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Best of The Best – 5 Black Friday Deals For Web Designers and Developers

Happy Black Friday! It’s finally here and it traditionally starts off the Christmas shopping craze. This is why we searched the web and decided to bring you the BEST OF THE BEST deals available, so we have gathers some of the most incredible discounts, especially from shops that NEVER offer any deals, such as ElegantThemes and ThemeForest. All these deals will only be available for 24-72 hours, so don’t miss out!

25% OFF ALL Elegant Themes Membership Plans

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This is the largest discount they have ever offered in their entire existence. The deal is only available through the weekend, so don’t miss out! The discount isn’t the whole story, because they are also giving away thousands of free bonus products to the first few customers who sign up.

50% OFF Everything You ever Wanted on ThemeForest

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Beautiful premium templates, wordpress themes and design elements picked by us for all your website needs. Whatever your project, get a new template for 50% off.  From 2pm Nov 23 – 2pm Dec 1 2016 AEST.

Get 12000 Stock Photos and 2900 Vectors for only $25

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LIFETIME ACCOUNT on Stock-Graphics.com, this is a 99% discount off the regular price. You will get an extended license.

Get 134+ Crocoblock WordPress Themes for $34!

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Crocoblock is the fastest growing WordPress theme club which now has 134 beautiful responsive WordPress themes. Moreover, 2 new themes are released monthly.

Super Mega WordPress Plugins Bundle

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Grab over 80 premium plugins for self hosted WordPress based sites. For the 1st time, we are including all 4 our of Mega WordPress Plugin Bundles into one Super-Mega Bundle. This will be the only chance to get $4000 worth of Premium WordPress Plugins for a one off price that is 98% off of the regular pricing.

Hope you will enjoy these deals, and have a great weekend!

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Wireless Routers For Fast Internet Speeds

Only a 2 decades ago, internet was a novelty, it was rare and considered as a luxury. Most people were scared of computers, and only a handful were brave enough to try the new technology. The internet was compared to magic at that times, and an internet connection was not common. In fact only top leading companies, and very few private owners had an internet connection. Now, almost 80% of the Unites States population has home internet access, and most of them use comcast.

With endless choices in the market, it is not easy to pick an internet connection. But the easiest way is to pick the fastest, affordable, and most reliable internet out there. And that is what comcast internet provides you with. When you compare comcast with other internet providers, you can easily see the difference. This difference is seen in affordability, reliability, and most important of all speed.

Until a few years ago, the standard way to get internet connection was through a dialup. Now we live in a world of wireless routers for fast internet speed. Almost all business and offices offer their employees internet connection, as most of their work rely on emails and online dealings.

Comcast provides its users with faster DSL services than most broadband connections. Comcast has delivered users with a high speed internet as promised. To add to it, they have now offered users an extra 33% upgrade on download speed.

This upgrade is free of cost, which boosts the performance, and offers you top download speed from 75 Mbps to 100 Mbps; and sometimes even from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps. Apart from this the company announced that its Xfinity bundle customers will be automatically upgraded.

Now for the real question, does it actually work?

The download speed may vary at times, which usually depends on the time of the day. As it is based on network demand, and these free internet speed test sites are not exactly accurate. Most of the users have reported, that they are enjoying their Xfinity Blast! All they had to do was restart their modems.

When running the Xfinity, most test showed an average of 117 Mbps before restarting the device, and 233 Mbps after restarting the modem. Results taken from an old desktop and the new MacBook Pro were identical. So it was made clear that the age of the device does not matter, you can enjoy the same speed.

The company has claimed that they were able to increase their internet speed 17 times more in the last 15 years. To offer users a better experience, and to mark them at the top. If you have not received the free upgrade yet, hold on tight; as comcast is notifying customers who might need to get a new modem to enjoy their free update.

If you haven’t tried to upgrade your device yet, simply follow these three steps:

  1. Shutdown your computer and plug out your modem.
  2. Wait for 10 to 15 seconds, then plug in your modem.
  3. Wait for 30 to 40 seconds, then turn on your computer to use you all new free update.

This free high speed upgrade is a blessing for users who download a lot of music, videos, and heavy documents. Up until now the users have reported a positive feedback, as they love the speed; and not to forget the security that comes with comsat. Now you can finally share and download photos, videos, and documents at fast speed. Comsat users are happy with the company’s services, and is simply in love after the free upgrade that has boosted the internet more.

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A collection of Photoshop Resources that can help with your website design

Have you always admired or envied the bold and beautiful designs of some websites? It will interest you to know you too can create splendid web

designs with your Photoshop. Yes, photographers or Instagramers no longer have the monopoly on Photoshop, web designers are now utilizing it to create unforgettable web layouts, graphics, and interface.

Photoshop is a graphic and image editing application, however most people use it for image ‘manipulation’. Photoshop has been around for over twenty years now, and in that time has gained world-wide popularity, mostly among those working with images. The application, for now, is usable only on a Personal Computer, as its mobile version for android and iOS failed.

There are a million and one Photoshop resources out there to help with your web design, most free, most paid. Here is a one-stop-shop collection of Photoshop resources that can help you design a WOW website.

From Beginner to Expert

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These resources offer tutorials and take a beginner on a step by step journey to becoming a Photoshop Expert.

When you have questions about a creation, who best to ask? Non other than the creator of course  Adobe has lots of resources related to its creation, this should be your first port of call.

While plans are still at the drawing stage, you can still interact with your audience and start making your mailing list by designing a ‘coming soon’ web page. PSD has a tutorial to teach you how to do just that.

