Remember the old days, when internet was first emerging and we all took for granted that getting on the internet so you can chat with your friends or read the weather report meant waiting for a connection – waiting for the site to come up – waiting for pictures to load…

Who could imagine working that way now? In the age of ultra-fast internet connections, getting better by the minute, we can’t stand it when a website takes too long to load. Nor can your clients and their website visitors.

You’ve put in the work, created a website – maybe even designed it with a tool like Webydo, which lets you design beautiful, responsive and professional sites without even having to code – you shouldn’t let anything else come in the way!

If you want to do a good job and if you want the website to serve its purpose well, one of the things you have to look out for is loading and responsivity speed. A fast website is a website where you don’t even notice how fast (or slowly) it works, but are instead free to focus on its content. Luckily, there are several ways to make sure this is the case – here are six useful tips.
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Elegant Themes has just released their latest version of Divi, their flagship theme. Divi 2.4 is expected to become more popular than ever because of a massive revamping of key features, including header options, module settings, and the addition of a new library. You will in fact find significant enhancements and improvements in almost all areas.

Divi has been a popular WordPress theme since its inception, due in large part to its ease of use and flexibility. With this upgrade, both characteristics have been enhanced considerably, and to the point where the website developer has a nearly unlimited set of options to work with.
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Whether you’re into photography or UI design, Photoshop is considered the premiere tool for both. Workflow tips and keyboard shortcuts are great ways to save time but Photoshop actions can be just as useful. These are automated tasks which run over any number of documents at the click of a button.

Most designers create their own actions but some are happy to release actions online for free. This gallery includes 20 free actions that you can download and reuse in your own Photoshop design work.

No More Banding

photoshop free action no more banding

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CSS3 introduced the idea of self-hosted font families which paved the way for icon fonts. These icon fonts are like Wingdings but they’re actually useful. Icon webfonts are easily scaled because they’re rendered as text in the browser. As such they can only use a single color but still have a variety of benefits over traditional image-based icons. If you’re looking for an icon font for your next project consider one of these popular(and free) solutions.


payment font icons free webfont

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Not long ago, the TemplateMonster team released an interactive Infographic highlighting the history of web design trends from 2004 to 2015. It has an easy-to-navigate structure placing the list of trends in a timeline. Each year is represented by 5 trends on a dropdown horizontal bar. Once you click on one of them, you will enter a new page with its brief yet instructive description and 5 pictures illustrating the way it’s applied to different sites. At the bottom of the page, there are also circular thumbnails with the other trends of that year, while at the top you can see a button designed to return you to the timeline.

web design trends infographic
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