Archive for the ‘Web design’ Category
Online resume can be of great use to job seekers. This allows presenting your skills and achievements in a modern way. It’s trendy no more to send several pages of written text to your prospective employer. Instead, many are shifting to personal web pages. The latter allow to show off you creativity, introduce the audience to your field of work and recent projects, and sell talents fast and easy. Those of you who are looking for the most appropriate way of developing a personal web page that would grab employers’ attention and help you find new job, welcome to our weekly doze of freebies.
Not all job-seekers can build online resume on their own. For many this can be a daunting task that requires much time and effort. For those who have never written a single line of code, it can be too expensive as well. Since custom-made designs cost a pretty penny. We offer you to forget about all that and let your creativity flow with the help of this Free HTML5 One-Page Template from TemplateMonster.
Have a look at this design. Its minimalist modern layout with clever usage of negative space allows organizing content in logic blocks, making it easier for users to scan the page. Resembling infographic, it lets you place information within one click reach. We offer to welcome users with a full-width slider placed at the top of the page, move to the ‘About Me” section, showcase portfolio, skills, achievements, and work experience. User testimonials significantly help with decision-making. So, adding some vibrant accents you will never lose. The integrated map and user-friendly contact form will make it easier for employers to get in touch with you. Accompanying written data with appealing visuals you can make the design look much livelier and catchy. Make this possible with the help of jQuery scripts like TouchTouch Gallery, Camera Slider, and JQuery Isotop. We believe this is how an online CV of designer, coder, writer, photographer or any other creative personality should be designed.
Is it how you imagined your personal page should look like? Then go to the download page and pick it right away!
This week we have decided to pay special attention to UX designs. Following our chart of the top 10 must read books for every graphic designer, it’s time to get inspired and have a look at the most effective, professional UX designs.
It’s no secret that with every year the number of people who shift to mobile devices increases at tremendous pace. Whether in business or personal purposes – handheld devices are considered to be one of the most convenient ways of accessing necessary information on the go. If I ask you ‘What is the most widely used brand worldwide?” What would your answer be? More than half of the world owns some product by Apple. Besides having geniuses in design and retail, they also have great design specialists, which makes it impossible for the competition to make any real headway against the company. The latter are of special interest to us today. We’ve come up with 30 best iOS UX designers on Dribble and now we are happy to share this knowledge with you. Keep Scrolling down, enjoy these breathtaking designs, and learn how to develop beautiful mobile user interfaces. Take your time and enjoy!
How many of you were fascinated with everything out of this world in the childhood? Do you know a boy who was not dreaming of becoming a spaceman when he grows up? I believe every second person on earth has a secret wish to go to the moon and discover something new. Being grown-ups we start bringing our dreams into reality. This is when space-themed websites come in handy.
Space backgrounds have something mysterious, overwhelming and somewhat enigmatic. They let us get closer to something too far away from us, something we can hardly reach but want to investigate so much. Space backgrounds are great attention grabbers. These add some charm to your website and make is more appealing. So, this can be a great reason for updating your own project with them.
Generally speaking, there are two types of space-themed websites over there. The first one includes sites with realistic looking background designs, whereas projects with comic-looking illustrations build up the second group. The web is flooded with thousands of images that can be used as a great source of inspiration or simply downloaded to be further incorporated into web designs. You can order a custom-made design anytime, anywhere. However, in order to see how popular such a design will be among users it’s worth considering some ready-made, free space-themed backgrounds that you can download and add to your website. If you are looking for such stuff, you’ve reached the right post.
Today we are happy to treat you with a compilation of amazing free space backgrounds, which you can download and use in your own web projects. Have a look at the entire showcase and don’t forget to share your thoughts about it with us. We’ll be more than happy to see these incorporated into your web projects. Take your time and enjoy!
