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Weekly Design News Roundup – 2 August 2013

August 2, 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 common visual design mistakes, free resources for web designers, a great CSS competition things you need to consider for a successful web design and much more.

35+ Brilliant Admin Panel Template Designs

This article consist of an extensive collection of Admin Panel Templates. So, if you are searching for a professional admin panel template for your project, this is an excellent place to be looking. The fully customizable admin templates available today has become notably popular. You can look at it like this. The front-end design is the key element to get your clients happy and impressed, but to complete the project you might also need a professional looking admin panel interface.


Top 10 code free website builders

Were there not countless moments when you wanted to have your own site? But you didn’t have time to learn the code, and you never actually got to hire a specialist. I assure you that you are not alone. With websites multiplying exponentially on the web, it can hardly be that so many people have learned to code. What is the solution? The code-free web builders.


10 Best Free & Beautiful Portfolio WordPress Themes

In this post I am going to present you a small collection of 10 Best Free & Beautiful Portfolio WordPress Themes that you can use for your portfolio. All of these themes are free. Hope you will like them.


30+ Brand-New HTML/PSD Themes & UI Elements

This is the second compilation in our monthly series of brand-new HTML/PSD themes and UI elements. All the works exposed here are fresh resources from the month of July 2013. You will find another big set of ready to use themes, templates and elements for the web as well as completely editable files for your favorite image or vector editor. We got something for everybody…


5 Common Visual Design Mistakes

I was working with a student intern the other day.  We reviewed his first attempt at a rapid elearning course.  For this review, we focused on the course’s visual design. Overall, he did a great job, especially for someone just starting out.  However, he made some mistakes that are common to many of the courses I see.  I thought I’d do a quick rundown of what they are and provide some tips on how to prevent them.


Graphic Design vs. Web Design: Which Career is Right for You?

Are you naturally creative? Do you have a knack for thinking outside the box? Do your friends often come to you for tips on color palettes or accessorizing outfits? If so, working in the design industry may be one way to turn your imagination and originality into a career. Because what could be better than earning a paycheck for something you’re already passionate about? There are many specialties that fall under the umbrella of the design industry. For example, a fashion designer is different from a textile designer, which are both very different from an interior designer.

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Fresh Resources for Web Designers and Developers

In this round, we have some great tools from a Photoshop action that creates 3-dimensional maps, an awesome Google Chrome extension for testing out responsive design, and a tool to create Long Shadow designs. Here they are, in no particular order.


Google Launches New Ad Unit For Responsive Sites

Google today launched a new responsive AdSense unit in beta that is specifically designed to run on sites that automatically adapt to different screen sizes. Now thatresponsive design has moved from being just a buzzword to something many web designers are actually putting into practice, being able to control how ads appear on these sites has become a more pressing issue for developers and web designers.


20+ New FREE WordPress Themes from July 2013

For this monthly installment, we are going to showcase more than 20+ new free WordPress themes that were released in July 2013. As developers continue to take up the challenge of creating brand new themes for WordPress, we gathered the best and newest among them and presented them in one convenient post that you can use for both reference and inspiration.

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What can YOU do with 1 Kilobyte of CSS?

The CSS1K project illustrates what you can do with a single kilobyte of slim-lined stylesheet code. It’s been influenced by galleries such as Zen Garden and JavaScript competitions such as but, to my knowledge, there’s never been a CSS challenge.


22 Best CSS Image Galleries

Image Gallery is now the part of almost all the websites. You can show gallery on your website with many ways but CSS galleries are more popular than other web galleries. One of the main reason for their popularity is that CSS galleries loads faster than other stylish galleries. In this post I am going to showcase the best CSS image galleries for my fellow web designers to help them choose a nice looking CSS image gallery for their latest web design.


5 Important Things For Successful Modern Web Design

Today’s, regularly lots of new updates coming in the market for web designing so, you must now consider a number of new factors when designing your website. In these factors include search and social media, modern design and content, and usability and conversion.


33 Best WordPress Portfolio Themes

I believe that WordPress is the best platform for creating your business or service portfolio. WordPress has a huge community of users. This is the reason you will find more themes for WordPress than other blogging platforms. After the introduction of Wordress 3.0 it has become a complete content management system. You can design every kind of website in WordPress. In this post I am going to showcase the best WordPress Portfolio Themes for WordPress users.


35 Inspirational Website Introductions

The introductory messages should be written in bold and attractive fonts so that it can turn heads. The messages of the company should be short, simple and crisp so that the viewers can connect with it easily and thereafter opt for its service. Though introduction messages in the website are mainly used in the portfolio sites of designers and graphic artists but it can also be used in other kinds of websites as the most simple but unique landing page that will help in creating a good impression in the mind of the prospective clients.


45+ Non-Profit Website Design Examples for Inspiration

In this article, I have collected more than 45 great examples of non-profit website designs that you can use as inspiration for your own website projects. However, the article may also serve as inspiration to find organizations that share your interests and that you may want to support.

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