2015 seems to just have started, but our calendar tells us that soon it’ll be half a year already. Another 6 months have whooshed by, and by this point our web design peers have managed to create some really good free fonts which you can use in your designs.
In a thousand year history of typography nothing changed: beautiful typography was highly valued then, and it is highly valued now. Of course, the means of achieving perfectly spaced, well curved and beautifully presented fonts,have somewhat changed, to say the least, but the gist of typography stayed the same. It still is shaping physically immaterial words into visually attractive embodiment of content. Bet that you (if you deal with design anyhow) can’t help enjoying beautiful fonts when seeing them. And no matter how many fonts there have been created, they seem to never outrun of new ideas.
Meet the best and the freshest free fonts of the year 2015.
And if you have any other fonts on mind and want to share them with world – you are most welcome!
WordPress is the preferred CMS of blogs, online portfolios, personal and business websites. A simple interface and an array of customization options make it one of the most popular platforms among web developers today. Even if you are not a web developer, you can start a WP-powered online project effortlessly. There are plenty of free and premium website templates available for download. As you’ve already guessed, today we’ll talk about a free WordPress theme for photography portfolio websites.
The theme was released by TemplateMonster’s creative team of professionals. Like many other products developed by these guys, the template is attractive from the outside and functional from the inside. Plenty of useful customization options make it easier to adjust the design for multiple purposes, including art & photography, beauty, fashion, personal pages, gifts, wedding, interior and exterior design, and many others.
The theme’s layout looks well-structured and balanced. Each content block is separated from others by means of a different color of the background, a signup form, etc. Users can enjoy your content fully thanks to fair color scheme of the template. Such meaningful areas as navigation bar, calls-to-action, newsletter subscription form, and social sharing options were highlighted with vivid coral hues. If you need to change the color palette of this design for a different one, which will perfectly work with your business, then it can be done easily with the help of advanced theme options.
By landing on your portfolio website based on this theme users will notice a large hero area that adds to the visual appeal of the design and helps to better introduce the audience to your business. To make the theme more user-friendly and enhance UI, navigation bar was made sticky. Thus, people will always have access to the rest of your site’s content. Owners of handheld devices will enjoy seamless browsing of your site owing to a fully responsive, crossbrowser compatible framework. What’s more, the template is SEO-friendly, which guarantees higher ranking in search engines. Lazy load effect provides for faster page loading.
In a word, this freebie includes every feature you might need for developing a competitive photography portfolio. 2-step installation and valid code will make it a pleasure to work with the theme.
Two weeks are left till the holiday season begins. To make the anticipation easier, TemplateMonster has launched a new promo campaign offering each of us save big on their premium designs.
If you are a big fan of the modern web design, run a web design studio or a personal blog, a freshly-designed freebie from TemplateMonster’s creative team should come in handy to you. What’s the secret component of a successful online business? That’s inspiration! And we are always glad to share that inspiration with you. A sleek and modern Design Studio Landing Page Freebie featuring a parallax scrolling effect is a spoon of inspiration we offer you to consider today.
By watching its live demo, how do you think what other purposes can it be used for? Featuring a classic style, the template can be adjusted for finance, business, maintenance services, Internet, software, and plenty of other online projects. Thanks to its intuitive admin panel and a rich set of features, you can use it for any project of yours.
Modern users prefer scrolling to clicking, which is mainly caused by the growing popularity of handheld devices. By landing on your web page, people will be introduced to multiple blocks of content that becomes visible as a user scrolls down the page. This is the effect produced by lazy loading. Thus, your visitors will enjoy interactive browsing and quick page loading.
Simplicity combined with visual aesthetics – this is how we can characterize the layout in a couple of words. To be more specific, the header features a background video. Different content blocks are separated by means of full-width background images with parallax scrolling effect. Retina ready photos, galleries and sliders will look sharp on various devices. The theme is integrated with a contact form and newsletter subscription, which can be found at the top and at the bottom of the page, respectively.
In a word, if you need a theme to provide viewers with a seamless and intuitive web browsing, this Web Studio Landing Page Freebie includes all that you need. Just give it a try.
Soon it’ll be 20 years since the Photoshop had been launched, and, if before someone or something above was in charge of how something looks, now Photoshop became the chief editor, at least of what concerns how everything looks in the pictures.
Not speaking of fantastical trees growing in magic places, queer animals that don’t obey neither physical nor biological laws, quaint insects of weird shapes and sizes – all this definitely deviates from what we are used to seeing in normal life. Now the power to create phantasmagoric images which used to belong to talented artists, belong to you as well. There’s no need to call Cinderella governess to be slimer and younger, no need to find Mordor to capture beasts or to be Neo to see the Matrix. Now you can create anything you want, whether it’s real, half-real or completely made up, if you know how to use image editors.
In the last 70 days many great Photoshop tutorials have been released and here 20 of the greatest are mentioned.
Check them out and create a different reality.
Hello, friends. We are back with a fresh doze of freebies from TemplateMonster. As usual, these guys have released a freshly-designed free website template this week and we can’t keep silence about it. So, please welcome a Family Center Joomla Freebie, a functional and beautifully designed template that will save you much time and effort on your site redesign.