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Envato Tuts+ has an easy to understand tutorial that teaches you how to design a website from scratch with Photoshop.

Wegraphics has detailed step by step tutorial on creating a .PSD file and converting to HTML. The tutorial takes you from the drawing board to the landing board.

Looking for specialized tutorials for your website’s niche? Check out Enavo Tuts+ for how to design websites dedicated to mobile applications. Mahmoud Deiab also from Enavo Tuts+ teaches how to design websites for online shopping. Photoshop Plus+ offers free tutorials on creating cool website for photographic themes, Photoshop Plus+ also has tutorials on designing websites for online magazines. And the sport lovers can learn from Wegraphics.

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Scouting for extra creativity? Six Revisions has just what you want, this tutorial will take you step by step to creating a watercolor based interface for your web design. We applied those techniques when we wanted to make these bow quiver images stand out.

After gliding through these beginner’s hallway, you can help yourself further with these wonderful tutorials posted by Suzanne Sacca on Elegant Themes. She especially covered the two new features of Photoshop’s latest update (CC 2015.5) face-aware liquify and content-aware crop. Other expert tutorials she mentioned covers, bokeh effect, dispersion effect,  motion photo effect, comic bookify, double exposure, day into night, photorealistic icons, dramatic shadows, and text+background merge.

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TIPS FOR SMOOTH SAIL

The reason they say we learn from our mistakes is because the previously much needed wisdom suddenly materializes during post-mistake reflections. I’m sure you would like to know tips that would save you from ‘Photoshop disasters’ when designing your website.

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David  Every and Dan Rose, of Creative Bloq share fifteen nuggets of wisdom they have acquired over time while designing a website with Photoshop.

An online magazine Smashing offers some tips which it calls etiquette that are necessary for a web designer using Photoshop, while these tips aren’t mandatory, they help in ensuring tidy and orderly work.

 

TEMPLATES

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Photoshop files have a file extension known as .PSD (Photoshop Document), there is also another file extension that has more storage called .PSB (Photoshop Big). So any web design template created with Photoshop is usually saved as a .PSD file, for easy sharing locally or in cloud. A template created by one can be used by another.

Graphic fuel has a bundle of twenty already designed website templates for small business. With a small fee, you can download these ready to use templates.

Every month best psd freebies gives away bundles of templates for free.

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FreePsd and PSD Freebies is another site that offers ready to use templates for mostly web designers and graphic designers.

 

PLUGINS

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These are adds-on that increase the functionality of Photoshop and further enhance great web designs. Informations on Adobe Photoshop plugins can be found here. Smashing Magazine offers a wide range of resources for plugins and filter.

All these resources have been checked out and verified, it is hoped you will use them as a one stop shop for all your needs when using Photoshop for your web design

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Bring Mobile Pics to Life – Photoshop Actions Set Vol.10

After the success of the previous set, we have decided to continue and create sets of 10 Photoshop actions that are designed to enhance  the ordinary photos that come out of your mobile Phone. Now you can use these professional one click Photoshop actions to instantly enhance any shot. All these actions are compatible with CS4+ and leave the initial image intact, so if you change your mind, you can always just delete the folder with the action effects and start allover, with a different action. Continue Reading

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Bring Mobile Pics to Life – Photoshop Actions Set Vol.9

After the success of the previous set, we have decided to continue and create sets of 10 Photoshop actions that are designed to enhance  the ordinary photos that come out of your mobile Phone. Now you can use these professional one click Photoshop actions to instantly enhance any shot. All these actions are compatible with CS4+ and leave the initial image intact, so if you change your mind, you can always just delete the folder with the action effects and start allover, with a different action. Here are just a few effects, that these actions can do to your photos: Continue Reading

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Bring Mobile Pics to Life – Photoshop Actions Set Vol.8

After the success of the previous set, we have decided to continue and create sets of 10 Photoshop actions that are designed to enhance  the ordinary photos that come out of your mobile Phone. Now you can use these professional one click Photoshop actions to instantly enhance any shot. All these actions are compatible with CS4+ and leave the initial image intact, Continue Reading

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Bring Mobile Pics to Life – Photoshop Actions Set Vol.7

After the success of the previous set, we have decided to continue and create sets of 10 Photoshop actions that are designed to enhance  the ordinary photos that come out of your mobile Phone. Now you can use these professional one click Photoshop actions to instantly enhance any shot. All these actions are compatible with CS4+ and leave the initial image intact, so if you change your mind, you can always just delete the folder with the action effects and start allover, with a different action. Continue Reading

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Bring Mobile Pics to Life – Photoshop Actions Set Vol.6

After the success of the previous set, we have decided to continue and create sets of 10 Photoshop actions that are designed to enhance  the ordinary photos that come out of your mobile Phone. Now you can use these professional one click Photoshop actions to instantly enhance any shot. All these actions are compatible with CS4+ and leave the initial image intact, so if you change your mind, you can always just delete the folder with the action effects and start allover, with a different action. Continue Reading

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Bring Mobile Pics to Life – Photoshop Actions Set Vol.5

After the success of the previous set, we have decided to continue and create sets of 10 Photoshop actions that are designed to enhance  the ordinary photos that come out of your mobile Phone. Now you can use these professional one click Photoshop actions to instantly enhance any shot. All these actions are compatible with CS4+ and leave the initial image intact, so if you change your mind, you can always just delete the folder with the action effects and start allover, with a different action. Continue Reading