30 Beautiful Premium Icon Sets for Your Next Project

Posted in Icons, Inspiration2 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

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?

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 6 Comments

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

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials2 months ago • Written by 5 Comments

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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15 Easy to Follow Daily Productivity Tips Just for You

Posted in Freelance, Tips2 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

We all want to be productive, at least everyone who wants to become successful. For freelancers, productivity means money. The more efficient you do things, the richer you become.

For those who are employed with a company or institution, productivity means a lot too. If one gets too lazy at work, chances are, he might pack it the next day. What are some daily productivity tips you can perform to become more successful?

Let me give you some little tips:

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20 Web Design Learning Resources You Should Know

Posted in Showcase, Tools, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 13 Comments

The job of web designers and developers is becoming harder because new techniques are being introduced everyday. Designers who have completed their education find it difficult to learn them without any instructor.

Luckily, there are plenty of websites that offer you complete online courses in designing and development. You can learn all the latest techniques through well-known instructors and tutorials.

In today’s article, we are featuring 20 web design learning resources where you can learn everything about web designing and developing. Share the post after reading so that others can read it too!

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100 Inspirational Quotes to Start Your Day Right

Posted in Inspiration, Showcase, Tips3 months ago • Written by Leave a comment

Humans face difficulties and hard times in their life. These difficulties break your spirit and bring you down from your path. But the ones who tackle those difficult situations with a positive mind and approach bring a huge change in their lives and even to the lives of others around them.

Many people, including myself, find inspirational quotes to eliminate the negative self-talk that is running around in our heads.

Every day is a fresh start, so reading brilliant motivational quotes before starting the day can bring a huge difference in our life.

When your designs go wrong, your ideas don’t get noticed, the people you trusted let you down, products go flop. In these tough times, there is nothing you can do except keep your faith alive and move forward. Keeping your mind on the positive track is the solution to succeed in today’s world. Insightful quotes have the ability to keep you focused every day and help you remain positive during tough times.

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How Important Connections Are and Why You Should Start Networking

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 months ago • Written by 2 Comments

No doubt your talent and skills are great features for getting you a good job but knowing the right people is as important. It can only happen when you go out in the market and start networking. Networking can be the most powerful tool for anyone who wants to achieve something in personal or professional life.

Networking and you:

  • It can be the door between you and your dream job, or your promotion, or getting in line with your industry leaders
  • It can be the support in the hour of need
  • It can make your job hunt or client hunt much easier

Therefore, whenever you are in need of a new client or maybe a job, all you have to do is call upon your network to help you. Networking nowadays has become more important than you think. With an established connection, you can make yourself stand out from the competition.

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40 Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes to Impress Your Clients

Posted in Themes, Tools, WordPress3 months ago • Written by Leave a comment

A portfolio website is one of the must-haves for a freelancer. Either you are just starting or already a veteran, a portfolio website is needed because it will give your clients first-hand information about the quality of your work. It also gives you the chance to impress your clients without even opening your mouth.

For starters, you have a lot of options where you could put up your portfolio. We have:

But of course, you would want everything to look and feel professional. Hosting your portfolio on a free service doesn’t really exemplify that wanting.

That is why I personally recommend you to host your portfolios, pay the upkeep and use WordPress. WP is one of the best services when it comes to content management. Yes, WP is mainly known for blogging, but it’s pretty flexible that you can create almost everything out of it, a portfolio site would be a great example.

Now, of course, you will need themes to make your website look better. Thank us later but we had that covered for you. May I present you 40 beautiful WordPress portfolio themes!

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How To Do Your Best Work by Working Smarter, Not Harder!

Posted in Freelance, HowTos, Web Design3 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

Would you like to know how you could be so productive that in two hours you could get done what takes for most people a whole day?

I have always been interested to discover “long-term shortcuts”, shortcuts which will keep me productive and healthy for years to come! Sure, there are short-term shortcuts like drinking huge amounts of caffeine, using drugs, pills, energy drinks, cigarettes, but these things will seriously mess up your health and well-being in long term.

Do you know story about hare and tortoise – “Slow and steady wins the race”? That’s right I don’t want to be hare, I am all about boring and un-sexy rituals which will make all the difference in long-term! If you are looking for magic bullet or get quick rich scheme you should go somewhere else.

Long-Term Shortcuts outlined here will get you ahead of everybody else, they will help you to get tasks done better, faster and with less effort! That’s what you call best work!

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