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20 video background WordPress themes and website templates

A year and a half ago a new technique was embraced by more and more web designers. It’s about using video backgrounds and nowadays this has become something common. The clients and Internet users were impressed by them, which is why today we have a constant rise of this kind of websites.
Using videos seems simple and effective, but the reality is a little bit different. There are some factors that must be taken into account. Firstly, one has to deal with the file size because if this is too large, it may take ages to load and as you all know the Internet users are the most impatient beings. Secondly, the video may distract people from the content. Consequently, choosing the video isn’t a simple task, it must match both the content and the website style. Thirdly, a video background may negatively affect the user experience; for example, it’s difficult to place the navigational menu in order not to hurt the video.
In spite of these major issues, video background websites are appreciated and surely the designers will find even better solutions. If you aren’t convinced about the mighty power of video background, we have collected 20 awesome WordPress themes and website templates based on this kind of background.

Elano

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Many developers claim that their themes are multipurpose, but in fact just a slight part of them really are. Elano is a great example that will prove what a multipurpose theme is; anyone who uses this theme has in fact eight different layouts. It may be used for portfolios, creative agencies or shops, but also for other kind of projects. It contains a drag and drop page builder, therefore the user has all it takes to create a wonderful website.

Equaly

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We live and work in urban communities and from time to time a small break from this environment is pure gold. Equally is designed for creative agencies or for business purposes and the video background is exhibiting a natural landscape that has the purpose to relax the viewers. It is definitely, a smart idea, but if you do not agree with it, you may replace the video.

Folix

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The ideas of adding videos depicting images from nature is common because in this way the users are better connected with the website. Folix is another theme that uses a video background that exhibits some great landscapes. However, it has other features that should make you interested in it, such as custom header, footer and sidebar, shortcode generator, filterable portfolio or pie chart skills. It is pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Oswald

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Oswald is a very good looking WordPress theme that is suitable for portfolios. Besides the nice video background, the users will be satisfied with the very readable and pleasant fonts, the smart use of negative space and with the creative vertical timeline.

Oxygen

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Oxygen is a Bootstrap based theme that is created to express good taste, modernism and luxury. This being said, its video background emphasizes exactly these features.

Swagger

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Swagger is a theme for e-commerce activities and its video background is the most interesting one from this list. I thought it would be a good idea to use a video to present the products, but instead this video it’s full of attitude and good taste. I guess that it’s better to check it yourself and use the comment form to let us know your impression.

Shore

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Full-screen background videos are cool and the items that were listed above are only just a few examples. Still, as everything in life, it can’t be 100% positive. One of the most important downside is the UX- we, the designers instantly understand how to get to the next page or to achieve what we want, but I very much doubt it that all the average users will know how to navigate to the desired webpage. Anyway, the theme is wonderful and it deserves your attention.

Crystal

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Modernism and dynamism are two must-have features of a creative agency portfolio. Crystal is a theme built having these features in mind and the background video emphasizes this fact by presenting a group of people walking in a big city.

North

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North is a complex theme that comes in no more than 14 versions, including a video background one. The user has the possibility to adjust the pages using a powerful page builder; therefore it’s impossible not to be satisfied with this theme.

Reflex

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A creative agency must be as original as possible in order to attract people. Reflex is a theme that offers an original and eye-catching solution: an abstract video background and some very motivating slogans. If you aren’t content with this solution, you have other seven different versions of this theme!

T.Joy

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T.Joy is a theme dedicated to astronomy projects, but it can be customized for a large variety of programs. I like the background video very much (it presents three videos from space) and I also believe that the sliders and the animation effects are extremely cool. So if you are interested in it, please check the preview. It will surely captivate you.

Thrill

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I have no doubt that Thrill is the perfect page for those who love white space. The entire website is based only on white background, except the homepage where a video showcasing hibernal landscapes works as a background. The excessive use of white gives this theme a special elegancy and you should definitely take advantage of it!

Eight

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Eight is a very complex website template: it has 8 beautiful homepages for two demo modes: for photographers and for creative agencies. Of course, there is also a homepage having a video background. It’s responsive and simple and it allows the viewer to focus on the items mentioned in the portfolio. So, this way you have a bigger chance of getting contacted.

Defrag

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The video background of Defrag is black and white, but in spite of the lack of colors, it gives a very dynamic aspect to the website. The video is only a teaser, because the entire template is really nice and it’s very suitable for any kind of modern online presence.

Standalone

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If you need a modern website template, but you don’t like the previous one, then Standalone is another solution. It’s a single page template that matches agency or business projects, whose core values are the high quality, modernism and dynamism.

Flipping

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Flipping is a website that may be characterized by having a strong and interesting contrast. I like very much the idea of combining webpages based on dark colors with those focused on white shades. Also, the white-black and yellow combination assures the most powerful contrast. Flipping is responsive and by taking into account the strong contrast it’s pretty clear that mobile users won’t encounter problems when visiting the website.

