Summer 2013: The best HTML/PSD Themes & UI Elements of the Season
If you develop websites and your environment is not WordPress, you still don't need to live your online life in visual darkness or hide beneath the sheets. We curated a list of awesome templates layered in HTML and CSS to make your work easier, and with a lot of different grooves to find the appropriate one for your web. Or, if you are you more confortable developing your own theme based on some pre-built elements, here is the inspiration you need to create an awesome theme or application. Starting with the PSDs and UIs shown below, you can create your own awesome design. Take a look!
A. HTML/CSS Themes and Templates
HTML and CSS as basic as they are, have evolved a lot and certainly have a lot of potential that has not been explored yet. Every day new complex elements like menus, sliders, and even images, are created using only these two. That is why we encourage you to see the potential of these two combined to make an awesome template for your web.
Creator: HTML5 UP
Features: Built with SKELJS, a light framework to create responsive themes
Creator: Nathan Brown
Features: Full width, responsive grid layout theme theme with a nice box position effect.
Features: Minimal theme with several layouts available and desktop, tablet and mobile versions
Features: Simple, fixed width and colorful template
Features: Flat design responsive theme with custom page templates
Features: Minimal red theme with several layouts available and desktop, tablet and mobile versions
Features: Dark, flat responsive theme with custom page templates.
Features: Fixed width, minimal theme with a built in accordion slider.
Creator: html5 up
Features: Full width template with a horizontal scrolling portfolio with lightbox effect
B. PSD Website Templates
Designers have an eye for what customers like in a website, and that is the reason why many developers use to look for a cool PSD to start working from, to ensure customers a great experience. These here are simply excellent PSD themes that you can use on your next project.
Features: Flat design theme available in both PSD and HTML
Creator: Designer First
Features: Clean and minimal PSD design with multiple page templates
Features: Flat PSD template with a light colors combination and a layout thought for businesses
Features: PSD template with multiple pages and a layout specially made for ecommerce sites
Features: Flat design, light colors, and a services portfolio layout
Features: Flat design, neuter colors and a simplistic grid layout
Creator: CSS author
Features: Flat design, a simple but prominent portfolio layout
C. Full GUI Packs
What developer does not like UI elements? These are excellent inspiration and give a good idea on how to show several elements in a small space without losing harmony.
Creator: CSS author
Features: Basic GUI including the design for the most essential elements for a mobile application
Creator: Chirag Dave
Features: 768*1280 screen resolution GUI, elements are designed pixel perfect.
Creator: Redesign Case
Features: Easily customizable 300 Dpi PSD Metro GUI including 100+ icons
Features: Flat and colorful interface that covers not only the basics but also a high variety of functionalities
Features: Flat GUI based on the beta version of iOS 7 including the essential elements to make a good application.
Features: Flat styled interface that includes 500+ elements and 100 Google style flat icons
Features: Minimalistic and clean interface with a basic set of fully editable elements
Features: Colorful metro GUI that includes calendar, stats, chart, icons and more.
Creator: CSS author
Features: Retina optimized, enormous flat interface with different styles for each element
Features: Minimalistic GUI with more than a thousand elements, fully editable and with commercial use allowed
Features: Transparent Interface with a glossy appearance effect
Creator: Zachary VanDeHey
Features: Light Interface with curvy style and threshold color effects
Features: Flat interface with all the necessary elements for an ecommerce application
About the Authors
The shock family is a group of web enthusiasts, designers and developers dedicated to the creation of all kinds of resources for the web. They are well known for their various projects, such as themeshock, a site with quality WordPress themes and useful freebies, iconshock, the largest icon repository with more than a million icons and WPthemegenerator, the online creation tool for WordPress and XTML themes.