AngularJS

5 Essential Resources for Learning AngularJS

If you’re looking to build a dynamic web application, AngularJS is a front-end framework you might want to consider. Angular helps you create responsive and fast websites that are easy to test. It’s also backed by Google and quickly gaining a lot of momentum in development circles.

When I looked at the items on our own marketplace, it was no surprise that our two best selling Bootstrap admin templates leverage the power of AngularJS. Further proof that the framework is gaining the hearts of many.

Although there are plenty of benefits to using Angular, it’s not exactly the easiest to learn. On top of this, the documentation can be a bit difficult to follow as well. For this reason, we’ve compiled the 5 best resources for learning AngularJS. (more…)

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Bootstrap Contact Form

How to Create a Working Bootstrap Contact Form with PHP

Contact forms are one of the most common elements found on a web page, and they can be used to gather just about any type of information required from your users.

Fortunately, designing contact forms with Bootstrap is a breeze with all of the built-in classes available. But since Bootstrap is only a front-end framework, we need to introduce added functionality in order for to make the contact form functional.

In this step by step tutorial, we’re going to be creating a working Bootstrap contact form with PHP, a popular server-side language. Our contact form will also have built-in spam prevention and form validation. (more…)

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How to Design User Experience to Increase Conversions

How to Design the User Experience to Increase Conversions

You’ve just built your client what you think is a dynamite, new website. It looks cool, displays all of the social media buttons on the homepage, and maybe even took faster than you expected to complete.

So what about designing for the user experience, so that your client’s conversions drastically increase? If you didn’t plan the design of your new site around this main concern, then it’s time to go back to the drawing board! (more…)

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Bootstrap Editors

7 Bootstrap Editors for Rapid Development of Responsive Websites

Bootstrap has already made responsive web development a lot easier. But what if you didn’t have to write out all that code by hand? What if you could select the Bootstrap components you want to work with, and drag them onto your canvas?

Well, that’s where a Bootstrap editor comes in.

Bootstrap editors and builders make it easier to prototype, test and build responsive websites. Although each editor is different, they all feature some form of drag and drop functionality using Bootstrap’s huge library of components.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Bootstrap editors and builders currently on the market. Each editor has its own unique feature set and pricing structure (some of which are free) so the best option for you will depend on your own unique situation. (more…)

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Built With Bootstrap

30 Must See Websites Built With Bootstrap

Tell me if you’ve heard this before…

“All Bootstrap websites look the same.”

This can be true, but only if you don’t make any modifications to the default Bootstrap styling.

You see, Bootstrap can be a fantastic starting point for responsive front-end development. And if you invest a bit of time into styling your website’s theme, the results can be spectacular.

Luckily, I didn’t have to look too far to find some amazing examples of websites built with Bootstrap. The following gallery is a curated list of awesome showcases from the Bootstrap ExpoLove Bootstrap and Built With Bootstrap. (more…)

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Free Web Project Tools

9 Free Tools to Make Your Next Web Project a Success

Look. You make beautiful things. It’s your passion, probably your living.

But with the logistics of work life being what they are, you’ve probably landed on a few less-than-gorgeous tools and processes along the way. These ugly parts of your day-to-day can wear on you; your mind may (even now!) be hopping from “ugh, email attachments” to that awful project management tool your client somehow prefers.

For every argument urging “don’t upset the apple cart” is another, more eloquent entreaty to clarify, simplify, beautify now and reap the benefits forever. So before you plunge feet-first into that next big design project, step back and take stock. (more…)

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Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework is Better?

If you’re a web designer who’s looking for a sleek, simple and responsive front-end framework, you’ve probably heard of both Bootstrap and Foundation. That’s because these are the two most popular frameworks around right now.

In your mind, you’re probably also thinking…Bootstrap vs. Foundation…Bootstrap vs. Foundation! Which should I use? Which can get me to where I have a fully functioning, new website more efficiently? Relax—we’ve got you covered.

Before we dive into the details of each framework, know that each one has its pros and cons. At the end of this blog post, you’ll make a decision on which is better based on your unique situation, your needs and your familiarity with code in the first place. (more…)

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The All-Inclusive Guide to Web Typography Best Practices

Look around the Internet, and note how typography absolutely dominates web design in every aspect. After all, there’s a reason that web design is 95% typography. This makes a world of sense when you think about it. The Internet is all about content, and content means text and words. And that means typography.

The smart web designer knows this and will therefore devote a lot of careful thought and deliberation to getting typography right on any site that he’s working on. In his quest to make type both functional and attractive to the reader, he has to consider a bunch of different factors when planning the information architecture of the site. What sort of fonts are the most readable? Which fonts are easy for readers to skim through? What about fonts that are legible? (more…)

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