15 Books For Beginners To Learn Web Design

Around 5 years ago, I learned how to build websites by starting with simple HTML in notepad. I then purchased a book that taught me more about HTML. I thought wow if I can create this, think of all the possibilities. But my possibilities needed to be styled in a way that looked good. So I went out and purchased a book on CSS that taught me how to make my web pages look half decent. I then went on…...

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Top 10 Fun Halloween WordPress Themes

Halloween is on its way, and with it, so are 10 Halloween WordPress themes. These 10 good looking Halloween styled themes and some of them are free to download and use on your blog, others are here just to inspire you. Let me know what one you like best, and if you have found any other free Halloween styled WordPress themes. I'm sure there are a lot of good premium Halloween WordPress themes out there too. Also, let me know what…...

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Layout Examples Of How Blogs List Their Posts

There are thousands of blogs on the internet that use their own custom design. Some good, some bad. Loads of them list their blog posts in so many ways. I have compiled a showcase of layout examples, how some big blogs list their blog posts and how that fits in with their design. If you want to contribute yourself to this list, and have found another awesome example of how to list blog posts that you have found, then please…...

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8 Ways Freelancers Can Make Money In The Holiday Season

Christmas and the holiday season are often the time of the year where people spend the most amount of money. So if your outgoings overtake your freelance in-comings, then you may need to take a look at re-branding your business for the holiday season. Here is WebdesignDev's short guide on how freelancers can make a bit of extra money on the side during the holiday season when times are tough on the wallet. If you have any other ways freelancers…...

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Tips To Create A Clean Structured About Page

When it comes to an about page, think outside the box. Try to think of something new and creative that's different form the rest of your site. Of course display images of you / your staff, and descriptions of each, but try to lay it out in a very fun way, whistle keeping it clean and readable. Title image by 0at.org (thanks!). Put An Image of Yourself Up Put an avatar at least on your about page. It shows the…...

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Vimeo! The Best Video Host For Web Designers

Most designers need to host videos online at some point, whether this is annual showcases of your work, tutorials you have made, or video edits for a client. There are so many video hosting services to choose from now a days, but Vimeo outshines all of them when it comes to hosting for designers. Of course there are pros and cons of each video hosting service online, but if you take what designers need, Vimeo comes pretty much close to…...

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Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

Good evening web designers. I hope you have all had a great weekend, and are ready to start the working week tomorrow. I have something very special to share with you today. Back in June when I wrote the post 21 Beautiful And Creative Navigation Menus, we had a comment from Brian Cray, in which he shared his menu with us. After speaking with Brian, he agreed to write a tutorial for us on how he created  his website navigation…...

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Giveaway: Small Business Startup Package

Hello Everyone, As our last giveaway came to a successful end, we have decided to run another free giveaway. This time one lucky winner will receive a whole small business startup package! This time the company is PrintPrintPrint. To see the winners from the last giveaway, scroll below. More About PrintPrintPrint PrintPrintPrint.biz print more a less everything. From Business Cards to Posters, Door Hangers to Magnets, you'll be sure PrintPrintPrint has it. Their website is easy to use, and they…...

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Giveaway: 2 Sets of 500 Business Cards

We have made a deal with uprinting.com to giveaway for free, 2 sets of 500 business cards. These cards are 3" x 2.5" standard business cards. Read below on how to enter this free giveaway! Congratulations to Brad and T-Law. You both are lucky winners! ** Check out our latest giveaway! ** More About Uprinting? Uprinting.com is a website that specializes in printing. They can print more a less anything from calendars to envelopes. They cover a wide range of…...

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TextWrangler, A Free Web Development App For Mac

TextWrangler is the mother of all free text editors for Mac OS X. It is made by Bare Bones Software, and is currently on version 2.3. It is a beautiful text editor for web development. I prefer using this rather than some high end web development Mac applications. You can find out more about TextWrangler at the official homepage... http://www.barebones.com/products/TextWrangler/index.html What does it look like? It features a beautiful user interface (like most mac apps). There is a nice menu…...

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