40 Dribbble Freebies – 2012


Hey guys, we’ve done a bit of work for you – have handpicked nice design freebies from Dribbble.com. The cоmmunity of designers never stop releasing all that useful stuff and place it there. We have compiled the latest releases that were created during the last year. The designers were glad enough to offer these items for free, and now you have an opportunity to use them to make your works look great. Your creativity plus nice design elements can give great results, and you can check it out yourself. If you are always in the swim of the latest design trends, these cool items will come handy for you.So, here they are – 40 Dribbble Freebies – 2012.

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Storekit

 

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Mini Browser

 

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Today, when WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms around the web, WordPress themes are in a great demand. They turn out to be great solutions for creating whatever project you need, starting from online magazines to e-commerce web presences. As usual, premium-quality themes come for high prices, but we are always glad to find the free items of the same quality. Free Photo Gallery WordPress Themes from this compilation are quality designs with extensive functionality. Here you’ll also find responsive templates that can work on any browser and on any screen size, maintaining its overall functionality. So, here they are.

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Touchfolio Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Free Photo Gallery WordPress Themes

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Portfolio Responsive WordPress Theme

 

Free Photo Gallery WordPress Themes
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jQuery doesn’t need any special presentation as this multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML has won many adherents. Today we can prove with all reason that jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use.

The software is free and open source which can be considered its incontestable benefit. jQuery was created to facilitate navigation, selecting DOM elements, creating animations, handling events, and developing Ajax applications. jQuery also provides numerous possibilities for web developers to work out various plugins considerably improving websites’ visual appeal and advanced functionality.

Bellow we’ve collected some new JQuery tools, plugins, effects and tutorials for designers and developers searching the ways to make their websites even more dynamic and catching. All of them have been released in November and are absolutely free to use. We sincerely hope that some of them will seem interesting and helpful to you!

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Adaptive Thumbnail Pile Effect with Automatic Grouping

This awesome jQuery plugin allows the automatic grouping of thumbnails utilizing a pile effect. The thumbnails will group according to their shared data-pile attribute, the pile will disperse and its thumbnails fly to their positions on click. The thumbnails can be slightly rotated or positioned with a delay as well.

jQuery Tools, Plugins, Effects, Tutorials

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jQuery Dynamic Number Ticker

This is an amazing little script helping to display a dynamic JSON feed of numbers that automatically updates on the page by animating up or down to the current number. It’s a great addition as part of a realtime analytical dashboard.

jQuery Tools, Plugins, Effects, Tutorials

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This week is the last one in autumn, and it’s time to see what has been done during this time. We offer you to have a look at the season compilation of Free Website Templates that were featured in our weekly series.

The greater part of this collection are Joomla themes. You can also find Free Bootstrap Responsive Template here, a good example of the popular today bootstrap themes. All themes from the featured below go with visually attractive layouts. Their styles vary according to the business spheres of these themes. You can notice themes with business-oriented style, modern design solutions, elegant and eye-candy layouts with the emphasis on the products. Being so different, all these free website templates have one common feature – they are created with your business needs in mind and oriented at your online success. Find the perfect skin for your site among this variety of professionally done themes.

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Free Bootstrap Responsive Template for Photography Site

 

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Free Joomla Agriculture Template

 

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Decided to add some spicy elements to your designs? Great idea! You’ve chosen the right place to make the first step. This weekly series of freebies will offer you the very stuff you need to perform it. Today it’s going to be Free Vector Illustration of the week representing pictures on vacation theme with days of the week names. This nice image is a perfect fit for all the variety of designs that you can imagine. It’s easy to brighten up your works, and you can do it just now.

There are two formats of presented here free vector illustration (.PNG, .AI) and the following resolutions: 646 x 924, 1347 x 1925, 2694 x 3850. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free.

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Dear readers, we wish you Happiness on Thanksgiving Day and always!

Today is the fourth Thursday of November and it means that Thanksgiving Day is here. It’s time for great mood and warm gatherings of friends and family. This is the very day of the year that we try to spend with the people we love. Traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey on the table and its wishbone is a part of celebration. But the most important about this holiday is, of course, giving thanks. There are countless reasons to be thankful for, and we should remember about all of them.

We are thankful for your interest in our blog, and will try our best to nourish your creativity with more and more useful and original stuff.

May the good things happen to you over and over again!

Let’s start with the notion. What is landing page? Users get to them when click on a banner ad or a link from the search results. Good landing pages are of the previous importance for online business, ‘cause their goal is to turn the projects’ visitors into buyers. As usual, such pages have certain objectives like offering visitors to subscribe to some service, buy the goods, take part in the contest, and a number of others. The relevant and easy-to-perceive content, the focus on the most important elements, the security of page are the key points of the successful landing page.

