25 Creative Office Supplies and Accessories for Web Designers

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Web designers are innovative people who spend their entire day in creating interesting things and inspiring their surroundings. However, they have to work in mind-numbing environment in their offices. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why creative office supplies have been marketed.

Every designer works for 8-9 hours in the office and spends half of the day in an environment full of projects, layouts, and client meetings, etc, thus, bringing stress to the mind. Making the office an enjoyable place to work can be the best treatment for maintaining focus on the work.

If you feel like a little unimaginative in the office, then, maybe it’s time to make some changes around your surroundings. I am not talking about reconstructing your office; just add some creative supplies and accessories on your desk and you’re good to go.

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40 Free Icon Sets Worth Checking Out

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Icons are very important in websites as they are used to make them look complete. These can be seen on every website. Their purpose is to guide the users and provide useful information to them. That said, designers are well aware of their meaning in web related projects and always looking for good icons to use in their websites.

Icons are symbols that work as the communicator between the user and web page. In addition to that, icons provide a smoother and easier navigation experience.

Designers who work to give usability to the visitors always include icons in their design.

Why?

  • Icons make the design of website look simple and creative
  • Icons are a great way to help your visitors finding their required information quickly

As the modern design technology is improving, more and more designers are using icons in their websites. Icon sets can be found easily on the Internet in both free and premium charges.

If you are a creative designer, you can create custom icons for yourself. However, using icon sets that are pre-designed by expert designers is always a good option. A lot of talented graphic designers share their icon sets with other designers so that everyone can utilize them.

In today’s post, we are sharing 40 free icon sets of 2014 that we have collected for web designers, developers and bloggers. You can freely download these sets and use them in your designing projects.

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40 Beautiful Tumblr Themes

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The popularity of Tumblr is increasing day by day due to its simplicity and flexibility. Everyone in today’s world wants to post their experiences, daily observations, and thoughts on their own blogs in an easy way.

Tumblr is a platform for blogging which allows you to share your images, content, videos and etc. on the go. It gives you the complete access to post and customize your content from your web browsers, e-mails or from phones. To make the blogging experience more interesting, there are thousands of themes available that you can use to make your blog stand out from the crowd.

These themes can vary in the styles: grid-based, portfolio styles, high resolutions and many more features.

In today’s post we have collected 40 beautiful Tumblr themes for your blogs. Twenty of these themes are free while the other twenty are premium Tumblr themes. We wish you find the best one that suites your requirements!

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Effective Vanilla Methods for Full-Time Employment Transition

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The economic recession has brought so many changes, especially in the job market structure. It is becoming harder each day to find jobs and the pressure of meeting their needs is getting difficult for many people.

It is no secret that many freelancers are now making an employment transition to a full-time employment just to meet their basic needs. However, it can be a difficult step for many freelancers to make the change and work as a full-time employee.

In today’s article, we are going to discuss about making a transition from your freelancing career to a full-time employment. What can you expect from it? What challenges will you be facing and how can you overcome it? Also, I would be sharing some tips that will surely help you in getting hired. So let’s start!

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Bring Your Website to Life Using This Animate.css Tutorial

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CSS3 animation is a great new feature of CSS3. With this feature, it is possible to animate transitions from one CSS style to another. The introduction of CSS keyframes rule made it possible to have intermediate waypoints along the way of animation.

Compiling all of the useful CSS animations in one CSS library is a great idea but may take some time. Good thing there is already a prebuilt library that compiles all good CSS animations.

Introducing Animate.css, a free prebuilt CSS library, created by Dan Eden. It is consist of over 50 amazing, cross-browser CSS animations that save you from writing a little more lines of CSS to animate elements on your site projects.

Today, we’re going to check how we can apply cool animations using  this Animate.css tutorial. You can feature this animation in a landing page. Let’s get started!

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100 Free HTML Website Templates To Use In 2014

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A website template consists of either a single web page or a set of web pages that have been pre-designed by other designers. Instead of hiring a web designer, many small businesses are using HTML website templates.

What are the advantages of using website templates?

  • You can easily modify website templates with your own content and images in your projects
  • Website templates are generally built with HTML and CSS coding. Anyone can easily setup their own websites without hiring a professional designer and developer
  • Some designers also use these templates to create professional looking websites for their customers
  • They are cost effective

In today’s post, we have collected some gorgeous-looking free HTML website templates that we will be sharing in this article. These templates include some great features such as flat design, responsive layout, and jQuery sliders, etc. You can freely download these templates and make several modifications that you wish in it.

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20 Best Premium eCommerce Themes for Your Online Store

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If you are starting an online store for your business, premium eCommerce themes would come very handy for you. These themes offer you every feature that is required to build and start an online store, from easily managing your shipping, tax to payments by different money transfer gateways.

However, professional bloggers mostly recommend premium themes. Some of the reasons why this is so are:

  • Better security
  • After-sales support and maintenance
  • SEO-friendly
  • Better quality of code and design

Choose the best theme according to your target market and put your products along with their description on the website. However, it can be difficult to find the themes that are of highest quality and will suite your target market perfectly.

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Online Courses for Web Designers and Developers

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Web designing and developing are becoming very popular careers among the new generation. With new techniques coming almost every day, it becomes very confusing for designers and developers to understand all the techniques. But thanks to the Internet, there are plenty of online courses where you can get all the information you need regarding designing and development.

Some of them are paid while others are free but, they all come very handy when you want to learn the proper techniques of designing and developing. I have made a list of 20 courses found online which you can learn everything about web designing. Here it goes:

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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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