Let’s imagine that it’s January 2013. New Year celebration is over, all presents are given away, all tasty things are eaten, and it’s time to get back to work. Developers’ routine work can be diversified with IT camps.

Those of you who are involved in WordPress development, and who are simply fans of this cool CMS will be interested to know about must-visit WordCamp events. These informal and community-organized events are hold by WordPress users who want to share their ideas and get acquainted with each other. Today we offer you to check out January and February schedule of WordCamp events. So, what are the Top WordPress Events Not to Miss Out in Winter 2013? when and where will they take place? Learn more from the following post.

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WordCamp Jerusalem 2013

 

Start: February 20, 2013 8:00 am
End: February 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Address:
Saint George 9, Jerusalem, Israel


Image Source: Tower of David and The Dome of the Rock Shrine by Shutterstock

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WordCamp Bologna 2013

 

Start: February 9, 2013 8:00 am
End: February 9, 2013 5:00 pm
Address:
via Sario Bassanelli, 9/11, Bologna, 40129, Italy


Image Source: Bologna, Italy by Shutterstock
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Do you feel it? Yeah, it’s right here – Christmas mood. What can be more wonderful? It’s time to bring this festive tone into your works, and thus spread this mood all around. What about some creative stuff that will help you create the ever nice designs? Here they are – Best Photoshop Christmas Tutorials 2012. Their goal is to help you practice and improve your design skills. Following all the steps of presented here tutorials, you’ll learn how to achieve the best of possible effects, and bring into practice the stunning design works. So, check out this compilation with creative design ideas for this festive season, and create your own effective works.

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How to Create Happy New Year 2013 Holiday Card in Adobe Photoshop CS6

 

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Christmas Snow Photoshop Text Effect

 


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The design works presenting your creative ideas demand good execution and special approach to their layout. Effectiveness is preferable, and can be achieved due to the usage of catchy design elements. Browsing our weekly series of freebies, you can find the stuff you need to decorate your works. You can reach the desired attractiveness of your design with the help of Free Vector Illustration of the week from this post. It features a woman in a blue swimsuit standing on scales measuring her hips and is nicely tailored for sites that deal with health care sphere of business.

Choose among the presented two formats (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions of this free image: 987 x 984, 2056 x 2050, 4113 x 4100. Be sure that the high quality of this vector illustration will remain unchanged while being printed in different formats. All you need in order to get it – to register at Templates.com. This registration is completely free!

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

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The 12th of December, 2012 was marked by the outstanding event, which would be appreciated by WordPress fans. New TemplateMonster’s invention, aimed to simplify the installation of the sample data content of the WordPress core website templates, saw the world. Welcome WordPress Themes powered by rapid prototyping Cherry Framework and strengthened with Bootstrap!

cherry wordpress themes

cherry wordpress themes Cherry framework was developed by TemplateMonster’s team to embrace the latest in technology. To be sure that your Cherry WordPress theme works correctly, you need to install it on your system. From now each template download package includes Cherry framework copy, that should by installed once to run Cherry-enabled WordPress themes.

Main Features of Cherry WordPress Themes:

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Typography is the way you present text, and kinetic typography is the action and excitement that you bring into it, making it effective. Such presentation can speak louder than words. The animation and graphic effects spiced up with the music can bring life into whatever text message you have, and make it undoubtedly captivating for the viewers. If you’re not a fan of typography yet, you have a chance to become the one after watching the cool videos from this post. They present not only the artistic ways of presenting texts by means of the mentioned above technique, but feature the Kinetic Typography Tutorials that will teach you how to create the stunning masterpieces like these ones. Let them become a great starting point for your future works.

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Kinetic Typography Tutorial

 

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After Effects Tutorial – Kinetic Typography Effects

 


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Since 2000th the need for graphic designers has been constantly growing. With all those IT companies, growing like mushrooms after the heavy rain, the number of design projects has also increased. Successful web design career requires the fundamental knowledge in this sphere, great skills and a bit of inspiration. All this can be acquired with the help of various educational programs. Each program has its own area of concentration, certain job opportunities and certain degrees or certificate that a student gets at the end of process. If you start exploring all the education establishments providing the programs for acquiring creative and technical skills, you can spend too much time without getting the idea about the best ones. Here is the review of the Best US Universities that Offer Web Design Education. Each item goes with the short description, while following the link you can learn more about the particular one.

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American Intercontinental University

 

This program is for those who want to learn the core principles of web designs, and the rules of efficient website designing. Choose the courses from this University to learn how to make the best out of website designing. Here you’ll get (BFA): Specialization in Web Design.

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

 

Lettering, typography, graphic design – all this fundamentals of web design are clearly explained in the online division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Choosing it, you’ll get all the skills you need to have the best job prospects. Among the degrees you can get there is Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media.
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Initially developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thorton, Twitter Bootsrap is an open source CSS framework enabling to create dynamic, feature- rich websites in no time. The technology provides simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and Javascript which can be used straight away. Bootstrap is extremely good if you appreciate minimalism and efficiency.

