DAILY NEWS AND REVIEWS OF THE WEB TEMPLATES INDUSTRY

17Apr

One would have thought that nothing can be easier than designing a logo. However, it’s more complicated than it seems. It’s always a bit of a challenge to create a company logo that would reveal the main objective of your business and make people talk. Pretty often the most minimalist, simple logo requires lots of time and effort to be crafted, so don’t underestimate the amount of work involved.

Logo is the face of your company. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about such well-known brands as Coka Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s, and Starbucks? I believe that would be their remarkable logos. One of the key points to consider when working on a logo design is making it recognizable and unique. Applying hand-drawn technique will help you develop a logo that would be easily recognized and show off your company personality. Have a look at our showcase of 30 cool hand-drawn logos. Find a cool source of inspiration for your next design project!

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8Apr

Calling a taxi has become easier and more convenient than ever before. Forget about hours spent under the rain trying to catch a yellow cab. No more undue stress and annoying fellow travelers. Now people can reserve whatever vehicle they wish and get a ride in just a few minutes by clicking a button on your taxi company website. The good news is that you don’t need to waste time on developing an eye-catching layout of your company web page. Grab Free HTML5 Theme for Taxi Company, the rest will be done for you.

Creating a solid online presence and building a customer base are the key points that matter to taxi companies the most. Once people reach your website, they should be able to find any information about your company and services, have a look at the cabs provided, as well as fill in the booking form with ease. Choosing this freebie, you’ll be able to offer your customers everything mentioned above and much more.

What colors come to your mind when thinking about a taxi? The theme is built in yellow paired with light and dark gray for creating a stronger appeal and persuading customers in the reliability of your business. A large canary yellow block with the contact phone number welcomes visitors to get in touch with you, while featured blocks and vehicle categories provide people with the whole range of services you offer. Users can have a closer look at your vehicle fleet on the Gallery page and fill in the Booking Form to rent any car they wish.

Overall, the freebie features everything you need to engage more customers and let people enjoy a more convenient way of ordering a cab online.

Follow the links below to view the demo and download the theme for free.

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4Apr

Today it’s hardly possible to find a smartphone user who is not familiar with mobile apps and their simplicity. People of all ages – from kids to adults – can find apps that fit their needs and use them for different purposes, sometimes very private ones. So, why not make use of mobile app design and reflect it in a common desktop website that would imitate the style and interface of mobile apps? App style interfaces are distinguished by their intuitive structure, easy navigation and bold design. Let’s come up with the key trends of app style interfaces and have a look at the 15 coolest examples of such sites.

App Style Design Trends

What do we mostly appreciate in mobile apps? Their simplicity and intuitive interface, which can be also applied to app style web design. Such websites commonly feature flat layout and focus on usability rather than gradients and realism. Have a look at wistia. What does its layout resemble? I guess it would remind you of the tile-base Widows 8 user interface. Modern users don’t want to read and look, they prefer to look and do. Wistia meets such requirements perfectly.

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1Apr

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HTML5 is the latest hyper text markup language for websites released back in 2011 and supported by all major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, and Opera. Today we offer you a set of the best HTML5 tutorials to learn about the latest of its features and see how to use HTML5 on your website.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the successor of HTML 4.01 launched back in 1999. The Internet has changed a lot since then and the release of HTML5 was a clear need. The latest markup was first made public in 2008, though the final version was released to the audience in 2011 when people could finally try it out on their own.

Being the latest version of hypertext markup language, HTML5 is one of the three main codes that describe web pages. While HTML provides the structure, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is responsible for presentation and JavaScript makes all this come true. HTML5 can do almost everything – from music to movies, animation to apps, as well as build apps to run in your browser.

HTMl5 public release didn’t rule out the possibility of packing it with new functions and more impressive features. Keep reading to find out what’s new.

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28Mar

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Adobe Illustrator is the first program that comes to our mind when thinking about creating outline art. This is the best solution for making a cool company logo, a technical drawing, and the customized drawing of any commercial product. We often use its most recent and enhanced features, like new panels, enhanced edit appearances, etc. forgetting about some basic tools that can do magic as well. Today we’re going to talk about one of such Adobe Illustrator tools – brushes. Using Adobe Illustrator Brushes you can create a multitude of things – drawing and stylizing the appearance of paths, applying brush strokes to the existing paths, mimicking real-life calligraphy, sketching out, etc.

Adobe Illustrator Brushes Types

The first thing we should mention when we start talking about Adobe Illustrator brushes is that we may choose between 5 brush types or use them simultaneously – calligraphic, scatter, art, pattern, and bristle.

Adobe Illustrator Brushes

  • As the name suggests, calligraphic brush in Adobe Illustrator imitates the look and feel of a calligraphy pen nib (a)
  • Scatter brushes disperse copies of objects (flowers, hearts, leaves, etc.) along the path (b)
  • When using art brushes, the shape of the brush or shape of the selected object is evenly stretched along the path (c)
  • If you want to create strokes with the appearance of a natural brush with bristles, then select a bristle brush (d)
  • Pattern brushes feature up to five individual tiles (for the begging and end of the pattern as well as the inner/outer corner and the sides) that repeat along the path (e)

As you may see, calligraphic, art and bristle brushes resemble each other, though they differ slightly, while scatter and pattern brushes always make the same effect. The only difference is that unlike Pattern brushes that follow the path precisely, Scatter brushes don’t. Let’s now find out how to take everything you can from all these brush types.