Secret

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This website template perfectly matches a creative agency or a freelancer that loves the minimalistic approach. Even though the template is minimalistic, the customization options are almost endless and every user may fully express his/her style and ideas.

Elegance

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Elegance will captivate all the users with the unique slide of the navigational menu. Of course, there are many other features that are interesting, such as its 10 home variants. At the same time, this is responsive and retina ready, it has unlimited colors, free support and 35+ PDF pages of manual support.

Phoenix

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Phoenix is a very complex website template that offers two variants of website: one single page or a multipage one. It’s build on Bootstrap 3, so it’s responsive and retina ready. The creators of the templates really paid attention to all the details, from animated counters and progress bars to 404 webpage and portfolio filtering.

Traveler

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Traveler isn’t suitable for a large area of projects like the themes and website templates mentioned above, but it’s perfect for travelling schemes. It has everything a website needs, in order to be appreciated by travelers. The video background exhibits various places, the whether widget will let you know whether you should wear warm clothes or not, the testimonials are written by other travelers, while the top destinations may give you a precious hint about what’s worth visiting. So, it’s a pretty interesting template, isn’t it?
I hope that these themes and templates convinced you that a background video may work as a magnet for some Internet users. Therefore, it’s a pity not to benefit from this situation. Do you like video backgrounds? Please let us know your opinion by using the comment form and get in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter.

20 wedding website templates

Weddings are ones of the most pleasant events in our lives and everything must look perfect. A new trend raised since some years ago and it seems that people won’t abandon it. It’s about weddings’ websites. This kind of website has multiple meanings- from letting people know the story of the bride and groom to inform them about the location of the happy event.
Obviously, the designers are happy with this idea and as a result, we have tons of amazing wedding related websites. Taking into account their huge number, it might be considered that creating such a website is piece of cake, but in fact, it’s extremely difficult. There are a couple of reasons to sustain this idea. Firstly, a wedding website must be perfect. The bride and groom need a wonderful website to impress people and convince them to celebrate together their marriage. Secondly, it’s the feelings transmitted by the lovers; no doubt, any designer will try all his best to make them happy. Consequently, the efforts to create a better website are doubled.
Thirdly, a wedding website is a sentimental investment and the clients are special. In this context, the style of the bride and groom must be reflected and usually, it’s not too simple. In spite of these, satisfying a ready to be family is a great feeling and any endeavors are quickly forgotten when both partners are happy with the final outcome.
We collected for you 20 amazing weeding website templates. Enjoy them and please let us know which one your favorite is!

Lantern

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Lantern is a great template that comes in two version: a bright and a dark one. Both of them are visually appealing and creates a very intimate atmosphere. It’s a one page type of website and it contains all the necessary webpages for such a project. A huge plus is the background where are showcased images of the bride and groom and the counter that informs the viewers about how much time remained until the great event.

Amor

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I guess that the name of this template, Amor, is very inspired. It’s destined for wedding projects and surely it will convince people to affirmatively respond to the RVSP section. The template is responsive, so no matter the device used, the visitors will benefit by the same great user experience.

Florence

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The particularity of this template is that it’s not focused only on the story of the lovers. Florence is way more pragmatic and it has webpages as Restaurant or Accommodation. In conclusion, the participants have all the information they needed, the organizers though in advance any potential issue for them so it’s impossible not to have a great party.

Boshonto

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Flat design is a good solution no matter the type of the project. Boshonto is a great example of a flat template for weddings. It looks great and the animation of the webpages makes it a great solution for any to be couple.

Luv

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Luv is a standard template for weddings…it has everything a bride and groom need. It’s nice because the template is designed to contain more image galleries and in this case, an image really does more than a hundred words.

Flores

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This template convinced me to add into this list due to the large area of customization options and due to its beautiful simplicity. Also, it’s not single page format, which is very rare for a wedding website.

Perfect Couple

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Perfect Couple is a responsive website template that comes in two versions: full or fixed width. Both of them are beautifully designed and the template is a “classical” one destined for wedding projects: one-single page, RVSP section and image gallery.

Ever After

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I guess that there are couples that love simplicity and surely they would like to have a minimalistic website presenting their wedding. Ever After is the perfect solution in this case – this template will impress any viewer with the simple design, the large white spaces and cleanliness of the layout. Another plus is the icon for menu- instead of hamburger one, it has a small heart.

Eternity

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Eternity is a responsive retina ready template that is also very simple. The design let the users to fully focus on the lovers’ story and images, but at the same time, it assures a good user experience.

R&R

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R+R is a great solution for a wedding website because it may be easily customized and it has all the necessary webpages for such a project. It impresses with the nice vertical timeline and Gama gallery- a nice possibility of showcasing images.

