Responsive website themes are very versatile and should be used by every business owner. These sites will actually make browsing your web page much easier which in return will benefit your company. These responsive website themes have become popular recently and are being used by many people. Having a responsive website theme will allow users to freely see your webpage and not get frustrated with all of the hassle of scrolling and zooming.

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It’s time to debut your eye-candy works, and gladden everyone with their cheerful tone. If your designs lack attractiveness, there is a tip to nourish them with it. Try the neat and pleasant on the eye graphic elements, and add the desired tone to your works. Our series of Free Vector Illustrations of the week is always ready to assist you with the creative stuff. This time it’s the image depicting pen sketch of scenes from everyday life. This nice illustration can be used in a variety of designs for making them more visually appealing.

.PNG, .AI are the formats of this illustration. Its resolutions are 1009 x 1006, 2101 x 2095, 4201 x 4191. Being a vector image, it can be printed in different formats without losing its high quality. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free.

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Do you use your tablet for doodling or creating charming digital artworks? It doesn’t matter whether you are an amateur painter or experienced designer, our collection will be useful in both cases. It contains vector drawing applications for iOs either for expert or newbie. Among them you will find free and paid ones. The variety of apps’ features and functions is rather wide as the software was selected according to users’ popularity rating. We hope every artistic nature will find a suitable app below. Use stylus, finger and wild imagination to express yourself in the creative impulse. In our turn, we will try to write several characteristic lines to help you understand which vector drawing app is right for you.

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iDraw – $8.99

iDraw is a feature-packed vector drawing and illustration app for iPad. It has all necessary tools for creation everything from detailed technical illustration to beautiful work of art. It allows you draw complicated designs on the go.

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Inkpad – $4.99

Inkpad is a professional vector illustration app developed for iPad. It supports paths, compound paths, text, images, groups, masks, gradient fills, and an unlimited number of layers. It can handle drawings with multiple shapes and lets you export finished illustrations directly to Dropbox as SVG or PDF.

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Photoshop became an inherent part of a web design long ago. This utility gives a lot of opportunities and freedom in exploitation. One of the helpful features is a capability for using different complications. This can really ease a life of a designer.

Today I would like to focus on brushes, which are probably the main tool for web designers in Photoshop. Below a digest of great brushes sets is represented. All of them are kept in sparkle style: use any of them to make your projects shine in proper way – everything is totally free.

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Christmas Brushes

Free Sparkle Photoshop Brushes

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Glowy Swirly Brushes

Free Sparkle Photoshop Brushes

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Photoshop Sparkle Brush Set

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It often happens that you have to stop and make a break. You need this time to take a deep breath, regain strength and go on working with renewed energy. The same goes about your online activity and the sites you have. From time to time you need to upgrade them, bring some changes into their design or renovations into structure.

It’s a common practice, but you have to think how to make these changes a part of your website life, not its end. How to announce your audience that you will be back soon? How to make it stay with you? Under construction page is the right decision in this case. Using it, you can inform your visitors about the changes your site is undergoing, and the time you need to complete them.

How should this page look like? Of course, it should convey the main design of your website. Clean look is one more important point – there is no need to scary the visitor with the mind-blowing designs of this page. You just need to inform, so do it in clean and understandable way. Choose the neat typography to make this information visible and readable.

Here I would like to share with you Free Under Construction Page Templates. The key point that I want to focus your attention on, is their completely free-of-charge basis. For example, I often see the compilations of such “freebies” that turn out to be not of this kind when I follow the links and try to download them. So, here they are. You’re welcome to get them for free, or use as the inspirational items for your own designs of under construction pages. In the latter case, I will gladly feature your nice works in the nearest posts, just leave the notification about them in the comments below.

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Creative Under Construction Template

 

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Pinterest is an internet social service that gives an opportunity to easily exchange inspiration images through the web. The base of the website design includes a skeuomorphic concept of a pinboard.

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If you are looking for inspirational graphic elements for your works, check out our Friday’s series of freebies. Using the tiny design elements, you can easily decorate your pages, making them attractive. Easy on the eye and well-done images from our ultimate collection of free vector illustrations will come in handy for you in this case. How can you get today’s cool freebie showing pictures with a tea set, fork and spoon, cans, a hamburger, an ice cream and a glass of lemonade? Just register at Templates.com (it is completely free), and download this image for free.

You can download this image in two formats (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions: 586 x 849, 1220 x 1768, 2441 x 3537. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Downloading is affordable and easy.

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Today let’s review subnavigation as a great tool and nice visually attractive design element of the site. Its power is obvious – it guides the visitors throughout the site, and helps them find everything without extra efforts. When the site is content heavy and it’s hard to arrange all the category names in a row, the subnavigation menu that is placed below the main one resolves this problem. Being well constructed is the key requirement to this menu, so the users can easily find what they are looking for. According to the way you interact with it, this menu can be hover and clickable. The first onу is more preferable according to the convenience. Simple and intuitive… Are these the main characteristics that a subnavigation menu should possess? Let’s see some of the main points that make such menus good.

