Archive for May, 2012

31May

Today we are happy to share with our valuable customers a helpful business product – Free Facebook Covers. You won’t find Facebook Covers among TemplateMonster’s products; this entry is the only place to get them. Our designers present you this pack to make your Facebook brand page more varied.

Cover image in Timeline layout plays an important part drawing visitor’s attention to your page. Hereof, you can’t but agree that a Facebook Cover should be very efficient to arouse user’s concern. Our Free Facebook Covers were created in order to make you page more appealing and to facilitate you business promotion.

Download archive of Free Facebook Covers includes covers in .PSD and .JPG formats featuring images from TemplateMonster’s photo bank. You are welcome to edit them according to your personal business requirements. The Covers in the post are not similar to ones in the archive; they illustrate the concept of how the Cover could represent your brand page.

Here is a download package of 5 Free Facebook Covers, we are sure that they will help you present your business project on Facebook. The package contains 3 neutral business covers, 1 theme for entertainment business page and 1 for restaurant Facebook page. Feel free to customize them and create a new appearance of your brand page!

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Business Free Facebook Cover

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Restaurant Free Facebook Cover

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Business Free Facebook Cover

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Entertainment Free Facebook Cover

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Business Facebook Cover

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Download 5 Facebook Covers for free! here

23May

Sliders always serve as a kind of entertainment for users due to their striking effects. But web developers try to go even further creating design elements increasing website functionality without extra importunity or attention withdrawal.

Each day something new appears on web design market. Original progressive types of sliders are being developed on monthly bases. Internationally, designers trust only the most reliable products, such as NivoSlider. The item is considered the most fascinating and usable, it has been downloaded more than 1M times during the first year of its release. NivoSlider can be downloaded for free, it’s shareware. It is the best way to impart your website a really amazing look. Have enough patience, continue reading and we will tell you thereunder how the smallest plugin can turn ordinary image presentation into something absolutely different.

NivoSlider is a jQuery plugin weighting as low as 12kb compressed, serving for creating beautiful image sliders. It transforms an image wrapping element into a slider and proposes 16 original transition effects such as slicing, sliding, fading, folding and many many others. The plugin is able to represent prev-next buttons and navigation to manipulate the slides. The transition effect maybe a random choice of NivoSlider or you can set the one, which will be used constantly. The user also has a possibility to determine the number of slices, animation speed and pause period according to his preference. We provided several demo examples to show you the NivoSlider in action:

Nivo Slider with Default Theme & Default Settings

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Nivo Slider with Orman Theme & Box Animations

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22May

Horse Club may be a hobby and a profitable business; in any case it is worth a decent web presentation. Running a Horse Club website you will be able to share your passion with horse breeders, equestrians and ordinary people, not indifferent to these beautiful animals. We can help your quick and easy start with our today’s Free Website Template for Horse Club with jQuery Slider and Zoomer Effect.

This theme is a great example of quality design. The layout possesses great visual attraction due to thought out color scheme, spectacular accents and graphic details positioned on the dark background. A mighty slider with Zooming Effect makes the demonstration of featured images a fascinating show. Gallery section contains the rest of the images. We invite you to view free template’s live demo and examine all its cool specific characteristics.

Free Website Template for Horse Club with jQuery Slider and Zoomer Effect:

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You are welcome to get this free website template with PSD source files. Please visit the Free Website Template for Horse Club and jQuery Slider with Zoomer Effect 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 for Horse Club with jQuery Slider and Zoomer Effect with PSD files (63,6MB) here

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.

18May

Web designers can take maximum advantage of this new proposition from TemplateMonster. Catch the newest Stock & Vector Design Bundle containing hundreds of professional design goodies. We offer you to order this ultimate bundle as an individual item for the cost of $247 or purchase it together with any product from TemplateMonster for $59 only, saving as much as 75%.

If you decide to purchase a bundle at the discounted price, it will automatically appear in your shopping cart as a related product after you add the selected template.