Lavender

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Lavender is specially created for wedding projects, but with some customization work, it may be used for a large variety of projects. There are nine color schemes and two layout options (wide and boxed). The page transitions are another plus of this template.

Sweetly

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Sweetly is a very elegant template that is suitable for pompous weddings. The creators smartly used white- to express purity but also richness. Purity is related to the bride while the white space and the images of expensive jewelry express richness and glitter.

Batik

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I consider that a wedding website must represent the style of the couple and we must accept that some of us are always on hurry or simply prefer only the minimalist things. This website template is specially created for them- it’s minimal, nice and extremely efficient. It didn’t lack any kind of webpages specific to wedding projects, therefore it deserves its place in this list.

Wedding

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Wedding Slide is made for less decided ones because it has tons of customization options. I must warn you that it might became an addictive activity…practically each item may be tailored to the bride and groom preferences.

Marriage

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Marriage is an older website destined for weddings, but its beauty manages to pass the test of time. I like very much the RVSP page that is well designed and very complex…I guess that the guests will appreciate it.

Enlance

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We showcased many simple but wonderful templates, now it’s time for a more complex one. Enlace is a pretty standard template for weddings: tons of images, lots of white spaces, many hearts and a pink and white color combination. What really matter is that the outcome is beautiful!

Gittys

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Gittys is another wedding website that extensively use images to transmit the bride and groom emotions. It’s very complex and it’s impossible not to satisfy even the requirements of the most demanding viewers. It’s responsive and the social media buttons are well integrated into the design of the website.

Kalyan

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Kalyan is another standard wedding website that is designed by a team of experts. They claimed that would offer lifetime support, so it should be taken into account if you are interested in buying such a template.

Our Wedding

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We tried to offer a large pool of solutions for wedding websites. Preponderant, we presented templates that emphasizes the visual aspect and put into the shadow the written content. This template is different and here may be added way more texts to better describe the event and the two lovers.

Hitched

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Hitched is another template that give to the user the possibility of adding more text, but at the same time, an image gallery may be created and customized according to the needs.
I am sure that the above websites will inspire you to create better ones, no matter their destination. At the end, it will be great to know your opinion about wedding websites, are these more difficult to build or are the same as other projects?

20 themes, templates and plugins for a creative agency website

Internet is no longer a place for information exchange, even though this was the initial purpose of the Internet creators. Nowadays, the online environment is turning, more and more, into a realm of entrepreneurs. Altogether, the Internet is an unlimited informational resource and all of us are free to use it. The huge Internet growing positively affects our daily life and we should be thankful to the ones that realized this fact: the web designers.
The websites wouldn’t look so beautiful unless the web designers worked hard to satisfy the client’s requirements. People constantly need more and better websites, which means that the designers work under huge pressure, almost on a daily basis. The competition amongst web designers is pretty harsh and it determines that only the best to survive in this field.
A capital reference for any designer or creative agency is the portfolio. It’s a website or a social media account where only the best works created are showcased. In fact, a portfolio is the identity card of the designer/creative agency. No doubt, a single modest item added into the portfolio has the potential to “convince” people to search for other solutions.
If you want to create a portfolio or the actual one doesn’t look good then we have good news for you. We created a list of 20 themes, templates and plugins that may be used for a portfolio. Each item from this list was carefully analyzed; therefore here is the crème de la crème!

Vesa

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One single page websites are very appreciated by the average Internet users, so having a portfolio based on this idea sounds as a good solution. Vesa is a great WordPress theme, Bootstrap based, retina ready that is very customizable. It’s suitable for modern creative agencies and personally, I think that is one of the most attractive theme released this year. What do you think? Am I right?

Strap

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Strap is a WordPress theme designed for creative agencies, too. This theme is very nice and funny, therefore it’s recommended using it only if the core values of the agencies don’t require a more formal approach. Even though the theme is funny, it doesn’t mean that the team that developed it isn’t serious. They fully deserve our prides because the theme is very complex and good looking.

Lion

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Lion is a WordPress theme that comes in seven different skins and I’m sure that its features will convince anyone that it is a very reliable solution for a good portfolio: drag & drop builder, normal or one page format, vertical or horizontal header, full width or boxed design, many cool sliders etc.

Brackets

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A good portfolio should let the user focus on the items showcased rather than impress with its various effects and animations. The ones that embrace these ideas must look closer to Brackets – a WordPress theme that is discrete and simple.

Studio9

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Studio9 is the prototype of a good looking complete portfolio. The cool flat design reveals the modern approach of the team while the “About us” page creates a more personal relationship with the potential customers.

Metroid

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Metroid is a very simple Metro style based WordPress theme. It’s more suitable for freelance web designers because it’s extremely simple and it looks very similar to a v-card. In spite of its simplicity, any potential customer may have a clear idea about the skills of the designers in just few seconds.

