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Weekly Design News Roundup – 11 October 2013

October 11, 2013 • By

The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at Gaming site templates, ways to improve your website, a history of the most popular websites and much more.

Collection Of Trendy Flat Portfolio Website Templates

One of the best way to create a website without paying too much is to use a ready coded website template(HTML5/CSS3) or using an open source CMS application.Portfolio of a web designer and developer or a graphic designer is like his/her identity.It represents the designer to their clients.So a very well designed portfolio website can be very effective for the first impression.Today,you can find dozens of free website templates to use as a your portfolio website but what about getting a cheap well coded website template with support?
ın today’s post we bring together flat style website templates for portfolio owners.All the themes are coded in HTML5 and CSS3 with Twitter Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation.

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15 Beautiful Free Fonts For Your Creative Designs

The use of good and suitable fonts is therefore must if you wish to enhance the look and feel of your design and make everything look homogeneous and beautiful. A plethora of different types of fonts are available out there on the web; both free and paid. If you are on a tight budget or simply don’t want to spend some extra bucks on buying fonts for your designs; then using the free fonts is a great choice as you can also find some really amazing free of cost fonts in almost all categories. The surplus amounts of free fonts actually make the task of finding the right font for your creative design a tough and time-consuming task. This is where posts like the one you are currently reading come in handy as they provide you a list of the most amazing and beautiful fonts available out there which are high-quality and glitch-free. So today we are presenting a list of 15 Beautiful Free Fonts For Your Creative Designs. Check this list out and take advantage of it and save your precious time and effort.

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10 Signs of a User-Focused Design

When building a new website or re-designing an existing one, web designers are faced with all kinds of significant challenges, including keeping the client happy, creating a site that gets results, and catering to users at the same time. During the design and development process it’s easy to get distracted and overlook the significance of usability. Since we’re the ones creating the site, we know it much better than any visitor will, and sometimes it’s easy to forget about the impact on users. In order to improve the usability of your work, focus on specific aspects of the design that will influence users the most, and make sure that the site holds up in these areas. Here is a look at 10 things to consider.

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20 Websites To Improve Your Web Design and Development Skills

Most web designers and web developers started by teaching themselves techniques and methods, found on the web. Very few of them actually followed some courses or went to design schools. The best way of learning web design and web development is to learn by yourself, that’s where passion and commitement show up. Self-taught designers and developers have learned a lot from websites which provide well structured information, tutorials and useful articles.

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Trip Down Memory Lane: Early Designs of Popular Sites

Over the years websites update and change their design style gradually, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse, but like it or not, the Internet is a rapidly evolving organism. Interface design trends are always changing and you can see these ideas reflected in past website layouts. For this article I want to present a small collection of previous designs on popular websites, examining how they have changed through various iterations. What many would call the “web 2.0″ era added a lot of new ideas into the design culture. By looking back to the past we can learn what interfaces worked well, and more importantly, for what reasons. History is always a powerful teacher in hindsight.

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10 New Popular jQuery Plugins You Should Check Out

We regularly look for useful new tools,websites and plugins for designers and developers and we share them either on Designbeep or on Facebook and Twitter.In today’s post we bring together recently released jQuery plugins which might be really useful for your upcoming design projects. Here is the collection of 10 free jQuery plugins worth checking out.

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51 Form Element Resources and Tutorials Using CSS And Javascript

I featured many good looking contact forms some time ago – 91 Trendy Contact And Web Forms For Creative Inspiration, so you should know how looks good example. Now let’s take a look how to create outstanding and beautifully designed form elements from scratch ourselves. Things can get tricky even if you are experienced designer. It’s hard to attract visitors attention, but this article should help to stand out and create semantically correct, good looking and accessible web forms, checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, fieldsets – everything you can think of when you are creating contact or login page!

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15+ Best WordPress Gaming Themes 2013

Everyone could be gaming enthusiasts. There’s no limit to anyone who can enjoy the online game to pass the time, so gaming blogs of cyber games will continue taking extensive popularity. As the most dominant CMS platform, WordPress always provides you perfect solutions to run a game portal. A well-designed WordPress Gaming Theme should give fully control to a webmaster, enable you to tweak and customize any feature of the theme. Most of the dedicated themes have a high contrast colors layout to make your site more impressive and integrate an author or user rating system, recent reviews, community and more for better user experience.

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20 Super Free Fonts for Designers

In this article you will see a collection of 20 super and high quality fonts which are free to download. You can use these fonts in titling, headlines, brochure designs, posters, promotional stuffs, letters, and magazines. High quality font designed to give your work a fresh and creative look! Please don’t forget to check our huge font library. I hope you’ll enjoy.

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The Worst Trends in Modern Web Design

This article is definitely not the repetition infact is reverse of that. Here, I have listed down the worst modern web design trends  that are annoying for the viewers. I mean imagine you come across  a very good website that appears to be visually appealing but is poorly designed including various aspects that irritate you so much that you without any adieu close it and look for any other user-friendly website instead.

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30 Best Performing HTML5 Templates For Your Business

We all know that HTML5 templates have gained a lot of popularity in a short span of time. Obviously, there is a good reason behind the popularity and they are well deserved. Although, there is a lot of work being done on HTML5, still it has managed to bring us a lot of new features. The best part is that almost all new browsers support HTML5. My favorite addition of HTML5 features would be HTML5 templates. These templates are proving to be really beneficial for all designers. Designers can design a website by using numerous and interesting features along with new tags. A great advantage of HTML5 templates is that designers won’t need exclusive plugins such as Flash.

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How To Get Subscribers From Your 404 Page

We’ve all heard that trope about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. Well, if anything can be called a “lemon” in the world of web-surfing, it’s the irritating 404 page. Whatever the reason for it, be it a down server, a broken link, a page that no longer exists, or a badly typed URL, the 404 page is annoying. But clever business owners can turn that 404 lemon into gallons of sweet, delicious lemonade by re-purposing that page into a sales magnet. With the right elements in place, you can make the 404 page a new means of getting subscribers. Here’s some practical advice to help turn that negative into a positive.

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