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Weekly Design News Roundup – 24 January 2014

January 24, 2014 • 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 Free PSD templates,CSS Preprocessor, how you can learn more in 2014, what makes Japanese website stand out from the rest and much more.

Free PSD Browser Templates

As a web designer, having browser, mobile or other devices templates is a must! These are perfect for showing your client a screenshot of how his/her website will look. Today we selected some great, free PSD browser templates for you to choose from. These are perfect for showcasing your work! Need more useful templates? Try these Free Apple Products PSD Templates and make your life a lot easier!

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Not Using CSS Preprocessors? You Should Be.

CSS was both a wonderful innovation and a missed opportunity. Being able to separate the form and the content of a webpage massively improves the process of web design. But, CSS has a number of limitations. As anyone who has ever written CSS knows, for all but the most simple of sites, the CSS can become a tangled mess of repetitions, overrides of previous CSS, and overrides of overrides. CSS does not conform to coding best practices, and its simplicity steps over the line from simple to simplistic, frequently hindering the design and development process.

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Make Beautiful Websites with Startup Design Framework

Startup Design Framework contains components and complex blocks which can easily be integrated into almost any design. All of these components are made in the same style, and can easily be integrated into projects, allowing you to create hundreds of solutions for your future projects. All components are responsive design with full mobile support. It works fine on devices supporting Retina Display as well. Best of all, each component is already coded for you with HTML5, CSS and LESS. The only thing you need to do is to pick your favorite components and then build them like Lego blocks. It’s fun and super easy.

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How to learn more in 2014

Albert Einstein once said, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” It’s one thing to be aware of what’s new in web design, quite another to be in the thick of it actually producing usable designs that solve problems. To keep up in this industry, You need a heightened sense of curiosity and a desire to keep learning. As a user-centered designer, I literally spend half of my days meeting with stakeholders, peers, and subject matter experts. Finding enough quiet time just to deliver what’s expected of me consumes the remainder of my day.

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60 Fresh Creative Logo Designs For Design Inspiration

All of these logos are very creative and following different trends like PhotoFill, Concealed, VariDots, Candy Stripe, Flip Flop, Sequential, but most importantly Texting which is a common element among all of them. Also, try to catch how they created using specific colors combination, typography adjustments and font selection.

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30 web design tips to make your life easier

Packed with professional know-how, you’ll discover secret features of well known tools, the beta services that the design industry is buzzing about and CSS tricks that make page design for multiple platforms easy. So whether you’re a beginner at online design or a web veteran, you’re bound to uncover one or two tips here that will change the way you work.

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Why Japanese Web Design stands out from the Rest

The Japanese have long since proven their distinction through multiple avenues including technology, animation, food and culture. When it comes to websites, the Japanese once again create websitesthat truly stand out from billions of other websites.

This article delves into the heart of Japanese web designs, investigating the impact of the differences and the reasons behind their implementation.

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8 Web Design Mistakes to Avoid ~ Creative Market Blog

A website’s presentation is the first thing a visitor sees, and if it’s confusing, painful to look at, or unappealing, it may be the last. A clean, easily navigated, and readable website will keep visitors clicking through content and returning for more. Though designing an effective and attractive site has many subtleties, avoiding these web design mistakes is an easy step in the process.

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The Best Chrome Extensions for Web Professionals

It’s no secret that web designers and developers love the Google Chrome web browser and Chrome Extensions. The strength of the Chrome Developer Tools make it an excellent choice for web design and development work. The Chrome DevTools provide lots of built-in functionality, but if you still feel like there’s something missing, Chrome Extensions can fill in the gap.

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20 Premium and Professional Retail Websites PSD Templates

Having an online store done for you from scratch may be a little expensive. Of course, it’s worth it! You’ll get a custom website with all the features you need. Anyway, if you don’t have a lot of money to invest in a new website, you should know that there are other possibilities too. For example, you can get an already-made premium theme and customize it as you please to suit your business. This way, the costs are reduced. To make it easier for you, we selected 20 professional retail websites PSD templates. These PSD templates can be given to your web developer and this way the website is ready sooner than you may think! Also, check out their descriptions as you may find out that there may be already-made themes accompanying them!

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