The shopping boom will start in a few weeks. This forthcoming time is ideal for all those who adore shopping and crave for more and more discounts. Ladies are always looking for the shopping season with impatience, because it brings them not only huge discounts, but plenty of positive emotions. The shopping theme is nicely presented in today’s Free Vector Illustration of the week that pictures the girl trying on a drawn dress. The eye-candy layout of this image will help to create the desired tone of your online project.

 

Want some definite format of this illustration? There are two of them (.PNG, .CDR). There are also the following resolutions: 568 x 681, 1185 x 1419, 2370 x 2839. You can download this image after registration at Templates.com that is completely free. If you are looking for the high quality execution and the pleasant to eyes layout, you can find these things in our free vector illustrations.

 

 

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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What makes autumn one of the most favorable seasons of the year? Of course, huge sales that fall on Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday. Actually, not only these days are marked with the considerable sales rush. These are the heaviest online spending days, but the first increase of sales is recorded one or even few weeks before them. The overall madness of customers happens because of all that incredible discounts that are to be found everywhere. Without a word, this is the time when the owners of online shops draw the maximum profit out of their business. Today’s statistics shows that the forthcoming autumn will bring the usual eCommerce boom.

 

Because of all these facts the agitation of the owners of eCommerce business is quite reasonable. They should develop thought-out strategies to get ready for this hot time and not to miss this great opportunity to get good income. The goal is maximum sales and the most important step toward this goal is good design. The professional design is the first thing that strikes the eyes, it presents the products in the most favorable light and it really sells. We all know that a customer needs several seconds to make a purchase decision and it means that you have to make him or her stay at your site during this time. Good design will certainly do it.

 

If you don’t have any idea about how to make your design profitable, we can give a hint – TemplateMonster promo. This week our friends have started this striking promo for all of you who want to make good sales during this hot season. This promo offers high-grade products like osCommerce Templates, Magento Templates, Zen Cart Templates, VirtueMart Templates, CRE Loaded Templates, PrestaShop Templates with 20% off. All of them feature premium designs for various shopping cart platforms and their aim is quite simple – make your online shop profitable. Using these products you can create the online shop that will present your products in the spectacular way and thus be interesting for your clients.

 

 

The success is close to use, you only have to remember that smart decisions make smart business!

 

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It doesn’t matter what business you have and whether it is big or small, you always have to stay informed about all its nuances. If you have your mobile phone close to your ears and keep abreast of all events that happen, be sure that everything will be ok. Of course, business demands complete concentration and it means that some other parts of your life will be missed. Today’s Free Vector Illustration of the week pictures the typical business woman using PDA, headphones and cell phone. Here is the normal way of things that happen during the business day.

 

You can download this image in three formats (.PNG, .CDR, .EPS) and the following possible resolutions: 710 x 308, 1480 x 642, 2960 x 1284. Being a vector image, this free illustration keeps its high quality while printing in different formats. The download is possible after the registration at Templates.com. This registration is completely free! With the help of this free illustration you can lay special emphasis on various online projects.

 

 

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.

 

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Well, this time TemplateMonster offers you a nice present – Free Education Website Template. Those of you who have already decided to start the education project have a pretty good chance to do it without the extra charges. Well-done layout and the official style of this template will help you to make the right choice and create the top-notch online project. We are sure that you’ll not miss this opportunity to get this professionally done freebie and use it according to your designer’s ideas.

 

As usual, this free website template is presented in 6 pages: Home, About us, Our Articles, Contact us, Site Map. It is HTML5 strict validated and its resolution is 1024 x 768. This one and larger resolutions are statistically in great demand among users. To get PSD source files, please go to the template download page at TemplateMonster to leave the e-mail address that you want the free template ZIP package to be delivered to.

 

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Recent launch of the jQuery Mobile project clearly reflects the current situation on the mobile web market – big companies are starting huge campaigns and interesting projects to snatch what promises to be one hell of a piece of a pie. So what does really stand behind whole this jQuery Mobile thing? jQuery team decided to set the stakes high and create touch-optimized web framework for smartphones and tablets.

 

These guys want to implement the brilliant idea of creating one interface that will allow developing of mobile applications running in HTML browsers. It means that now developers can create application that will work peoperly on any popular mobile device.

 

Here is what John Resig says about their project:

 

“The mobile web is desperately in need of a framework that is capable of working across all browsers, allowing developers to build truly mobile web sites. We’re doing all we can to ensure that jQuery Mobile fills that need.”

 

Curtsey to Developers?

 

You’ll agree that existence of such a highly demanded framework will make developers really happy. Here is a couple of advantages that will conquer the whimsical developers audience:

 

  • “write less, do more” (all apps will look same at most of mobile platforms that will save a lot of time and efforts for developers)

     

  • functionality (jQuery team promises to provide tools that will include both layouts and a rich set of form controls.)
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  • visual attractiveness (will support CSS3 features and many more)
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  • light weight (needless to remind the importance of this feature for the mobile web)
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Cross browser/OS compatibility

 

We’ve decided to mark out this point because this important feature shows the main idea of creating this framework – it is aimed at supporting all popular browsers and OS’ s.

 

 

Key:

 

A. High Quality. A high quality browser with notable market share. A must-target for a mobile web developer.

 

B Medium Quality. Either a lower quality browser with high market share or a high quality browser with low market share. Depending upon your capabilities you should work to support these browsers, as well.

 

C Low Quality. Typically an extremely low quality browser with high market share. Generally not capable of running modern JavaScript or DOM code.