Let’s revise some main strong points of Bootstrap:

  • Additional CSS styles like animated buttons, icons, static navigation bars, and image thumbnails are included into the framework.
  • The availability of custom Javascript plugins such as dropdown menus, tooltips, popovers and interactive alerts, integrated into the CSS is difficult to overestimate.
  • It should be mentioned that CSS buttons are easier to implement which is a benefit both for the user and administrator.
  • Javascript plugins are implemented with one line of code thus helping to save website’s clean minimalistic style showing content when needed only.
  • Just agree that developing and testing of such features require considerable time investments, so Bootstrap turns out to be a real time saver.
  • With all that fuss around handheld devices and responsive layouts, this Bootstrap feature seems really attractive. Using of Bootstrap’s 12 column grid system to format a website, will make it automatically adjustable to the most popular display widths of popular portable devices.

Now we offer you to browse our showcase of beautiful Bootstrap websites below. If you are planning to develop the one in the nearest future, please follow this link where you can view multiple Bootstrap templates allowing you launch a functional website quickly and easily, seeing the stunning result before spending any money.

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Leon’s Service Centre

Bootstrap websites

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Make

Bootstrap websites

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What design clip art are you looking for? Our collection of vector illustrations offers you a variety of images created in different style solutions: cartoon, neutral, retro, official. You can choose from this variety the item you need and add this decorative element to your design. Each week we offer you Free Vector Illustration that you are welcome to download and use for your designer’s purposes. This time it’s going to be the image portraying a woman in goggles on the mountains background. Feel free to get it.

There are two formats of presented here free vector illustration (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions: 986 x 490, 2054 x 1021, 4108 x 2042. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free.

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
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What do you usually do to give yourself a break, relieve stress or just kill a couple of long waiting hours? Most of us have nothing against a good computer game with beautiful design and not too complicated plot. But here we should keep our weather eye open, as some of them may turn to real time predators absorbing hours instead of minutes and even making us addictive. Though, exactly such games make the point of our today’s post, as only they can be considered the winners in our peculiar popularity rating.

HTML 5 is the fifth version of hypertext mark-up language. This opera software technology is used for presenting and structuring information and data for the WWW. From our viewpoint it would be reasonable to say that HTML5 is targeted on erasing the language barriers between humans and computers, still preserving its initial simplicity.

Not so long ago Flash was the absolute governor in the world of games, but the appearance of HTML5 has crucially changed the situation. New amazing HTML5 games appear every now and then and for justice’ sake, we should state that their graphics and sound effects are on rather high level. Game developers can do in HTML5 almost everything they did in Flash before. Shooters, arcades, puzzles, races, action, strategies – this is not the full list of games you can enjoy on HTML5 platform.

So what are the main advantages of HTML5 games? First of all HTML5 is an open technology, which means that it is free and doesn’t require complicated technical tools, a simple text editor would be enough for coding. Just agree that this is essential moment for game developers and corporations. Another great advantage of HTML5 games is their compatibility with wide range of gadgets and devices. The users are not tied to certain device, they can play anywhere on any platform they have at hand. And the last but not the least merit is easiness of their usage. You avoid all these installation and downloading issues and can start the game straight away!

Now we offer you to let some diversity into your day, and test the most absorbing HTML5 games extremely popular in 2012. We are sure you will highly appreciate their design, visual and sound effects. But, please be careful; remember our warning in the very beginning!

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Angry Birds

HTML5 games

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Cut the Rope

HTML5 games

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It was released two months ago, and now is gaining its momentum. Yeah, we’re talking about Joomla 3.0. that can be described with two main points – Bootstrap and responsive design. Let’s see what bunch of features it offers.

Quick Installer.
You’ll be able to install it just in 3 steps.
Bootstrap.
Joomla3.0 templates are created on Bootstrap CSS Framework, thus their layouts use 1152px, 1132px, 1116px and 1104px grids. This means that these themes are not compatible with the ones of the previous versions, ‘cause those used 940px wide layout.
Responsive layout.
This Joomla version offers you a great opportunity to present your sites on the hand-held devices. From now you’ll be able to control your sites from mobile devices with ease.
One more strong point.
Due to extensive Bootstrap’s functionalities, the necessity to use Gantry and K2 frameworks fell off.

As you see, Joomla 3.0 goes as a separate product, and its themes are not compatible with the ones of the other versions.

And now about Joomla 3.0 templates. What should you know about their new features:

• the gallery section goes as a single page with four columns;
• bootstrap instead of Gantry and K2;
• these templates are responsive and are based on the 1152px wide grid. You can change the width of the content area;
• four custom modules are produced on the basis of “Articles Newsflash module” functionalities.

And now let’s see how all the mentioned above is implemented in Joomla 3.0 templates.

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Joomla Architecture Website Template from TemplateMonster

 

Joomla 3.0 Templates

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Joomla Business Website Template from TemplateMonster

 

Joomla 3.0 Templates
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