DAILY NEWS AND REVIEWS OF THE WEB TEMPLATES INDUSTRY

12Feb

TemplateMonster is happy to offer you one more freshly-tailored template of their weekly series of free web design stuff. During the last couple of weeks we saw the release of WordPress and OpenCart ready-made designs, this time let’s have a look at what Free PrestaShop Theme brings. It is primarily intended for developing wheels & tires, car & bike parts, industrial, architecture, interior & furniture, software and other online stores. However, by applying some adjustments you can easily make its layout fit your business.

When you cast a glance at the home page, you will not see any heavy web design elements. Everything is clear and simple, just the way an e-Commerce website should look like. The main focus is put on the visual side. On reaching a website based on this theme, users will see a full-width header slider showcasing your products and services, several banners organized in a separate block, Popular/New Arrivals/Best Sellers categories, featured products organized in a grid list. Stylish and informative footer adds to the overall usability of the theme.

The navigation bar stays visible in a fixed position when scrolling down the page. By implementing this technique, you will make your site content more accessible. First-time visitors can gauge the type of content on your site quickly and easily. Parallax scrolling and hover effect give pleasant user experience and make the design more interactive. Live chat can be always found in the lower right corner, in case someone needs professional assistance.

You will be able to keep up with endless new resolutions and devices thanks to the cross-browser compatible and fully responsive layout of this template. Delve deeper into the functionality of this sleek and modern template by viewing live demo.

View demo here | Download here

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5Feb

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.

1.The Bezier Game

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4Feb

Cosmetics industry is gaining popularity worldwide. If you work in this niche and run a cosmetics store, maybe it’s high time to think about its presentation on the web? Provide customers with an opportunity to purchase beauty stuff to feel more confident without ever stepping their foot outside the home. TemplateMonster continues releasing free website templates from their new series, and now it’s high time for the next awesome design to see the light of day. Please welcome Free OpenCart Cosmetics Store Theme.

By setting up cosmetics ecommerce website based on this feature-rich theme you’ll be able to put your company in front of more shoppers, and therefore increase sales and grow brand recognition. The new release is a perfect blend of style and functionality. Users will be impressed with smooth navigation and balanced layout structure. Though the theme looks rather simple at first glance, such web design elements as video backgrounds, parallax effect and lazy load images add special charm to the layout.

The template has been designed in a way to put your products to the forefront. And it’s clear why. When reaching a website selling something, we are mainly focused on the stuff on offer rather than heavy design elements. Keeping this in mind, TemplateMonster’s team offers to make use of negative space and oppose vivid calls-to-action and bright banners to fair background. Thanks to the implementation of rich animation, star rating and thumbnails with hover effect, the theme has an interactive look. Taking into consideration its pleasant to the eye visual presentation and simple customization, this Free OpenCart Cosmetics Store Theme can be easily adjusted to suit beauty, fashion, wedding, gifts, hobbies & crafts, books stores or any other niche.

View demo here | Download here

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31Jan

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 ;)

1. Free Cinema Photoshop Action

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30Jan

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.

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29Jan

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.

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26Jan

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.

1. Typography

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19Jan

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.

View demo here | Download here

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16Jan

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.

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8Jan

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.

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