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What you get in the bundle:

  • 495 creative vector elements from Designious.com:
    • 37 individual packs with abstract, seamless, grunge and nature elements and patterns;
  • 50 stock photos upon your choice from DepositPhotos:
    • any 50 high resolution images from the enormous collection of 6,000,000+ stock photos.

The choice is up to you – get this bundle as an individual productor select your favorite template and save 75% on it, simultaneously enriching your design toolkit with these cool items!

17May

What’s a Shopping Cart?

Shopping cart software like any other, i.e. Magento, PrestaShop, OpenCart etc, facilitates the customers during the shopping process. Bargainers can utilize shopping cart solutions in online stores to sell goods or services. E-Commerce software makes shopping a regular, non-stressful operation. To make a long story short, shopping cart possesses plenty of user-friendly features strengthened by charming design. The majority of them provide such useful options as unlimited auto responders, send e-mail function, digital transfer, ad pursuit, divided experiment, listing control and marketing tools.

The shopping cart software offers enumerable boons and built-in safety options minimizing the probability of identity theft during personal details verification.

In this entry we will take up essential questions concerning checkout optimization. Following these 10 easy steps you will reduce the frequency of checkout denial and raise the conversion.

Checkout Specifications

It’s not an easy business to urge a customer buy from you. Cart optimization may help a lot in the achieving of the goal. If you manage to ruin customers’ mental blocks such as: lack of trust, uncertainty of getting a good deal and confusion, you will get the deserved award in the form of increased number of purchases and a crowd of content clients. The configuration of your shopping cart also really matters. It is a proven fact that traditional 4-step checkouts seem much more acceptable and intelligible for the customers in comparison with more complicated ones, demanding more detailed information. A regular checkout usually includes the following steps:

1. Shopping cart page;
2. Billing info page;
3. Shipping info page;
4. Payment page and “Thank you page”.

These steps are well-known to the customers that’s why they seem more safe than any new usability methods.

Why do Users Abandon Checkouts?

Actually, purchase of high-priced products entails more comprehensive checkout process for provision of customer’s assurance and security. So, it’s quite sensible that inexpensive goods are in advantageous situation due to more compact online shopping carts offering swift checkouts with minimal quantity of steps. Today, one step checkout enjoys increasing popularity, as the user shouldn’t go through several pages when buying a product; all information is inserted into the form fitting into one page. Unfortunately, there is a great number of reasons why shopping carts are rejected by the users, we stated the most frequent ones in the list below.

Reasons why users abandon checkouts:

high rate for shipping and handling;
product price turns out to be higher than expected;
shipping and handling rates were indicated too late in the checkout process;
too much information is required during the checkout;
low bandwidth resulting in slow page loading;
not enough information about the product/service;
no desire to pass the registration process;
absence of corresponding payment options;
visitor is not ready to make a purchase yet.

Doing away with these reasons you will be able to create a user-friendly UX for the customers. Follow this link “Designing a Shopping Cart Page” if you want to know more about design and functionality of a shopping cart, the post will reveal all tips and tricks.

The Question is: “… to Optimize or not to Optimize…”

Shopping cart conversion rates and success of the order checkout process are influenced by many particular business factors such as type of products, general eCommerce site quality, limpidity and visibility of shipping, etc. Here are some standard requirements for eCommerce websites in overall performance: order checkout forms must load under 10 seconds and a shopping cart should operate when cookies are disabled. Use these tricks to optimize the cart and improve the conversion rates:

1. Keep Highlighting Items in the Cart

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It’s inadmissible to remove a thumbnail product image from the basket, as its absence can double the cart abandonment rate. You can also indicate the date and time of product addition. It’s recommended to show how much money is saved if the customer gets a discount for a definite product. Customers want to see as much information as possible even on the last stage of the purchase process, typing a credit card number.

14May

When we talk about professional website design, we all mean more or less the same. Here the creativity and efficiency are the guidelines for designers. TemplateMonster team strives to present you only uneclipsed works complying all contemporary trends and requirements, like today’s Free Website Template for Business Project with jQuery Powered Slider.

