Design

  • 46 of the Web’s Most Creative 404 Error Pages (2015 Edition)

    Entering a mistyped URL into your browser or clicking a link to a destination that no longer exists usually leads to a 404 error page. This 404 is generated by your server and if you do nothing about will look like a default server message looks – ugly and boring and unhelpful to the technically non-savvy. This needs not be that way, however. We have curated a collection of 46 creative approaches to offering a 404 that you actually want to see as a visitor. Be it because it is helpful, impressive, entertaining or simply cute. Have fun!



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  • Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

    Just like any other type of web design, eCommerce design is subject to certain trends. If you have been planning to change your design, this is the right time. The trends of 2015 can turn your eCommerce website into a beautiful sales machine. You can put our examples on the next meeting agenda with your designer. With these trends, your site will be well-prepared for the next two to three years. And the big advantage is that they are not only beautiful but also user-friendly and perfect for mobile use.



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  • Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

    Here we are again with part 4 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, we have equipped you with a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs and more than 100 free PSD website templates. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex e-commerce sites becomes a little less challenging. Of course, not every featured kit is a one-stop shop out of the box, but can nevertheless be a great groundwork to build upon. Still there are times when you have to go looking for something even more complete. If your deadline is approaching too fast, just like it always does, pull the following article from your toolbox and get up to speed. Today’s collection is all about complete website layouts, but not in the more inspirational form of a PSD layout. What we have here for you are the 100 best free HTML/CSS themes of 2014.



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  • Blast from the Past #3: 100+ Best Free PSD Website Templates of 2014

    Welcome to part 3 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets and 100 icon packs. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex e-commerce sites becomes a little less challenging. Of course, not every featured kit is a one-stop shop out of the box, but can nevertheless be a great groundwork to build upon. Still there are times when you have to go looking for something even more complete. Be it that the deadline is approaching too fast, or you simply need some inspiration. As usual, also for these situations you’ve come to the right place. Today’s collection is all about complete website layouts. We searched thoroughly and came up with the 100+ best free PSD website templates of 2014.



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  • Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

    The times of gloss and 3D effects are over – at least for now. The trend in web design goes towards minimalism which is also reflected in the style of buttons. The hot so-called ghost buttons fit perfectly with the reserved look of modern websites based on flat design or even more trendy material design. Ghost buttons basically consist only of a very thin outline with some text in it. They can hardly be created more basic – at least, if you want them to be recognized as what they are.



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  • No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

    Rukzuk out of Konstanz, Germany has come on the site-building scene and wants a piece of the ever-growing pie. To that end, Rukzuk doesn’t aim directly at individuals who want to build their own website. Instead, Rukzuk seeks to make a name for itself as a serious tool for professional web designers. Competition in this segment is certainly scarcer, but it exists nevertheless. We’ve put Rukzuk under the microscope.



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  • Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

    While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule, plenty of tools, resources and viable stuff that were quite popular and pretty helpful last year, will remain sought after in the next, providing almost the same scope of benefit as before. What’s more, as practice shows, not every trend is a fad. The more consistent, strong and pervasive ones, such as Flat style still run the show and won’t go anywhere. Instead, they are bound to mature and take a more sophisticated form. Whatever there’ll be, having a bunch of professionally crafted templates that comply with current requirements and meet trends won’t hurt.



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  • Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

    Web workers wonder where web design is heading in 2015, as it is also subject to a trend – which is not a bad thing. Otherwise, the internet would still look like in its beginnings in the 1990s. This is surely not what we want, is it? So, what is the trend for 2015? Let us have a look into the crystal ball and see what the future holds.



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  • 5 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers on Mac OS X

    Everyone, who wants to develop websites, needs an HTML editor or rather a development environment. There are, of course, several fee-based editors of high quality, but if you do not need your development environment every day, a free application will be perfectly fine. That an editor is free of charge does not mean that it is of low quality. One of the best development environments is available as permanently free evaluation version. You can “test” it as long as you want. However, if the editor suits you, you should be fair and purchase it. Below, we present you a selection of the best free HTML editors for Mac OS. X



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  • Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

    Occasionally, Asian and Western webdesign are poles apart. If you want a proof, check out the German and Chinese websites of a famous fast-food chain, or the Chinese news portal Tom.com. With its animated sequence of images, it may put some Western viewers on edge.



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