Archive for September, 2012

27Sep

Nowadays, increasing popularity of online stores can be explained by the unfavorable economical situation in the marketing world which caused people to start the online business and make good income. So if you are thinking about creating your online store, but wondering which e-commerce platform and design will best suit, we prepared for you this blog entry to present some vivid VirtueMart templates from our captivating collection of VirtueMart themes.

To begin with, let’s define the main advantages of VirtueMart online stores. They are simple and advanced, multifaceted and user-friendly at the same time. Actually, it’s simple as A-B-C: you just need to download and set up free VirtueMart engine and choose the most liked VirtueMart template. Edit and customize your theme, set your products and prices and you’re all set! That’s why if you want to try your hand in testing this great product before purchasing, we offer you to use this Free VirtueMart Sample from TemplateMonster and make certain of its powerful functionality and easy operation. Looking through the whole collection of VirtueMart templates, you’ll be impressed by its rich palette of themes and miscellaneous selection of designs.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate and start browsing the following top-flight VirtueMart templates which are presented below. Each of them has its original style and inimitable design, so you’ll definitely find your favorite one!

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Photo Bank VirtueMart Template

Have a look at this professionally-designed theme that naturally attracts attention by its impressive layout and great structure.

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Coffee Store VirtueMart Template

This high-end template was made in pleasant beige and brown colors, giving your visitors delightful associates with delicious coffee aroma, and well-defined layout perfectly emphasizes the whole design of this theme.

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26Sep

Before talking about cunning tricks of Black Hat or Dark Pattern and its influence on users, first we should mention the main common notion of this term. So the Dark Pattern is a set of various techniques and “devices” which are targeted user to do something easily manipulating his/her actions.

If we think about using “deceptive techniques” in our everyday life, you’ll be definitely surprised as we are facing with them more often than you think. Kids importune to give some sweet stuff, TV advertisement that compels you to buy some suspicious products, marketing offer that presents some needless and silly bonuses, etc. All these examples confirm the above-mentioned assertion about using various methods of psychological influence which become more advanced and deliberate in our days. Some of us practice these methods in their work-a-day activity and there are hundreds of professions where these deceptive techniques are adopted…

Let’s see the most common examples of Black Hat UI tricks we can notice day by day:

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25Sep

Design process is very creative and comprehensive workflow that demands a lot of time, energy and imagination. To present any web project that will depict the main idea and all necessary information, you need to work out the kinks. The whole picture of presentation is compiled from small pieces, therefore icons play not the last role in web design. They help you to transfer original style and eye-catching look of your web project, making the entire layout more complete and single-piece. That’s why today this post is dedicated to the helpful tutorials about how to create icons for your web designs. We tried to include various icons that might be useful for cutting-edge designs and appealing themes. So browse them and implement in your work!

Book Icon Tutorial

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Cute Shop Icon Tutorial

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24Sep

Let us speed up the process of your website creation! This Monday TemplateMonster is willing to share its professional Free Joomla Architecture Template! We hope the theme will be useful for your new project or restyling of the current one.

Utilizing high-end Joomla themes for your online business projects considerably shortens your time investments during the launch process. The templates are delivered fully completed with efficient Joomla features ensuring excellent functionality and high usability of your website. Skilful content positioning and general design idea make the layout elegant and attractive. You can’t but agree that this free website template possesses all required specifications for your online start. It suits any online project related to architecture. Let us remind you not to miss the live demo of our free template.

Free Joomla Architecture Template:

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You are welcome to get the whole package of this free website template. Please visit the Free Joomla Architecture Template download page> at TemplateMonsterDownload Free Joomla Architecture Template with PSD files 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.

19Sep

Browsing many websites, we notice that unique content is the thing that can be rarely found today on the net. That’s why it’s absolutely naturally to protect your WordPress-powered project from any illegal use. If you have a photo-heavy website or gallery with a great number of your own pictures and images, you need to use various extensions produced specifically for WordPress. Such extensions or plugins allow you to add watermarks to your images or copyright symbols. However watermark can be easy removed by any advanced Photoshop user, and transparency of the whole image will deliver more troubles for the intruder.
In this post we’ve selected for you the most vital and ultimate Free WordPress Watermark Plugins which will defend your content and images particularly from any infractions. So browse and set them for maximum protection of your WordPress project.

