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Weekly Design News Roundup – 13 September 2013

September 13, 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 must have Photoshop plugins, amazing kitchens, flat UI and much much more.

20+ Useful Free CSS3 Navigation Menu Designs of 2013

In this article, you will find an amazing and free CSS3 menu navigation menus and drop down menus which have been designed by some professional designers. All these beautiful menus have been designed and developed with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. In fact, navigation menu is one of the most important parts of a website design which makes your website user-friendly and help the visitors to find out the desired content in your website. Designers and developers used to try out something new with this language so that they can create something new and beautiful.


The ultimate guide to flat design

It is easy to say that 2013 has so far been the year of flat design. Even Apple, the driver of the skeuomorphic design trend for many years, is trying some level of flat design when it releases iOS 7 later this year. So are you ready to try it out as well? Not sure how to get started? WebdesignerDepot is here to help with a guide of flat design resources. We’ve put together a giant list of everything flat design, from free UI kits to color palettes to typography options.


20 Adobe Photoshop Plugins that You Might Want to Download

Plugins are software extensions that you can download and install within a program. Plugins help make the world a better place by unifying all the creative solutions in just one software. It becomes a one stop shop for designer needs. It saves time, effort and in the long run, money for designers and this also allows them to stretch their creativity more. Because I love Photoshop very much, I looked for plugins that might help designers in their design needs.


8 jQuery Plugins Worth Checking Out

jQuery plugins certainly exist to make our life easier, and it’s always great to discover new ones that make it easy to add cool functionality to our projects. So for today, we have some fresh jQuery plugins to share with you. From progress bar animations to flat shadows, and HTML restructure in a responsive way, there are several interesting plugins for you to try. Enjoy.


23 Free Business WordPress Themes for Companies

A lot of businesses, from varied sectors, are using the themes to capitalize on the opportunities that have opened up. If you have not joined this club, it is high time you made sincere efforts because the more you delay the more the competition toughens up. If you feel, building and operating such a business site will be difficult, you could not be farther from the truth. Free business themes of WordPress give you a sound technical structure to set up your shop. Follow the post displayed below and you will know what you are missing out on. These 23 business WordPress themes will give you all the information.


Best Collection Of Responsive Web Design Tutorials

How to Make a Responsive Website: You should look for web development tutorials online if you want to be an expert in responsive web design. The tutorials briefly described below are some of the most popular ones today, turning you to an expert in the field, and if you know what you are doing, you could be doing it for a living.


20+ High Quality Responsive Landing Page Templates

Today, we like to showcase some of the responsive landing page templates to inspire you get one designed for yourself too. One can notice higher conversions as well, as it makes a website compatible for all the devices – smartphones and tablets which are being used majorly by most of the people for web browsing. Below are few HTML templates having unlimited color contrasts options, search engine friendly, compatible with all the major web browsers and are ready to download. So, what are you waiting for?


26 Fresh Templates, Themes and UI-Kits from Last Month

How was the month of August in your area of the globe? Over here in Europe we definitely had (and still have) some hot spots. So, if swimming is what you aim for, come over to the Mediterranean and be happy. If you’d rather refresh some web designs than your worn-out body stay with us and read on. Once again we roamed about the webs, searching for the freshest elements a web designer could be interested in. This is what we came up with.


Photo Gallery of Tasteful Kitchen Islands

Anyone who loves interior design will certainly enjoy this collection of kitchen islands. Without visiting many houses as a realtor or interior designer, most of us do not see these household designs in our day-to-day life. I have put together some beautiful examples which are sure to spark your own creative ideas for remodeling.


28 Best Free Black and White PSD Business Card Templates

Believe me, its one time consuming job to search for good free psd business card templates and selecting one. I have been doing it for quite a few days yet I am not able to select one for my business. But in the journey of searching smart designer business cards, I got an idea of posting an article dedicated to business card designs. I decided to select the best free psd business cards and jot them down at one place for the ones who too are looking for smart designer cards but are unable to spare out extra time. The theme I have selected for this article of business card designs is black and white!


A Collection Of Free Scratch Brushes For Photoshop

Almost all Photoshop users deal with Photoshop brush tool to make the design process simpler and more realistic.Photoshop brushes are a key for applying realistic effects to an object with a single click.Instead of creating these effects from scratch it is always good to use ready made brushes to save your time. Photoshop brush tool is one of the most essential tool and it has a great potential for designers or photographers.So it is a must for a designer to have a high quality Photoshop brush library.


28 Beautiful Examples of Services and Apps Websites | Inspirations

Authentic service providing is considered one of the challenging jobs in the long list of occupations known to mankind. Not everyone is up to mark for that particular trick of this trade of selling sweetly and not cheaply and keep it running at a higher pace. This may sound like business marketing strategyhowever these rules apply in similar manner when providing services online. You need to get attention in that marketing manner to keep your viewer engaged at your website and start taking interest. Taking Apple Apps website for example, Apple users are very keen about how product is presented and how website is supporting their interest and valuable time. The catch of having and making services and apps sites require a lot to be considered from designing and development point of views just like regular websites. Here are examples of latest most successful services and apps websites for reference purposes.


15 Effective Image Optimization Plugins for WordPress 

In this article, I have gathered 15 Useful and Effective WordPress plugins to optimize images performance. Following plugins are capable of optimizing and resizing your images without losing its image quality. These WordPress Image Optimization Plugins would not only optimize your images but also speed up and enhance the overall beauty of your websites. I hope you will find the list handy and useful for your WordPress blog, if you like the article you might be interested in our other article on WordPress Chat Plugins


Freelance Web Design Business : Do You Really Need An Office?

With the changing time even the way you work is also changing. Freelancing today is blooming with the very fast pace. You no more have to go to the office to earn your  living obviously with few professions as exception. Now a days, lot many people are opting for freelancing as the professional way of working. If you are not aware  of the word freelancing let me introduce you all to it. Its like you are assigned a particular task to completed in a particular period of time and it’s all up to  you where to carry your laptop and work on it. The only thing that matters is the completion of the project or assignment at the given time.


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