DAILY NEWS AND REVIEWS OF THE WEB TEMPLATES INDUSTRY

5Dec

Great new, guys! Now there is no need in browsing the web in search of web design trends of the past years. TemplateMonster has released a breakthrough infographic that has gathered all web design trends from 2004 till 2014 in one place. As a bonus, they provide four web design trends that are expected to rock the market in 2015. Click here and browse year by year, trend by trend.

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28Nov

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Thanksgiving offers plenty of awesome deals. There are sales to be found on Black Friday, with Cyber Monday bringing more specialties. TemplateMonster couldn’t stand apart and has announced the start of the Thanksgiving season. Now each of you can save 50% on any design from their inventory, without the need of waiting till Black Friday to come.

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26Nov

You’ll not have to surf much before bumping into bloggers and web enthusiast harping on about how a website is lifeless without SEO, and how webmasters who are not leveraging social media for more traffic are wasting massive opportunities. Should you believe these strong statements? Well and truly, YES, you should!

SEO is, indeed, the fuel that can take a website to its success destination. The simplest, and arguably the smartest option for webmasters is to work with the best SEO plugins to make their WordPress websites in line with what Google and other search engines want. Add meta tags for all previous and new posts, create keyword focused content, fine-tune housekeeping practices for the best SEO impact, automatically create and submit sitemap, get rid of SEO dissuades such as 404 pages, erroneous internal links, and do everything that an SEO consultant will do for you for hundreds of dollars, using the best WordPress SEO plugins.

There’s nothing like a shortcut to the enviable traffic counts that webmasters always chase. However, social media marketing of your websites is as close as you can come to triggering an avalanche of traffic, and social media plugins are the weapons that you’ll need to use for the same. Create aesthetically impressive sidebars housing one-click share, like, post and comment buttons at bottom of your posts, offer all your social connections in the form of stylish tiles, analyse the most successful social channels from all your campaigns, and publish your web content to all social channels in one-click, all this with the best social plugins for WordPress.

26Nov

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!

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21Nov

TemplateMonster keeps on rocking the web with all new freebies. This week is no exception. Get ready to meet the freshly tailored WordPress Freebie for Photographer website. Functional and visually appealing, the theme was built for photographers, service providers or other creative personalities who want to showcase their stunning products and services online.

Just cast a glance at its main page. Opposed to elegant dark grey background, the top slider, thumbnails and photo gallery look very eye-candy. Featuring visually appealing layout, the design can be the perfect match for promoting photography, beauty, fashion, dating or wedding sites on the web. If you are working in the different field, you can adjust the given freebie the way you need with built-in customizer.

The designer of this template offers to play with contrast and make use of vivid coral hues for highlighting meaningful areas on the site as well as separate different content blocks. The background is dark, which makes photos placed above it more vibrant.

Since the template is primarily intended for art & photography website, the main focus is put on the visual part. Once reaching the site, users will be introduced to the full-width slider showcasing the most recent projects. In such a way, you can set the right tone for your website and dip every viewer in the creative atmosphere of your photo studio. Scrolling down the page, one can see small thumbnails accompanying featured text blocks. ‘My exhibitions’ box is highlighted with bright coral color in the background and features bold preview images, which gives users clear understanding of what they’ll see when clicking the ‘read more’ button. The theme comes with audio player and video integration, which allow presenting your works in a more engaging way.

The rich functionality of this theme combined with visually appealing presentation and fully responsive nature will be enjoyed by both site visitors and its owner. Just give it a try and discover its full potential.

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21Nov

Online shopping is in trend today. Many shift to the web since it’s a more convenient way of finding the stuff that meets your requirements and budget. One can order something from abroad or at a discount, which is a great profit making decision. Taking this into consideration, everyone involved into buying and selling, should run a business webpage.

The competition is tough, so making a website user-friendly, simple and intuitive is highly important. There are many ways to attain the desired results, but one of the most effective ones is picking the right jQuery plugins that will save you tons of time, help engage more buyers in, as well and deliver better user experience.

People like everything that can be downloaded free of charge. In fact, the free nature of some solutions doesn’t mean that they lag behind premium equivalents in any way. Many of them boast similar functionality and let you add & manage shopping carts in websites hassle-free. There are plenty of free jQuery plugins for ecommerce site available on the web. But how to choose the ones that really work? Basically, this is the reason why we have decided to share this post. In order to help you with decision-making and narrow down the list of solutions to consider, we provide our chart of the 10 best free jQuery ecommerce plugins. These will help you implement, validate and maintain your shopping cart based online shop, as well as provide the end user with enjoyable shopping experience.