One

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One is a very modern and elegant website template. In addition to a good looking layout, there are other features as HTML5 video sliders and full screen players, Google Maps API support, Font-awesome icons that made it stand apart from other templates.

Xstream

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Xstream is another modern website template. Its customization options are endless, the creators presenting five different versions of this template. The landing page is Metro inspired and it definitely gets a good mark at the originality chapter.

Superme

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Superme is a website template created for the ones that don’t have web design skills or/and don’t have too much time to create and maintain their portfolio. The landing page is a huge grid of images featuring the previous works. Simple, but effective, isn’t it?

Jolly Folio

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This website template impressed me due to the smart use of negative space and the big, bold and readable typography. The template may be used for multiple purposes, but it’s the most suitable for creative agencies.

Jana

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Jana is an example of good design. This template is made of the “classic” components of a portfolio, so you may think that it has nothing special. Altogether, if you choose to see the life preview, you will be amazed by the design aesthetics. In conclusion, I added it here!

Eshra

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Eshra is an Adobe Muse template that is more suitable for freelancers that are passionate about photography. The black and white color combination creates a special atmosphere that will impress the customers. It comes in three versions: Static, Fullscreen Video and Fullscreen Slider Background and all of them look pretty good.

Portfolio Muse

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Portfolio Muse is a very standard, but pleasant portfolio that seems more suitable for individual freelancers. The flat design and the parallax effect create a modern and dynamic approach while the simplicity of the template will create the idea of a pragmatic and efficient freelancer. Under these circumstances, it’s almost sure that the clients will contact the respective freelancer.

CCSlider

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A good modality of impressing the potential customers is the use of an attractive slider. CCSlider is a really stunning plugin that provides the user with a huge array of sliding options. You may check the demo to see the effects and I am sure that you will be fascinated by it!

Cube Slider

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Cube Slider is a plugin that creates a 3D sliding effect. By installing this plugin you will add a plus of dynamism and originality to the website. Let’s hope that the customers will resist to the sliding temptations and will focus on the items exposed.

Contact Form

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Let’s suppose that the works showcased in the portfolio convinced the potential customers to ask for your services. Don’t you think it would be a pity if they changed their mind due to a poor contact form? It won’t ever happen if you install this plugin; it creates a beautiful contact form that is connected with Google Maps.

Premium SEO Pack

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No matter how visually appealing a portfolio is or how well done are the projects exhibited, without being on the first positions in the search of the clients everything is in vain. SEO Pack is a complete plugin that will help in making your portfolio way “friendlier” with the spiders of the search engines.

SEO Studio

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SEO Study is another plugin that helps the users to obtain a better search engine positioning. It contains 32 tools for better optimization as Estimate PageRank, Analyze Links, Website Speed Test, and Check Headers so it’s obvious that it’s a powerful plugin that shouldn’t be missed.

MyMail

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In order to let people know the latest offers & news, it’s a good idea, from time to time, to send them an email. A newsletter plugin may resolve this fact and MyMail is one of the best solutions. It has tons of options, including a complete analyze of the newsletters sent.

Social Media Tabs

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Finally, the last item from this list is a plugin that will help the portfolio owners to have a solid social media presence. It’s one of the most complete plugins that is very customizable and no doubt, it manages to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
If you want to create a stunning portfolio, I hope that these themes, templates and plugins will be useful for you. It will be great to know if any of the above items helped you in creating a new one or if they have improved your existing portfolio.

20 top selling Joomla templates

We previously published an article exhibiting the best WordPress themes. Now it’s time to delight you with a fresh set of the best templates, this time Joomla templates.
Joomla is open source as WordPress is, but unlikely Joomla didn’t benefit from the same advertising campaigns. Definitely, WordPress is the best tool for blogging, but for other kind of website projects it has very serious competitors. Joomla seems to offer the best solutions for corporate websites, online magazines, government applications or community based portals. Altogether, a good developer and a talented designer can create any type of website having at its core the Joomla platform.
Joomla community is growing and is very active so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see more and more Joomla websites. The template creators work day and night to bring to the market awesome templates that will captivate the attention of the users. As a living prove of the Joomla templates beauty, please check these 20 examples. All of them are carefully picked up, but the markets are full of other templates looking extremely well.

Bloora

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Bloora is one of the oldest Joomla template, but it doesn’t mean that it’s outdated. The huge success of this templates is due to the beauty of the layouts, but also due to its complexity. There is no webpage to miss (from homepage to blog section and 404 page) and all of them are beautifully created. The sliders are very attractive, but Plus Slider is really very appealing and I strongly recommend to use it in your projects.

Mj Simple

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Mj Simple is built on Bootstrap and this fact determined to look like a WordPress theme. This template is simple and discrete, the user having no items to be distracted. It’s responsive, fully customizable and mobile optimized. In conclusion, it fully deserves its place in this list.