Mock-ups are a true way to showcase designs. Do you remember how many of these we saw before the actual iPhone 6 release? How many concept videos we were introduced to before the latest iMac launch? Mocking up designs will help you boost the value of your work by giving an insight into how the project you are currently working on will look like in the end. Our today’s chart of free Apple mock-up PSD templates will come in handy to those of your working on a new design project. This is not a traditional compilation of all free PSD templates available over there. We have handpicked 20 mock-ups that will smoothen things down for you.
True Apple fans will appreciate this chart since here you’ll find a number of great mock-ups for iPhone, iMac, iPad and iPod. We hope some of these flat and photo-realistic design will be of use to you when developing your next project. Watch and enjoy!
People are judged by appearances. The same deals with resorts to visit, hotels to stay, food to eat, etc. Clever presentation is of high importance in web design, branding and marketing. Will you pay attention to a poorly designed banner or a billboard? I really doubt that. Developing remarkable street posters is part of any company success. For a new client, appearance and presentation of your business are all that count. We always pay attention to the way advertising is designed, what it reveals and what it’s all about in general. Making it influential and appealing is the key to success. In our today’s post we’ve decided to gather more than 20 premium and free mockup templates, which you can download and use for developing street billboards and posters of your own.
The importance of graphic design shouldn’t be underestimated. If you want a commercial to catch user eye on a busy street, if you want it to stick in their memory and encourage buying something from you, trying your services and what not, then it should feature something to appeal to them. It’s up to you what strategy to opt for. Your street billboard can represent a negative or positive message, cheer up or upset, excite or relax. An effective design will help you achieve whatever you want.
The following premium and free outdoor billboard mockups will become a great starting point for developing an ad that will work for you. Which one do you prefer?
TemplateMonster knows the true value of solid online presentation. This week’s HTML5 free for Marketing Agency is a great confirmation to this fact. Boasting of modern, stylish design, this template can be the perfect match for any corporate, business, marketing, insurance or personal website. Take your time and see how your own project can benefit from it.
For many out there, developing a business website is a lengthy and daunting task. How many times have you wondered what to start your work with? What elements to incorporate? What style to opt for? We have decided to smoothen things down for you by launching this free HTML5 theme. Its clean and clear layout featuring pleasant to the eye turquoise hues with clever usage of negative space will help you draw user attention on your content primarily. You will find no difficulty with introducing the audience to your business, its goals and achievements.
The first thing any of you will mention when casting a glance at the given design is its simplicity and elegance. Ivy Green, the designer who brought the idea of creating a sleek template to life, took care of making each of its elements user-friendly and usable. Just have a look at the navigation bar, homepage slider, icons, calls-to-action. Don’t you find these easy-to-follow? Another point no business web page can go without is responsiveness. Making use of this theme for building your updating your corporate website you may feel safe the content you share will be properly displayed on any screen size, either desktop or handheld devices.
Establishing online presence for your business, don’t pass by this free theme. It incorporates everything you will need to make your project a success. So as not to speak without a proof, we offer you to see the template in action by clicking the demo button.
TemplateMonster team never ceases to amaze us. This time these guys have indeed outdone themselves with the release of the new type of WordPress themes. This is not a common product we have accustomed to. It seemed after the release and full upgrade of Cherry Framework there would hardly be anything to stun us with. However, we were wrong. Get ready to meet the last-gen WorsPress themes with Cherry Framework and MotoPress integration. Intrigued? Keep reading to find out what it’s all about.
One of the biggest advantages of new WordPress themes is that you don’t have to be a tech specialist to customize these to your liking. Thanks to MotoPress drag’n’drop builder you can edit pages without writing a single line of code. Everything is simple and intuitive.
Using standard WordPress visual editor you can edit styles, add shortcodes, media and a number of other elements via coding.
I believe all of you have worked or at least seen how the standard WordPress content editor looks like. There are two tabs you can work in:
Applying any changes to the content you are working with, you need to push the preview button to check out how these will appear on your webpage. Though we have already got accustomed to this, waiting till the content reloads takes a lot of time. However, things are absolutely different when you work with the new WordPress theme. And here’s the reason why.
