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.
Strongly Typed: Responsive HTML5 Site Template.
Creator: HTML5 UP
Features: Built with SKELJS, a light framework to create responsive themes
Infinite: This is a Small HTML/CSS Template for a Design Blog.
Creator: Nathan Brown
Features: Full width, responsive grid layout theme theme with a nice box position effect.
Megacorp: Black and White Flat Business Theme.
Features: Minimal theme with several layouts available and desktop, tablet and mobile versions
Photoartwork: This Template is Written Entirely in HTML5 and CSS3.
Features: Simple, fixed width and colorful template
zParalexy: Responsive Theme with Portfolio Page Made in HTML5 and CSS3.
Features: Flat design responsive theme with custom page templates
Heavyindustry: Industry Inspiration Red Theme.
Features: Minimal red theme with several layouts available and desktop, tablet and mobile versions
Zboommusic: Music Artist Inspiration Responsive Black Theme.
Features: Dark, flat responsive theme with custom page templates.
CSS3_gallery_garden: Simple Two Column Fixed Width Template.
Features: Fixed width, minimal theme with a built in accordion slider.
Parallelism: Responsive Portfolio Site Template.
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.
.Rufio: Multipurpose Responsive Template.
Features: Flat design theme available in both PSD and HTML
Classic: Clean & Minimal Blog Design Template.
Creator: Designer First
Features: Clean and minimal PSD design with multiple page templates
Revenant: Blue and White Color Combination with Clean Grid to Display Your Products.
Features: Flat PSD template with a light colors combination and a layout thought for businesses
E-commerce: Template for Online Bookstore.
Features: PSD template with multiple pages and a layout specially made for ecommerce sites
Portfolio: Template for the 3 Column Portfolio Page.
Features: Flat design, light colors, and a services portfolio layout
Illustrate: Flat, Black and White Theme for Designers.
Features: Flat design, neuter colors and a simplistic grid layout
Webfolio: Minimal Portfolio Template with Mobile Version.
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.
Crystal: Free Mobile Application UI Design in PSD.
Creator: CSS author
Features: Basic GUI including the design for the most essential elements for a mobile application
Nexus 4 GUI: Android UI Design Kit PSD to Version 4.2.2.
Creator: Chirag Dave
Features: 768*1280 screen resolution GUI, elements are designed pixel perfect.
Window 8 Metro: 100+ Awesome Window 8 Metro Style Icon and App GUI Kit.
Creator: Redesign Case
Features: Easily customizable 300 Dpi PSD Metro GUI including 100+ icons
Metro Vibes: Modern Metro UI Kit That Will Help You Shape Your Website.
Features: Flat and colorful interface that covers not only the basics but also a high variety of functionalities
iOS 7 GUI: Photoshop Template of GUI Elements Found in the Beta 1 Release of iOS 7.
Features: Flat GUI based on the beta version of iOS 7 including the essential elements to make a good application.
Flat GUI: Amazing Set with More Than 500 Elements Totally Editable Files.
Features: Flat styled interface that includes 500+ elements and 100 Google style flat icons
iOS 7 UI Kit: Start Designing iOS 7 Apps Today with This Comprehensive GUI Kit.
Features: Minimalistic and clean interface with a basic set of fully editable elements
Metro UI Kit: Metro Style Elements Collection.
Features: Colorful metro GUI that includes calendar, stats, chart, icons and more.
Vertical Infinity: Mega Flat Style UI Kit in PSD.
Creator: CSS author
Features: Retina optimized, enormous flat interface with different styles for each element
Minimal GUI Set: Huge Plastic GUI Pack with More Than a Thousand Elements.
Features: Minimalistic GUI with more than a thousand elements, fully editable and with commercial use allowed
Transparent UI: Full PSD Free Transparent Layered UI Kit.
Features: Transparent Interface with a glossy appearance effect
Flat UI Kit: Red and Blue Flat and curvy UI Kit.
Creator: Zachary VanDeHey
Features: Light Interface with curvy style and threshold color effects
Ecommerce Flat: PSD Ecommerce UI Kit with Flat Design.
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.
Wow, your collection is great! I loved the e-commerce bookstore theme the most – the book shop that will use it will be exteremly stylish + easy to buy form
Great article, thanks sharing.