

E-commerce, portfolio, blog, single app or product presentation, company presentation – these are just a few of the website types you’ll have to get up and running this year. So, in 2015, web designers need to work with the absolute best tools.

The goal is to deliver top-notch results easier. Premium WordPress themes can help you cut down on the time you spend honing beautiful websites. In other words, they’ll make you more productive in the long run. You just have to know which themes serve your purposes better. If you’re interested in evaluating your options, you’re in the right place. I’ve compiled a roundup of 15 promising themes that you need to hear about.

 

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33 Interior Design & Decorating Agency Websites

by Jake Rocheleau

January 12, 2015 in Designer Showcase

Interior design agencies provide in-demand services just like digital design or marketing agencies. Business and residential clients often hire professionals to help them decorate and renovate rooms based on architecture and space constraints. Even though this type of work is physical, interior design agencies still need a digital online presence to attract new customers and offer a professional view of the company.

This gallery focuses on 33 brilliant examples of interior design & decorating agency website layouts. Some agencies are smaller with a team of 1-2 people while others can be much larger employing 10+ people. These websites are often very clean and provide great conceptual ideas for agencies of any variety.

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