There’s good reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s easy to use and has tons of great features. But what’s really made this open source software excel is its passionate community. Yes, WordPress has lots of features built in, but it doesn’t have everything. The WordPress community fills this need. It’s full of talented developers that are constantly creating plugins to extend the features and make it even better.
Last week for our usual Monday inspirational post we presented you with a showcase of web designs featuring the color yellow. Many of you enjoyed the focus on one color and even asked that we showcase another color. Since yellow is bright and bold, we thought we would go neutral this week and focus on brown. Brown is an earthy color that represents simplicity, friendliness, and dependability. Maybe it was these characteristics that caused UPS to build their entire brand around brown.
Here are 50 beautiful brown web designs that will inspire you. You will see that brown makes a great base color for a design and works well with many other colors. (more…)
Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or fonts, we love finding top notch free files and sharing them with our readers. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important. For this article, we’ve rounded up high-quality icons that you can use in your e-commerce projects. (more…)
In the world of print advertising, there’s a small window to grab the audience’s attention. Being restricted to a still image means the message must be very strong and catchy. Ad agencies often rely on humor to achieve this. A humorous print ad campaign starts with a funny idea, but must be brought to life with clever art direction and great visuals. (more…)
We’ve got another premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift for our premium members. deLirium is a dark-style personal blog theme. The cool, innovative design, the extensive layout options and the clean, well-organized code make it blindingly easy to set up your professional personal blog. (more…)
Photoshop is the tool of choice for web designers. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 of the latest Photoshop tutorials for designing websites. The end results produced by these tutorials are great looking designs, but keep in mind that it’s not meant for you to reproduce an exact copy and use it as your own. Instead, follow the tutorials and learn new techniques to incorporate into your own designs. (more…)
Color is an important aspect of web design. Good web designers choose color carefully to serve a purpose. Sometimes that purpose is to be bold and get people’s attention, and yellow happens to be an excellent “attention getting” color. Yellow is a high energy color that can evoke mental activity and bring on cheerful thoughts.
For your inspiration, we’ve selected 50 web designs that use yellow effectively. You will notice that some use it to highlight the most important parts of the design, while others use it more abundantly for a bold effect. (more…)
Navigation is one of the most important aspects of a web design, but this doesn’t mean it needs to be overly complicated or over designed. In fact, when it comes to navigating a website, simplicity is a good thing.
Some navigations make use of design elements like 3D bars, buttons, and tabs to appear clickable, which works great for certain web designs. However, clickability can be achieved with a focus on typography, placement, and maybe some subtle line work. For this article, we’ve rounded up 30 clean and minimal website navigations that will inspire you and prove that navigations don’t always have to look like 3D buttons to be effective. (more…)
These scrolls are very organic, and have that “old-world” style that you have been looking for. A lot of these were created by hand and leave room for you to type a message on the scroll. Wrap these around your centerpiece or illustration to finalize that design that has taken so long to complete. There are endless uses to vector scrolls and old fashioned banner shapes, so use your imagination! (more…)
When you start a website, no matter if you have chosen a top business hosting package or a cheap website hosting package, you will find various website analysis tools in your web hosting admin panel. Website analysis tools, such as Awstats, are typically included in both business hosting and cheap website hosting packages and these tools are indeed good. However, if you want options when it comes to website analytics tools, here are some suggestions. (more…)