Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category
Coffee takes a special place in our hearts, because with enough coffee nothing is impossible. It very often helps us out when we are short of time before the deadline, or when we simply can’t pull ourselves together in the morning to start effective and inspiring work. Finally, the very smell of it cheers us up!
However, how many coffee websites have you seen? Unless you buy coffee in bulk/you visit your favorite coffee shop website often/you prefer buying coffee online, you may have not seen many. Meanwhile, these websites may be pure web design inspiration to everyone who is somehow related to web design. Unexpected design solutions, beautiful color combinations, sophisticated typography – anything can launch your inspirational design thinking.
Before we start listing the web designs, picture a typical coffee website in your mind. It’s brown, isn’t it? Well, now it’s time to see if you guess is right.
We can easily say that it’s… coffee time!
For best experience brew a cup of coffee before looking through the websites. 🙂
It’s been a while since the release of Magento 2.0 framework. Featuring a new checkout, new file structure, full page cashing, multi-shopping functionality, Visual Design Editor, Magento UI library, Magento performance kit, and so much more, the framework was enhanced and specifically developed to bring your customers’ online shopping experience to a whole new level.
Soon after the release of an updated framework, TemplateMonster has added a fully-featured template to the gallery of Magento 2 free themes that you can use for multiple purposes.
Compared to the default Magento 2 template called Luma, F2 Magento 2 theme is more abundant in various features and design elements providing for a more enjoyable and seamless online shopping experience. Thus, F2 features a trendy card-based design, which allows you to share as many visual and written content as you wish, without making the page look cluttered. Category and product pages also look rather different from the default template, providing the users with total control over the way the products are filtered and presented on the page.
In terms of functionality, F2 doesn’t lag behind the default template. Its pack includes a sticky header, dropdown menu, configurable swatches, sale/new product types, image slider, and so much more. If you want to take a closer look at its functionality and compare F2 to Luma, then welcome to a more detailed review of this newcomer to the Magento 2 free themes gallery.
Everyone working in the web design and web development industry needs to have a set of free website design tools at their disposal for work or just for inspiration. In this blog post you can find literally everything that a web designer might need to keep in handy.
53 websites with professionally taken artistic photos, 37 best web design galleries, 40 powerful web design tools, and other handy web design stuff can be found in a compilation.
On top of that, the chart includes legal docs, invoice generators, domain name generators and other practical online tools that you will need to run your IT business. SEO and analytical tools, e-mail services, A/B testing and other solutions were all cleverly categorized and presented in a user-friendly manner. The best part about this compilation is that it features only free web design tools and resources, which can help businesses of any size and specification.
We are often asked – what are the best WordPress plugins for blogs? What tools are better than the other? What functionality should we better pay attention to when choosing the best option for a blog? In an attempt to answer these and other questions, TemplateMonster’s team has decided to reach out the top WordPress blogs and requested them for the lists of plugins they have installed in their dashboards.
As a result, they have made up a compilation of 98 best WordPress plugins 2016 that 15 top WordPress blogs use. Some tools turned out to be more popular than the others, some of them were installed only on 1 or 2 of the blogs that the team has reached. So, in an attempt to create a more detailed categorization of the most handy tools for bloggers, TemplateMonster’s team has organized them into two groups – the first one contains plugins that are more popular than the others, whereas another group includes plugins that are installed on individual blogs only. Each of the aforementioned groups, in its turn, features categorization of plugins by their purpose of use (like navigation, social media, security, site performance, email, comments, etc.), so you can easily navigate to any section that is of the greatest interest to you with a click.
When it comes to choosing the best ready-made website template for your site, it’s easy to get lost in the abundance of solutions to choose from. What CMS should you better choose? What functionality to include? What style to choose? How to optimize it for search engines? These are only some of the questions that come to our mind when looking for the best option.
With the purpose to narrow down your search, TemplateMonster has made up a compilation of the 24 of its most trending WordPress eCommerce templates and shared it at MonsterPost. Here you can find themes for travel, fashion, car tuning, food and drink, sport, electronics, and other purposes.
Just go ahead, browse the list and pick a solution that comes to your liking the most.
Web design trends come and go, so it’s highly important to keep track of the latest web design tendencies in order to remain competitive on the market. The team standing behind MonsterPost made an in-depth research of the latest website design trends, carefully examined 70 resources on the matter and made up a compilation of 65 top website design trends covering all aspects of the contemporary web design.
Thus, the chart includes multiple examples and clear explanations of web design trends dealing with the layout structure, images, animation, scrolling, website usability, loading, coding and other. In addition to the clear, concise explanation, each trend is illustrated with a live example of how it was achieved on web resources.
The compilation is truly informative and helpful, so is worthy of being bookmarked for further references.
Gone are the days when you needed to spend thousands of bucks on a custom-made logo design. Today, even a web design newbie can create a unique, impressive logo design without any extra help. How is that possible?
MonsterPost has decided to run a research in an attempt to make a compilation of the best tools from which you can choose the most relevant free logo creator.
When working on you logo design, make sure that is look creative yet simple and easy-to-remember. Your logo shouldn’t contain more than two colors and texts written in more than two fonts. Another thing to consider is making your logo versatile, avoiding any stereotypes.
Getting back to the compilation, TemplateMonster’s team analyzed 8 free and 8 paid online tools that are available on the market and compared all of them based on the following criteria: custom symbols, industry categorization, styling options and mockup preview. So, if you are in search of the best free logo creator, go ahead and look though the comparison chart, which was made rather informative and easy-to-follow.
Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. (Kay Redfield Jamison)
If I say there are 7 free games for you, you probably will think that you don’t have time for play.
If I say there are 7 free games for you as a designer, you’ll get interested.
And that is why.
The web design games I offer below belong to 2 groups: some of them aim to educate, some aim to entertain. But all of them are fun, exciting and designer-oriented.
What do you get as a result? Mastered skills, great time and, which is more, profound conclusions. Who knows, maybe one of these games will push you towards your new designer ideas.
Enjoy the games, get new experience & find your new horizons.
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.
When you decide to bring your business on the web, developing a stunning logo design is a must. It’s no secret the more appealing and remarkable it looks, the more likely you will stick in users’ memory. There are so many tips, recommendations, and inspirational posts available on the net that one can easily get lost in their rich variety. Today, we have decided to narrow down the list of possible logo designs and have a closer look at how pen and pencil logos can fit business websites.
If you want to increase brand recognition, this will be a win-win solution. Generally speaking, a logo design is a graphic element used as trademark for brand recognition. Custom made logos are the best option for representing the beliefs, values and morals of your company. A logo containing a pen or pencil image accompanied by some easy yet sparkling headline is not that easy to forget. Pens and pencils are used to depict intelligence, education and learning. So, these will be the perfect choice for writing and designs firms, translation agencies, educational institutes and businesses. Though some may find these boring, people may change their opinion once casting a glance at logos designed with pen and pencil.
Designers have a constant craving for fresh logo ideas. Below you may have a look at some of the most creative examples of pencil logo design developed by logo artists from around the world. Have a look at this showcase to get some ideas that you can find helpful for you r own logo design. Take your time and enjoy!