DesignMag has acquired BrillThemes.com

by Brant Wilson
on March 8, 2013

in Business/Freelance Wordpress

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

Relax Theme

Relax WordPress Theme

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25 Web Development Tutorials for Useful Code Snippets

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 7, 2013

in Resources

Over the past few years we have published a large set of tutorial focused on web development techniques. Both frontend and backend code samples are always helpful when you are building new projects. And that is reason enough to go back and check out past tutorials for golden nuggets of codes.

Check out the gallery below comprised of 25 past dev tutorials. The topics include HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and PHP. There are webapps for all types of developers and hopefully some cool techniques worth looking into a bit deeper. Browse over the individual headlines and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the post discussion area.

TinyURL Links Generator

generate jquery php howto tutorial

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Case study: Depositphotos as Your Stock Images Provider

by Brant Wilson
on March 4, 2013

in Resources

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

Fresh content

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

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A Useful Tool For Finding Free and High Quality Resources

by iulian
on February 27, 2013

in Resources

Time means money and deadlines are shorter than ever. Therefore, any tool that has the function of reducing your workload should be regarded as a blessing. However, most of the gizmos that you will find online aren’t free and in most cases cost so much that aren’t even worth considering them as an option.

So, what can you do then? Before I answer you this question, you need to take the following advice really seriously. Therefore, if you care about your money, then you should try to avoid the so called premium stock images companies as well as those websites that promise to magically transform overnight your code into a .PSD file.

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