Friday, November 18, 2016

15 Best HTML5 Templates of This Fall to Warm You Up

Another guest blog from our TemplateMonster friends:
Fall is a time of cozy sweaters, mulled wine, and long walks in a park. It's also, however, the time to get back from summer vacations and start your business. Many emerging startups and small businesses only need websites to attract the right audience.

Websites today aren't just places where people can post thoughts and share photos. Most of these things people do on social media. For rising and growing business, a website is a spot to sell products or services, connect with  customers and make money. This post offers a collection of the best HTML5 templates issued this autumn. It means these themes are the freshest creations and include the greatest trends in website design for 2016.

Why HTML5 Themes?

HTML is a traditional language that has been used for a long time for structuring info on the Web and creating websites and pages. HTML5 raised the level of website development higher. It allows web developers to create top-notch responsive websites faster and with a cleaner code. Additional functionality like jQuery and Bootstrap adds zest to the themes.

Pre-made themes is a blessing for modern businesses. They allow creating a website in hours without spending resources to order a design from a web studio.

When you get a ready website theme from a trusted seller, you can be sure that you get the same website functionality as you could get from a web studio. Ready-made themes are based on the same coding principles as those used for custom made designs.

Developers of both use the same Bootstrap framework, the same HTML5 language and other technologies. So why spend thousands for custom design when you can purchase a theme for less them $150?

Creating a custom design can weeks or even months to complete.  It also takes effort to get things done the way you need them to be done. Ready-made templates save your nerves and time. You can work on it right after you buy it. Add your photos, texts and product info - and the website is ready to go online.

Effortless customization is another benefit of the ready-made theme. You alone decide what content you add to the website and how it should look. You have all the functionality to add your content to the theme or to make some adjustments according to your needs. Everything can be done quickly.

You might need some help with more complicated structure adjustments or when you need to make some serious tweaking to the layout. And it’s one of the best things about ready-made templates: you don’t have to pay extra dollars for those manipulations. Modern sellers offer free tech support as a bonus to their templates, like in case of the HTML5 themes. You can use their help 24/7 and don’t have to pay a penny for that.

Now let’s take a look at what are the best HTML5 templates of the Fall:

Multipurpose Business Template for Respectful Website

This multipurpose business theme is a great fit for multipage as well as for single-page websites. It includes 5 niche templates that can be used for creating websites for almost any business field. With its handy bonus - Novi Builder - even a non-techie can create a powerful website.
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Landscape Design Studio Template

An amazing theme for garden and landscape design firms. It captures users' attention in full with its huge mystic-looking slider that can be used for showcasing successful projects or posting promos. All PSD-files are included in the package, so you don't need to spend time for searching visual elements for your website.

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Intense - Powerful Multipurpose Theme

This theme has all the functionality and design you could wish for. Ten layouts, various header and footer styles, as well as multiple blog and eCommerce shop templates. All this allows anyone to adjust the theme to any kind of website and business niche. Advanced functionality helps customizing Intense quickly with minimum efforts. 

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HTML5 Template for SEO Services Website

A stylish HTML5 theme with Flat-style design. It includes multiple header and footer variations for any taste. Over 50 pre-made pages save you time from creating ones for each category or purpose you might have. Various Gallery types, blog designs, color palettes and others allow you to create  the best website ever. 

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White-Blue Medical Office Website Template

Another multipurpose theme with an impressive UI kit that allows creating a website not only for doctor’s services. Anyone who dreams of clean layout and powerful functionality should opt for this HTML template. Header and footer designs along with various blog page designs help you make  a one-of-a-kind website for your business. 

Business Solutions Template with Multiple Layouts

Elegant template that will be a perfect fit for a business or finance services website. Along with clean code and versatile functions, it offers multiple gallery types (masonry, grid etc.) that will help to turn this theme into a cool visuals-based website. eCommerce page addition allows creating a cool online store. 

Chic Black-and-White Theme for Photographer

This HTML template incorporates sophisticated design with full-background photo. It is imagery-focused and has all the functionality a photographer’s website may need. Responsive and cross-browser, this theme is optimized to load fast no matter how many images you store on it.

Minimalist Theme for Gym Equipment Website

This template is a part of multipurpose Intense themes. It includes 10 layouts that fit various business niches, nine additional skins and over 200 HTML pages for any purpose. Full-stacked UI kit helps adjusting this template for various design solutions. 
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Rental Company Web Template

A well-documented template for rental services website includes all PSD files you can customise to make your website functional and attractive. Font icons are fully-responsive as the rest of the template elements. It ensures smooth work of your website across all devices and browsers.

