Datamaps.co is a free and simple platform for creating visualizations with data maps. It allows you to upload CSV file with region data, and fully customize your map’s appearance. Your map chart can be saved as PNG or SVG. With datamaps.co, you can create a custom map of World, USA, China, Canada and more are coming.
License: License Free
You usually don’t take a hit and miss approach when making website design decisions. While you might like to try new approaches from time to time, even those are normally based on sound theoretical approaches that often take into account up-to-date website design principles and trends.
Many, if not most of these trends, are directed toward making websites more engaging to users, and to driving up traffic and conversion rates for clients.
Just like you, Be Theme’s professional pre-built website designers keep in tune with the latest design trends. As a Be Theme user, you’ll always have what you need to consistently produce high-performance websites to the delight of both your clients and the end users.
There are 200+ modern, customizable pre-built websites to choose from that, like those shown here, take into account current design trends. They are extremely easy to install, and installing and customizing them requires no coding skills.
These pre-built websites express:
- a respect for the principles of visual hierarchy, enabling you to build websites that influence user flow and decisions.
- a strategic use of special effects.
- more images and less text, including the use of hero images on home pages and key landing pages.
- effective use of minimalist design for mobile application.
How the Latest Be Theme Pre-Built Websites Follow Current Design Trends
Many if not most of today’s websites are seemingly carbon copies of one another. Themes will differ, but the layouts often look as if they all were based on a common template. Part of the reason for this is the growing number of mobile users, which has tended to place certain constraints on web design.
Does that mean there is little room left for innovation on your part? The answer – a resounding no. Past and present design trends create all sorts of design opportunities for you to put into practice, ranging from the use of hero images and minimalist design, to long scroll, flat design, and the use of special effects that help to tell a story.
The examples shown here incorporate many the latest trends. In addition, these pre-built websites can be installed with one click and are incredibly easy to customize. There are more than 200 to choose from, with each one seemingly better than the next.
Like the Architecture example, this website’s home page has an appealing, ultra-modern look. Read the rest of this entry »
Designers and developers are in demand, so shouldn’t companies apply to hire you instead of the other way around? That’s exactly how it works on Hired. Hired is a platform that gives you an easy to way to get jobs at top companies in SF, NYC, and 14 other tech hubs around the world. How does it work? When you create your profile on Hired, companies like Uber, GitHub, & Stripe will be able to send you interview requests.
Most candidates get 5+ requests throughout their first week, with salary and equity offered up front. When you get an opportunity you like, we’ll connect you directly with their team and Hired’s team of trained Talent Advocates can even help with interview prep and salary negotiation. It’s totally free, and Hired will block your employer and anyone else you want from ever seeing your profile. Just use the link below to create an account, and instantly apply to 3,000+ companies within 10 minutes.
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Messaging Design Kit is a design kit for Sketch, containing everything you need to craft beautiful and functional rich messaging experiences. You can quickly assemble and modify a fully rendered messaging experience using Sketch symbols. There are 84 carefully crafted icons, made especially for in-app messaging user interfaces. And also, there is a unique series of rich messaging cards, to create hybrid conversational interfaces powered by Layer.
License: License Free
Choosing a WordPress theme is not necessarily an easy task if you are looking for the very best.
It often comes down to one or two truly outstanding features that differentiate a theme from all of the others.
Here are a few things well worth looking for that can get you past having to choose among “adequate” themes, and enable you to drill down to “the best”.
- Look for a theme with an integrated builder. Plugins are not always compatible, and even when they are, there’s a greater tendency to encounter bugs or experience less than optimal performance. When you come across a theme, like this one, that features a premium integrated front-end builder, you’ve hit the jackpot.
- Web design should never be a chore, or a cause for boredom. It should be enjoyable and satisfying. Look for a theme offering cool UX feature, such as intuitive dashboards, smart shortcuts, and a gratifying overall experience, and one that guarantees that no coding experience is required.
- Look for a theme that gives you the freedom to customize to your heart’s content – without limitations. The ability to customize to the tiniest level of detail is cool; limitations are not.
Check out the theme’s user base. A user base of 15,000 to 20,000 or more suggests that you may have struck gold.
Introducing Kallyas, and the First Front-end Builder You’ll Actually Enjoy Working With
Kallyas does in fact give you the freedom to customize to your heart’s content. If you are used to starting off with a pre-established template, that’s OK too. You don’t need dozens, or hundreds of pre-established templates, when you have the freedom to customize without limitations, a front-end page builder, and a few first-class demos to fall back on. Read the rest of this entry »
HospitalRun is an open source project, aimed at delivering modern software for healthcare facilities in the developing world. It utilizes modern browser-based software design and a user-friendly interface to create an intuitive system. It is also architected to deal with the issues of Internet reliability in a developing world context and is designed to allow records to be securely carried outside of the hospital for mobile clinic activities.
Requirements: Ember Application
License: MIT License
Solr is the popular, blazing-fast, open source enterprise search platform built on Apache Lucene. It is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world’s largest internet sites.
License: Apache 2.0 License
Cutestrap is a sassy, opinionated CSS Framework. A tiny alternative to Bootstrap. It supports Vertical Rhythm, Consistent pattern for form fields, 8kb minified, Smart defaults for all default elements (Conventional), CSS specificity is very low in the class hierarchy (Configurable), Solid foundation for a living styleguide using KSS. It is released under MIT License.
Requirements: CSS Framework
License: MIT License
UI kits are among designers’ favorite tools to work with, because they enhance their creativity, and clean the palette even for the most difficult projects. What makes UI kits even more loveable is that they help us explore other designers’ ideas, without expecting the client to come up with his, and to complicate things. Finally, UI kits are modern, because they’re always developed to respond to latest fashions and trends.
These kits are also complete designing solutions which can serve both the needs of outstanding experts and novice designers – they cover pretty much every design aspect (for the mere black canvas to advanced buttons and themes, and they save in incredible amount of time.
There are many ways in which UI kits can improve the workflow of your design, but their two branches of expertise and mobile/web design and prototyping.
For instance, creating an interface to a completely new mobile app can be equally daunting and time-consuming as it is fun, and that’s where UI kits are most helpful. They take a large part of the workflow away from you, which is why we choose the must-bookmark and free among them, and listed them to your attention:
Awesome free UI kits
Shopmate Ecommerce Freebie
V Avenue Freebie
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Drag and drop website building tools have their pros and cons, as do most website building tools. If you are using drag and drop to build your websites, we have a little reward for you – a promise of something better. It’s called XPRS, it offers a new and innovative approach to website building, and you can use if free of charge, simply by requesting a free life-time license.
When using another website builder, although many of them have eliminated the need for coding and they rely on drag and drop technology, you will often fall short when it comes to creating a truly responsive and scalable website, and fall far short as far as providing the optimal SEO characteristics that are embedded in the XPRS approach.
This is why they developed the XPRS system with its reliance on the use of Polydoms, the “web molecules” of the website-building world. If you are a drag and drop user, and even if you are a long-standing user and highly proficient in using the drag and drop process, we invite you to give XPRS a try.
There’s no catch involved in getting a life-time free license – a win-win situation for everyone involved. All you have to do is go to this page, where you’ll find instructions on how to sign up.
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