Take your time and enjoy!

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Cloud Zoom is used by many of the high profile real estate sites. As its name suggests, this is a popular fly-out jQuery image zoom plugin that is fully responsive and super fast. It will make your images even more impressive across devices.

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13Nov

The end of the year is always busy. We consolidate the results of our work, review what made the past year so remarkable and get ready to meet new challenges. It’s a busy holiday season as well, and TemplateMonster couldn’t have missed an opportunity to treat you with something special. So, get ready to participate in our End of the Year Giveaway! Starting from November 11 till December 30 you have an opportunity to win one of the SEVEN last-gen gadgets that will make all tech geeks jealous.

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8Nov

Are you in search of the best template to build your restaurant with? Do the themes you’ve found look boring and cost a pretty penny? Don’t give up! Here is an awesome solution that boasts great design and can be downloaded toll free. Traditionally, bi-weekly we release a new free theme that each of you can grab without any hidden charges. So, please welcome the brand new Free WordPress Template for Restaurant Site from TemplateMonster.

The design is sappy and complete, exactly what a professional restaurant site should look like. It incorporates all the required pages that are so important to better introduce visitors to your business. Here you can see a content-rich main page that doesn’t look cluttered thanks to its smart structure. What is more, menu, ’About us’ section and Contact form are all at your fingertips. A review page is one of the indispensable elements of such resources since here your visitors can find out what other people who have ever visited your place say about cuisine, atmosphere, services, etc. This is one of the strongest points that influence decision-making.

Being the perfect fit for any food and drink related website, the offered design combines style and functionality is a stylish manner. Here you will find blog and portfolio options for better visualization, audio and video integration, lots of custom widgets for commenting and social sharing, as well as Accordion, Carousel, Isotope gallery scripts. The design is powered by the latest Cherry Framework version 3.1.4, which makes it extremely easy to install and use. Both site owners and online visitors will enjoy how intuitive the layout is.

Nothing can compare with watching the design in action. You are welcome to see it live by clicking the demo button below.

NOTE: TemplateMosnter has applied changes to the procedure of Free Themes download. Now all of them can be found among the rest of premium themes on the official website. Downloading any of the freebies, you will not have to enter either credit card details or your billing address. Just click and download. Mind that you can benefit from this as well. By creating an account at templatemonster.com you will be able to enjoy several benefits, like regular updates on the recent blog posts, new promos, themes, etc.

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6Nov

We all know Twitter. Bootstrap is Twitter’s most popular open source web framework. Twitter’s two chief engineers Mark Otto and Jacob Thort on bootstrap twitter spelling tool. Now this is called one of the most powerful CSS frameworks.

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Bootstrap 3 has a ton of features and helpers to speed up front-end development. Sometimes you need something and you end up writing your own custom CSS and JavaScript without even realizing that Bootstrap could have done it for you. That’s not necessarily a problem, but you end up spending extra time on your app or site when you didn’t need to. The purpose of this article is to share the things that I have learned and touch-base on some other things that I have seen people miss about the framework’s capabilities.

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31Oct

Halloween is finally here! The horror is casting its spell, zombies and vampires are walking all around, the gongs of spookiness are heard in the air, and we are starting this year’s horror celebration! Halloween is a holiday that not only kids are anxiously anticipating. Adults also don’t miss an opportunity to gather friends at home and throw a scary party.

In keeping with tradition of treating you with some breathtaking and inspiring stuff, we have taken this year’s October 31st to share some awesome free Halloween goodies for adding an evil charm to your designs. Below you can find a series of creative stuff for your frightful employment, including icons, logos, posters, flyers, wallpapers, and more. Each item on the list available for free and comes in either PSD  or vector format, which allows to edit these and drag onto your own designs and themes. You can get them printed, simply save on your desktop, add to your designs or simply have them stored somewhere on your PC for the next year to come. Scroll down and enjoy the collection.

Have fun this Halloween day, stun the world with your spooky appearance and evil spirit of your designs! Let us know about your celebration and come back to us for more inspiration and helpful stuff!

Happy Halloween, folks!

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