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26Mar

Millions of people suffer from hunger, sickness, poverty, divorce and abuse all over the world. To support and help them in tough living conditions, volunteers team up to create charity organizations, to spread the word and contribute financial and material assistance for those who deserve it. If you are planning to start a website for a philanthropic organization, then consider Free HTML5 Theme for Social Organization.

This freebie will fit those of you who are planning to start a website for volunteers, social and charity organizations, and other. Well-coded and wallet-friendly, it will become a good basis for starting your charity website. Thanks to its minimal look, your visitors will learn about the services you offer, the campaigns you are running, find out all necessary contact information, etc. with ease. That being said, let’s now see what this freebie features.

Theme’s Basic Features

  • One of the key tasks of any social organization is to grab the audience’s attention. Owing to the jQuery slider located at the top of the webpage, people will be able to learn about your community work and meet your staff in person.
  • The top set of 5 sub-pages includes ‘What We Do’ and ‘Media’ sections, where you can share videos and posts on the recent/upcoming events as well as a brief schedule. You may also welcome more people to become a part of your project by posting contact info and make a donation by clicking on the donation button in the top right corner of the page.
  • JQuery Direction-Aware Hover featuring the entire list of your campaigns is the major focus on the homepage. This is the place where people may learn about all of the projects your social organization is running and choose any they would like to join.

Overall, the freebie has a clear and optimistic layout, providing people with everything necessary for becoming part of the community and helping the needy.

Click the demo button below to see how your website based on this theme will look like or push the download to get it for free.

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11Mar

Spring is the right time for showing new looks, great mood and burst of creativity. If you have been thinking about redesigning of your website or starting a new one, it’s pretty nice time to do it. I offer you to perform it easily and cost-effectively with Free HTML5 theme that is a perfect fit for a variety of web presences that deal with architecture, interior, exterior and whatever designs.

Neat layout, clean approach to design makes this theme look undoubtedly stylish and appealing for the viewers. Choosing it as a basis for your site, you can be sure that the number of its visitors will increase. Light green (Persian green – #009b97) creates a contrasting mix with white color on the background and focuses attention of headings, menu and call-to-action buttons. The design makes use of plugins for sliders, animation effects for content blocks for being appealing for its viewers.

Top slider with images and captions is created on the basis of Camera slideshow, free jQuery plugin. Featured blocks come with fancy animation which offers interactive way of browsing images from the gallery. Social buttons with tooltips in the footer will draw visitors’ attention and welcome them to social accounts of the company. To see how the theme with all these features performs, click demo button. Go on and follow download link to get the freebie to give a perfect modern look to a site.

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28Feb

To drive more visitors to business website and turn them into clients later, it’s important to make them interested in what they see. Visually appealing look of the site that communicates business ideas is a key. Consider this freebie, Free HTML5 Theme for Business Site, as a ready-made solution for better promotion of your business.

Business, consulting, communications, internet, science – whatever business sphere your company deals with, this theme is a perfect fit for presenting services of this kind online. It’s minimal cutting-edge look is perfect for highlighting key points of web presence. Let’s see what’s inside this feature-rich theme.

  • Animated border menu implemented in the header shows its items when you activate it (clicking on dashes in the middle). Header looks clean and uncluttered due to its usage.
  • You can view the information in the featured blocks below with nice shape hover effect.
  • Any amount of information can be wisely arranged on Services page with the help of a list with flip effect. Besides, viewing the list of services in interactive way is more interesting than reading the plain text.

To see how your site on the basis of this theme will look like, click demo button below.

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28Feb

Today, when I start browsing and looking through the numerous websites in my browser, I am taken aback to find just how many of them I can remember or relate to or even would go back to? Well, not many. And why is this so? A dull business website design is as boring to relate to, as attending a boring lecture, in your university.

If we break down what does personality really mean for us or in other words who would you say ahs a good personality? Someone, who is friendly, easy-to-talk-to, is understanding, is relatable, is helpful, and is well-organized. These qualities can be applied to your business website design as well. Now, you may think that website design firms will charge you a bomb for having such website design packages for you. Not really. This can be achieved by implementing the three core attributes to make your very own interactive website design.

Photo with a man and a questionmark mask that can be used for concepts such as identity theft, and other identity issues

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What use is a website that looks beautiful but does not answer your question? A good website design is the one that allows even first-time visitors to search for information and give them a reason to return back. Make sure to relevant information in the pages of your website. Make every space count. Leave blanks only if you want to give a breathing room for your visitor. Remember, your browser has a problem for which they are looking for answers. Provide relevant, accurate and precise information in every page and don’t forget to thanks them for being on your site. details

12Feb

Nothing reflects the idea of a travel agency better than attractive large visuals of foreign countries most people would like to visit. If you’re looking for setting up or redressing a website that deals with traveling, consider this stylish theme – Free Responsive HTML5 Theme for Travel Site – featuring the modern approach to design. Choosing it as your site basis, you invest in its future success with no money spent.

Theme’s Definitive Features

  • Beautiful top slider with full-width photos is hypnotizing. If you want to attract more viewers, make it with effective visuals like the ones implemented in this jQuery slider that shows top destinations and price notification of these tours.
  • responsive nature. Starting a site on the basis of this theme you can be sure that it will be correctly displayed on desktops, and screens of all sizes.
  • Booking form on the front page allows the clients to find the very trip they need just in a few clicks. This well-constructed form narrows the search and shows all possible company’s offers.
  • Blog page. Use this sub-page to welcome more clients to the company posting its latest news and sharing discounts and promos with them.

Now enjoy this freebie in live action and feel free to press “download” button to get .psd files and start your site.

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Free Responsive HTML5 Theme for Travel Site