Leaping Ahead: 10 Web Design Trends you can expect in 2017

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2016 is coming to an end. That means it's time to revisit this year's web design trends and see what's coming up for next year! It's the time web designers can start getting ready for upgrading their online projects with latest web design trends for the upcoming year. What will be in demand in 2017? What web design trends in 2017 will be more popular than others? Which ones will be more appreciated by the highly demanding web community?

Only time will tell.

Still, we want to leap ahead and suggest several web design trends that might penetrate even deeper in the contemporary web designs.

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How to become a web developer later in life [Infographic]

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There are many reasons to switch career later in life: to pursue a neglected passion, to adapt to a changing job market, or to learn a new skill set, to name but three. In a changing world of work, there are always exciting new areas to explore, but it can be intimidating as a new entrant in a sector seemingly dominated by younger workers – especially those that can claim that dreaded title, the ‘digital native’.

But if you’ve worked thousands of hours at a job or jobs that required you to be deeply logical and scientific, or you have an engineer’s mind for an elegant solution, learning to code may feel relatively natural to you.

This Infographic, originally published by Varooma explains how to become a developer later on in life. We've also been quoted as a web developer in an upcoming article by Varooma.

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How to hire (GREAT) Javascript developers - Top 5 sites

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Hiring a great Javascript developer is the cornerstone of building a proficient web development team today

It is difficult to overstate how important is to find an excellent JavaScript developer for hire, to build an excellent web development team.

Javascript, is in the world of tech today has become fundamental. It's importance in today's web is unparalled. JavaScript is the central scripting language of the World Wide Web. Your web development team should not just have a good number of Javascript developers, you need to make sure there is a good percentage of excellent, top-talent Javascript developers.

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Top 5 Places to find the Best App Developer for hire (iOS/Android)

Find the Best App Developer for hire
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Once, twice, thrice, we have been through it quite a few times. Find a good (let alone a great) app developer for hire and getting them to come onboard your project understanding is in itself, an ordeal. We've had plenty of bad experiences with hiring an app developer which greatly inflated their capabilities. Untested pages, broken functionalities, coding glitches, blah blah blah! Lots of things that you really really never want in your…well, whatever app you dreamt of building.

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5 Color Psychology Tips to Instantly Make eCommerce Sites better

Color Psychology for ecommerce sites
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As a designer, color psychology may not be something you think about regularly, but you’re likely aware that something red can make you feel hungry and that a bright, sunny yellow room can make you feel lighthearted and happy. Applying the psychology of color to eCommerce sites web design can also have an emotional impact on site visitors. Which colors you choose for the design can help with brand recognition and even how likely a customer is to trust your brand.

Color psychology is basically the way color impacts the emotions and behaviors of people. Does it make them want to purchase an item? Does it make them happy, or does it show a serious side?

However, color psychology isn’t as simple as red makes you hungry, and blue makes you feel calm. There is a lot more that goes into color psychology, and it has many layered facets. More so, if you are doing this for eCommerce sites, color psychology is all the more important.

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TemplateToaster Review: would it work for me?

TemplateToaster Review
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Any business owner or newbie website developer knows how difficult it is to create and maintain a website. It’s a good thing that we’re now living in a generation when several tools are available to help practically anyone in terms of website creation and Web design.

One such tool is TemplateToaster, which has been creating a buzz for making it easy for anyone to come up with the perfect website template for just about any intended purpose.

In this article, we will do a comprehensive TemplateToaster review and how useful it is in the field of web design.

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101 web design blogs you NEED to follow in [2017] + RSS

101 Awesome Web design blogs you need to follow in 2016
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 If you're a web designer, a design agency, or somebody who works with websites, you know that you must keep yourself always up to date with the latest goings on in the world of web design.

To that extent, what better way than following established web design blogs , which produce a constant stream of content. Yes, you may "use" a lot of time if you had to read all of that content - but it would be much more expensive for you if you had to fall behind.

Here's a list of the web design blogs you should follow.

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Top 30 New Themes Released in Spring 2016 by TemplateMonster

Top 30 New Themes Released in Spring 2016 by TemplateMonster
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Whether you need a website for your private needs or for a small business with 10+ employees, it is necessary to run a good looking and responsive website that reflects your professionalism. Of course it must be intuitive and highly customizable in order to save your money and time while managing it. Here we’ve gathered a collection of Top 30 New Themes Released in Spring 2016 by TemplateMonster. All these are premium themes with an extensive functionality built by professionals to be used to set up any kind of a website you need.

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Amazing Programming Communities That Every Web Developer Should Use

Are you part of an amazing programming community?
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because you WILL mature as a coder when engaging with a programming community

It’s no secret that the life of a developer, especially that of a freelance developer, can be pretty isolating. Truth is, the more into the code we get, the more we don’t get out. We spend all of our time eagerly plugging away at our keyboards, looking for that pesky bug or learning a new way to build an app so that it stands out from all the rest. Because we’re so focused on the screen in front of us, we tend to forget to think of our networks as a programming community when in fact, that is exactly what they are.

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Introduction to Responsive Web Design: Pseudo-Elements, Media Queries, and More

Introduction to Responsive Web Design (RWD)
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Nowadays, your website will be visited by a wide variety of devices: desktops with large monitors, mid-sized laptops, tablets, smartphones, and more.

To achieve an optimal user experience as a front-end engineer, your site should adjust its layout in response to these varied devices (i.e., to their varied screen resolutions and dimensions). The process of responding to the form of the user’s device is referred to as (you guessed it) responsive web design (RWD).

Why is it worth your time to study responsive web design examples and shift your focus to RWD? Some web designers, for example, instead make it their life’s work to ensure a stable user experience across all browsers, often spending days on end addressing small issues with Internet Explorer.

This is a foolish approach.

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The Ultimate Ecommerce Guide - or how to setup shop on your website

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Join the online shopping revolution and setup your eCommerce store

Creating your own Ecommerce platform today is something that can be filled with adventure as well as trepidation. With so many different competitors out there, it is hard to stand out from the crowd.

Furthermore, what tools are the best to help you navigate the best course for your business. That is why we created the Ultimate Ecommerce Guide - we want to give you some ecommerce tips to get you started on the right footing.

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Amazing Dark Website Design: A deeper look with 35 Examples

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Dark Website Design has always been a very controversial topic of discussion among web designers. While many designers, who believe in pushing the normal boundaries, seem to adopt the concept of Dark Web Design, there are some others who are still not in favor of using it in their designs. This is mostly because they think it’s not good for a website from a readability point of view.

But actually, this is not so. Done properly, Dark Web Design can convey a very creative, elegant and professional look and feel to users.However, creating a dark website design is quite a challenging job that requires a web designer to be an expert in web usability. This article focuses mainly on different scenarios when you may use Dark Web Design and several things to keep in mind while working on a dark-themed website.

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Real UX Design: How to separate the Wheat from the Chaff in 5 simple ways

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It’s no secret that the user experience (UX) design market is teeming with non-professionals claiming to be masters of the trade. Probably, it’s because UX design, being unrecognized for years is currently enjoying a lot of airplay following proven success as an internet marketing strategy.

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