What to Do When You Inherit an Existing WordPress Website

What to Do When You Inherit an Existing WordPress Website

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Inheriting a website built by someone else can be intimidating for even experienced web designers. That holds especially true for sites built with WordPress. The fact is that there is any number of themes and plugins a site could be running – not to mention all the customization possibilities. While the ability to create something in multiple ways is part of the beauty of WordPress, it also makes it feel darn near impossible to decipher all the ins and outs of a particular site. Taking over someone else’s creation is definitely not for the faint of heart. But there are some specific steps you can take right from the very beginning to get a sense of the situation you’re faced with. The following is a checklist of items to check…
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Top Notch Web Apps for Designers and Design Teams

Top Notch Web Apps for Designers and Design Teams

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Whatever your business or occupation, you want to make the best use of your core competencies. These might involve web design, project management, or business management. Your responsibilities can also involve necessary, yet tedious and time-consuming tasks. If these to be done manually, can be error-prone as well. When these tasks require frequent attention, you’re left with less time to do what you do best. The best solution is to invest in apps that automate these tasks. In fact, a high-quality web app can make completing them easier and faster. Many of these apps, however, require installation and updating. These web apps can be superior choices for the solutions you’re looking for. They don’t require installation or maintenance.   Apptivo View video on YouTube This web app features a powerful…
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10 Open Source Calendar UI Layouts Built With CSS

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Building a full calendar interface is tough work. There are major differences between calendars on the web and calendars for mobile apps, so it’s good to study examples and see what’s out there. After scouring through CodePen, I’ve organized the absolute best calendar UIs I could find that was created specifically for websites. All of these calendars run on CSS for the interface, although some add JavaScript functionality to create some cool interactive features. Take a peek at these snippets and see what you think! Colorful Calendar Concept This first demo really grabbed my attention due to its bright color scheme and impeccable style. Surprisingly, this colorful calendar even lets you move up & down the page with small arrow icons. The entire calendar run solely on HTML and CSS,…
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Learn Web Design with Skillshare [Reviewed]

Learn Web Design with Skillshare [Reviewed]

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(This branded content is brought to you by Skillshare) Web design is a fast-changing industry, therefore continuous learning is one of the most important skills you need in order to stay relevant in the market. However, acquiring the necessary skills can be a serious challenge, especially with limited free time. Luckily nowadays, there are a lot of learning tools you can choose from. Skillshare is one of these tools, more precisely it’s an online educational platform that can help you accomplish your professional learning goals. Skillshare has more than 17,000 online classes related to creative industries, design, technology, marketing, and other fields. Skillshare normally costs you $8.25 a month, however we are able to persuade them to give Hongkiat readers two free months with unlimited access to all of their…
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Rapidly Move From UI Idea to Prototype with Mockplus

Rapidly Move From UI Idea to Prototype with Mockplus

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The creative spark of an idea is something every designer looks forward to. What makes the whole experience even better is taking that idea and turning it into something you can share with the world. But you’d better hurry, because ideas can vanish if they’re not put into motion. You need an advanced, yet easy-to-use tool that will help you build upon your ideas. Mockplus is here to bring your ideas to life in short order. In giving it a try, I found that whether you’re working on a web or mobile project, this is the tool you need. A Truly Code-Free WYSIWYG Prototyping Experience The simple drag-and-drop interface of Mockplus lets you effortlessly build prototypes for websites and web or mobile apps. What’s more, you don’t need to deal…
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30 Amazing Payment Form Designs for Your Inspiration

30 Amazing Payment Form Designs for Your Inspiration

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If you have ever sold something online, you know how difficult it is. You need to create a nice product or service, create a website and social media accounts to promote it, run the promotion, find clients, sell the product, and only then you can collect money. The whole process is hard and time-consuming. And the last step is credit card payment form. People don’t tend to leave their credit card details in poorly designed form with confusing fields. That’s why you, as a designer, need to create a beautiful and easy-to-use credit card payment form. We decided to help you with this challenging task and collected 30 amazing payment form designs for your inspiration. 1. Daily UI Challenge 2. Pay 3. Daily Ui #03 Credit Card Checkout 4. Credit…
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Collection of Free Printable UI/UX Templates

Collection of Free Printable UI/UX Templates

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Every design project should start with basic wireframing and prototyping. This is the important process of fleshing out ideas and getting them down on paper to see which direction to take your project. Some designers prefer digital wireframing with UI kits because they’re simpler and easier to translate into pixel-perfect interfaces. But paper wireframing gives you more control and freedom to try new things. If you’re itching to dive into paper wireframing these printable templates should help you on your way. Most of these templates focus on mobile app design but you’ll find a few browser-based templates for website wireframing too. 1. Sneakpeekit The printable Sneakpeekit grid styles work for pretty much every UI/UX project. The default grid doesn’t force any specific style so you can use it for mobile…
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Introducing Millennial characters on Animaker!

Introducing Millennial characters on Animaker!

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Who are Millennials? Industry experts would say that they are individuals who have their birth years between the early 80s and 2000. But who are they really? Millennials belong to the generation that refuses to settle for just okay. They are the thinkers, the doers, the explorers and they settle only for the best. With access to the open internet and a wide array of social media networks, millennials are more aware of social issues across the globe. They are also more progressive in their thoughts than any other generation. They are straight up entrepreneurs. They would rather try and fail as an entrepreneur than sit at a single desk for 20 years. This one characteristic of theirs has come as a blessing and is boosting the global economy as…
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Fresh Resources for Web Developers – October 2017

Fresh Resources for Web Developers – October 2017

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This month Fresh Resouces is going to be a bit different than the previous months. We, web developers, are making a living in a fast-changing industry, and I’ve seen a lot of announcements from some of the biggest tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, Firefox, and PHP, which will change the way we build the web. In this installment, half of our list is going to be about these announcements. So, be ready to say hello to the future! Read Also: An Introduction to Web Workers JavaScript API Essential Image Optimization It’s an exhaustive article to optimize an image for the web written by Addy Osmani. It’s not like other write-ups that revolve around how-to, or the do’s and don’ts only. This article actually walks you through the technical details…
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Building Your Business Platform with Simbla

Building Your Business Platform with Simbla

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Most website builders will help you create a basic website. But what if you need more? If your goal is to build a customized platform that serves the needs of your business – then you’ll want to know more about the Simbla Website Builder. Simbla enables you to create your own responsive website via their simple drag-and-drop UI. Powerful functionality such as a blog or ecommerce can be quickly added through their App Market. What’s more, their Online Database feature will both power your website and allow you to create advanced web applications. Let’s have a look under the hood and see how this platform can change your business for the better: Fully-Responsive Websites Simbla gives you plenty of choice when it comes to building your website. You can choose…
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