Archive for September, 2015

30Sep

WordPress is the #1 blogging solution worldwide. With its help you can not only keep all content organized, but also showcase photo galleries, team members and portfolios effectively. Do you want your site to be simple or complex? Do you want it to feature a one-column layout, tile- or grid-based list? Today the possibilities of this CMS are literally endless. However, because of its flexibility and complexity, it’s easy to make some common mistakes while using it. Here is a list of the most popular errors that you should avoid in order for your online business to be a success.

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25Sep

The trend of polygonal shapes is not new, but it has manages to win the hearts of millions of users all over the world. Web designers, in their turn, do their best to impress the audience with  sleek and stylish shapes that will remain in users’ memory for long, and low poly effect is one of such time-proven approaches. You do not need to be a Photoshop guru to create polygonal backgrounds on your own. There are so many apps that serve the purpose. For this post, we have picked 8 low poly generators that are available for free.

Below you will find both online tools that you can run in your favorite browser as well as mobile apps that are compatible with iOS and Android devices. So, let’s get straight to the chart and start with online apps.

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With the help of Trianglify you can create simple low poly backgrounds and download them as SVG files for free. Colors are selected randomly, however you can control the size of shapes and their distribution.

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22Sep

The web offers thousands if not millions of creative patterns, with more cool designs being released every day. The choice is so broad that you can even get lost in their rich variety. However, a pattern that works good for one business may not bring the desired effect for a different one. Let’s now find out how to choose UI design patterns that will enhance your web presence.

Here are the 4 basic questions that you should ask yourself to narrow down the choice:

  1. What are your site’s problems?
  2. What patterns do your competitors choose to solve the problem?
  3. How do they use those patterns?
  4. How to choose the right UI design patterns for your site?

As designers, we always need inspiration. UI design pattern libraries can be that proven source of the creativity, which will make your online works more impressive and appealing to the audience. To get your creative juices flow, we offer for your consideration a compilation of the 10 most popular UI design pattern libraries. Some of them provide the pattern designs solely, whereas others provide explanation on how and when to use a certain pattern.

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COLOURlovers is a huge online community of creative designers from all around the world, who share patterns, color palettes, discuss web trends, and explore the mysterious world of the web design. The site is very user-friendly and intuitive, so you should have no difficulty with applying the right filters in search of the design inspiration.

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18Sep

In less than two months after its official launch, TemplateMonster’s Monstroid multi-purpose theme has hit the record of 1500 downloads, and that’s not the limit. As per the user testimonials, there are many reasons to adore this theme. Free 24/7 support, lifetime updates, a set of user- and developer-oriented features, premium plugins that were included in the pack, and unlimited access to the child themes.monstroid-child-themes

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11Sep

If you follow TemplateMonster’s updates, you should have already heard about the series of their recent product updates.  Today we are back with great news for all Joomla fans. Not so long ago TemplateMonster updated its inventory with a stunning Joomla template for business websites – Wegy. It gained such a high demand among web users that the developers decided to  make the theme even more powerful, and released the first update back in summer.

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3Sep

The song says ‘Wake me up when September ends’, but for web designers it’s absolutely not applicable. Why? Because designers cannot be even sleepy in their business – they have to keep finger on the pulse to be in the know of the tiniest changes in web design trends.

Since autumn has come, it’s in your hands to change a color trends destination – use the autumn colors in your designs.

We offer you a piece of autumn web design inspiration – an ultimate set of websites which use the autumn colors (yellow, orange and red) in their looks.

Here are several facts about red color scheme.

First of all, it grabs attention. Web design with red color will always be the first to notice, regardless of its shade.

Secondly, red evokes appetite. Not surprisingly, it’s widely used in food-related business web design as main or complementory color.

Thirdly, having chosen the right shade of red color, you can convey passion, feminity, warmth, coziness or professionalism.

The biggest companies like Coca-Cola, Google, Pinterest, Lego and Virgin use red color as their primary, and the result of the logo impact speaks for itself.

Red varies in shades, but the influence it has – stays.

Get inspired!

And speaking of big brands, we’ll actually start with one of them. Check out the first one, KFC website:

1. KFC

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