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The Web Design Platform You Need To Know

Did you know WordPress powers 14.7% of the top million websites in the
world? WordPress is now considered a state-of-the-art website platform
– and, best of all, it’s free to use.

It’s so great that 22 out of every 100 new, active domains in the US
are running WordPress.

And, it’s only going to keep growing as web designers learn WordPress
allows you to build sites faster and easier. Plus, now clients are
specifically asking for content management systems, like WordPress.

As the word spreads, so will the demand. That’s why it’s so important
to get started now and be at the front of
this trend.

The Fastest Way to Become a Web Designer

If I said you could start today and be a full blown web designer – making $125 per hour or more – in just 8 weeks, would you be interested?

If you’re a regular reader of Colorburned, the answer is most likely, “You bet!”

People, like you, who visit this site are looking for expert advice on making a living as a web designer or increasing their web design income.

A few months ago, I wrote an article about LearnWebDevelopment.com and how they can help you achieve those goals, but what you may not realize is LearnWebDevelopment.com has developed the fastest, surest way for you to become a successful web designer.

It’s their WordPress Bootcamp and they’ve successfully trained hundreds of students through this course over the past year.

In just 8 weeks, you’ll learn how to build websites … in less than 10 hours … and make over $2,000 per website. You’ll even learn how to attract clients…

But seats are very limited.

If you have any interest in becoming a successful web designer, I urge you to check out this WordPress Bootcamp today.

Just click here.

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24 Recent Web Design Books Worth Reading

Web designers are always busy with day-to-day activities, and this is especially the case for freelancers. The lifestyle is grueling and often requires hours and hours of dedicated focus. But if you do not continue to expand your knowledge eventually your skills will fall behind.

In this small collection I’ve put together 24 design-related books which have published in the last few years. I highly recommend checking out a few if you have the time and see where your interests lie. There’s never a perfect opportunity to learn that new language or design technique. Often you have to just jump in headfirst and hope you learn something useful!

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Chance to Win a Free Set of 250 Business Card Prints

This week we are giving away one very special treat for those interested in a set of business cards. PrintRunner.com is offering 250 business card prints measured at a standard 2”x3.5”. You’ll have the option of printing in color or black & white, plus the option of single or dual-sided cards.

PrintRunner.com business cards printing contest preview

The company is located in Van Nuys, Southern California, where it has been operating for many years. PrintRunner offers very high quality prints for most anything your company would need. Thanks to their generosity one lucky participant will win a free print set towards the end of this week.

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How to Monitor your Website

As the proud owner of a website, you are probably wondering what you could do to improve its performance and maintain your customers satisfied. Surely, you have taken a lot of measures by now but there is always something else that you can do, meaning website monitoring. You might not know this but there are specialized companies that provide server and website monitoring services and you should definitely consider the opportunities offered by them. Let’s find out more information on how to monitor your website.

Do not think about such things from the perspective of a website owner but rather the one of a person using the Internet. We all had to go through situations when certain websites did not load, or we had to wait too much. Plus, there are tons of websites where the content has problems and other things like that. Considering all of these problems, it kind of makes sense to have a solution for them. The moment you consider website monitoring, you will know that your website is supervised at all times and instant notifications are sent whenever problems arise. In this way, you will be able to solve them as soon as possible, without losing visitors.

Specialized monitoring services such as Monitor Scout provide over fifty different checks to their clients, making sure they handle any problems related to both the hardware and software. They are highly interested in the health of the server, analyzing the down and up time on a regular basis. The expert monitoring service provides instant SMS notification of any existing problems and 24/7 technical support for other website monitoring problems. As for you, you will start to realize how important is to benefit from a professional website monitoring service the moment the first problem arises and they handle it effortlessly.

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30 Resources for Submitting New Web Design Articles

Marketing on the Internet is essential to getting any content noticed. With so many blogs already online you need to provide fresh content of your own that can’t be found anywhere else. And when it comes to the design community you are working with hundreds of other bloggers sharing many of the same resources. Luckily there are networks you can work with to share out some of your favorite tutorials and design articles.

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22 HTML5/CSS3/jQuery Tutorials for Frontend Web Developers

When discussing web applications you always have to split development into two areas. Unless you are skilled both in the backend coding and frontend design markup, there is a dividing line between these two areas. HTML5/CSS3 are really starting to snowball in popularity. And with the jQuery library already infamous amongst JavaScript developers these 3 languages can streamline the development of any web project.

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32 Amazing Minimalist Website Layouts

Minimalism is a commonly adjusted technique for web and mobile design. When you strip a layout of everything except key elements you begin to understand minimalist design patterns. Visitors will often find what they need a lot quicker. Plus your website files are much smaller than average.

Web designers and freelancers look towards minimalism to elegantly showcase their portfolio works. I’ve put together a small gallery of minimalist layouts which you can check out below. Additionally if you have your own thoughts on minimalist web design please share with us in the post discussion area.