We are accustomed to thinking that free doesn’t mean quality. Well, in most cases this statement is right, but not when we are talking about TemplateMonster’s freebies. These guys stuff their freemium options with functionality that is similar to their premium offers. Thus, a freebie can become a rock-solid foundation for building a fully-functional and competitive web resource. Now, let’s get back to our overview of this free Joomla theme.
First and foremost, it was made fully responsive, so you won’t need to create a mobile version of your online project. The theme is powered by advanced Bootstrap functionality, has a crossbrowser compatible and SEO-friendly layout. The latter ensures that you will rank higher in the major search engines. For a better visual appeal, the theme comes loaded with a full-width slider, sleek icons and photo-rich galleries. Quality thumbnail images feature hover effect, which adds interactivity and usability to the layout. For easier navigation, dropdown menu and sticky header were provided. Playing with contrast, the designer placed different content blocks on multicolored backgrounds, which simply can’t be left unspotted by your visitors.
Need to you it for any other purpose rather than a family and kids related business? Not a problem. Valid code, advanced Bootstrap functionality, Modules Bundle Install, Quickstart Package, easy-to-use admin panel, and many other handy options will help you customize the theme to meet your requirements.
Normally you want to have ready-to-use and preferably free templates, unless you have a lot of time, your own photostudio and a huge will to work hard on crafting your own stationery mockups PSD. Raise the chances of your design displaying the branding identities on stationery mockups, get it more competitive using these design items in banners, stationery shop advertising – in short, in anything that can require an image of a pen, a cup, a card or paper. Certainly, the above mentioned ways of using these mockups do not limit their usage: you can use them for whatever your heart desires.
Details matter, a tiny well-placed paper-clip can be the key point of a successful design. Besides, your client is more likely to agree on a design if they see it applied on something that looks like taken from his desk, and not like a 2D image.
Mockups have a power of 3D magic – not surprisingly, they have the proper effect on the viewer.
Needless to say, free stationary mockups PSD will be of use to you – either now or a little later.
Here’s a list of them.
If in Ancient Greece in order to be one of the progressive intellectuals you were to do philosophy, in 16th century the sign of your intelligence would be saying that the Earth was flat, now it’s having a modern gadget that lets people know you belong to advanced users who are ahead of the rest. One of the latest tech trends which captivated a grownup and so-so-grownup world is smartwatches. Handy for runners, sportsmen, office workers – they became a usual part of our work-a-day routine and eventually may become an inevitable part of our life.
According to the statistics, 46% of consumers are interested in buying smartwatch. Let’s think logically: what do we notice first in a faceless crowd? Something or someone that we are subconsciouly interested in. Consider this trick when showcasing your work: an image on a smartwatch mockup is more likely to drag attention than on any other mockup.
Here 16 best free smartwatch mockups are listed.
Give your customers an idea of how great your work can look! 😉
A successful e-Commerce project needs to have a decent online presentation. If you think the same, have a look at this week’s design by TemplateMonster – Free Shopify Theme for a Flower Shop. Its layout looks so cheerful and inspiring that hardly any of your site visitors will be able to leave without a purchase. Wonder why? Let’s have a deeper insight into what this template offers.
If you are running a business different from the one mentioned above, you shouldn’t worry that this design won’t fit your project. Thanks to its flexible and dynamic interface, the theme allows any of its elements to suit a number of other purposes, like beauty, fashion, gifts, holiday, wedding, accessories, hobbies & crafts or any other store. Clean & valid code as well as detailed documentation will help you attain the designed results.
The theme comes loaded with advanced Bootstrap functionality and a rich selection of Shopify features that make it a design of choice for building a powerful online store. The full-width layout was made 100% responsive, crossbrowser compatible and SEO-friendly. So, no matter what device or browser your visitors selected for reaching your store, they will enjoy all content that you’ve shared fully.
Apart from the powerful functionality, the theme looks sleek and modern. Its pleasant on the eye color scheme creates a calm atmosphere onsite. Clean, grid-based layout makes it easier to find the desired items in no time. Filterable search and sticky menu facilitate navigation. To enhance page loading, lazy load effect was added. The latter also provides for a more appealing presentation.
Summing it up, the template features every element you might need for building a beautifully-designed and functional online store to win the heart and mind of every shopper.
Has this ever happened to you? A minute ago you were creating a great design and suddenly you realized something was missing. A detail which would complete the design, something like a… stamp.
According to the statistics, stamps in design are the first to drag the viewer’s attention. Basically, it carries the essential information. What is the first thing you see when looking at a parcel you’ve got? A stamp. The first thing in the application form? ‘Approved’ or ‘Not approved’ stamp. A man’s eye is trained to find out the main things literally in half-second. Why not use this psychological trick for outlining the message of your design?
Besides, it’s a great way of presenting a logo. The main information in a geometric figure like a circle or a square will attract viewers’ attention.
Here are 10 great free stamp mock-ups. Choose any of them and apply in your work.