JF Chrome

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The design of this template isn’t necessarily the most interesting one, but the unlimited number of webpages and features “forced” me to add here. Each component is customizable, there are tons of sliders to select from and I guess that the single downside of this template is that there are so many interesting features that it’s impossible to make a selection!!!

New Business

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Unfortunately, this theme isn’t responsive, but the number of sales, the testimonials and the impressive design determined to present this template as one of the best ones. I felt in love with the extensive use of white space, the layout is calming and expresses trust. It’s one of the best template for corporate websites.

Block

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If you want a totally original portfolio, then Block Creative is the perfect solution. The homepage consists in six huge submenus. Into a world with no or very discrete gradients, this template is standing apart. Definitely, you should visit yourself to make a better opinion!

Eos

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Eos is another theme that will make people say “wow”! The design is very modern and sleek and the fonts used complement these features. The slider contributes to the modern atmosphere, but it also creates the idea of dynamism.

BT Travel

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This template is best matching to a travel company, but it may be easily customized for corporate websites. It has incorporated a forum which is rarely seen. The design is fresh and joyful and the viewers will appreciate the positive energy of the layout.

BT E-commerce

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BT E-commerce is a great Joomla template that is destined for selling goods for kids. The design is very attractive and specially created for the most demanding public target, the kids. You have four menus, 6 color versions so the template may be easily customized to the owner preferences.

Aquilo

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Aquilo is a great responsive Joomla template. Any viewer will be fascinated by the clean and modern design. This template is suitable for various business purposed, but the white and green colors make me think that it is suitable for environmental purposes.

E-cart

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This Joomla template is responsive and retina ready so no matter the device used, the user will have a great experience. It was created for e-commerce purposes, the black and white color scheme making it suitable for tech selling area.

Fashion

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The Joomla templates with video background are very rare. Fashion is a very modern and good looking template with video background that is suitable, as the name is saying, for fashion projects. Anyway, the template obtains the best scores at the aesthetics and originality chapters.

GossipFX

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GossipFX is a really multipurpose template that is extremely complex: Dark and Light menu variations, 10 different background styles, many custom modules, 3 sliders and many other features. I guess that I made you curious about!

Metro Rox

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Metro style took by storm the design community and of course, the Joomla developers implemented this style into their works. Metro Rox is a wonderful Metro inspired multipurpose template. Its design is standing apart and the colors used are making a very good combination. If you want to have a modern website, then this template is for you!

Symba

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Symba is very suitable for a website that must express freshness and joy. The vibrant colors and the clean design are the major entities responsible for this relaxed atmosphere. Of course, this template is responsive and retina ready.

App Rox

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App Rox is a very modern responsive Joomla template that is created to satisfy any type of projects and people. It has tons of useful webpages and items as FAQ page, prices table, audio and video galleries that aren’t common to other templates. Definitely, App Rox is a complex and good looking template.

Kintamani

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Flat design is the current favorite style of both designers and users. Under these circumstances, it’s obvious that the developers must have created stunning flat Joomla templates. Kintamani is one of the most elegant flat template that is suitable for a large variety of purposes.

Fontaine

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Fontaine is a responsive template that is destined for business or corporation use. The strong points of this template are the clean and elegant design, the relaxed typography and the unlimited number of options to tailor the template according to the needs and preferences.

Churchy

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Some templates developers prefer creating multipurpose works while others prefer focusing on a specific target. Churchy is one of best templates created for church or nonprofit websites; it’s responsive, retina ready and the design is really calming. I highly recommend taking a closer look at it!

Hli

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It’s another template that should be admired because the words aren’t enough in this case. I am impressed by the cleanliness and the simplicity of Hli. If you want to have a website expressing refinement and elegancy then Hli is the perfect choice.

BestShop

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In the eventuality that someone wants to add the features of the previous template to his online store, then I have the solution for him. It’s called BestShop, a wonderful online store template.

I hope that these Joomla templates inspired you. As usual, if we missed your favorite template, please let us know via comment form and it will be added into this list. Also, it will be great to have your opinion about continuing to publish this kind of articles.

20 fresh website templates suitable for retail projects

Commerce was always the same. A good product or service provided for a buyer and, what is supposed to be the soul of commerce, the advertising. In the online retail business advertising is not mandatory; although helpful, it can be successfully replaced by an eye catching online presence. This is where the web designers intervene.
If you want to sell anything online or if you simply want to inform the clients about your goods or services online, you must also follow the rules of web design. The differences are not so big; there are many similarities between rules of commerce and e-commerce.
I always said that a good designer must be aware of the commercial status of his work. This awareness is even more important when the work materializes into a website meant to be used in retail business. Selling becomes the primary goal of the designer and the structure of what is about to build must rely on this.
As you’ve already noticed there are tons of sites that are selling. No matter if they are selling goods or services, all of them are well crafted, well designed for the only purpose they were released in the first place. Their complexity must cover the entire area of products that are about to be sold, but also it must not interfere with the simplicity in use. They must be eye catching but also they must be functional, as I keep saying for a while, even for any device.
In order to illustrate in a much appropriate manner the meaning of a website suited for retail businesses, we chose 20 templates that are making a fine example about what e-commerce means. They could be inspirational both for designers and for those who want to purchase a template thinking it may fit their business.

