Adobe Edge Tutorials. Animate with Ease!

This new tool from Adobe is created for designers allowing them to bring animation to sites using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Its strong point is the very UI that is familiar and easy-to-use for both designers and animators who are really excited about its launch. Using Adobe Edge you will be able to create flash-like animations with ease that are compatible will all devices. Since it was released, it was assumed as the indispensable part of the toolbox of web designers. This tool is considered to be quite intuitive, Besides, its latest version goes with several lessons that can help your to learn everything about it.
Here we are going to introduce you several Adobe Edge tutorials that demonstrate how to work with this cool tool and create stunning animation with its help. View these Adobe Edge tutorials and get started with this powerful tool!

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10 Steps to Creating an Interactive Banner with Adobe Edge


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Create Slick Animations with Adobe Edge


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Free Joomla Design Studio Template – Perfect Fit for Your Project

This post is for huge fans of cool goodies and our weekly series that present them. Attractive theme from the professional designers is our present for you, guys. It is Free Joomla Design Studio Template that is a perfect fit for your creative online projects.

This free theme seems to be a good solution for the variety of projects that deal with design business. If you want to create an impact on your visitors and effectively reflect your business ideas at the same time, make the right choice of the basis for your project. This theme in conservative style with a set of powerful Joomla features will come handy in this case. The ease of customization is one more good reason for you to choose this template. Free theme live demo will show it to you in live action. Stay tuned and catch the new stuff every Tuesday here!

Free Joomla Design Studio Template:

To download the whole package of this template, visit the Free Joomla Design Studio Template download page at TemplateMonster and type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). Feel free to use this template for your business, but you cannot resell it as a template.

Download Free Joomla Design Studio Template with PSD files (2,91MB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:TemplateMonster does not provide support services on free templates – including this one. We only provide support for the products that are being purchased from TemplateMonster. Our free templates are produced according to the latest web standards and we’ve been trying to make the process of working with them as easy as possible, so for people with minimum web development experience it should be easy to work with them. However, if you don’t have any experience, we recommend you to refer to the tutorials or community forums on how to work with platforms that each respective template is made with, or to hire someone to do the job for you.

15 Latest High-Quality Free Fonts for Everyday Use

It’s essential for Designers to have a good understanding of typography and selection as the importance of typography in design can’t be ignored. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into attractive piece of art. The basic purpose behind this post is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free Downloadable font types to save your time searching them online. Check out the selection!

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Valencia

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Suco De Laranja

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Difficulties with YouTube UX

Since the time when google introduced new YouTube interface any major innovations were introduced. Here is a promo video of an interface, check it out!

Luckily for everyone (or unfortunately) Google is ferociously pushing its socials throughout all services, YouTube is no exception. Now you can connect your YouTube to Google+ and Facebook. And here is where difficulties appear.

The worst thing is that you can’t abolish those items, even if you choose not to connect to a Facebook account. The algorithm of display of shared via Google+ videos is pretty vague, you may see vids from strangers that’s due to Extended circles function, of even from people whom you’ve uncircled. The home page is a total channel-based mess. Google thinks you just want to watch stuff you’re subscribed to. Beneath those social media links are 5 of the channels you’re subscribed to.

In the center column there is a chronological listing of activity in all your channels. Clicking on the channel you’ll see activity from there. Guess what, there’s no way to change sort order, which is a failing if you’re trying to watch some kind of series of videos. You have to scroll to the bottom of the feed and work your way up.

YouTube recommends both channels and videos, based on…who knows what? There’s no way to disagree with a channel recommendation, meaning there is no possible way to improve them. For individual videos, you have to click through to the video and then give it thumbs down to get it out of your recommendations list. I’m not a YouTube power-user: I rarely “hang out” there, generally am driven there by a link or an embedded video with cats or something interesting, besides the things mentioned above the most frustrating are the ads, feels like you can’t hide from them.

If you experience any other difficulties with YouTube feel free to complain in the comments section.

Best Google Services for Web Designers

Some days it seems like Google is working hard at achieving its goal of organizing the world’s information, making it easier for us to find what we need. Other days it seems like the company plans to take over the entire world. And with a code of conduct that includes the direction of “don’t be evil,” maybe that’s not necessarily a bad thing. today we would like to offer you the list of Google services extremely useful for web designers. Check them out!

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Google Search

The most important google service for web designer. Today anyone even the smallest of us who can barely walk use Google Search:)

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YouTube

Great place in the web where you can find hundreds of videos on this or that subject.

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TemplateMonster Launches Jigoshop Themes

Today we would like to share the information about new product line launched at TemplateMonster’s “development factory”. The novelty comes from well known reputable WordPress templates. We are talking about Jigoshop Themes, if you are not acknowledged with the product yet the next paragraph will make the point clear.

Inherently, Jigoshop is a WordPress eCommerce plugin developed by skilful experienced professionals dealing with online stores of world brands. Before the present moment its versatile features were available only after deliberate installation and certain adjustments. It doesn’t seem to be too difficult, however, takes time and efforts. Jigoshop plugin allows you create multiple product types, apply detailed attributes, facilitating successful customers’ search. Sortable sales graphs, incoming order/review notifications and statistics on your stores performance are provided inside the dashboard. This link to the blog post will persuade you to try Jigoshop.

Five excellent responsive Jigoshop themes able to boost your online store are ready to your service straight away.

