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Weekly Design News Roundup – 27 September 2013

September 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 Infographic resources, Adobe Muse, amazing restaurant websites, suggestions for when and how to refresh your web design and much more.

8 New and Recently Released JavaScript-Based Frameworks For Developers

A framework is pondered as a software application which aids developers in swiftly developing and designing dynamic websites. Each month countless of frameworks been rolled out by numerous developers to make development practice stress-free and operational. In order to save your valuable time, we have collected 8 of the fresh and newly rolled out frameworks which will help you within your coding and motivate you to design and build cross browser dynamic websites and web apps. We hope these frameworks will serve your code resolution and projects.


Getting Started with Flat UI Design

A recent Forbes report places the increasing trend towards flat design firmly at the door of people’s growing familiarity with digital interfaces. In years gone by (1995-2003), the author says, designers were designing for only a “certain class of professional workers” who were familiar with desktop software and this meant designing with clickability in mind.

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35 Clean and High Quality Minimalist One Page WordPress Themes

In today’s post we have gathered one page wordpress themes which we think they are amazing.The below themes are all from Themeforest and please note that links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links.

35 Professionally Designed Adobe Muse Templates

Adobe Muse allows you to create your own websites that too without coding, simply design your site as easily as you would create a print layout. This allows you to produce user-friendly, interactive sites. Undeniably, if one has coding skills it is not at all difficult to create a website but if one doesn’t know much about coding or wants to get a smart solution then Adobe Muse with ready templates is one cool option. So here are some great Adobe Muse templates that were created by professionals for you to make your pick. These templates besides being visually appealing will save time and make your task effortless and let you show your creativity using visual and friendly tools and eliminating the need of coding.


20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers

The key to starting out a successful career in design, is creating your own toolkit. This toolkit should be an array of design resources that help you transform a blank canvas into something incredible. Today, we’ve compiled 20 of the best design resources out there for anyone starting out in the world of design. Here you’ll find design tools, as well as useful websites to help you complete design projects, gain inspiration, and become an awesome designer.


30+ Astounding Quality Free Fonts For Designers

Here we’re presenting the collection of 30+ Astounding Quality Free Fonts For Designers which allows them to provide a high class beauty to their work. The only requirement is the ability to select the appropriate quality and design of font according to all other factors of the website. But we’re claiming that the list contains almost all kind of fonts which suits the compatibility of various themes. Just provide a look to the provided set of fonts. And mainly, most of the fonts we’re providing are completely free to download and use. So Enjoy Friends!!


75+ Best Responsive Free Joomla Templates

Today you talk about having a website and the term CMS would start having rounds in your mind. There was a time when people used get the designing and the coding of a site from different people, but CMS’s have made life easier for the website developers. One of the most used and widely anticipated of the many CMS’s is Joomla.
Whenever there is a need to develop a big, robust website Joomla would be one of the most preferred solutions. In this post we are publishing 75+ Best Responsive Free Joomla Templates for your inspiration. If you like any if these templates please make to sure to check the license of the provider as they may change from time to time.


When and how to refresh your web content

We’re going through the process of rebuilding our website just now, with the launch scheduled soon. My part in this process has been to completely rewrite our copy, which is an exercise I’ve been through with several clients recently as well. I wrote the current SEOptimise website copy back in 2011. Two years ago doesn’t seem very long, but it’s abundantly clear from reading the existing copy that we’ve come a long way since it was written, and that I’ve come a long way as a copywriter since then too – my writing has matured significantly as I’ve worked on so many different clients and picked up new copywriting tricks. I’m proud of the new copy – which you’ll see when the site launches – and feel it reflects the fact that SEOptimise has properly grown up.


20 Best WordPress Restaurant Themes

This article is a collection of best WordPress Restaurant Themes. We are compiling the WordPress Themes for every niche in this series of posts. You will see different kind of WordPress Niche Themes in the coming days. Do share this article with your friends to help us spread the word.


Responsive Web Design Techniques, Tools and Design Strategies

Back in January, we published an article on responsive design, “Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How to Use It.” Responsive design continues to get a lot of attention, but considering how different it is from the “traditional” way of designing websites, it can be a bit overwhelming for those designers who have yet to try it. To that end, we’ve compiled this round-up of resources for creating responsive website designs. Included are tutorials, techniques, articles, tools and more, all geared toward giving you the specific knowledge you need to create your own responsive designs.



5 Useful Apps for Budding Graphic Designers

As popular as smartphones and tablets are becoming in mainstream popular culture, they’re becoming more and more useful in the professional realm. The thousands of apps that are available on these devices offer a new level of productivity tools to enhance work performance. Gone are the days of heavy desktop computers and creative minds being confined to an office space to use top-notch creative programs.


20 Online Code Editors and Tools for Developers

If you are a developer and you seeking for some useful online code editors then you are at right place, I have gathered 20 online code editors and tools that would help you out with your development tasks. Following online code editors let you write your ideas into code easily in various languages ( php, html, javascript, css, Ajax etc.) and help you to simplify your development tasks quickly. I hope you will find the list handy and according to your requirements. Enjoy !


Useful Books for Designers to Boost Creativity

Remember our article in which we discussed in detail about enhancing your productivity and efficiency by boosting your creativity-A Guide for Designers to Trigger their Creative Skills. We really hope that the article helped you incase you were facing the designers’ block. At one point while I was talking about boosting creativity an idea stuck in my mind. Books! Books that are well written with the clear aim to help readers trigger their creative skills thereby enhancing productivity and efficiency.


Ultimate Infographic Resource Kits For Designers

To create a full infographic requires a lot of research and time. You have to expend the effort of crawling through Google to locate crucial bits of information and statistics. But there is also a large visual component based around gradients, buttons, vectors, icons, and other graphics. I have put together a collection of resources which should prove useful to infographics designers. There is a growing steady flow of requests for infographics when you consider how saturated the market has already become. More blogs and websites are publishing fancy infographics and the trend is not slowing down!


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It’s brand new Monday, and as usual we are here to bring you limited free stuff from Creative Market. It has been my routine to check their website every week and look at their free stuff section, if you are in need of design goodies that no single penny is required and have a quality stuff, wander no more, head to their website and start picking up those free goodies.