Archive for January, 2014

29Jan

Harmonious mix of vintage and modern can result in stylish design drawing viewers in. These notions complement each other and create visually-effective unity. To see how it works, check out Exterior Design Free HTML5 Theme fromTemplateMonster with retro aesthetics. It is tailored for various exterior design websites (gardening, landscape design, etc), can be also used for agriculture or flower web presences. Adding minor changes into .psd files, you can modify it according to your needs.

Elements Contributing to Visual Appeal

  • Retro atmosphere. Along with described below modern graphic elements, it creates a wonderful tone of this image.
  • Oldstyle fonts. Notice their implementation in the header and logo, setting retro tone to the whole design concept.
  • Faded images and colors. All photos placed here are blurred, they look dreamy and visually appealing. Overall soft color scheme of this design behaves extremely good.
  • Simplicity. Clean and clear designs are on the top today and here is a good example of how they look.

All the elements mentioned above benefit this theme, making it a perfect fit for starting good site. Don’t hesitate and download this freebie.

demo |download here

Exterior Design Free HTML5 Theme

22Jan

Good logo is a way to add value to your brand. It’s power can’t be overestimated, ‘cause it’s really high. Creating a brand, most designers and thinkers start with logo designing that becomes its recognizable part later. When it is nicely designed, it works for success of the brand.

Today, when the web strives for simplicity, laconic forms are highly appreciated. As it was said by Leonardo da Vinci, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Nice, clean and clear logo is number one brand asset that becomes a reflection of business willingness.

Designing a logo, it’s important to arrange all that ideas in one single unit, make it easy on the eye and appealing. Any mess is inappropriate here.

Compilation of well-done logos can show how good ones should look like and inspire you for creating your own creative logos. To make this showcase even more pleasant and interesting to browse, I’ve decided to find the examples of cat logos. We all like them, so the time you’ve spend browsing this post will be both pleasant and valuable.

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Cat Logos

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Cat Logos

14Jan

Welcome the freebie of 2014 in our usual series of free themes. Free Website Template for Spa Salon from TemplateMonster – this goodie is an effective one designed according to the latest color trends. Radiant Orchid is the color that was announced by Pantone as the most popular one this year. See the theme that makes use of its power and download it to dress your beauty projects up.

Notice how nice the undertones of purple decorate the layout. They are used not only for creation of appealing look, but also for visual division of the content parts. Fonts are also colored in its hues for being more readable. Content-wise structure of the layout allows to place all information in easy-to-perceive way. You may be sure, that a web presence based on this freebie will be a good promotion of your beauty company online.

Live demo | Download here

Home Spa

10Jan

The web has chosen the right direction this year and it’s minimalism has become one of the most impactful design trends in 2013. Minimalistic approach to web design – this is how it is called. Most designers and viewers love it due to the clean look and effectiveness. Less is more – this is the main principle of this design trend.

Why minimalism?

It flourishes all over the web, and it’s popularity has a solid background. Here are the main ideas beyond this notion “minimalistic design”:

• gives uncluttered look to designs
• has a soothing effect for the viewers
focuses attention on the subject matter
is laconic

Using it as the main principle of your design, you can be sure that the message you send to the viewers is clear and explicit.

To inspire you for your own clean designs, I’ve compiled awesome minimalistic wallpapers. Each item is created with a touch of beauty and simplicity. They show that the viewers can experience the design work better, when nothing distracts from its main point. Notice that most common language of minimalism is spoken by means of forms, like in most of these designs.

Enjoy all of them and apply Zen atmosphere to your desktop.

Zen

Minimalistic Wallpapers

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Minimalistic Wallpapers

3Jan

Surprise your fans with a wow design of your online portfolio. Being a photographer means being creative in everything you do. Your works, portfolio, ideas – an artist should be original in all things he does. Hyper-Stylish Free HTML5 Theme from TemplateMonster will come in handy for all of you who want to start an attractive web presence to share portfolio online.

The front page of this theme looks like timeline. Its layout offers you to arrange all content in multicolored blocks (each one for definite type of content) with tiny icons above that indicate the information placed in them (video, written, photos from gallery). Your portfolio will be nicely displayed on the gallery page with Masonry layout. The theme implies video integration, so you can share your video works with others on the same name page.

Follow the links below to see this template in live action and download it for your great works.

live demo | download here

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