5 Business Card Bonanza for Website Builders

Posted in Freebies, Inspiration, Templates4 weeks ago • Written by 3 Comments

One of the must-haves of a web designer (and even graphic designers and bloggers) is a business card. Call it a little bit old fashioned but business cards are still very useful. They contain the most available point of contact for the possible employee. It makes your clients realize that you are a legit artist and very good one at that.

This calls for a very good and catchy business card. In order to attract clients, you have to be clever in designing your cards. They should also reflect the trade you do and details on how to contact you.

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Giveaway: 10 WordPress Themes from TemplateMonster

Posted in Freebies, Templates1 month ago • Written by 42 Comments

Hello guys. It’s your favorite time of the month! Oh yes it is! TemplateMonster, a US-based template-selling company teamed up with your 1stwebdesigner in giving away premium designs for your WordPress site. Now, do I have your attention?

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25 Amazing Flat UI Kits to Use in Your Next Design

Posted in Freebies, Patterns, Templates3 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

With the explosion of flat-designed websites, web designers now follow the trend in a snap, adapting a cleaner and much simpler design which can be found in flat UI kits. We seldom see skeumorphic designs nowadays. In fact, all the depth and other 3D stuff have been slowly becoming flat.This is the reason why more and more design blogs have created flat design UI kits for web designers who want to follow the trend.

These kits will allow each designer to fully utilize the trend and produce eye-popping results. It also saves the designer a great amount of time because he doesn’t have to create each individual design element. He just needs a kit, which is usually a PSD file, and voila! and instant web design masterpiece.

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60 High Quality and Free Responsive HTML Templates

Posted in Freebies, Templates5 months ago • Written by 34 Comments

Speed up your design process by taking inspiration from these free responsive HTML templates we gathered from around the web!

Everyone’s running around trying to hop on the newest trend: flat design, but before flat, there was responsive web design. It was the craze two years ago, and 8/10 websites you will visit today are responsive. This is in response (tee-hee) to the mobile web revolution, of course. It has become the standard, even if a web design client is not specifically looking for a responsive website, it’s already a given that you, as a web designer or developer, need to deliver responsive sites all of the time.

So, here are 60 responsive website templates to speed up your design/development process. Feel free to download and edit them!

Have fun!

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15 Beautiful PSD Badges for Free

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates6 months ago • Written by 16 Comments

Looking for a PSD template for web badges? We got you covered! We realize that hiring a graphic artist to design even just a small badge, icon, or logo can be expensive, so we made the following badges for you!

Feel free to download, edit, and use these badges for your projects, either personal or for commercial purposes.

We designed these badges with different types of websites in mind. Whether you have an online store, membership site, digital goods, and just about anything,  you’ll easily find which one will fit.

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106 Free Flat UI Kits to Boost Your Designs in No Time

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates7 months ago • Written by 18 Comments

Over the past several months, we have noticed that in web design the use of flashy illustrations, extraneous textures and drop down shadows were minimized if not totally removed. This is due to the growing influence of flat design – a user-centric web design style.

Microsoft, Google and now even Apple is digging this design trend. If you have observed that you were left behind and you still have those beveled, bulged and eye popping gradients, you can catch up by learning the Basic Principles of Flat Design .

And here is more to help you get started. I compiled 100+ FREE downloadable Flat UI kits to help you kickin’ in no time.

UI kits are great packages for starters for they can save you time, which is important when you are catching up the trend. These kits usually come in PSD file formats and include brushes, patterns and a lot of user interface elements.

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45 High-Quality Free HTML/CSS Templates from 2011 and 2012

Posted in Freebies, Templates1 year ago • Written by 38 Comments

Looking for free HTML/CSS templates that you can use to practice your skills or to convert a WordPress theme? You came to the right place! In this roundup, we have gathered 45 CSS templates from 2011 to present. We know that not everyone has the time to design and code, but there is definitely a growing need for visually appealing templates. How about we expedite the process?

Visually appealing designs? Check!

Free and fresh templates? Check!

What are you waiting for? Read on!

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75 Impressive and Powerful Premium WordPress Themes From 2012

Posted in Freebies, Templates, Themes, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

Looking for a great website? Maybe a convenient solution for a client? WordPress is one of the most powerful CMS solutions out there and people with demands choose it for their website because of it’s flexibility, customizability and almost unlimited range of features.

WordPress doesn’t associate with just a blog anymore – it’s used by businesses, nonprofits, creatives and sellers. Different types of websites require different types of designs and that’s where WordPress is forthcoming. You can apply almost any design to it and customize it for your needs. Most of the people choose to use premade themes which are easy to customize, remake and adjust. If your wishes don’t stretch further than a personal blog then it’s better to go for a free theme – we recently published a roundup of high quality free WordPress themes from 2012.

However, if you know your website is going to need some more advanced features it’s better to consider purchasing a premium theme. Premium themes come in high-quality, they’re packed with tons of features and you can customize them to suit your needs. For this roundup we’ve prepared 75 impressive and powerful premium WordPress themes that are sorted in categories.

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50 Fresh, Useful and Pixel-Perfect Web Interface PSD Files

Posted in Freebies, Templates2 years ago • Written by 14 Comments

Having a library of good assets is important for every designer. PSD resources come in really handy when designing as they save time and can be a good reference point for further customization. What’s more, PSD files are outstanding learning material. Luckily for beginners, there are experienced designers who like to share snippets of their work and release free PSDs for people to download. For this roundup we’ve prepared 50 fresh useful and pixel-perfect web interface PSD elements released this year.

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45 Fresh and Free HTML5 And CSS3 Templates You Should See

Posted in Coding, Freebies, HTML & CSS, Templates2 years ago • Written by 21 Comments

The first two things web developers consider when they need to create an extremely stylish and trendy website are CSS3 and HTML5. The reason for this is the functionality and features they offer and why HTML5 and CSS3 are a major topic for web designers.

Taking this into account, we thought to compile another fresh and cool collection of some professional HTML5 and CSS3 templates. So, here we are with 45 free, but fresh, templates that you can download.
So, enjoy this collection and have more fun in making the web experience more pleasurable and gratifying. Let us have a close look!

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