Pet Shop

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Bouquets

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The Travel

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Agritourismo

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Renty

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Beauty Fit

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Bacceo

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Gym Sport

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Diet & Nutrition

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Shop Fast

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Dictate

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Max Shop

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Right Choice

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uStore

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Tender Shop

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Imperial

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Dental

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Mega Shop

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Simpleone

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Breeze

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20 impressive email templates

Nowadays, there are multiple possibilities for a commercial entity to keep in touch with the past customers and with other potential ones. Social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, seem to be the most famous channels of maintaining the relationship with the clients. Altogether, many marketing experts ignore an old, but golden method of enhancing the relationship with the clients. It’s true that the extensive use of it annoyed the potential clients, but it’s still very efficient when used properly.
As you probably guessed, it’s about newsletters. There is nothing more simple and efficient- the potential clients receive in their Inbox a message with the best products & special offers that can be read anytime. The single downside is that the respective individual may daily receive tens of newsletters and become bored of these.
As long as a newsletter is sent having informational and not a spam purpose, everything is OK. In addition to a great design, a newsletter has the power to considerable increase the sales, therefore it’s a resource that shouldn’t be neglected.
We collected for inspiration or for purchasing 20 amazing email templates. It’s impossible not to impress your clients when sending them such an email!

Good News

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You shouldn’t be a math expert to realize that Good News is practically an unlimited resource. It has 10 layouts, 10 background colors and 9 color schemes- it means 900 potential combinations. Much more, these variants are all looking good, are responsive and compatible with all major browsers.

Karta

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Karta is a simple, elegant and responsive email template. Personally, I think that the design of a newsletter should be pleasant, but way more important is the functionality. This template is a good example to prove my idea- it’s light weighted, responsive and the design is extremely discrete, the full focus being on the offers presented.

Promote Mail

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Promotemail is a great email template. Many designers spend a lot of time for finding out how their works are rendered using various devices. The same issue is valid with the email templates, a universal good looking solution being the best. Fortunately, Promotemail not only looks wonderful, but the user has a nice system of seeing how it is rendered by desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Gulf

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This email template includes the psd files, therefore you have even more room for your creativity. Anyway, the template is beautiful and very suitable for presenting the latest news and discounts of an online shop. Obviously, it’s responsive and highly customisable.

Fotoshop

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Fotoshop is an email template that is flat inspired. The web design is massively influenced by flatness, so it was impossible not to have flat email templates. Fotoshop is a modern and fresh creation and these features may convince the user to pay attention to it and to the eventual discounts offered.

Carta

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If you need a reliable email template, then Carta is for you. It’s beautifully designed, the code is clean and functional, the construction is modular so you may easily switch elements and customise them according to the needs, the documentation is well written and the team that released it promised great support.

Focus Mail

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Focusmail is another great email template. Practically, this template is really multifunctional. It has the great advantage that its structure is made up from generic elements that may be modified as the user wants. Everything is interchangeable and all the items are matching each other perfectly. I guess that it’s a great newsletter template!

Lamia

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Lamia is a newsletter template that should be taken into account by everyone interested in having a good online reputation. It has a modular structure and is fully responsive. It’s multipurpose and it’s Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor compatible so there are all the reasons to buy and use it!

Venalia

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A good design of a newsletter template will be always associated with a serious and reliable sender. Venalia is one of these designs that can’t be forgotten- it’s flat, modern and fresh and no doubt, the viewers will pay closer attention to it than to others.

Swiper

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Swiper comes in two major categories, Dark and Light, and other color variations. In total, it contains 48 HTML and 3 .psd files. Taking into account that this template is working in all major browsers and it’s fully responsive it became obvious that Swiper should represent a solution for your newsletter campaign.

Brev

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Brev is another email template that will satisfy even the most demanding tastes. It contains many variations, different color schemes, everything is modular and interchangeable, and it is well rendered no matter the browser or the device that accesses it. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Campaign Mail

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The clean flat design of this newsletter template will impress everyone that receives such an email. It is compatible with all major email services provider, responsive and the icons are really masterworks. It’s one of the best email templates from this list, isn’t it?

Pismo

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Pismo is another great flat newsletter template that is more suitable for official presentations. I guess that when receiving such a nice email, none will consider it being spam!

