DESIGN

  • Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

    A lot has been said about importance and possibilities of typography. Whether you are using it in a website design or a graphic design, it has always something to contribute. It is more than a simple instrument to display your content, taglines or headlines; it is a sort of visual art that enormously enhances aesthetics, laconically sets the tone of the website, greatly supports the chosen style and naturally adds a note of personality.



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  • TemplateMonster: More Than 30,000 Templates For Your Next Web Project

    This name does stand for itself. TemplateMonster actually is a monster in terms of size and variety. More than 30,000 templates for various CM systems as well as plain HTML/CSS, Bootstrap or even Flash are available. It is impossible to not be able to find that one template you’ve always been looking for. More likely you’ll not find one but one dozen, leaving you spoilt for choice. No matter whether you prefer WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Shopify, Magento, Bootstrap, plain HTML, Wix or whatever. TemplateMonster has you covered. Let’s take a closer look at their offerings…



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  • Total Recall #3: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2013

    Welcome to the third and last part of our mini-series "Total Recall 2013". After having provided you with over 250 design resources from the fields of HTML/CSS themes, PSD website templates and professional GUI sets, we are back with a massive collection of the best icon sets last year had to offer. Almost 100 sets are here for you to explore. Icons have been popular at all times, yet have been gaining even more popularity with the rise of mobile devices. The tinier the screen gets, the more designers need to rely on comprehensible pictograms for navigation and other purposes. While everyone uses them, it is crucial to gather a wide variety in one’s own toolbox to avoid looking like the next web service one click away.



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  • Total Recall #2: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Pro GUI Sets of 2013

    In part one of our Total Recall series we featured an extensive collection of the best free website layout HTML/CSS themes and PSD templates from 2013, aimed to quickly and effectively give you a solid foundation for creating your own theme or website. However, not everyone can find a design that will fully meet his design requirements and satisfy customer’s preferences. So for those who prefer to construct their own interfaces brick by brick, we have prepared another comprehensive collection – even bigger than the last one. These more than 100 helpful toolkits can enormously contribute to your prototyping process, providing you with a broad range of basic components and integral widgets that adhere to the same style and coloring.



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  • IM FREE: Curated Collections of Free Commercial Use Photos No Designer Can Do Without

    Okay, this is new. At least that’s how I decided to apologize why I didn’t notice this service by IM-Creator earlier. Remember IM-Creator? The homepage builder equipped with templates made by freelance designers itself targets freelance designers and not the DIY thirteen year old son of the CEO’s golf mate. It was this same homepage builder that secretly (well almost…) introduced a new offering named IM FREE. IM FREE hosts curated collections with free, also commercially usable photos. And it contains quite a few gems…



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  • DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

    DesignerCandies is a five weeks old side-project maintained by designer Adam McIntyre. At the time of this writing, DesignerCandies hosts 25 freebies, suitable for both web and print design. Given the current pace, the collection grows by five freebies weekly. To date the focus lies on 3D renders, yet textures and brushes can also be found. The most interesting point: all the resources are released into the Public Domain, which means they are explicitly uncopyrighted and thus, free for each and every thinkable use case.



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  • Total Recall #1: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Templates 2013 in PSD and HTML/CSS

    The past leaves its own mark, so it is very useful to look back early in the year, and put up a best-of-collection of remarkable things and resources. May be you have missed something valuable that might come in handy in the near future, probably something that will make your working process more efficient, time-saving and cost-effective. Or be it something that can help to quickly “kickstart” your web project, and is available free of charge and can freely undergo different changes. Today we are going to give a rundown of the previous year’s free stuff. To be more precise, today we have collected professional website layout PSD and HTML/CSS templates, which, as practice shows, are never enough.



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  • HTML, CSS, PSD and More: 24 Free Design Resources from January 2014

    Creativity is like a cat. Sometimes it gives you head butts and rubs against you. Then it delivers you nothing but dead prey or stays away completely for days. As a creative professional you need to find ways to get creativity back, while your cat just needs you to patiently wait as long as it takes. Sparking your creativity is best done by inspiration and inspiration comes from many things, not the least other people’s work. In the face of this fact we’ve put together yet another set stuffed with HTML, CSS and PSD templates and added the best UI kits. Your cat will not be interested, but you should keep the following list safe and warm….



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  • Responsive Images: Still Waiting for a Standard? Try Rwd.Images.Js Instead!

    Responsive Images is a topic far from resolved. Will it be the picture element as proposed by the W3C or will it be the srcset attribute as proposed by WHATWG in the end? No matter what time will bring, responsive images are a problem that needs to be solved today and not sometime in the future. No wonder that JavaScript is the remedy of choice. There are quite a few scripts targeting responsive imaging, quality varies though. A brand-new script by Matt Stow from Australia shows the potential to become the best available client-side interim solution…



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  • The Pattern Library: Free Seamless Patterns for Your Designs

    The Pattern Library is a fresh new project by New Yorker Tim Holman and Claudio Guglieri from San Francisco. The two, who both don’t stem from where they are currently located, established a repository of seamless website backgrounds called “The Pattern Library”. The concept of the site matches the content – it’s extraordinary…



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