  • Clean style.
  • Neat typography.
  • Readable list.
  • Semi-transparent background. In such a way you achieve the contrast, and make the list more readable.
  • Two levels. Of course, you can use only one. But the usage of more than two looks unintelligible.
  • Easy transition. When the sub-menu appears, it should happen seamlessly.
  • No tooltips. The sub-menu + tooltips is a bit complicated, isn’t it?

And what can spoil such a menu? Small text, which makes it difficult to read, the resemblance of menu color and the main one of the site, bad hover effect.

If you’re not ready yet with the design of your subnavigation menu, look through the inspirational examples from all over the web. They can show you how can subnavigation menu look, and hint at how to improve your own designs.

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Heppo

 

The first example will be a hover two-step sub-menu with the icons placed there to show the product types. When hovering over the icon, it changes the color.

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Porsche

 

When hovering the main menu, you can see the sub one flying out with subcategories mentioned there. It guides you to the next level where you can browse the product images with short descriptions.


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What is the most frequent reason of shopping cart abandonment or return of the clothing purchased online? Buying of apparel at the web store always makes customers question their choice and even send things back after trying on because of the poor fit. According to statistics, return rate of the average online clothing retailer may exceed 20%. Most of the rollbacks occur due to the customers’ discontent of how the item actually looks on them.

From distant times of the first e-commercial stores, their owners and developers make everything possible to abate the level of returns by means of various tools like size charts, zoom and 360 degree shots, helping shoppers make deliberate decisions.

These days more and more e-retailers begin to make use of augmented reality, which lets them simulate a kind of virtual fitting room, where customers may try on the selected items, change them for recommended ones and share their experience with friends in order to get instant feedback. As you understand, all those actions are taken without leaving house.

There are some awesome solutions on the software market now. They let the merchants increase their conversion rates and reduce returns. Some of them require a webcam as they use real person’s image and some need only user’s measurements, such as height, weight, bust, hip and waist sizes to build a virtual model of a shopper. This approach lets the buyers see if this or that item fits before the purchase, which indubitably allows to convince hesitant customers.

Of course, the technology has either cynical or optimistic reviews. Its opponents assert that the software is far from perfect and unable to influence sale and return rates. Vice versa, the adherents of augmented reality believe in its great future and necessity for further perfection.

Howbeit, some progressive brands prefer to be up-to-date and incorporate the technology into their stores. Below you will find several examples of e-commercial websites offering customers to try on clothes in their virtual fitting rooms. Much more brands like Adidas, L.K. Bennett, Nicole Farhi and Superdry have also signed up for the service. We hope their experience will let you make your own estimation on whether the innovation is really able to make e-commerce more profitable and user-friendly.

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Quiz

The website offers the visitors to create a virtual model inserting their parameters of face type, length, weight, bra size, under-bust, waist and hips with the help of simple scroll bars. Then, the buyers may try on the items they like and combine them with stylish accessories.

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Brides

Brides gives users the possibility to choose from default models which suit their body type best or upload their own photos and experiment with wedding dresses, hairstyles and makeup. Here the simulation tool developed by ModiFace is used. The technology features a body-remapping system that conforms a dress to the user’s body shape, posture, and weight. The customers can save their favorite looks in the “album” and share them via social media networks and email.

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Meeting a person you say “hello”, and it is a polite tone used in everyday life. You say it to show your courtesy and gain the favor of another person. The same rules are observed on the web. If you want to enlarge the number of visitors, show them a good welcome. The well done “about” page of your site will be the right tool for building a good reputation and making people believe in your ideas. Addressing your visitors in a personal and friendly way, you build so important confidence in the company. They way you speak to your audience will result in the way it treats your company.

The design of this page matters. How should you treat it to be one step closer to your clients? Here are the simple tips that will help you build a page that works:

  • Be polite and easy going.
  • Be simple and don’t make visitors frightened with the unintelligible words and definitions.
  • Be transparent and show your business ideas in explicit way.
  • Don’t waste time with the numerous facts and dates.
  • Avoid a lot of deathly dull information.
  • Focus on the visual presentation of information.
  • Show the team members in the creative way.
  • Tell a bit more about yourself and your team (about your interests, about life if it is appropriate here).

And at last, don’t be afraid to sound funny, be open to the visitors, and spice up all that tons of information that you may have with some cool pictures, illustrations, etc. It’s a wrong opinion that nobody read your about pages. Be sure, people are interested in who you are and the team that they are going to deal with.

Scroll down to see the cool design ideas of “about” pages and feel free to leave your comments mentioning the pages you like.

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Secret Penguin

 

Here is a great idea of how to become closer to the visitors – tell them a bit more about yourself. The “about” page goes with cool animation that shows the workers as they are. They laugh at each other, play pricks, and behave as if they were close to you. Looking at them, you can imagine that you have a real-time meeting with these guys.

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Viget

 

Tell me what you like, and I will tell you who you are. The same principle is put in the basis of this page. When hovering over the circles with team members’ pictures, their photos turn into… the interests of the particular person. And you understand that Doug Avery loves cats and coffee, David Eisinger – biking and parrots, etc.


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