Wordpress

Pre-made WordPress Layouts – A Valuable Asset for Any Web Designer

A pre-made layout does not have to have the exact design you have in mind. Its design in fact may not even be close, but it is nevertheless a starting point, and one that can get you off to a quick start and enable you to complete your project in less time.

A pre-made layout also serves as a wonderful idea-generating and brainstorming tool. That is its real intent. You may have already had a good page layout idea in mind, but with the help of one of these layouts, you find you now have an even better one. Better overall results, obtained more quickly, can translate into your ability to take on even more projects, which in turn means greater customer satisfaction and more money in your pocket.

 

Getting Started with Pre-made Layouts

Browse the layouts illustrated here and you will see how they can help you get a head start on your project. Change an image, change a title, create your own Nav buttons, and you can end up with a unique page that is every bit as elegant and modern as any of those shown below.

Try editing any page, and you will quickly discover the meaning of the word versatility, when it comes to using pre-made layouts as web design tools. As you will soon discover, making these changes most often involves little more than a few clicks and/or drags and drops.

Note: These pre-made layout examples come from Be Theme.

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Web Design

36 Inspiring Website Layouts for Books & Libraries

From online startups to book swaps and public libraries, there are thousands of unique website ideas dedicated to books and authorship. In fact many authors will create their own personal website to advertise their novel(s) or writing work. But style & aesthetic is very important when it comes to designing a classy layout.

The examples below are hand-picked from all over the web related to books and libraries. Some websites are newer while others have been online for years. But you should notice that the most well-designed sites tend to follow similar guidelines for basic interface design. Try to pick up on these ideas and it’ll be much easier to implement them into your own design projects.

Oyster Books

oyster books website homepage layout

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Resources

Here are the Best Tools and Resources of 2015

There’s little doubt that the Internet has become a big part of our lives. We have grown accustomed to finding most of the information we need online and spend a fair amount of our time browsing various websites. Due to these facts, web development, as well as graphic and web design are currently booming industries with numerous tools and resources dedicated to professionals in the field.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find the most adequate tools and resources available. This is why we thought we’d lend a helping hand and gather up the best ones we’ve come across so far and let you know a little about them.
1. Stamplia

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Freebies

Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Fashion Store iPhone App UI

Mobile apps have become a profitable area for modern interface designers. Apple’s iPhone 6 has certainly built a reputation for quality apps, dense pixels, and beautiful design aesthetics. Following Apple’s iOS 8 guidelines I’ve released this DesignMag exclusive freebie PSD featuring an iPhone 6 clothing store app UI.

Mobile app freebies are the perfect resources for learning about design & they can serve as great templates for customizing your own ideas in Photoshop. This PSD is 100% free to download and customize for use in any project whether personal or commercial.

freebie psd iphone6 ios8 fashion app ui

The PSD document was made to fit iPhone 6 retina screens(750×1334). All of the buttons, boxes, and icons have been created as vector shapes which can be resized and customized to your liking. Scroll down further to check out a fullsize preview and to download a copy of the PSD for yourself.

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Wordpress

Top Multipurpose WordPress Themes That Are Worth Using

There are many excellent multipurpose WordPress theme choices on the market today, but those listed below tend to stand out among their peers due in part to their multiple features, including more than a few features the majority of themes are, in one way or another, lacking.

Several of the themes listed below have just entered the marketplace, but they have nevertheless managed to compile a number of excellent reviews and ratings in a short time.

Nearly every theme on this list is worth a look, no matter what you are focusing on, such as blogging, WooCommerce, or a nonprofit site. Browse the list and tell us what you think. If you don’t see what you want, come back a little later.

X Theme

The X WordPress theme is by far the most versatile theme on the market today. Powerful might be an even more appropriate description. You can choose among multiple, unique designs from four available stacks.

X is the fastest selling WordPress theme on the market today, and by most accounts, it is the best theme as well. A Version 4 release is imminent, and once it becomes available, the X-standard for versatility and excellence for WordPress themes, which is already higher than most competitors can hope to attain, will no doubt be set even higher.Moreover, a new major update is planned to go live a couple of weeks after version 4 will be released.

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Photography

30 Inspirational Photography Portfolio Websites

The significance of a portfolio website cannot be overstated. Everyone has access to the Internet and you never know who’s looking at your work. This is the best reason to ensure you have an excellent design showcasing your most powerful work. In the past I’ve covered more general portfolio designs which should prove useful to a wide array of designers.

In this gallery I want to put a direct focus on photography portfolio websites. The goal is to naturally showcase photographic and/or cinematographic talents in project work. As you examine different portfolios you’ll gain a level of perspicacity which makes the design process a whole lot smoother. Take a look over these photography portfolio sites to see if you can pinpoint any recurring themes or design trends.

Alberto Oviedo

alberto oviedo custom photography website

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UI Design

30 Illustrator Tutorials for User Interface Designers

With such an abundance of free Photoshop tutorials online many UI designers tend to ignore the benefits of Adobe Illustrator. Vector workflow is one of the best methods for creating full-scale website mockups, icons, mobile apps, and really anything related to interface design.

Each of the following tutorials focuses directly on interface design from the perspective of vector shapes. With practice and repetition you’ll be able to master Adobe Illustrator and outperform yourself in just a few months’ time. Check out these examples and see which ones catch your attention. Remember that progress occurs over time so you’ll always want to push yourself into new areas whenever possible.

Weather App Design for iOS

ios iphone app weather illustrator tutorial

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Web Design

27 Custom Bespoke Tailor Websites for Design Inspiration

You ever hear the word haberdashery and just slip into a fit of laughter? Yes it may sound a little goofy, but it turns out those haberdashers are sewing up holes and mending fabric that all men need to survive in the real world. A more common phrase for this job is tailor which seems much more applicable in the modern world.

Bespoke tailors are hard-working artisans who create suits and suit accessories from scratch. Many of these tailors also build custom suits and sell them online. In order to attract a professional client base these tailors need a professional-looking website. So for all you designers and business owners I’ve put together this gallery of inspirational tailor websites. Inspiration comes in many forms and often times it is easiest to simply learn from the best.

Hiras

hong kong hiras tailor bespoke

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