Transparent Image Watermarks

This plugin allows you to watermark your uploaded images using a PNG image file with transparency. The user friendly settings page allows for control over the appearance of your watermark.

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WP Photo Album Plus

Using this plugin, you can easily manage and display your photo albums and slideshows within your WordPress site.

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18Sep

Whether you are a beginner or a professional designer, working with HTML5 is always demanded from you updated skills and improved knowledge. That’s why tutorials where you can find clear explanations and practical instructions are in great demand. In this blog entry we’ve selected for you some handy HTML5 tutorials which help you to build a single page layout for your web project, portfolio gallery, blog or e-shop. If you need to create really great design with good structure and striking layout, presented here learning materials will definitely assist you in this task. Save your time and use these tutorials for transforming your great ideas into impressive design with the help of HTML5 technology!

Create Your Portfolio Gallery Using HTML5 Canvas Tutorial

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Single Page Layout for Your E-Shop

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17Sep

No words can convey how happy we are when dreams and ideas of our visitors come to reality. TemplateMonster’s designers try to consider all your business needs and create premium class goodies for your projects. Consistent readers of our Monday freebie series know how to utilize the free stuff for start and update of their websites.

Of course we’ve got an amazing design for you today – it’s Free Joomla Travel Template, it feasts the eyes and inspires creativity. We believe that it will become a missing piece making your business idea complete. Powered by Joomla, this theme is a lightweight solution with plenty of functional features and easy customization opportunity. You can get everything mentioned before in a package with beautiful high-end layout. Don’t waste time, start your Joomla powered website now with our incredible travel theme!

Free Joomla Travel Template:

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You are welcome to get the whole package of this free website template. Please visit the Free Joomla Travel Template 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 Joomla Travel Template with PSD files 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.

14Sep

We know that the searching process is not simple, especially if you need to find an appropriate high-quality template for your future website. To save your time and money, we’d like to present you the top-flight website which is delivering the best templates on the net. Welcome TemplateMonster/a> website< which will definitely impress you by the big range of topics, effective designs and fair price.

So today we will talk about search features in TemplateMonster website which will help you simply navigate through the site and find the necessary theme. To begin with, TemplateMonster website has a great user-friendly search panel that includes several options for narrowing your searching process.

Let’s highlight the main search options:

Entering TemplateMonster website, you’ll find 6 major options which you can view on the next screenshot:

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Product

In this option you’ll find 9 types of Website templates which differ by their structure and required software. Also you can pick preferable color scheme from 12 presented variants. Using the Keyword field, you can specify what you need in one-two words.

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12Sep

When we are dealing with web design and try to create something impressive and eye-catching, we usually search for the new web resources every time. Whether we need to make a website or any other web project, freebies are always in great demand. It’s like when you come to the library to find the book with some useful quotes or proverbs which you can use in your work. The same thing with the web design, you can implement any appropriate free icons, patterns, fonts or buttons and edit them to your project.

To save your time and energy, we prepared for you top 10 resource sites for web designers which include free high-quality stuff that will definitely simplify your working process. Using these websites, you can easy find whatever you need and download all necessary elements for free. So start browsing and create really outstanding designs!

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Top Sites Web Design Freebies

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Design Kindle

Top Sites Web Design Freebies

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10Sep

Summer has just come to its end. It was a productive season for TemplateMonster’s designers. Let’s recollect some of their works, notably Free Website Templates created during these three months.

In our today’s blog post you will have the possibility to view free themes for different online projects once again. It goes without saying that you are welcome to use them for your business needs. All templates are worth your attention as they combine gorgeous layouts and utmost usability. They are easy to customize and maintain. The set of their functional features exceeds any expectations. The functionality and convenient interface of Joomla template are simply mind-blowing. Some more Joomla designs will appear very soon to strike your imagination.

But less words, more action, here is a collection of Free Website Templates developed by TemplateMonster this summer:

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Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Diving Club

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Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Restaurant Business

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