Cupcake

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The creators of this newsletter template bet on sweet color combinations and I think that it was a winning idea. Instead of a general newsletter, they considered that a more targeted one will attract people that are really interested in buying such an item. I guess that is better to discover yourself if Cupcake is a good email template.

Glenn

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Glenn is a simple and good looking email template. It’s absolutely flat and the icons are nicely done. Fortunately, all the details may be noticed no matter the device accessing because the newsletter is fully responsive.

Metric

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Metric is the best solution for the online store owners that need to inform people about the latest products and discounts. It is well designed, easily customisable and it may incorporate many images.

Marphie

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If Metric isn’t suitable for your business, then Marphie should be the solution. It is the same as Metric, suitable for online stores newsletters, but it has a more official layout so it may be used by companies or other official organisations. Of course, the template is flat based and it looks very modern and fresh!

Slash

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Slash is built having the highest design standards in mind. The layout is clean and fresh, so reading won’t be a problem for the newsletter receiver. Another plus of this template is the use of quality UI elements as fonts and icons that are bought from the famous DesignModo shop.

Solides

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Usually, customising a theme or an email newsletter template requires a minimal coding knowledge. The creators of this newsletter template implemented a nice system of customisation that may be used by anyone. I think that is better to check yourself- you should “Hide” or “Duplicate” different items!

Fresh

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It is the last item from this list, but it’s one of the best solutions when searching for a quality email template. It contains tons of variations that are interchangeable. Besides these, it works in all the browsers and it’s fully responsive.
Even if sending newsletters seems an outdated activity, it’s still one of the most efficient modality of getting in touch with the potential clients. I consider that is a very good idea to pay attention to this aspect and profit from because the actual economical context doesn’t allow the luxury of wasting clients.

20 awesome vCard templates

Don’t judge a book by its cover! This old saying has guided us along the years teaching us that the content is more important than the look, especially when it comes to people. There are many examples of amazing persons but not so good looking or not well organized when it comes to choice of clothes to wear or about the haircut.
In the online environment the look is very important. Nobody affords the luxury of neglecting the design because that is everything we can see. Online all we can see is the “cover”. We can be patient to take a glimpse behind the curtain and we may find interesting information but that is, as you already know from daily use of internet, very unlikely.
When it comes to present ourselves to the world we may choose from a large area of methods but the best, the most practical method was always the card. It is practical because it contains exactly the information we need to give or to receive. The design evolved from a small piece of paper to a file stored on a computer but the idea is still the same.
The vCards are as their “ancestors” the main mean of information exchange between people in the online environment. More than the classic printed cards they have the advantage of supporting more additional information. The name, occupation and contact info are expanded to a more comprehensive vCard that also may contain a portfolio, more images to describe the area of work and in many occasions even a resume.
Since words can’t speak as good as an image, we showcased here 20 awesome vCard templates that we invite you to study carefully for getting inspired, to check the compatibility with your needs for purchasing one or just to admire the work of a skilled designer.

Curricula

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Metroid

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Shift CV

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Dash

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Curriculum

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Plus V-card

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My Card

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Flat CV

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The Compass

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Milano

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Mustache

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Metro

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Site adaptive

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Flexi CV

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Metrome

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Clean V-card

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vMe

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Vico Card

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Metro Card

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About Me

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20 extremely useful .psd resources to learn creating stunning websites

Learning web design isn’t simple at all. Studying web design in high school is very expensive and to amortize the student loan is required a long period of time. Altogether, the web evolves very rapidly and it’s no surprise that what you learn in the first year to be totally outdated immediately after graduation.
Learning by yourself is a way cheaper solution, but there is no diploma to guarantee the skills of the individual. Unfortunately, some design agencies consider primordial the existence of a diploma in order to hire a new member. It’s not so simple to be a designer, as so many people wrongly judged.
Crying and being pessimistic aren’t beneficial- the same circumstances are for everyone. The positive aspect is that many designers have managed to resist into this climate and some of them created amazing works. Therefore, why not keep working and try to become the best?
The matter of success is a very delicate subject and the overall conclusion is that the resolving equation of it is formed from way too many “x”s in order to have a clear answer. Still, passion and hard work seem to have a more serious contribution than other items. Passion is fully depending on each one mental, but working hard and wise is a matter that can be improved across time.
We know that the time of the web designers is very limited and we prepared for them a surprise. Into this post we will present 20 wonderful .psd resources created by very talented designers. There is no better way to learn than practicing, so you may replicate the files (of course, just for sharpening the skills and not for commercial purposes!!!). Enjoy these and don’t forget to let us know which your favourite was!

One Genius

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This resource consists in 3 .psd files that are the backbone of a great website. The ones that buy it may use OneGenius to create a stunning website or for studying how a creative team imagined a wonderful portfolio. The design is very modern, flat based, so there are enough reasons to profit from this opportunity!