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Imagery-Focused Restaurant Template

This multipurpose theme is imagery-based which makes it a great fit for café, restaurant, catering and other food-related websites. Mouthwatering images, 13 blog layouts and a huge set of UI elements and blocks. Still nibbling at this offer? Get this theme with 35+ premade pages and gallery layouts and create your website today.

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Clean Lawyer Services HTML Template

If you’re looking for a template in minimalist style - this one is right for you. Clean design with hero header will be a good base from which to create a law firm or a business website. The template includes more than 30 HTML5 pages to save you from creating new ones. Various header and footer layouts help make a website that will stand out from the crowd.
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Charity Foundation Theme in Pink

This bright website theme is made to attract passionate people who aim to make the world a better place. It includes all the functionality and design perks you might need to create a charity website. Slider allows showing all events and news about your mission. Mega menu, font icons and other tiny elements will make the website very user-friendly.

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Green Energy Template with Hero Header

A cool multi-purpose theme that allows creating a technology, science or any other type of website. Rich UI kit and 20+ page templates help in creating a nice and functional website for presenting your services online. Cool contact form and eCommerce page will help you to gather orders and contact your customers fast.

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Food Website Template with Grid Layout

This website theme looks as sweet as the products you can showcase on it. Grid layout allows creating an imagery-focused website that will attract all the attention to the products. With its sticky menu users will browse your website with ease. PSD files and clean code make working with this theme effortless.

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Car Company HTML Theme with Rich Visuals

This templates includes a full-screen background with slider that attracts users. Parallax effect adds depth and movement to it. With additional elements - like a progress bar, sticky menu, contact form etc. - this theme becomes a great choice for a functional website for car firm.
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That’s all for now. Don’t hesitate and choose a theme for your cool website. As a bonus we offer you a cool free e-book that will show you how to get your first 1000 of visitors right after the website launch. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How to Create Personalized Christmas Tags in Photshop

The bargain hunters are getting very excited. Black Friday is days away and in the time leading up to it, the sales begin. As folks take advantage of this to get that Christmas shopping under way or over with,  retail outlets, malls, big box stores and downtown businesses are filled to bursting with zealous buyers jostling others and grabbing deals. 

I love this time of year.  Searching for those perfect gifts for my loved ones is pure enjoyment on its own. But since that typically involves an outing with a friend, highlighted by a break or two for a nice glass of wine (during which we pretend the reason for this was all about going over our lists) it speaks to a lot of my favourite things.

What is different about me, though, is that I generally don't search out sales. I don't wait for Black Friday or any specials for that matter. I'm an early shopper, always have been and always will be. So if something catches my eye, provided it's within reason, I get it. Which means, that as we head into a week known for its good buys, I'm ready to say hello to getting it all wrapped up.

And this is where the tide turns. I abhor the task of making my purchases festive with paper, ribbons and bows.  I find it tediously time consuming, at a point in the season when I really have little of that to spare.  And yet, a few years ago while looking for a way to add a personal touch, I decided to make the job even more labour intensive and  create gift tags in Photoshop. Rather than pretty little labels on which I would write the recipients' names, however, the idea came to me that I could use an image to represent them. Well acquainted with the variety of graphics to be found on websites like  I knew that finding ones to suit everybody would be beyond easy.

As the project did put an aumusing twist on our Christmas morning, and, with the festive season set to kick into high gear for another year, I thought sharing a how-to might be fun.

There could be no better way to start this project than choosing an image that exemplifies my sweetie. An avid car buff who rarely takes himself, or anyone else for that matter, too seriously, I did a little search in the Cartoon category and found the perfect image #164927, literally in seconds.

Once you have collected enough images to match ever personality on your Christmas list, which really can be entertaining, it's time to create. Here are the steps you need to take:

First, open a new canvas in Photoshop by selecting File>New, then set the dimensions to 11" wide by 8.5" long. Next,  open the  (File>Open) and drag it onto the document. To adjust the size, go  under Edit to Transform>Scale and holding the Shift key move in the corner, then hit Return. (Sizing them will be a bit of trial and error, but the ultimate goal is to have three rows of tags in each direction on the document, with space for trimming.

To add your message, and/or name, switch to the Text tool, then type, Move it where you want it on the tag.

And that's it. If you want several of the same images, move the cursor to the box with the Layers, Channels and Path. Hold the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) and highlight each of the layers. Click on the top right corner to select Make New Group from Layers, then Duplicate Group. 

Complete this process as many times as you need. If you're not sure which one you've copied, hide the others in the Group box.