With all the variety of business themes on the web, it seems almost impossible to create something that stands out among the others. But this clean style freebie definitely has the chance. Uncommon typographic design elements underline the most important business ideas and concentrate the user’s eyes on them. Besides, you can paste your company info in the delimited blocks below the jQuery slider. The content area is divided into smaller sections; this trick will enable you to place information in the manner more convenient for perception. Cool color solution of the template has no blatant accents, which creates a pleasant calm atmosphere of solid web presentation. Get more information about this free theme viewing the live demo. Impress your customers with a thought out design of your website!

Free Website Template for Business Project with jQuery Powered Slider:

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You are welcome to get this free website template with PSD source files. Please visit Free Website Template for Business Project with jQuery Powered 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.

Free Website Template for Business Project with jQuery Powered Slider with PSD files (17,3MB)

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.

11May

With contemporary skyrocketing technologies and markets flooded with portable devices of all sizes and screen options you can think of, mobile versions with their web content presentation cease to conform to users’ requirements. Unlike the mobile website versions, fluid grid based sites are perfectly represented on any screen without any content drops. Here, responsive design has no equals.

We believe that people online should use only the most advanced and ultimate technologies, that’s why our partners from TemplateMonster started the production of Responsive WordPress Templates. Pick one of the Responsive WordPress Themes as a foundation of your future web presence or upgrade your existing WordPress site and transform it to an amazingly adaptive design that automatically adjusts to any screen resolution. With the cast of Responsive WordPress Templates you don’t need to maintain a mobile version of your website anymore. Go view the staggering gallery here and select the best WordPress Theme suitable for your new fully responsive website.

Business Responsive WordPress Template

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Business Responsive WordPress Template

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7May

If you can’t decide what your future website should look like or can’t choose a style that perfectly suits your online project, we advise you to turn to professional premium solutions from templatemonster’s team. Our creative ideas can become an outstanding foundation for web presentation of your company. Today, we invite you to view a Free Full JavaScript Animated Template for Web Design Studio; we hope it won’t leave you indifferent.

The template was especially developed for online web design studio, but you can easily customize it for any allied theme. Excellent design and perfect usability are the matters that should be taken into consideration during website development. This free theme possesses the necessary features. The design of the template has been developed in pure JavaScript. In this case, you get a website looking similar to Flash site with fantastical animation, but all the visual effect are being done with JavaScript. Thanks to that, you are able to present your works and web projects in the most dynamic interactive manner and grab visitors’ attention to the fullest. If you are intrigued by our introduction, please check out the free template live demo.

Free Full JavaScript Animated Template for Web Design Studio:

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You are welcome to get this free website template with PSD source files. Please visit the Free Full JavaScript Animated Template for Web Design Studio 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 Full JavaScript Animated Template for Web Design Studio with PSD files (3,38MB) here

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.

3May

We hope your day is as bright and successful as ours. We are going to make it even more inspiring for our respected customers and present a smart inconceivable Website Template with JustSlider, jCarousel and FancyBox. Of course, this prodigious template is absolutely free for you!

The designer’s idea is unsophisticated, yet very efficient. If you believe that the time to show your creative photos to the public has come, this theme will realize all your objectives and bring you the deserved popularity. The template contains JustSlider in the header to demonstrate your photos and jCarousel under it to display featured images from the gallery. Undoubtedly, these two elements intensify the attractiveness of the template. Dark background is the most advantageous for all design elements on the page, therewith, due to it, the theme looks elegant and stylish. The user will be amazed by the opportunity of the FancyBox tool, which lets to view the favorite images in lightboxes floating over the page’s surface. It’s our strong belief that the effects like this help to warm up the visitor’s interest to your works. We invite you to test all capabilities of this free template viewing its live demo.

Free Website Template with JustSlider, jCarousel and FancyBox:

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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, jCarousel and FancyBox 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, jCarousel and FancyBox with PSD files (98,2MB) here

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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