Archive for February, 2013

22Feb

Colors stimulate senses. Sometimes it’s enough to use the sappy colors in design to make the visitors feel the joy of the sunny summer noon. Certain colors and their combinations set up the right tone, and send the particular message to the viewers. About the theory of colors and their meanings you can find a lot of information all over the web, but the goal of this post is a search of Color Palettes of Fashion Sites. Modern Trends.

What it the reason for the choice of particular colors? As you see from these examples, the colors reflect the idea of the company.

  • The classic brands prefer to use several colors in design, where black and white are obligatory, and one or two bright ones add the effectiveness.
  • The men’s brands use natural colors in their sites, the ones for women play with both natural and artificial.
  • Companies with young target audience prefer soft and delicate colors, when brands oriented at people of the older age use more saturated tints.
  • The wedding fashion sites prefer elegant color schemes in light colors, the sport sites pitch upon bright energetic colors.

It’s quite interesting to observe how all these secrets are implemented in sites, and I offer you to do it with me.

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freepeople.com

According to the latest reports of popular 2013 spring colors, this site features most of them. Violet, linen, pink, white – they reflect the design direction of the brand. Young, free and modern – these are its main points.

 


Site’s Color Palette:

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versace.com

These three colors: black, lemon and gray have a striking effect. They attract attention, play with it, and fit in the perfect way for this highly classical brand.

 


Site’s Color Palette:

21Feb

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This kind of business should attract the visitors with great presentation of its products. The jQuery slider in the top of this theme is the ideal place to focus the attention of the viewers’ on your products. The contrasting color scheme plays a role when it goes about creating the effective tone and rising the interest in your business ideas. This stylish and elegant design convinces you clients of the solidity of this company and high-grade products. It features 2 column layout and goes with Blog section. The presented theme is compatible with Joomla 2.5.8 version. Feel free to download the template, add a bit of customization, and start a solid web presence.

Free Joomla Car Template:


To download the whole package of this template, visit the Free Joomla Car 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). Feel free to use this template for your business, but you cannot resell it as a template.

Download Free Joomla Car Template with PSD files (149MB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:TemplateMonster does not provide support services on free templates – including this one. We only provide support for the products that are being purchased from TemplateMonster. Our free templates are produced according to the latest web standards and we’ve been trying to make the process of working with them as easy as possible, so for people with minimum web development experience it should be easy to work with them. However, if you don’t have any experience, we recommend you to refer to the tutorials or community forums on how to work with platforms that each respective template is made with, or to hire someone to do the job for you.

15Feb

February is the time when everything around turns pink. The web seems to be changing all its colors into red, purple, rose, violet, pink. There is a reason for that – St. Valentine’s Day and all that celebrations that are concerned with it. The sites are dressed up in pink colors and gain some romantic tone.
What are the most popular tints of color for the sites? What sites use them more often? If you look at this compilation of Website Templates That Strike Pink, you can notice that most of them are fashion, wedding and baby themes. This color scheme makes them look sweet, appealing and it arouses the pleasant emotions. Sometimes you can see that night club themes also use the shades of this color in their layouts that results in the attractive look. The saturated shade of this color acts as a powerful element for grabbing attention. The example of its successful implementation in the design you can also find in the post below.
So, here they are, pink-charged themes with a strong romantic and appealing power.

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Personal Page Website Template


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Cosmetic Store Website Template

8Feb

Bootstrap is widely used today, plenty of developers enjoy this sleek intuitive and powerful framework. The bunch of features it goes with makes the life of a developer much easier. Cozy in using navigation toolkit, wide management instrument for image and video content, LESS for preprocessing CSS and much more – this is what makes it handy. Besides, Bootstrap themes go with several layouts compatible with various handheld devices, and this gives much more opportunities.

