Themes

February 2015: 23 Free WordPress Themes Following the Latest Trends

February 15th, 2015
by Juan Pablo Sarmiento
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February 2015: 23 Free WordPress Themes Following the Latest Trends

Designers are facing a great year. A handful of very interesting design trends points them into distinct directions. Hero areas, ghost buttons, Material Design, parallax scrolling, are the craze in 2015. People with lesser design know-how and a WordPress blog need not step behind, however. Rely on the WordPress themes community, and you won’t get disappointed. Talented people have already come up with just...

Design

22 Fresh Free Templates in HTML/CSS and PSD: February 2015 Edition

February 14th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
4
22 Fresh Free Templates in HTML/CSS and PSD: February 2015 Edition

Welcome to the future. In our second collection of free HTML, CSS and PSD templates of 2015 you’ll find all the major trends of the year represented. We have hero areas, we have ghost buttons, we have Material Design, we have cards, we have everything. As always the templates are created in HTML, CSS or PSD or a combination of all formats. Use them...

Essentials

Valentine’s Gift to Our Dear Readers: 8 Typographic Valentine Cards as AI, EPS and JPG

February 13th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Valentine’s Gift to Our Dear Readers: 8 Typographic Valentine Cards as AI, EPS and JPG

It’s that time where people around the world show their love and appreciation to the most important persons around them. As our readers are the most important people to us, we decided to again team up with Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain and bring you a few exclusive and useful vector Valentine’s designs. Eight cards are there to choose from. Following the latest...

Design

Design Trend Hero Images: The Bold Way of Using Images

February 13th, 2015
by Denis Potschien
2
Design Trend Hero Images: The Bold Way of Using Images

Currently there are two seemingly contrary trends in web design. On the one hand, websites become more minimalistic – less colors, clear fonts and simple shapes. On the other hand, large-sized, full page images – so called hero images – are becoming more and more popular. Sounds strange, but in the end only appears to be contradictory. At second glance, both trends complement each...

Design

Design Professionals – Go for the Green this St. Patrick’s Day and Take the Challenge

February 12th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
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Design Professionals – Go for the Green this St. Patrick’s Day and Take the Challenge

You don’t have to be Irish to design a great St. Patrick’s Day themed email template. If you can think creatively and design unique artwork that captures the spirit and revelry that is the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, then it’s time to enter the Mega Colossal Email Template Design Challenge brought to you by PSD2HTML, 99designs, Depositphotos, Designmodo and Noupe. It doesn’t matter whether...

Design

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

February 12th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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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...

Business Online

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

February 11th, 2015
by Ioanni Mitsakis
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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...

Themes

Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

February 10th, 2015
by Andreas Hecht
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Top 100: Best Free WordPress Themes of 2014

Any website owner can relate to this. Sooner or later the design of your site starts to bore you, is outdated or lacks contemporary features. It’s then when it’s time for a damp wipe and fresh colors on the wall – in other words: bring on a new WordPress theme. As there are 2,975 themes in the official repository alone, plus a load of...

Cartoons

Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Prostitutes [004]

February 9th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Cartoon: If Web Designers Were Prostitutes [004]

People working in the web design and development industry need to become thick-skinned over the years if they intend to survive long term. I am in this business since web design got invented in the early Nineties, and I sure know what I’m talking about when it comes to the hidden secrets of client communication. My remedy these days is laughing. I refuse to...

Essentials

Links of the Week 6/2015: Vivaldi, Logo Design, Paper by 53, Swift for Designers and animated User Interfaces

February 8th, 2015
by Dieter Petereit
1
Links of the Week 6/2015: Vivaldi, Logo Design, Paper by 53, Swift for Designers and animated User Interfaces

Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas....

Design

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

February 8th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
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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...

Design

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

February 7th, 2015
by Nataly Birch
0
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,...