Free Tools and Techniques to Help You Better Manage Client Projects
Jul25

Free Tools and Techniques to Help You Better Manage Client Projects

WordPress web design projects usually run pretty smoothly, sometimes like clockwork. Clients sign-off on milestones, forward creatives and content quickly and always respond to your email inquiries with the utmost of efficiency. Oh, and bills, they always pay their bills on time. Does this sound familiar? Typically, communications between client and developer end up being the number one bottleneck which prevents projects from...

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Get The Best Free WordPress Themes Available in 2015
Jul04

Get The Best Free WordPress Themes Available in 2015

As one of the most successful premium theme shops in the business, Elegant Themes is best known for its top of the line themes and plugins. Even on this blog, we tend to talk about how best to use those themes and plugins (or themes and plugins like them) to get the most out of WordPress. But today, I’m going to do something a little bit different. I’m going to roundup some of my personal favorite, free WordPress themes. The Best Free...

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How to Test Responsive Design of Your WordPress Website
May22

How to Test Responsive Design of Your WordPress Website

Responsive web design was first introduced to us by Ethan Marcotte in a 2010 post published on A List Apart entitled (as you might expect) Responsive Web Design. In the very same year – in fact, just a few weeks earlier – the iPad became the first of the current wave of mobile tablet devices to be released to the public, changing the way we surf the web and communicate with each other forever. Since then, responsive design has slowly...

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Learn The Themeforest Review Process to Get Your WordPress Theme Approved
Apr11

Learn The Themeforest Review Process to Get Your WordPress Theme Approved

Recently, there has been a lot of posts on the Themeforest forums about the current theme review process, review times, hard-rejections, soft-rejections and lots of frustrated authors, so we thought we’d write a short post on the subject. We’ve been a part of Themeforest now for over 4 years and we’re also Elite Authors, meaning we’ve had our own fair share of rejections over the years, therefore, as you’d expect, we have a fairly...

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Top Time Tracking Applications For Web Designers
Apr01

Top Time Tracking Applications For Web Designers

Time is one of those commodities that we tend to take for granted. When you’re a kid, it feels like time is so slow and then one day you’re a grown up and time flies past you faster than you can keep up with. When you stop to think that the seconds and minutes that tick by every day is time that you can never get back and that there are bills to pay and mouths to feed (even if it is just your own), time suddenly becomes precious....

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9 Free Business Productivity Tools or Apps For Startups
Mar28

9 Free Business Productivity Tools or Apps For Startups

Starting a business can be a daunting endeavor, especially if all you have is a cool product and not enough capital. In the tech world, or in any other niche for that matter, most startuppers fail not because they have bad products but because they are unable to generate enough consumer interest in their products.  Considering overheads and other back-office expenses, this scenario doesn’t come as a surprise. So if you’re still...

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