Archive for the ‘Web design’ Category
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.
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.
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:
- What are your site’s problems?
- What patterns do your competitors choose to solve the problem?
- How do they use those patterns?
- 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.
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.
Why spend hundreds or thousands of bucks on a custom-made design when you can get a contemporary, feature-rich theme for FREE? If you think the same and want to broaden your collection of cool web design stuff with one more freebie, then look no more. Today, we’ll introduce you to a freshly-tailored Free Fitness Store Magento Template released by our good friends. Starting from the beginning of 2015, TemplateMonster came back to its good tradition of launching freebies weekly (every Monday, to be more precise).
So, what is this design best suited for? If you are working in a sport-related business, then you can grab it without hesitation. The template comes loaded with every single feature you may need to create a powerful e-Commerce site. If you are working in a different business niche, not a problem. The theme was designed to be fully customizable. So, if you need a ready-made design to start selling car parts, clothes, beauty products, medical equipment or travel equipment, FitBody can be safely used for the purpose.
Fitness Store Magento Theme comes with an advanced admin panel powered by Cherry Framework, which makes customization simple and intuitive. If you need to change color palette, fonts or layout structure – all this can be achieved in a matter of clicks.
If you cast a glance at the main page, you can see that the design makes heavy usage of visuals, and it’s clear why. In order to better deliver your business message, effectively present your products on the web and simply engage more shoppers, a quality visual presentation is a must-have. Banners with cool hover effect, quality preview images, jQuery sliders, full-width backgrounds, lazy load images, and parallax scrolling make the theme look very captivating. For smoother navigation, sticky MegaMenu has been added. To make your site better reachable, the template features a 100% responsive, cross-browser compatible layout. View live demo to see the freebie in action.
More and more businesses are moving online. However, to start a highly competitive and user-friendly online resource turns out to be a dead lift for many. To help you with this undertaking and professionally present your project on the web, our friends from TemplateMonster have just launched a Free WooCommerce Theme for Drug Store.
Just like many other designs from their gallery, Muscle pharm is flexible and dynamic. It can be easily adjusted to fit multiple purposes, including healthcare, medical, sport, food & drink, beauty, fashion, and many others. Built with valid code and featuring advanced options, the template can be managed quickly and easily.
Thanks to parallax scrolling and lazy load images, the Free Drug Store WooCommerce Theme looks very interactive. Implementing such techniques you will not only improve page loading, but also capture visitors’ attention with interesting storytelling. The template features a full-width layout that is so trendy in 2015. Navigation on hover, sticky menu and back-to-top button provide for seamless browsing through your site. The template is rather content-heavy, so making use of negative space and organizing content in a grid is a clever trick.
With the help of this theme you can not only sell different products online, but also better introduce the web community to your business thanks to the About block, keep visitors updated due to the blog integration, showcase your portfolio, let people get in touch with you on site, etc. As you see, the design is truly functional and feature-rich. So, grab it right now and use to your benefit!
Small businesses and startups may not have enough money to order a custom-made or premium theme. That’s when freemium templates come in hand. They offer decent presentation and rich feature set, which allows developing a highly competitive web resource. If you are running a food related business and look for a budget-friendly theme to upgrade or build your site with, please consider a newly-released TemplateMonster’s freebie – Drupal Theme for Cafe and Restaurant websites.
If you work in a different business niche, not a problem. The template comes loaded with advanced functionality that allows customizing the design the way you with. You can change almost every element of this template – from color and fonts to style and structure. Right now, let’s have a closer look at how the layout has been designed.
With the help of this theme you’ll be able to create a full-width website, that is in trend today. Adding a slider to the header will only make your site more appealing. With the help of fullsceen slider and photo-rich galleries you can better deliver your message to the target audience. Restaurant menu as well as photos of dishes are in the focus of attention. The theme has been made fully responsive and cross-browser compatible. In such a way, your clients will be able to check out your special offers on-the-go. Since more users are shifting to handheld devices, the template is Retina ready, which guarantees your site will look sharp on last-gen gadgets. Parallax scrolling, lazy load, HTML plus JS animation and many other handy options have been integrated for your benefit. Follow the links below to view technical details and live demo of the theme.
If you are running an interior & furniture business, then you may want to build a fantastic web presence for it. There are thousands of premium solutions that fit the purpose on the web. However, why should you pay a pretty penny for a custom-made theme when you can create a stunning business website at no cost? If you think the same, TemplateMonster has released a well-coded and professionally designed Free Joomla Template for Interior & Furniture websites.
Though it’s available for free download, the template doesn’t lag behind its premium equivalents. The functionality is really awesome. The theme is built in accordance with the latest web design standards. Modern and sleek look will win the heart of every visitor. Just view live demo. Parallax scrolling and lazy load effects will make your site more interactive and viewable, respectively. Ghost buttons, neat icons, perfect balance of bright and neutral colors, quality imagery, and full-width slider make it look very appealing. The though-out structure helps to highlight the key points onsite. Portfolio block is in the focus of attention, so your works will be hardly left unspotted.
For better ranking in search engines, this theme has been made SEO-friendly. In addition, the fully responsive layout will smoothly run on devices of different sizes. No matter what browser your visitors use to access the site, all content will be properly displayed. Just like any other theme from TemplateMonster, this deign can be easily adjusted to perfectly fit your business. Use the default settings or completely change the look and feel of this theme and get your website live on the web.