Archive for April, 2012

25Apr

Everybody knows what blur is. We can compare the effect with a photo, made with your camera when it was out of focus. In other words, this effect is attained when each pixel of the initial image mixes with the surrounding pixels.

Photoshop offers web designers and photographers a great variety of blurring filters. The most frequently used are: Gaussian Blur, Lens Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur, Spin and Zoom Blurs. Depending on the result, an artist wants to achieve, he uses one blur or another, or even several effects together. Blurs in web design are almost indispensable as they perform some practical functions. It’s a well known fact, that all design tricks and decorations are employed with one single purpose: to present the content in the most winning and catching way. At the same time the designers should not forget that a high-grade website should stand out against the competitors. In this aspect, web developers simply can’t do without creative quality images. From time to time, they face the problem that a gorgeous image draws user’s attention from content or the text becomes not readable due to background photo. Sometimes it is almost impossible to combine an attractive image with required text.

Fortunately, the problem can be completely solved with the help of blur. And the designer even shouldn’t blur the whole image in order not to spoil it. Actually, you kill two birds with one stone: you preserve a nice appealing image and get easy readable text. A skillfully used selective blur can even refer the user’s attention in the right direction. The necessity of placing the beauty to the altar of usability is second to none. But that’s only a tip of an iceberg. Blur helps to create different visual effects that break the monotony of corporate web sites. By blurring the surrounding objects, the major one automatically falls into the focus of the visitor. A designer, possessing turbulent imagination can squeeze multiple original ideas from the effect. For example, blur can create an illusion of dizzy speed; it can add depth to the scene. Glowing effect and light rays coming out of the object are also the result of blur application.

We highlighted only few positive moments connected to blurred images in websites layout. You are welcome to discover the rest of them viewing the wonderful samples provided for your infusion.

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Fashion Brand Flash Animated Full Site Template

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Lotos Full JS Animated Template

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23Apr

We welcome our readers, coming to our blog for useful information and inspirational designs. We are happy to share our professional knowledge and quality free templates in order to encourage your creative projects. Today, we would like to present you our regular freebie, a Website Template for Art School. We sincerely hope that this free template will help you develop an outstanding website!

It’s a brilliant idea to start an online art school for kids, and it will surely be a success with a high-end design like that. The theme is very cute and engaging, it will capture the user’s attention immediately as classy graphics is advantageously stressed by wooden texture in the background. The colors are extremely bright and rich; they create the needed playful mood. JustSlider (jQuery-powered slider worked out by our developers) in the header of the template concentrates visitor’s attention on photos and drawings. To learn more about this free template, please, follow the link to its live demo .

Free Website Template with JustSlider for Art School:

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You are welcome to get this free website template with PSD source files. Please visit the Free Website Template with JustSlider for Art School download page at TemplateMonster and type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). Please, feel free to use this template for your business, but you are not entitled to resell it to third parties as a template.

Download Free Website Template with JustSlider for Art School with PSD files (156 MB)

NB: Kindly note that TemplateMonster’s support services don’t cover neither this template no any other free template. We provide support services exclusively for the products, which are being purchased from our website. All of our free templates correspond to the latest web standards, we applied our best efforts to make the process of customization as easy and stress free, as possible; if you have at least initial web development experience, there shouldn’t be any trouble during modification process. In case you lack the required experience, we suggest you to apply theme tutorials or community forums to know more about the software on the bases of which the template was developed, or to turn to the professional to make all necessary updates.

16Apr

Do you know the secrets of a catching design? If you invest enough creativity, you always get tangible dividends. Even a perfect work may look monotonous and won’t touch the user’s heart without it. Another important thing is skillful performance, which implements all your creative ideas into reality and makes the user’s visit to your site enjoyable. The execution is directly connected to your web development experience, which we can’t influence. Therefore, we are always pleased to share our enthusiasm and inspire your creativity. We hope our new startling freebie will become a solid foundation for your successful project – this is a brand new Free Business Website Template with jQuery Slider.

