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How do you plan on tackling WordPress projects this year? You have a responsibility towards your client to create a website that works. You also have a responsibility towards yourself to use the best resources available and become more productive.

Accelerate positive outcomes with premium WordPress themes. As long as you work with the right ones, these themes can help you create E-commerce, business, portfolio, blog and event pages. It’s a lot better and a lot faster than designing websites from ground up. So, join me in unveiling a dozen or so accomplished themes that really make the grade in 2015.

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  • 2015 kick-starts with a surging trend for websites that sport a large video or image background, and continues in the tradition of fancy typefaces and fonts for WordPress users. This year, we can expect WP themes to introduce some new techniques for extracting dominant colors from backgrounds, responsive image re-sizing, and quick loading.

    As for type kits, you won’t find any shortage of options. Before Google Fonts started handing out beautiful fonts for free, only wealthy WP projects got their share of splendid typography. But now, the cost associated with beautiful type kits is no longer divorced from reality. Even further, they are often part of the deal with any well-designed WP theme.
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  • Every so often it may benefit your argument to display large portions of visual data. This content might appear in any format from bar graphs, pie charts, scatter plots, venn diagrams, or even visualization webs. There are dozens of tools out there to help create graphics for data-based content. This gallery includes 16 examples of jQuery plugins which are perfect for any visual data exhibition.

    Pizza Pie Charts

    pizza pie charts playground open source

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    Mobile responsive design is one of the greatest achievements in recent web design history. A very popular responsive technique is the hidden drawer sliding navigation menu. This can be found in smartphone applications but has also grown into a popular choice for web development. In this post I’ve organized ten free plugins that you can use to create quick & easy sliding navigation menus.

    Shifter

    shifter jquery sliding menu plugin

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    As web designers, we have always relished the creative aspect of our work, and tended to shun the more technical tasks. WordPress is the choicest website building platform in the world, but it requires some coding skills to setup, administer, and maintain your client websites, especially if you design a custom theme.

    Things are really starting to look up for us. We are now free to adopt simpler solutions that focus on design.

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