Designing for web holds plenty of opportunities to exercise and expand one’s creativity. But there are also common pitfalls that can lead to bad design, and often they come in the form of trends, or standard practices that just refuse to die. Image source: Topdesignmag.Com Here are 10 web design trends that would best be [...]
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Plenty of bloggers gravitate toward the clean and simple blog template appearance, but if you want to add more punch to your layout, then you may want to try Alpha Forte. The main attraction of this template is that it enables you to place a photo or image as your background, lending an extra layer [...]
Flat Design theme from YoArts is designed using Bootstrap, and can be used for personal blogs. It has two columns, a left off-canvas sidebar, a simple and clean black, white, and orange design, and is translation-ready. Flat Design theme is great for blogging beginners who want a fuss-free layout that’s striking and fully functional. You [...]
To celebrate Valentine’s Day I’m sharing a lovely template that goes by the name of PhotoProwess. It’s color-blocked in charcoal, white, and a sweet shade of old rose to soften it up just a little, making it ideal for featuring romantic photography or artwork. PhotoProwess is a CSS- and jQuery-based two-column template that features a [...]
For 2014, flat web and UI design is now preferred by audiences and designers alike. Gone are the days of dimensionality (drop shadows, gradients, and reflections) that scream ‘millenium.’ Now, major companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple have gone flat, and while there still may be some issues with flatness, it greatly simplifies a [...]
After several years since its launch, Adobe Photoshop still is the most popular and one of the best professional photo editing software. But there are also great alternatives to it that are absolutely free and equally handy to use. Here’s a list of some of the best free substitutes for Adobe Photoshop: 1. GIMP GIMP [...]
WordPress Customizr template by Nikeo is a beautiful and clean responsive template that you can tweak several ways to suit your preferences and needs. Some of the elements that you can fully customize are: Skin Logo Social profiles Sliders Layout Featured blocks on the home page Live CSS styling Customizr template is ideal for small [...]
Just like the silence between the notes in music, white space is the part intentionally left blank between elements in any kind of design. Although plenty of designers ignore it, white space is crucial in creating an effective layout, because without it, a design becomes cluttered, type becomes unreadable, and an entire arrangement of elements [...]
Photo Theme Responsive theme for WordPress is a clean gallery-type theme that’s perfect for photography and art enthusiasts. It can be used on both desktop and mobile devices, and showcases your pictures and images beautifully. This theme boasts of the following features: Valid XHTML + CSS WordPress 3.4+ Compatible Search Engine Optimized Safari Compatible Firefox [...]
Innovate is a premium WordPress theme that’s primarily suited for creative portfolio, business, corporate, or agency sites, but it can be used for any type of blog as well. Its elegant design is accented with various shades of gray and white, which gives it a modern and professional touch. It’s also very easy to navigate [...]
2013 is over, and now that many of us have returned to work, we might as well hail the new year with some of the season’s coolest gadgets for the office to banish the holiday hangover. Keeton’s Tablet Floor Stand Make mincemeat of your office presentations and pitches with this hands-free floor stand for your [...]
If you’re raring to try out a sleek new WordPress theme that offers maximum functionality, then Blue Blog responsive WordPress theme by ThemeForest is perfect for you. Not only is the layout clean and refined, but the typography is also light and easy on the eyes. This theme offers a minimalist design, but as you [...]
Asteria Lite by Towfiqi is a versatile WordPress template that’s perfect for any type of blog, be it portfolio, business, personal, or corporate. Its responsive design allows your blog to be viewed from any desktop and mobile device, and its clean and modern design will let you highlight any visual element that want featured on [...]
The recently released WordPress 3.8 comes with great new features, and one of these is an upgraded WP-Admin UI with a fresh new look. Your UI’s appearance can be tweaked further through a set of 8 basic color schemes to suit your mood: However, WordPress has also introduced a new set of colors to expand [...]