Archive for July, 2013

26Jul

Time savers are of a great value for today. Certain techniques that are implied for more rapid operations can hasten the workflow. When it goes about sites where animation adds a spicy tone, they use CSS3 that offers its easy creation. Easily, efficiently, quickly – this is how you get a variety of effects with the help of CSS3. What is also important, even novice can easily make use of CSS3 tricks. Such cool effect creation doesn’t demand profound knowledge of code, flash animations, JavaScript. Everything you need is to browse a tutorial that shows the creation of some effect, and following its steps you can get the desired one.

The pack of CSS3 Animation and Transition Effects Tutorials offers you useful tips and wise tricks on how to create stunning animations on your site. It’s really easy to make a page eye-catching. Try it!

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Putting CSS Clip to Work Expanding Overlay Effect

With the help of CSS clip property and CSS transitions, you can easily create simple expanding overlay effect. Use this tutorial to know how.

CSS3 Animation and Transition Effects Tutorials

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3D Thumbnail Hover Effects

Step by step instruction on how to create 3D thumbnail hover effects with CSS 3D transforms and jQuery.

CSS3 Animation and Transition Effects Tutorials

24Jul

How to make a start of your project easy and effective? Make use of a goodie that provides you with a good basis for your site, and is completely free. It’s Free HTML5 Business Theme with jQuery Photo Slider we are talking about. This well-coded theme is done by skillful guys from TemplateMonster. The design is tailored for all kinds of business sites, but can be customized according to the needs of other projects.

Minimal corporate style in easy on the eye colors underlines the seriousness of a business. With modern design where the content is wisely divided and goes with effective visual points, this theme presents all the information in easy-to-perceive way. Neatly designed social icons in the footer encourage the viewers to check out your profiles on the web. Free template live demo will show you the future site in action.

The list of features presented in the theme:

• jQuery Photo Slider with Caption
• Content Slider
• Drop Down Menu
• Back-to-Top Button
• Social Icons with Hover Effect

Free HTML5 Business Theme with jQuery Photo Slider:

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Feel free to get this free website template with PSD source files. To download this theme with PSD files, visit the Free HTML5 Business Theme download page at TemplateMonster.com 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 HTML5 Business Theme with PSD files (48,1MB)

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.

17Jul

Today let’s focus attention on 2 important parts of design layout – header and menu. Header attracts attention the first time you enter the site, it contains the corporate colors of the company and its logo. The way you design it can determine the effective presentation of business idea and its correct communication to the viewers. What makes the headers undoubtedly attractive? Of course, their huge sizes that have an impact on the viewers. Some apps that are used to show the products or offer visitors to sign-up for something. Effective sliders are also good for featuring portfolio. You can also use nice characters (if a business concept can adopt them), it adds some friendliness to the look of the design. Of course, there is a bunch of other useful advices concerning the creation of headers. While surfing around the following How to Create Header Tutorials, you can find a lot of them.

When it goes about menu, you should remember that this is a navigation element, and its primary purpose is to guide the user seamlessly around the site. So, the first important point you should bear in mind, is its thought-out structure and usability. It should present all subjects and categories in a well-structured manner and easy-to-perceive way. Only in this case the viewers will find it useful. How to make them looking clean and clutter-free? Follow the wise tips in the How to Create Menu Tutorials below, and create your own well-done items.

How to Create Menu Tutorials

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CSS3 Responsive Menu

CSS3 Responsive Menu

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How to Create a CSS3 Dropdown Menu

How to Create a CSS3 Dropdown Menu

11Jul

Design laboratory and a kitchen have much in common. These places are ideal for creating masterpieces: great designs and delicious dishes. You need creativity, skills and enough patience to work in them, but good results are worth these inputs.

Sometimes, these spheres interweave with each other. The design of the interior creates pleasant atmosphere in the kitchen. The kitchen theme is also widely used in design, for example, in logos. A number of companies that deal with culinary related industry use the images of kitchen utensils in their logos. In such a way they show the relation to food industry. Forks, spoons, kettles, cups, toasters, wine bottles are mostly used. These logos are memorable and easily communicate the idea of a certain company. How do they imply the kitchen imagery and the creative ideas? Check out this compilation of culinary logos to see it.

Of course, these logos are cool. But how do they behave in the design of a ready-made site? You can have a look at food & drinks website templates to see what kind of logos are mostly used there. I hope, this collection will inspire you for something more. For example, your great logo designs.

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The Baby Chef
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Edible Type Logo
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Deccan Milk
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Pranzo In Ufficio
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9Jul

Be the first to get fresh off the hook goodie. Free Website Template for Agriculture Site from TemplateMonster – this is what we are glad to offer you today. It’s tailored for agro business, but you can redesign it according to the needs of another project without any efforts. Free and effective, it will draw the attention of potential customers and drive them in.

This design makes use of sappy green color that is a perfect fit for agriculture sphere of business. Visual attractiveness is not the only strong point of this template. It is well-coded, features clean execution, user-friendly navigation that is facilitated with drop-down menu. Even a huge amount of content will be wisely placed within this well-structured layout of the optimal set of pages. The overall look is spiced up with jQuery Fade slider that can show company’s products in the best possible way.

Demo link to see the theme in live action.

Free Website Template for Agriculture Site:

Free Website Template

Feel free to get this free website template with PSD source files. To download this theme with PSD files, visit the Free Website Template for Agriculture Site 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 Website Template for Agriculture Site with PSD files (41,1MB)

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.

4Jul

Before you’ll go for traditional barbecue on July 4th, let us make you a little present. Frankly speaking, it’s not our present, but from the best templates provider on the web – TemplateMonster. Today, on the 4th of July, TemplateMonster announces a promo – 40% off for their CMS and Web Templates. Under this product, CMS templates, we imply:
WordPress
Joomla
Drupal

Web templates – it’s about all HTML themes.

Everything is simple – you choose the theme you like among these and get 40% discount. Of course, you can choose several themes, but the amount you save will be unchanged – 40%. Keep in mind that this promo is active only one day.

Promo

How to get a discount?

Use promocode “JULY4” to get it. Where to enter it? Follow the steps below to see:

1. Find the template.
2. Click “add to cart”.
3. You are on the Shopping Cart page.
4. In the footer you’ll see Promotional Code block where you should enter JULY4.
5. Press “apply code”.

You’ve done it!

We wish you to have a great day, feel its bliss and don’t forget about your business!

3Jul

Each designer and developer craves for making the work easier. What can facilitate this process? Of course, a good bunch of cheat sheets. The usual cheat sheet looks like several notes that are used for quick reference. Their primary aim is to help complete some work faster and easier. They are widely used here and there to minimize errors in code, and thus are so popular among users.

Here you’ll find helpful CSS Cheat Sheet that can seamlessly be a guide for your CSS. CSS is what makes control layout of many documents, apply it (layout) to various media-types, offers a lot of advanced techniques. The syntax of CSS is easy, but sometimes quite tricky to master, and these notes will help you do it faster.

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CSS Cheat Sheet

You can print this cheat sheet that features the whole list of currently supported tags with descriptions and attributes, as long as their support in HTML 4.

CSS Cheat Sheet3

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CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 Help Cheat Sheets (PDF)

To get the idea about the right CSS 2.1-property and obscure CSS 3 property, follow the link to the cheat sheet below.

CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 Help Cheat Sheets (PDF)

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