It doesn’t matter what kind of products you are going to sell, Jigoshop themes are suitable for all of them. The products are highly beneficial for small shops because they are extremely lightweight. There are over 100 extensions (both free and paid) for Jigoshop powered themes, here is a link to extensions repository!

jigoshop themes

Please view the list of specifications you will observe in Jigoshop themes:

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Jump for Your Success – Free Joomla Theme

All you need for a good start of your project is a solid design that will make all your creative business ideas come true. If you want to be introduced to the audience effectively, make your first step efficient and noticeable. Try the following goodie Free Joomla Business Template, and feel free to use it as the basis for your great projects!

You can always make more of your ideas when you present them in the attractive way. Good designs can come handy for this purpose. The one that is presented here is perfectly tailored for a variety of business projects you’re going to create, or renovate. With a number of powerful Joomla features it gives a good opportunity to create functional project with pleasant to eyes layout. Its clean and clear design speaks effectively and communicates your business ideas in the comprehensive way. Free template live demo of this theme will show it to you in action. Hurry up to get this free theme!

Free Joomla Business Template:

To download the whole package of this template, visit the Free Joomla Business Template download page at TemplateMonster and type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). Feel free to use this template for your business, but you cannot resell it as a template.

Download Free Joomla Business Template with PSD files (2,13MB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:TemplateMonster does not provide support services on free templates – including this one. We only provide support for the products that are being purchased from TemplateMonster. Our free templates are produced according to the latest web standards and we’ve been trying to make the process of working with them as easy as possible, so for people with minimum web development experience it should be easy to work with them. However, if you don’t have any experience, we recommend you to refer to the tutorials or community forums on how to work with platforms that each respective template is made with, or to hire someone to do the job for you.

 

Trick or Treat: Halloween Photoshop Tutorials

Happy upcoming Halloween to everyone! I suppose some of you are going to have some fun and great parties equipped with all the scary stuffs. For those who are staying at home in front of the computer, here are 20 photo manipulation tutorials ( in horror theme ), try them out!

Ghost Effect

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Haunted House

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Create a Beautiful CSS Button for Print – Tutorial

Buttons are the main point of entry for users. They need to be inviting, exciting and just begging to be clicked on. But to focus only on the interactive elements of buttons – their active and hover states, for example – is to neglect another fairly widespread way that websites move from person to person – via personal printed recommendation. So what can you do to ensure that your buttons look just as good on paper as they do in-browser? We’ll take a look.

The HTML.

You can put that anywhere in the body of your document. Next up, let’s have a look at the CSS.
To style a button correctly, we need to consider what kinds of colour scheme are going to work in print. If you’ve sorted your print styles correctly, you’ll have stripped out all background images on the site when printed, to save your poor users their ink (most browsers will do this automatically). So white is going to be a part of your colour scheme, no matter what. Working with this, let’s pick a dark colour for our button. We’re also going to round the edges, as that makes a much more appealing, pressable button.

The CSS.


 
That might seem like an awful lot of code, but you can strip out things you don’t think you’ll need. You should also consider the kind of printer that your user might use. In Q4 2009, 70% of printers shipped were inkjet printers (23.8 million of the 34 million shipped), so it’s a fair bet to say your users will in the main use them. This means you should be prepping your button for printing with ink, such as HP Ink or Dell Inkjet Ink. Using Dell Inkjet Ink as an example, we can draw a few conclusions. Firstly, vibrant colours are best. Muted colours will blend in to the paper background. Secondly, liberal use of borders is valid. The black reproduction from this kind of ink is far superior to laser toner ink, and so will delineate the button – the important action access point for your users – from the rest of the printed page.

About the Author:
Natalie Smith studied International Relations in Glasgow, and currently works for a digital consulting firm in London. She writes tech and web design articles in her spare time, and also loves trying out new gadgets and reading the entertaining prose of P.G. Wodehouse and David Sedaris, her two favorite authors.

The Grandiose Advent of Bootstrap Templates on TemplateMonster

Did you have the association with the word bootstrap other than this before?

bootstrap templates

After reading this blog post, the term will acquire an absolutely new sense for you.

So, according to our definition, a bootstrap is a framework for quick development of front-end web interfaces that has changed the way of web designs building for good and all. No wonder that since Bootstrap has become available, it turned into the most popular repository on GitHub, which is unprecedented.

You can get acquainted with all functional specifications of Bootstrap in this blog post.

Today is a special date as TemplateMonster launches Bootstrap templates. You are weclome to visit presentational page of this product. Hereinafter we will speak about the interpenetration of Bootstrap and TemplateMonster’s designs. The templates possess native Bootstrap functionality and large amount of fully-optimized original add-ons developed exclusively for this product line by TemplateMonster’s team.

All Bootstrap templates are built on the bootstrap framework. Comprehensive documentation on the product is enclosed into the template package. Each and every theme has a panel at the top with links to essential info the user should read.

bootstrap templates

Scaffolding, Base CSS, Components and Javascript links are native features of the framework. Please admit that native Bootstrap features complement the popular flow of responsive design. Each theme is based on the fluid grid and supports a certain number of media queries:

Label Layout width Column width Gutter width
Large display 1200px and up 70px 30px
Default 980px and up 60px 20px
Portrait tablets 768px and above 42px 20px
Phones to tablets 767px and below Fluid columns, no fixed widths
Phones 480px and below Fluid columns, no fixed widths

 
Four major layouts are preserved to fit all popular portable devices.

TemplateMonster’s Add-ons

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