For today much has already been said about Bootstrap, and all this information has evenly covered the web. It would be much easier to find everything about its advantages and drawbacks in one place, and here it is – Bootstrap Interactive Infographic. It turns out to be a real treasure chest for all Bootstrap fans and those who just want to know more about it. Check it out for styles generators, theme generators, free PSDs/fonts/buttons/icons, numerous tutorials and video lessons, plugins, code snippets, shortcodes and whatnot – everything that deals with Bootstrap is neatly arranged here.

This layout reminds Windows 8 Metro interface that is so popular today. This resemblance makes infographic look familiar and intuitive to the users. Its content blocks are divided into subcategories that are marked with different colors. The interactivity makes the work much easier – you just click the blocks to see the information there.
Here is the .jpg version, to see the full one follow the link.

Bootstrap Interactive Infographic:

If you like it, feel free to share it with your friends across the social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon).

6Feb

How should a well-done health blog look like? Its design should communicate the main idea in clear and comprehensive way, and be trustworthy. If you are looking for the very well-crafted skin for a blog, you’ve hit the right spot. Take advantage of Free WordPress Theme for Medical Blogfrom TemplateMonster – the off-the-peg theme that will help you set up a solid site without extra costs.

Pleasant to eyes layout is created in soft blue colors that evoke the feeling of protection which is so important for the blogs speaking about health care. Whatever amount of information you have, it will be neatly arranged in the content part of the theme. If you want to place some visual information, jQuery slider in the header allows you to do it. All the necessary links you can put in the footer of the theme. The supplementary menu is also placed there. Follow the link to see this theme in live action.

We wish you to stay healthy and be successful in your online business. See you next week, fresh freebies are coming!

Free WordPress Theme for Medical Blog:

To download the whole package of this template, visit the Free WordPress Medical Theme 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). Feel free to use this template for your business, but you cannot resell it as a template.

Download Free WordPress Medical Theme with PSD files (23,2MB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:TemplateMonster does not provide support services on free templates – including this one. We only provide support for the products that are being purchased from TemplateMonster. Our free templates are produced according to the latest web standards and we’ve been trying to make the process of working with them as easy as possible, so for people with minimum web development experience it should be easy to work with them. However, if you don’t have any experience, we recommend you to refer to the tutorials or community forums on how to work with platforms that each respective template is made with, or to hire someone to do the job for you.

1Feb

What can be more inspirational than a great restaurant website? The way it presents the delicious cuisine deserves attention. This is the way how a restaurant invites its visitors and serves as a warm welcome for people. Some of such sites are really amazing.

What are the most peculiar features that are to be found in these designs? Of course, the usage of warm color scheme that makes everything looks tasty. The red color is widely used, ‘cause it has a power of working up an appetite. The large scale images are one more obligatory point of such designs. What can advertise the dish better than a high-resolution image? They are to be found in the sliders with nice effects, in the gallery sections, in the backgrounds. It goes without saying that the next point is undoubtedly important – the nice and comprehensive presentation of the menu. When the site gives an opportunity to order food online and reserve place, it speaks about client-oriented policy of the restaurant. Some visual effects are also welcome, because they bring interactivity in the process of browsing the site.

We’ve compiled 5 Best Restaurant Sites. The Yummy Designs that Work to see how the visual part is presented. Besides the mentioned above elements, they contain cool effects that add power to them. But wait! Before you start, make sure that you are not hungry, ‘cause the designs are really yummy.

If you’re ready to start your own restaurant site, take advantage of the perfect skins from TemplateMonster – WordPress Restaurant Themes – that really work.

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Buckinghamfoods.co.uk
The fresh green colors scheme makes this design easy on the eye. A lot of open space makes it really pleasant to eyes, clean and clear. One of the attractive elements of this site is flash animation in its slider. You can notice the drop down blocks of information in some sliders.

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Theclawbar.com
Here is the example of a restaurant site with one page layout. It scrolls automatically to the needed part while the header and footer are in still position The gallery features full-scale slider that puts an emphasis on the illustrations of the featured dishes placed there.

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