The design of the theme is self-sufficient; it is superior for any kind of online business project. The template possesses a reserved black and white color scheme, still several vivid design elements brighten it up. Typography style is one more aspect that enriches the layout. Besides, the template’s jQuery Slider in the header could be a great way to make the presentation of visual information more absorbing. We offer you to view the live demo of this free theme before you download this pretty excellent free web design.

Brand New Free Business Website Template with jQuery Slider:

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You are welcome to get this free website template with PSD source files. Please visit the Brand New Free Business Website Template with jQuery Slider download page at TemplateMonster and type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). Please, feel free to use this template for your business, but you are not entitled to resell it to third parties as a template.

Download Brand New Free Business Website Template with jQuery Slider with PSD files (32,7 MB)

NB: Kindly note that TemplateMonster’s support services don’t cover neither this template no any other free template. We provide support services exclusively for the products, which are being purchased from our website. All of our free templates correspond to the latest web standards, we applied our best efforts to make the process of customization as easy and stress free, as possible; if you have at least initial web development experience, there shouldn’t be any trouble during modification process. In case you lack the required experience, we suggest you to apply theme tutorials or community forums to know more about the software on the bases of which the template was developed, or to turn to the professional to make all necessary updates.

11Apr

Today, we would like you to greet an unparalleled proposition from our partners. Several months of tedious TemplateMonster’s team work resulted in creation of absolutely new product – PRO Website Templates with built-in PRO Framework. We believe that the news can turn your concept of websites developing upside down. The customers, working on their professional websites will be able to generate and edit web pages much more rapidly and having total control over the code.

How Can I Get the PRO Template Version?

It’s quite easy! The new PRO Template Version will come as a complementary offer in the range of several template prices on the product page of a selected template. Besides, the customers will have the option to add the PRO Version offer to their initial order in the shopping cart for extra pay. It’s unbelievable, but the PRO Pack, giving numerous advantages during website creation and modification will cost just $15! In tote, the PRO Website Template will cost nearly $84 – this amount includes an average price of the template (about $69) and $15 for the PRO Version.

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If you are among those, who want to create an advanced professional website and customize it in no time, please, follow these three easy steps to achieve your goal:

1. Order the PRO Template Version.
2. Select from the available building blocks.
3. Enjoy the most swift website development in your life!

PRO Templates’ Specifications

When you buy a PRO Pack, you acquire more than 50 new options. Let’s see how they can facilitate the process of website design and modification. The gist is that with a PRO Pack you are able to add and variate website content right through the navigation panel, supplied by multiple facilities and all essential specifications with human-friendly code, which can be utilized to provide such functional features on your website.

Select the functionality and pick the provided code to activate it. You can choose website’s level of complexity according to your preferences. You simply shouldn’t use more assets than needed. Everything indispensable is in front of you, enclosed in this progressive PRO framework, developed for your productivity and convenience. Using the PRO Templates, users can reach unprecedented horizons in web design:

  • they can automatically generate page layouts;
  • conjugate ready-made web pages;
  • reshape typography styles without efforts;
  • promptly change and install new website sections like sliders, portfolios and image galleries;
  • add CSS3 tricks and features;
  • deploy social and font icons;
  • use functional plugins, interactive elements and so on, and so forth, with an absolute code control.

We can consider the PRO Version of website template a helpful web design development tool set, which will cost you only $15 extra. The developers tried to give you the opportunity to concentrate on fast and professional website development, without scattering your attention in search of the right code. Further you will find the range of main options you get with every PRO Website Template.

PRO Framework

The process of development and design is a laborious task. TemplateMonster’s developers created the PRO Pack and integrated the PRO Framework into templates’ design to simplify it for you. PRO Framework is a simple HTML5 & CSS3 based platform that binds different functionalities and code script options for quick website development, which enables the team to move away from code. The users see the provided building blocks directly in the PRO Framework navigation panel and choose from the available options, encouraged by the flexibility of human-friendly code and comprehensible instructions for every step.

