Tutorialzine has published an article “Comparing Bootstrap With Google’s New Material Design Lite“. Bootstrap was originally built by Twitter with the purpose of making it easy to build responsive websites. It gives you a lot of components and customization options for making web apps. Material Design Lite is a way for Google to spread its material design concept to the web. It gives you only the base building blocks for building material apps. The rest is up to the developer.
Bootstrap has a very detailed documentation. Development involves copy pasting from the examples and getting a usable result fast. MDL is built around BEM, and components are built by combining multiple classes. This approach gives a great deal of control, but can sometimes lead to unwieldy HTML.
Bootstrap gives you a passable default design which we have grown tired of by now, but there are plenty of wonderful themes to chose from. MDL looks fresh and features bold colors and animations. It dictates exactly how your web app should look like and gives you a limited opportunity for customization by choosing base and accent colors. You can check out the full article here.
Whether you are tech-savvy or just a newbie, you’ll definitely be glad to have a universal theme providing all the essentials in one pack. Well, it appears that such a solution has finally been released for WordPress users. As its name suggests, “Monstroid” is a monstrously powerful WP theme suitable for any type of site, from blogs and news portals to personal & corporate portfolios and e-stores. It is equipped with a rich array of options for the design of your website. They include 145 predefined pages, 120+ PSD files, 50+ licensed images, 500+ fonts, multiple interface elements, styles, skins, child themes – you name it. This is just a modest beginning to the list of features, so read our review to learn about Monstroid in detail.
Get Multiple Child Themes for Free
Monstroid does not only have unlimited design possibilities but also comes with 4 child themes. They embrace the topics enjoying the widest popularity in the web design community, particularly finance & IT for businessmen, art & photography for creative individuals and studios, education for instructors and schools, as well as interior & furniture for decorators and architects. What’s more, the scope of topics will be broadened eventually, and you will receive up to 15 child themes monthly. It means you pay for one theme, but obtain multiple themes for the same amount of money. As you can see, Monstroid allows you to save for a rainy day. Read the rest of this entry »
After an amazing response from the web community, “Design Details” and “Developer Tea” have teamed up to create Spec.fm, a resource to help designers and developers to connect with one another. Their podcasts are downloaded more than 60,000 times per week and we’re working to create new shows to provide the most up-to-date resources and information for the design & development community.
Their episodes are quite casual and not necessarily an “interview-style” show. They have guests on each week but we try to blend the personal and professional; the design resources with the personal stories. Over time they have found that the more open a guest can be, the better listeners will respond and connect with that person. One of their main focuses is keeping the show’s content diverse. This means chatting not only with women, people of color and folks outside of San Francisco, but also it means hosting people from startups, agencies and big companies across all job descriptions. This blending of culture and jobs into one show helps provide a more clear picture of what the design industry can actually be like for designers out there listening.
Web design elements are a must-have in everyone?s collection. That?s why Inky Deals came up with a humongous collection of premium web items that will satisfy even the most eccentric designer and on top of that save you countless hours!
In this mega set you will find lots of UI Kits, Mobile UI, different web elements, signup forms, super high-res textures, subtle patterns, dividers, pricing tables, mock-ups, icons, badges, ribbons and pretty much anything you could possibly want!
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Besides that, all these resources come with an extended royalty license, allowing you to use them in unlimited number of personal and commercial projects and even in merchandising! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the summer and you may be working on some new promotions for a business, a special event, or something else. It’s always a good idea to update your look and banners and flyers should be created that are eye catching. There are plenty of ways for you to create appealing artwork and it has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to The Hungry JPEG. You don’t have to spend all your time online trying to “steal” different graphics that have been created by other businesses. You want a refreshing look.
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The bundle includes a total of 28 fonts as well as 19 huge graphic packs. All of the products come with a commercial license for you to use, so you don’t have to worry about any kind of copyright infringement. This collection is only good during the month of July, so once it is expired, it’s gone for good.