You will never do it wrong since there is no need in coding. Here is how the editor of new WordPress themes looks like.
Your website is your online business. In most cases, people simply cannot reach your physical location. However, things get absolutely different when it comes to online presentation. Thanks to the ongoing computerization of the modern society, more people are shifting online. So, the presentation of your business in the internet, its ease of use and attractiveness highly matter. Today we are glad to introduce you to another HTML5 freebie by TemplateMonster team that can serve as a solid basis for setting up design, architecture, CV or any other web resource.
If you want your business to succeed, then you should pay special attention to the way it will be presented online. Here every detail matters, so trusting its development to novice designers is not a good idea. Ivy Green, skilled designer from TemplateMonster, has developed a well-coded HTML5 freebie with a thoroughly selected color palette. Perfect in every detail, this theme demonstrates how easily functionality can be combined with refined aesthetics.
Starting working on this design, Ivy got inspired by the masterfully crafted websites showcased on Awwwards, CSSWinner, TheBestDesigns. As a result, we can now enjoy a stylish look of this theme, which features all the latest web design trends like ghost buttons, full-width background photo, hipster logo, and photo-rich gallery.
The one page navigation allows introducing users to your company story in an interesting and intriguing way. We have decided to start with a catching image in the header, then organize the services of the promoted business in a creative manner, move to the portfolio based on Owl Carousel, the list of staff, and sum it all up with contact details. Navigation has been made simple thanks to the fixed header, which provides users with constant access to menu and site name.
Make sure you can make an impact by watching the theme in action.
We often underestimate the value of 404 error pages. However, have you ever thought this can be another great way of communicating with the audience? 404 error pages can open the way for improvements in your work. For instance, you can provide them with helpful links or simply share your contact details in order to make it easier for everyone who came up with it to reach you to report an error, learn what went wrong, etc. By ‘contact details’ we assume your email address, phone number, or direct link to the areas where people can find help.
In case you discover that a lot of people come up with your 404 error page, try to provide them with some helpful information instead of directing then back to your homepage. Even the error page can work for your benefit. The following tips will help you achieve this with ease.
- Clearly explain the reason why they have reached this, either because of the broken link, deleted post, etc.
- Let users report the error.
- Share contact details in case someone needs to inform you about anything or ask for additional information.
- Link to popular posts on your website.
- Capture your audience with an image/video.
- Provide users with suggestions on how to find the content they were looking for.
- Embed a search bar in order to make it easier for people to come up with the necessary data.
- Entertain the audience with interactive games, texts, jokes.
- Instead of a boring background, add illustrations.
With all these recommendations in mind, let’s have a look at the stunning examples of well-designed, captivating 404 error pages. Each of them has something to grab your attention with. Have a look at our compilation and get inspired for your own unique designs.
What brings glory to professional photographers and designers? How to make your works win world recognition and boost client base? One of the proven ways to make people talk is to bring your business online. The catchier your website looks the more likely it will stick in user mind. The free website template from TemplateMonster we are going to talk about today will be the perfect match for showcasing artworks online.
The designer has added elegant touch to each element of this design. Though it is content rich, the theme doesn’t look cluttered. Thanks to the usage of flat colors, catchy visuals, blurred background and ghost buttons, it looks neither formal nor austere. “What effect such choice may produce?” you will ask. The user mind will be captured with the stylish and effective way of showcasing your projects online.
Combining dark gray header and footer with light central part, the theme makes use of contrast and helps in drawing user eye to the things that matter. The easy to reach, vibrant photo gallery placed in the middle of the home page can’t be left unmarked. Sharing photos or designs from your recent projects is the proven way to better introduce people to your field of work. Website navigation has been made simple and intuitive, with easy-to-reach horizontal menu and handy back-to-top button provided to help you reach the necessary information in a few clicks.
You can have a look at the live demo below to enjoy all benefits of the given freebie on your own.