6 Things You Need to Explain to Your Clients Before Signing a Contract

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Contracts are binding and legal leverages that protect the interests and rights of both the designer and the client. These tie both parties to attune to the provisions of the contract and makes sure no one cheats over the other.

Also, these benefit designers greatly because:

  • The designer will have some security that the client will pay
  • The designer can withdraw the deal once he feels violated
  • The designer will have an idea on how to react with clients who do not pay

What should be considered before signing contracts is no joke. This is to be taken seriously.

Once you sign, you need to finish the project and work well with the client as the client does with you. This is to preserve your reputation and of course, to follow the law.

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30 e-Commerce WordPress Themes for Your Online Shop

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Internet has proven to be a very convenient place to shop. People have now started to buy almost everything with the click of their mouse. Because of this, websites are becoming more responsive for their customers.

Whatever you are selling, e-commerce WP themes will suit perfectly with your brand. WordPress themes will make sure that your products are always available to the customers with a single click.

Here are 30 e-commerce WordPress themes for your online shopping. 20 of these themes are premium while other 10 are totally free to use.

Premium e-Commerce WordPress Themes

Premium themes are advanced-option themes that provide you with the best customization and experience. These themes are best for using in big enterprises.

All the eCommerce WordPress themes are fully responsive, which means that customer can buy your product from any smartphone or computer. Here are 20 Premium e-commerce WP themes:

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Four Effective Marketing Secrets That New Web Designers Should Use

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Freelance web designers are one-man wrecking machines. Most of the times, they act as accountant, designer, art director, copywriter and marketing strategist all at the same time.

However, you are, despite the other roles you perform, a web designer. It would be pretty understandable if you lack skills in other roles, say, marketing.

That is why, we will shed light on you regarding this matter. Continue reading and you will know few of the many marketing secrets web designers use.

These are practices that have been proven effective by a lot of web designers. Who knows, it might work better for you!

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How to Build an Online Shop Using WooCommerce

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Want to start your online store but don’t know how? It’s now easy to create one with WordPress and WooCommerce plugin. True, WordPress has been on the Web as a Content Management System for blogs. The most exciting part is, you can now do almost anything with it using premium and free plugins.

Creating an online store to sell products is now just a few clicks away using Woocommerce. Since WordPress integrates seamlessly with WooCommerce, the former is taking your site capabilities to the next level.

WooCommerce: Sell Anything Beautifully

WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin to utilize to create your online store in a few clicks. It is a feature-rich plugin of the eCommerce software of  WooThemes, a company known for their great online business solution.

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to create an online shop using this amazing plugin.

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50 Most Useful jQuery Libraries

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Useful jQuery libraries is a very familiar phrase between designers and developers. It is the one of the most popular JavaScript libraries that you find on the Web. Every designer and developer knows the importance of it; they are familiar with its functions and features.

  • jQuery is designed to resolve just about every issue that a website might have
  • It can resolve all those issues that obstruct you from making an attractive and creative website
  • If you want to resolve any cross-browser issues, make JavaScript libraries in your collection

jQuery Libraries are a great source for the web developers. You will find plenty of plugins on the Internet that are free to use but, finding them can be very time consuming as you will have to go through every site in order to find out the latest and accurate jQuery libraries.

That is why, in today’s post, we have collected a list of the most suitable jQuery libraries. You can use them to add cool effects in your website.

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40 Premium HTML Templates for Web Developers and Designers

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With thousands of websites standing in line, it can be very difficult to attract the visitors to your website. Developers have to give lot of attention to make the website perfect from every angle.

Premium HTML templates allow you to make the website look attractive and perfect without doing much work. They are very easy to understand. They even provide help in creating exclusive and eye- catching websites easily.

Premium templates have always been easy to customize; they offer plenty of useful features. With these templates, you can create your very own website in a few minutes.

All the websites created with these templates look great on tablets, laptops and smart phones.

  • Fully responsive layouts that are based on HTML5 and CSS3
  • Gives you a more effective website than the older versions of HTML
  • Easily adjusted on every screen size to give the same look on all the screens

But with tons of premium templates available on the web, it can become hard to choose the one that fits the needs of your website properly. So to help you out, we are featuring 40 premium ones that will be very helpful for the web developers and designers.

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Essential UX Tips for Your Website

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Maybe you all know what UX is and what it really means. UX or user experience is an important aspect of website development that gauges of the reactions of visitors to the design. UX focuses on how design elements help the visitors get what they want, or know what they have to know. If you want to read more about UX, we have a separate article for that.

For this article, let’s try to transform that understanding into tangible and perceivable changes in your websites. We amassed a few essential UX tips for your website!

We all know that there are a lot of factors to put in mind when designing websites. As a designer, you have to understand that everything you do can affect conversions.This directly affects how the goals of the website is achieved.

UX embraces a lot of design principles from colors, lines to element placing. Let us look into these considerations:

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30 Beautiful Premium Icon Sets for Your Next Project

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When designing a website, beautiful icon sets are always the priority of any web designer. Designers search for attractive icons that can catch the attention of their users. They are essential in every project that is related with web design.

Even though icons are very small the detail and attraction that they provide to the site is extraordinary. This is reason why designers look for high-quality and premium icon sets rather than going with cheap and free ones.

You can always use icons to connect with your visitors. Instead of creating icons that are time-consuming, you can use pre-designed premium icons that guarantee in giving solid appeal to your visitors.

However, finding good premium ones from thousands of available icon sets on the Internet can be difficult. But, don’t worry because the hard work has been done for you.

In today’s post, I am featuring 30 beautiful premium sets that are available on the Internet but are not easy to find. Hope you enjoy them!

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Do Regular Users Really Care if Your Website Is Flat?

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Flat design has started a revolution that affected a big chunk of web design as we perceive it. It has changed most of websites’ colors schemes, iconography, layout and more. It has made leaps in starting a total revamp where the third dimension in designing has been eliminated and much simpler designs are in style.

Indeed, flat design is now the trend and I see why web designers suddenly went gaga over this new design trend. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Flat design websites are easy to read
  • They are trendy
  • They are clean-looking
  • They are bright
  • They are lively
  • They focus on great typography
  • They are are simple to use
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Final Countdown: Adding a Countdown Timer on the Coming Soon Page

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A website that is not yet ready to be launched needs a “Coming Soon” Page to notify the visitors that it would be soon launched on a specific time frame. As the modern web development evolved, this page is more than just a simple text page or an under construction image.

Designing the “Coming Soon” page increases the level of expectation of the visitors, thus, giving them the thrill of what will be soon published on the site. Aside from the design, you can also collect information of interested users by inserting a “Notify Me” textbox and a “Subscription Button” on the page.

In today’s tutorial, we are going to create a coming soon page that has a countdown timer on it using jQuery Countdown plugin by Keith Wood

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