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15 Valuable Tools and Services for Designers to Try This Year

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When is the best time to think about changing your web-site tool kit? If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest design trends or have fallen in love with the tools and services you’ve had for along time, the answer is probably now.

The thought of having to make a change can be disconcerting at first. After all, moving out of one’s comfort zone is seldom fun.

When you’re presented with 15 of the top services and tools presently available and have the opportunity to upgrade that toolkit of yours. The prospect of doing so can be downright exciting.

Why not do so right now? If you make a wrong choice, which is very unlikely, you can always go back to the way things were. We seriously doubt that will be the case.

Starting with UXPin, give it a try. Good things are likely to happen.

Things NOT to Do While Choosing a WordPress Theme

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Using WordPress to build your website for starting your blog or any digital presence for your online business is often the best choice you can make. WordPress is most used by people who want to start their work with fewer hassles, and who want to do it in the shortest period of time possible. You can have full control over your website with WordPress, and that makes it easier to work with. When you start with WordPress, one of the essential things to start with is selecting an appropriate theme.

How to Create Typography Animation Using Photoshop

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Designers have always used various ways to get the attention of the clients/audience, and Photoshop has immensely helped in this. Typography Animation is one of the best things to view and admire. It is a skill to create typography animation. We use typography animation to give a break to the standard and dull text.

Typography animation gives variety and it’s a great way to seek attention in terms of marketing. Regular text has often been overused. Something new and better always has to take over the dull content. Typography animation is one such thing that has taken over the standard text. Typography animation always captures attention and takes us to a fantasy world like when we were a child. It is one of the best ways to put out your message in an appealing manner. Not only does the reader see it, but also it is etched in his or her mind for a more extended period of time.

20 Must Have Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

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Adobe Photoshop is a must-have for web designers that helps designers create UI (user interface)/UX (user experience), icons, graphics, wireframes, and mockups. Photoshop design options and plugins have given the design platform a different experience overall and speedy accomplishment of tasks with varied options. Photoshop, along with the appropriate plugins, helps you get your desired result within a short period of time by cutting out the time spent on getting trivial things done.  There may be many specifications or design options that Photoshop doesn’t have, but the plugins and extensions that are available help augment all of Photoshop’s shortcomings. Try out these Adobe Photoshop plugins that change the way you design.

Breadcrumbs Design 101

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How often do we go to an unknown place and have this fear of getting lost? All we look for is for signs to help us navigate the surroundings. We’re looking for something that helps us get around the unknown territory. Some information that would help us reach the destination or at least will keep us informed about where we are. Well, that is precisely what breadcrumbs do for websites; in simpler words, they are the signs for websites. For websites that have a large number of pages, for instance, e-commerce sites, breadcrumbs help users to navigate and improve their website experience. A breadcrumb helps reduce the efforts for the visitor to reach a higher-level page.