Archive for January, 2015
Are you a creative person? Before you start reading this blog post, please answer one question: what is your work about?
We suppose it’s about a result. Remember, once you believed time was stretchable, wide and almost endless? One day you realized though it all was about getting a good design result sooner & now your motto is this: pull yourself together, get some coffee and do something that will bring you both pleasure and benefit. Life is good, it consists of small moments, and you simply cannot let yourself waste those…. at least when working in Photoshop 🙂
Say ‘No’ to monotonous work and spare more time for pure creation. We offer you to pay attention to Photoshop actions. It’s a great way to record a set of actions and to ‘replay’ them afterwards, it spares your time and you get a perfect result sooner. Besides, you can get a ready Photoshop action and use it in your work. Check out these 15 best free Photoshop actions & choose your favorite! Now you can spend more time with your family, friends and your cat 😉
The ever fluctuating web design trends make the designers’ job more complex. Thus, to achieve the targets efficiently they need to consider effective and proficient techniques. These strategies might appear a bit over the top to an onlooker, but certainly they are quite essential to accomplish the task. The website wireframing is one such technique, and it helps make web designing cost-efficient and successful.
What are the most important elements of fashion websites? Without a shadow of a doubt, the leading fashion agencies put emphasis on photography and video. These help to better showcase the latest projects and attract the audience with new trendy looks. If you think the same, cast a glance at the all-new Free WordPress Theme for fashion industry.
Full-packed, well-coded and SEO-optimized, this new TemplateMonster release can be used for multiple purposes, including beauty, art & photography, fashion, etc. The theme has been made fully responsive and cross-browse compatible to make it easier to reach wider audience. Downloading it, you will have no difficulty with installation and customization. The theme is fully editable. You can either use the default settings and apply minor changes (like manage visuals, content and banners) or completely change the look and feel of this template with 600+ Google fonts, multiple color options, fantastic sliders, 80+ shortcodes, custom widgets, etc. Though TemplateMonster doesn’t provide free support on free products, the template comes will detailed documentation that includes answers to multiple questions on installation and management.
The template may look somewhat simple at first glance. However, when you take a closer look at it you’ll see an interactive dropdown menu, images with hover and zoom effects ???? mouseover, awesome sliders, handy navigation buttons, etc. Grids make the layout balanced and well-structured.
Following the release of this Free WordPress template for fashion industry, TemplateMonster will present several other handy solutions for building or upgrading your project with, including OpenCart, PrestaShop, and Joomla website templates. All of them will be well-packed and feature functionality similar to their premium equivalents. So, stay tuned for more awesome TemplateMonster freebies.
Have you seen these Pinterest boards about typography? Because they are breathtaking! Awesome fonts for designers amaze everyone who knows the ropes of a typography trade. Every time you think there’s nothing new left to be invented, a new typography masterpiece takes your breath away. Or else, you are a typography maniac and you simply can’t stop searching for new inspiration. You are in a constant search of new resources, and what a great feeling it is when you find something worthy, right?
Besides, typography is one of the key factors of good conversion. If you want to kill 2 birds with one shot, and I mean both satisfy your inner aesthete and get profit, you know what to do.
Speaking of inspiration stuff, the more you get – the more you want. So I’ve made a list of Pinterst boards for you to add to your type collection & to inspire.
Anyway, let’s go straight to the most delicious part of this post – the boards themselves. Follow them and enjoy.
Web designers and design agencies always strive to have a website that leaves a positive and long-lasting impression on its visitors. It’s no secret that a cleverly designed website is a powerful marketing tool that can not only help you show off your talents, but also reach new markets and broaden client base. To help you set up an impressive online resource for your web agency or update the existing one with new trendy look, TemplateMonster offers you to consider their first freebie of 2015 – Responsive Design Agency Template. Let’s now check out how you can benefit from this new offer.
Cast a glance at the main page. Don’t you think it looks appealing? Large hero areas, ghost buttons, emphasis on typography, smart content structure, circular elements and catchy visuals make it a perfect solution for building a design agency site with. Here visual aesthetics perfectly combines with rich functionality. Downloading it, you will not only enjoy premium quality functionality, but also save time and effort on web development. Easy-to-customize interface and custom admin panel allow adjusting the given design the way you wish. You can play with colors and fonts, change content structure and images, add or remove sliders, etc. Though the theme is primarily intended for building design agency websites, you can adjust it to fit multiple other purposes, like art & photography, business, interior & furniture, etc.
Clicking live demo, you can test the theme on your own. Check out its main page. Doesn’t it look interactive? Fully responsive layout makes your site accessible from various devices, both desktop and handheld. Organizing content in a two-column grid, you will make your site appear more balanced and well-organized. With the help of colorful backgrounds you can help users scan the page and find necessary information much faster. Integrated social sharing buttons provide quick access to your social media accounts. Overall, the template features every element you might need to create your one-of-a-kind website.
Nowadays naturalness is fashionable. We’re coming to an edge when a mankind has played enough with tech stuff and now our mind is turning back to naturalness. This must be the reason why handwriting calligraphy fonts gain popularity in the last months . Luckily, something that once has been a trade of a scrivener now is 2 seconds away from downloading. Take a look at these cool handwriting fonts and use them in your designing.
T-shirt mockups are one of the most needed mockups on the Web. Not surprisingly, as they can be a great presentation of your design, your logo, whatever.
And if you think that good mockups necessarily have to cost something, there are good news for you: you are wrong 🙂 There are some great free mockups! So let’s thank those guys who made them, download the mockups and use them as canvas for creating.