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Weekly Design News Roundup – 27 December 2013

December 27, 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 amazing flat designs, best personal websites of 2013, awesome jQuery Plugins, as well as some of the best responsive designs and much more.

20 Best Freebies of the Month You Should Download Right Now

Creating awesome web/graphic design projects takes time, involves a lot of creativity, commitment and hard work. Sometimes help is needed, and in order to save some time and focus on the most important parts of a projects, designers use freebies in their works. Today, we selected the best 20 freebies of the month, you should download right now! This list includes a selection of  some really cool and useful tools, resources, fonts and graphics. These will surely help you save some precious time in your design process. Download them for free! You’ll find the best freebies of this November, from themes, icons, UI kits, to codes, plugins, fonts and much more.


Free Bootstrap Templates From Around the Web

When the third version of the framework was released development process became much easier, productive and handy. Into the latest release there were included new and really helpful features that can effectively reinforce your website, thus spice it up with the so-needed functionalities and design improvements. As for the design, you’ll be able to customize your interface managing the CSS properties. We’ve already published number of blog posts dedicated to Bootstraps including tutorials, customization tips, freebies now it’s time to share with you some Free Bootstrap Templates from around the web.


10 flat photography wordpress themes

Last year’s big trend was responsive design. As a result, there was a lot of demand for all types of responsive wordpress themes. This year big trend is flat. Hence, I suspect there will be a lot of you looking for flat wordpress themes. In this article, I rounded up flat wordpress themes for photographers. I picked this niche as I suspect there are many people who want their own photography sites. Doing such a collection of such themes will benefit them in their search.  If you have a flat photography wordpress theme that isn’t feature here, let me know.


20 Fresh and Free Web Development Tools

Designers and Developers are constantly seeking out the latest web tools by which to efficiently expedite their work flow within a quicker time span. The amount of free web development tools which are available on the web continually increase on a daily basis, which make finding the appropriate ones quite an laborious time consuming task.Thus, in order to save you some precious time, we have amassed 20 Free Tools for Developers and Designers, in order to help you simplify your development process and enable you to achieve the desired results within a given deadline. We hope you’ll find the list handy and useful for your upcoming projects and development tasks. Enjoy!


Excellent Web Design Tutorials for Web Design Beginners

Web designers are the most hard working professionals who work day and night to create websites for clients and themselves. It is important to take inspiration and learn new techniques to keep one’s creative senses aware of any changes that are occurring in this ever changing field. As a web designer you have to be creatively inspired, full of ideas and active in using different web design software and techniques. We want to inspire you that is why we have collected a superb assortment of some of the best web design tutorials that will keep you motivated and will help you through different stages of web design. Learn to use CSS, create website layouts including creating portfolio site layout to business web themes and gaming site layout and a lot more in this web design tutorials post we are sharing with you today. Enjoy!


20 Best Personal Websites in 2013

They say that stranger’s soul is incomprehensible, but we can’t entirely agree with the statement. Most often we just don’t want to notice the obvious, pretending that it’s too personal matter or something of the kind. In fact, a human soul is not as dark as it seems. It is always ready and even willing to reveal its secrets to the confidant. As a rule, web community members having their own websites are open for communication, socialization and other things like that. Besides, personal websites serve as a kind of virtual CVs for their owners. Most often, if you are as sharp as a needle, seeing a person’s website, you’ll easily tell even more about site owner than he/she wanted to say.


20+ Best jQuery Plugins of 2013

jQuery Plugins are not only essential for lazy web designers, but also for web design companies which get a lot of web design projects. Who would like to sit and write lines of code to create a slideshow, menus, grids etc. when we can just plug in the scripts and make our workflow easier. jQuery is an integral part of web design and development which is used by most of the modern websites to make the websites attractive and professional at the same time. jQuery is a subset of JavaScript with the motto of doing less and seeing more. So, I have some great and cool jQuery plugins up my sleeves which I want to share with you people. I have listed the most awesome plugins made by web developers the last month. These plugins have gained a lot of popularity in a short span of time, hopefully you people will like them too. Don’t resist and check out 20+ must have jQuery plugins for November 2013.


The 10 hottest web design trends of 2013

Forget luxury clothes and designer couture: the real battle ground for fashion statements is on the web. Unlike high-end real-world goods, however, the web is democratised, allowing individual designers to seize on a trend and create their own interpretation. Before we launch headfirst into the hottest trends in web design, you might be wondering what makes a design approach a trend, or what make it hot? Put simply, if there’s a particular design aesthetic that’s popping up widely across the web, we consider it to be a trend. The more a trend is adopted and used on the web, the hotter it is! Make sense? Great, let’s get on to the list!


Discover The 10 Best & Impressive Responsive Design Websites

At present, in the field of website development and designing, we are enabled to get quickly result with the endless resolutions and devices. It is a sophisticated task, but not impossible for a professional and expert. Responsive website designing is the approach that recommends that designing and development should properly respond to user’s behavior and environment in screen size, platform and orientation. The best responsive designing services need a mixture of perfect layouts, images, CSS media queries, embedded links, flexible grids. For user’s preferences, latest and innovative technologies should use in website that automatically responds to more audience.


A Simple Mixin Alternative to Standard CSS Grids

Over the past few years CSS grid systems have become a very popular way of rapidly producing layout scaffolding in web design. They can be a fantastic time-saving resource, with talented coders having intelligently crafted systems which cater to a wide array of possible layouts designers might need to create. However, this isn’t the only way to approach grid-based web layouts, and today we’re going to examine an alternative.