There are a lot of graphics for you to choose from, as well as fonts. This means you won’t have to use the same boring fonts that you always use. It is a great way to stand out this summer and make sure people are taking note of what you have to offer. Don’t spend the money hiring a graphic designer to do what you can easily do. This Summer Bundle is available for a limited time, so get it while it’s still good! Read the rest of this entry »
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Startup Launch List is contains all articles you need to read before launching a startup. They are written by founders, designers, investors and thought leaders.
“Make sure you read all of Paul Graham’s essays.” This little app sort of follows that thought. It’s a place where you can read essential articles from respected folks like Jason Fried, Derek Sivers, Brad Feld, Mark Suster, Sam Altman, Fred Wilson etc.
Soon after the online shopping trend first took hold, the number of eCommerce-related websites began to steadily increase as more and more people became comfortable with the online shopping concept, and began shopping from their PCs in the comfort of their own homes. With the advent of handheld devices, savvy shoppers began to use their tablets and phones to shop whenever and from wherever they wished, even though the manner in which information was displayed on these devices often left much to be desired.
Thegrowing number of shoppers using mobile devicesbrought about the next trend; Responsive multipurpose themes. The advent of the responsive theme resolved many of the difficulties users encountered when attempting to surf the Internet using their phones or tablets. A new trend now appears to be taking shape. It is the use ofeCommerce-focused multipurpose themes that enable developers to create feature-packed, easy to navigate, and user-friendly websitesfor all online shoppers.
Features eCommerce Themes must have to be Competitive
The number of design options currently available to web developers is virtually limitless, yet any eCommerce site, in particular one builtupon a multipurpose WordPress theme, must display certain features or characteristics if it is going to attract a large customer base.
Themes that can enable a developer to easily create an acceptable end product must be flexible and versatile enough to produce fast loading, easily navigable, attention-grabbing pages. Design elements and options such as shopping carts, reviews, and testimonial pages, ordering and wish list pages, and other commerce-related features must be readily accessible, and easily incorporated into a website.
eCommerce oriented pre-made layouts, user friendly page building and admin features, and responsive and retina ready, cross-browser and multi-platform compatible features must be characteristics of any theme. The resulting website pages must be informative, and they must be attention grabbing.
With these features tools in hand, a website developer is in a position to make it all happen. All that remains is to select a theme that not only has these features, but a theme that has an abundance of elements and design options, giving the developer the flexibility needed to create jaw-dropping web pages. Read the rest of this entry »
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This Big 50 Font Bundle is accessible on all programs, some fonts offer dingbats and/or ornaments, many of them include extra design features and some of them include open type features.
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It’s a must to possess an URL of your business, hobby, blog, product, you name it, but you also need to do it right and fast.Your online presence is your new business card so make sure you’re aware of it.
Starting from here, is time to simplify everything in terms of building a single page website: information architecture, customer journey, user interface and experience and everything related. You can easily do that if you choose to use Qards – a robust visual editor for WordPress.
Stick to next lines and find out more about the positive impact that Qards could bring into your life and your clients’ businesses as well. Below, you can fully understand how this design plugin works at its best. Read the following step-by-step guide and let yourself be surprised in a beautiful and engaging way.
Let’s start with the basics: create a new single page with Qards and make sure you give a relevant and easy-to-remember name. Enter the main menu by clicking on the + symbol from the left-corner. To add a beautiful image in the cover sections just select the Image option (from the menu, of course) and click on it. Now, you can edit whatever you feel like editing.
For example, we choose to add some text and a call to action button. You can do that in minutes. Also, you have the creative freedom to modify the font and its size, but also the color. Let’s move on.
Next, dive deeper and learn how to easily add a case-study. Choose the Grid button and select one of the many pre-designed cards. You can opt for different types of grid in order to match your needs. On top of that, don’t forget that everything is fully editable so if you feel that something doesn’t fit with your vision you can change it in minutes. Read the rest of this entry »