 

F Failing. A barely-functioning browser. Even though it has some market share you should avoid developing for it completely.

 

Upcoming browser. This browser is not yet released but is in alpha/beta testing.

 

Another turn in Anti-Flash Campaign?

 

We should remind that Flash has a lot of disadvantages that are really important for the mobile web:

 

- weak browser compatibility

 

- high price for the Flash software

 

- backward compatibility

 

- huge file sizes

 

While jQuery can position all these points as their important advantages, with all this being said about jQuery Mobile, it is now obvious that Flash will face certain problems in the nearest future (the release of the jQuery Mobile framework is scheduled for the end of 2010). In general jQuery Mobile project is a huge step in the development of cross-platform frameworks while Flash remains the ditched technology #1. Also we should keep in a mind that jQuery is a cornerstone for the different HTML5 graphics experiments with canvas tag which will make the release of future framework a really significant event for the mobile web audience and web developers community.

It seems that you may be interested in 20 Free Website Templates with jQuery that you can also find in a post at our blog.

Besides. our partners from TemplateMonster have recently published an article exploring the most conspicuous mobile web design trends for 2011. You might be interested to have a look at them and find some graphic approaches to consider for your custom mobile designs.

Sometimes this style is called the boudoir style, but it is partially true. It doesn’t picture only the girls dressed up in the underwear and sitting on the pouffes in front of the mirror, it features the playful girls’ nature in all its variations. It celebrates the female beauty that appears in mischievous dimples on the cheeks, radiant smile and all that tempting feminine shapes that are so pleasant to eyes. It brings back the history and dates back to the time when such trend of art was extremely popular. This style aspires a number of photographers, digital artists and just enthusiasts to create their incredible pin-up images. A love to retro things, clothes and accessories is a part of pin-up images, because they help to renovate and bring back to life the atmosphere of the epoch. Actually, today’s pin-up shots and CG artworks picture the mixture of certain trends like country style, a little bit punk, go-go and it helps to present this style in all its wholeness and versatility. If you say that you don’t like pin-up, I’ll answer that you have never seen a good one. Let’s browse this collection and enjoy the real inspiring pin-up. Be sure, you’ll want to see more.

 

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Title: Happy Easter Babe
Author: chatgr
Portfolio here

 

Pin-Up

 

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Title: Flying Fox
Author: Loopydave
Software: Photoshop
Portfolio here

 

Pin-Up

 

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When it comes to creating and editing graphics and photos, Adobe Photoshop – this industry standard image editing program – is considered to be the best tool found in the chest of graphics applications. Some really cool and amazing styles could be generated using this indispensable software. Today, we are going to list down an awesome sampling of truly useful 60 Photoshop tutorials which you can use to increase and improve your photo editing skills. By working through these tutorials, you’ll find and learn countless methods to create more powerful and effective photo manipulations to be ready for taking on more challenging projects. Have good time learning!

 

How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces

 

by James Davies

 

 

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Create Frozen Liquid Effects

 

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This game is one of the most involving that needs concentration, application of strategies, new tactics. Even if you know all the rules quite well, you have to follow the progress of the game, ‘cause certain position of your pieces in relation to your opponent’s pieces can be crucial. This game is so enthralling that it doesn’t matter whether you play it against a person or a computer. Nice schematic image of the chess pieces on the chess board is depicted in today’s free vector illustration of the week.

 

Feel free to choose the desired format among two possible (.PNG, .AI). There are also the following resolutions: 858 x 1125, 1787 x 2344, 3575 x 4687. You can download this image after registration at Templates.com that is completely free. If you are looking for the high quality execution and the pleasant to eyes layout, you can find these things in our free vector illustrations.

 

 

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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Hello guys, the time to present some goodie for you has come and today it is Free Car Website Template. This freebie was designed by the professional team of TemplateMonster and now you are welcome to try it in creating of your online project. As usual, it is available for free downloading for the registered customers of TemplateMonster.

 

Today’s free website template includes thought-out design worked out by the specialists in this sphere and it means that your website created on its base will be high-grade. You might be surprised how easy it is to create a successful web presence using this freebie, but it is really so and you are welcome to check it out! This template is presented in 5 pages: Home, About us, Articles, Contact us, Site Map. It is XHTML 1.0 Strict Validated and its resolution is 1024 x 768. This one and larger resolutions are statistically in great demand among users. It can be delivered in two packages – with PSD source files included and without them. If you need PSD source files, please go to the template download page at TemplateMonster to leave the e-mail address that you want the free template ZIP package to be delivered to.

 

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I’m sure that you know pretty much about 3D tools and you have seen a number of stunning 3D models, but today I will try to amaze you with some mind-bending 3D items. 3D models, of course when they are professionally done, feature the impressive visual clarity, highly realistic shapes and detailed execution. When the object is rendered in 3D style it is impossible to mix it up with anything else due the special depth of the image, precise rendering and excellent accents. Some truly stunning 3D men models are presented in the following post with the links to the authors’ portfolios where you can find more 3D stuff. They come in various forms and shapes and all are worthy of investigation. You can also notice that some of these 3D men models are created with the special attention to all the details and all of them are really cool.

 

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Title: Hillbilly
Author: balazs kiss
Software: Mudbox, Photoshop, Renderman, XSI
Portfolio here

 

3D Men

 

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Title: Male Bust
Author: James Busby
Software: Lightwave 3D, Photoshop, ZBrush
Portfolio here

 

3D Men

 

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