To see the examples of well-done pages of this kind, check out the links below. What is interesting about them is the fact that these sites are responsive. The latter is considered a good style in web design today, ‘cause responsive sites allow their visitors to access them from various portable devices. How landing pages are implemented in such sites? The following examples of Responsive Landing Pages will show it in details.

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cutehtmlschool.com

 

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mobislenotes.com

 


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From our viewpoint each web designer will willingly sign the statement that typography is highly important for website appearance. When everything is done professionally, you don’t give a rush for all those designer’s tricks applied in the layout, but mistakes availability is flaring immediately making a website cheap and dilettantish. The fact is well known to skilful web developers, that’s why special attention is paid to improving projects’ typography. Exploiting negative space can be highly efficient in achieving this goal.

The term may sound a bit mysterious like something from physics or astronomy, but actually the matter is much more down-to-earth at a closer look. Designers and artists find it extremely serviceable when it comes to inner meaning rendering and readability intensification.

In brief, negative space or white space is everything surrounding the silhouette of a character. In typography, the enclosed or partially enclosed circular or curved negative space of some letters is called the counter and can be also used to make the idea more intelligible.

Old metallic letters photo” from Shutterstock.

Two levels of negative space are being differentiated. These are macro and micro space; here we mean the space between core elements and the space between the smaller elements, respectively. According to the basic principle of awesome design, a developer should always strive for perfect balance between negative and positive (main subject) space and give the user’s eye a place to rest, which results in visual appeal increase of the whole composition.

It should be mentioned that negative space doesn’t exist separately; it is a part of composition and creates the needed effect only in combination with other objects. It’s rather a mean of making the essential content stand out brighter and facilitating the user to read the story you want to tell.

Working with negative space, remember that it shouldn’t be obligatory white as the point is in perfect contrast or lack of the latter. It’s obvious that different colors appear brighter on the appropriate backgrounds. Large, uncommon fonts are also attention grabbing and single out some elements against the others. The user’s eye is involuntary guided by the lack or absence of the content in the white space areas. You can’t but agree that heavy cluttered designs don’t work well and the minimalistic principle “less is more” really makes sense. Enough white space is able to make the design look sophisticated and expensive as it gives the impression that the product or service you offer is unique and can speak louder than any words and decorations.

To make a long story short, let’s formulate several guides you should follow to get the most out of the negative space and make your design clean:

  • Your website will look balanced and harmonious with equal padding around the elements.
  • Too large margins ruin the unity of design and turn it into a mess of isolated elements.
  • Line spacing or the micro-white-space between the text lines should be reasonably large as it improves the readability.
  • Letter spacing is not less important either. Squeezed letters turn our reading experience into a real challenge as well as too distant ones. Here we return to perfect balance again.

To summarize everything said above, negative space can be regarded as one more effective tool imparting your typography a clean, digestible and professional look, focusing visitor’s attention on the essential content and ideas.

Below you will see some extraordinary examples of websites, created with consideration of negative space in typography solutions.

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Wootten

negative space typography

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Guest’d

negative space typography

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Not long ago we have announced about the launch of Bootstrap templates by our friends from TemplateMonster. And now you have a great chance to try one of such themes, and it is going to be Free Bootstrap Responsive Template for Photography Site. This is the Monday goodie that we are glad to present you. Let’s see what’s inside.

Such templates go with native Bootstrap functionality and special TemplateMonster add-ons. Free template live demo of this theme will show you the way all these things are incorporated in it. Its design is the example of the elegant style and thought-out arrangement of all content blocks. The jQuery slider, featured sections, block with latest photoshoots – all these elements you can notice on its frontpage. About, Services, Folio, Blog, Contacts – is the list of pages within this theme. In addition you get 404 page. The attractive design of this template is spiced up with animation effects.

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Let’s see what this Friday has brought us. It is going to be Free Vector Illustration of the week depicting spiteful hares with chopping-knives, detonator and shears. The cartoon style of this goodie will come handy for decorating your works and bringing into them the bright and cheerful tone. Hope, this lovely image will evoke your smile. Don’t hesitate, and download it following the link below.

This free vector illustration is presented in two formats (.PNG, .CDR) and the following resolutions: 549 x 570, 1145 x 1188, 2291 x 2376. As a vector image, this item keeps its high quality while being printed in different formats. Downloading is affordable and easy. It is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free!

Please note: This free vector illustration is free only for one week (starting from today). You can download the particular free illustration only during one week, the next week it will be changed for another one.
! You can use this free vector illustration only for your personal or educational purposes. Do not use it for commercial purposes, it is forbidden.

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