Weekly Design News Roundup – 25 October 2013

October 25, 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 Creative food advertising designs, WordPress Themes, freebies for web designers, web design tips for small business owners and much more.

Amazing Flat Website Designs – Fresh Collection

Flat style is quite trendy nowadays and lots of designers resort to it while mocking up its website or app designs. You can leverage simple plane graphics, flat icons, components with long shadow, tiny typography, lots of whitespace and much more in order to make your design look trendy flat. Today we have collected fresh examples of website designs made in an elegant flat style.


20 Responsive Menu Tutorials with Free Scripts

Responsive designs are more and more frequently used today. Many people started using mobile devices, like smartphones or tablets, to browse the internet, and thus, having a fully responsive website is a must! But what is a responsive design? Responsive designs have specific CSS media queries added, in order to make them fit on any specific screen size. This way, your website will look great and will have different stylings, depending from which device it is read.


10 Best Paid WordPress Themes Of 2013

One big advantage WordPress has over other CMS software is that it is very easy to customize and create themes for. This has created an ever-growing marketplace of premium WordPress themes. No matter what your website is about, if you have some money to spend, you can find the right theme for you!


CSS3 Tutorials For Advanced User Interface Effects

In this post, we have gathered a collection of 35 tutorials that will help you learn how to create advanced user interface CSS3 effects. We all admit that technology is evolving at a great speed and so the world of web too. The standards of web browsers are constantly changed and improved, and web developers have become more technologically shrewd than ever before and they are trying to learn new techniques and they are trying to adopt new changes. Seeing this we thought to compile some fresh and great CSS tutorials through which you can learn more about advanced interfaces.


Automate Your Responsive Images With Mobify.js

Responsive images are one of the biggest sources of frustration in the Web development community. With good reason, too: The average size of pages has grown from 1 MB to a staggering 1.5 MB in the last year alone. Images account for more than 60% of that growth, and this percentage will only go up. Much of that page weight could be reduced if images were conditionally optimized based on device width, pixel density and modern image formats (such as WebP). These reductions would result in faster loading times and in users who are more engaged and who would stick around longer. But the debate isn’t about whether to optimize images for different devices, but about how to go about doing so.


50 awesome freebies for web designers, October 2013

Anyone working in web design and development knows that the working day passes a lot easier if you’ve got a regular supply of fresh resources, online tools and downloadable freebies. So, every month we’ll bring you a selection of our favorite tools, designed to make your job a little simpler. This month we have 50 freebies for your delectation. Among them you’ll find themes, icons, UI kits, code experiments, plugins, fonts and much more. All free to download right now.


7 ways to make sites fun and get links and traffic

We do remember that people share things they like. Easter Eggs and fun stuff on websites is a wonderful way to promote your business, and here’s why. Your funny page is very likely to appear in numerous trick collections on the web. Also people share great stuff on Reddit and forums. Thus, your link profile will benefit from being listed in a Mashable website Easter Egg list (or any other trusted website).


20 Must Use JQuery Plugins For Every Developer

For web developers, jQuery has always been a must use JavaScript library. As it help them to make things on the web more exciting by adding superior functionality with jQuery based plugins. Though making your own jQuery plugins is not that difficult, but why should you really make your own plugin when you can get a better one for free. And in today’s article we are going to share the top 20 jQuery plugins that you can use in your projects.


Web Design: Tips for Small Business Sites

Keeping track of web design trends is important in the online industry; that’s why professional agencies like WearInteractive do their best to be ahead of the competition. Using updated techniques, they always aim to deliver quality services  for clients who also want to be in the lead. With the year almost done, some companies and small businesses grab this opportunity to reinvent their online look. A few decide to incorporate latest web fads; while the rest opt for a total website redesign. These makeovers usually have two main intentions: to attract user traffic and for re-branding efforts.

40 Absolutely Best Free Flat UI Kits

Flat web design refers to a design form that does away with busy-looking patterned textured backgrounds, drop shadows around lettering and boxed sections within a web site. With the progressive advancement of technology, every designer is adopting the trend of “Flat Design” to apply it in their work. Even the renowned companies like Google and Microsoft is gradually following the trend of flat design.


25 Inspiring Examples of Illustration in Web Design

There are many ways how you give your website the look of individuality. You’re usually after a trademarking element of a sort, if not all, to make it your signature work. Running around tons of web design themes and trends, one of very traditional ones yet, still quite “in”, is the Illustrative themes on webpages. This theme is aside from using things usually ready-made, for instance, large photographic backgrounds. Here, your background is a well thought out theme; converted to a drawing. Whether hand drawn on paper or even digitally, but the bottom line is, they are “made”. That is why, you need something additional to work at which can be excessively challenging.


10 New jQuery Plugins You Shouldn’t Miss 

Every month we bring some new useful jQuery plugins for our readers which are useful and able to accomplish their development related tasks. Here at CodeGeekz we are showcasing 10 New jQuery Plugins which will enable you to optimize and enhance your web applications as well as any new features you may be considering adding to your website. Enjoy !!


5 Social Networks For Graphic Designers

If you want to be a successful graphic designer, simply being talented and well-trained isn’t enough. You might have a natural knack for color, be a mastery of typography, and be a ninja with Photoshop and Illustrator, but if you aren’t connecting with other graphic designers and clients, you won’t take your talent or your career to the heights you dream about.


Top 20 Web Related Vectors for Web Designers

The numerous writings and designs that we can get on the screens of diverse types of digital media is collected of millions of cells which are acknowledged as pixels. Diverse types of vector graphics are generated on these pixels to offer concrete form and shape to an idea. In vector graphic images, diverse styles of geometrical objects like circles, points, and lines are used for generating fresh, beautiful and colorful graphic pictures. Though, making vector images include a complex process that can be accomplished by experienced proficient graphic artistes.


20 Creative Food Advertising Designs

Everyone needs food, this is a universal truth. But because of the growing market today, different food manufacturers are competing against each other. A company must think of ways to outwit, outplay and outlast their competition to be the sole “survivor” in this industry. The most effective way of doing this is by having advertisements. And not just plain old advertisements, to be able to be successful, you must have a creative advertisements and not just those monotonous, stereotype advertisements that others have.