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9Apr

We always have good news and great templates for our customers. Look what our designers have cooked for you today! It’s a Free Real Estate Template with JustSlider. We believe that Real Estate agents will find it helpful for their creative designs.

Template’s color solution with striking elements makes the layout absolutely efficient. Use it for your own web presentation if you want to be noticeable and recognizable by the customers. You can place the most substantial information into the featured content blocks within the main content area of the template.

Another way to draw customers’ attention is to display pictures, images and other visual information in the prominent manner. You may use a slider in the header of this free theme for the purpose. This jQuery-powered slider, named JustSlider has been created by our developers. We hope you will appreciate the eye appeal and decent performance of the template and will use it in your web projects. You are welcome to view live demo of this free template before plunging into the process of creation.

Free Real Estate Template with JustSlider:

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You can get this free website template with PSD source files. Please visit the Free Real Estate Template with JustSlider download page at TemplateMonster and type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). Please, feel free to use this template for your business, but you are not entitled to resell it to third parties as a template.

Download Free Real Estate Template with JustSlider with PSD files (104 MB)

NB: Kindly note that TemplateMonster’s support services don’t cover neither this template no any other free template. We provide support services exclusively for the products, which are being purchased from our website. All of our free templates correspond to the latest web standards, we applied our best efforts to make the process of customization as easy and stress free, as possible; if you have at least initial web development experience, there shouldn’t be any trouble during modification process. In case you lack the required experience, we suggest you to apply theme tutorials or community forums to know more about the software on the bases of which the template was developed, or to turn to the professional to make all necessary updates.

5Apr

If you are in the process of creation and looking for new solutions that will distinguish your website from many others, try to apply the latest design trends. In this issue we’d like to highlight curious and unconventional design trend which is enormously popular now, and those are dashed lines. Having studied numerous examples, we arrived at the conclusion that the trend is rather universal – it perfectly suits any kind of business project where visual presentation is important. Web designers use dashed lines either in accurate or fancy websites, playful and informative ones. The dashed lines are highly versatile if you want to create graphically logical ties between design elements, stress the guidelines or directions, segregate website’s content blocks or clear up a web page. Let us present these excellent website examples having dashed lines in their design:

BooBebe

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Lela.org

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3Apr

As you know, TemplateMonster is crazy about different creative stuff. We would like to uphold you in the desire to develop a solid website for your business project. A sequence of our weekly issues of free templates may become a great inspiring platform for your future website. We hope they will stand you in good stead and give a push to the imagination. Now let us present a freebie of this week – Fresh & Free Website Template for Fitness Club!

This off-the-shelf template is perfect not only for fitness club, but for any kind of project, related to sport. The promoting design will take your business to the sky-high level. You business concept will be easily recognizable by the users due to clean-cut layout and complete usability. Besides, we consider a jQuery slider an enormous advantage of this template. You get not just an attractive design element, but an opportunity to show featured images from the gallery. By the way, gallery page is also available. You are more than welcome to view a live demo of this template. After the emphatic browsing, you will be able to download the design and enjoy you own remarkable website based on it.

Fresh & Free Website Template for Fitness Club:

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Please visit the Fresh & Free Website Template for Fitness Club download page at TemplateMonster to download this theme with PSD files – type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). You can use this template for your business, but you are not allowed to resell it.

Download Fresh & Free Website Template for Fitness Club with PSD files (21,2 MB)

NB: Kindly note that TemplateMonster’s support services don’t cover neither this template no any other free template. We provide support services exclusively for the products, which are being purchased from our website. All of our free templates correspond to the latest web standards, we applied our best efforts to make the process of customization as easy and stress free, as possible; if you have at least initial web development experience, there shouldn’t be any trouble during modification process. In case you lack the required experience, we suggest you to apply theme tutorials or community forums to know more about the software on the bases of which the template was developed, or to turn to the professional to make all necessary updates.

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