Pixfolio

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These .psd files are looking similar to the previous ones, but there are still major differences. It has a special color combination and definitely it has the power to attract the viewers. Still, both of them may be considered a living example of good aesthetics!

Sweep

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If you need a modern website template or to study how to create one, then Sweep is a good solution for you. It contains some amazing .psd resources- in fact the files of a modern flat website. Another strong point of this website template is the color scheme- the template is a joy of color!

Secundo

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I think that these .psd resources are very useful. The pack contains ten files, enough to build various types of websites. Probably, Secundo is the best for amateur web designers because the combinations of fonts, colors and shapes reveal the great experience and the talent of the team.

Flat pixel

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It’s impossible as a designer not to be interested in the nice illustrations added into this .psd template. All of them are looking very cool and surely the template fully deserves the money invested.

Flatible

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If you need a 100% flat inspired website template, then Flatible is for you. Everything is created to respect the core values of flatness, but of course, these are integrated into a good looking format. No doubt, this .psd resource is a must have for anyone interested in flat design.

Creative

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These .psd resources impress everyone due to elegance and the smart use of typography. I felt in love with the pricing tables and the buttons inserted. It’s a very good template that may be used to create a stunning website.

Translucent

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Translucent is an old item for sale, but the quality is timeless. The design isn’t flat based; it’s about how to creatively use the transparency of images to create stunning effects. Overall is a nice design and it’s a great opportunity to remember how the design was before flat has come into scene.

Yuri

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Yuri consists of two files that are the support of a good looking website. The files obtain a great mark at the originality chapter, the sci-fi font being probably the most original idea. No doubt, any designer may learn tons of tricks and best practices from these files.

Atlantica

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Don’t consider me as an enemy of flat design, but a good designer should know to create layouts based on different design styles. Atlantica is a great collection of .psd resources revealing that the beauty of good design is timeless.

Cobalt

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Of course, we are aware that clients need fresh and modern websites. This template is in opposition with the previous two items, but they have in common the high quality of the .psd files. Cobalt is an example of pure flat, it’s almost a must have resource for a designer.

Miinus

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I am in doubt about, but maybe some people don’t like the previous template. Well, if you need a great flat website template, then Miinus is another wonderful solution. It contains 14 files, only top quality design.

Orizon

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Gaming industry is perpetually growing and there is a constant need of websites for game lovers. These projects are extremely difficult to create because the designer must recreate the dynamism of a game. This template is the work of a great team because it looks very well and any game lovers will be captivated by it.

Angelicas

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Angelicas is a black and white creation that compensates the lack of colors with a good looking layout. This is suitable for original creative agencies or for portfolios. By sure, it will stay apart from the competitors.

Spaceman

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If you want an original template but at the same time, you love the colors, then Spaceman is the best choice. The website is built in origami style, the shapes are really impressive. I believe that you will learn a lot if you buy this template.

Mozart

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Mozart is a template that is based on flat design and the overall impression is that the designer took care for any pixel of it. Everything is well designed respecting the laws of beautiful design. Congratulations to the creator!

T Joy

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T Joy is my favourite from this list; this template consists in tons of wonderfully created items and analysing each of them is a must if you bought it. It’s a very complex .psd file, but it’s well structured so studying the layers is very comfortable.

R Gen

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The entrepreneurs are investing serious amounts of money in launching new online stores and as a consequence, the designers should create very attractive e-commerce layouts. This template will help very much because it has the psd. files of a well-crafted e-commerce presence.

Renty

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Another kind of business that is very common on Internet is car renting. Of course, the designers are demanded to create websites to stay in front of the competitors and this template is undoubtedly, one the most good looking one.
I hope that these files will be useful to you. I tried to assure a variety of design approaches, but it was impossible not to give a special attention to flat design. If you create a stunning psd file, please submit it to us and we will gladly add here to delight our readers.

20 fresh and retina ready display website templates

Responsive design is no longer something extraordinary and daily tons of websites are converted for a better experience when browsing from handheld devices. It’s true that some aspects are not fully resolved, but the future seems bright as long as the entire design and development world is focused on resolving these.
One of the most important aspects to resolve is the implementation of retina ready display. We previously presented what a retina display supposes and how it influenced the designers and the modality of making websites. Anyway, a website that is adapted for retina display is a beautiful experience and I think that no user should be deprived of enjoying it.
I guess that in the current year more and more designers will create websites by taking into account the retina display and it will be a real delight for the users. If you need more inspiration or you need a retina ready display website template, then this post is for you. Here are collected 20 fresh and good looking templates that are optimised for retina display. It was a very difficult, but at the same time pleasant activity to select only 20 templates, because the Internet is full of wonderful creations. In the eventuality that I missed your favourite one, please add it in the comment form and I will gladly add it into a next post.

Szia

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Szia is a wonderful retina ready website that is suitable for portfolios or creative agencies. It’s a single page website, using HD images and it’s flat based – all the attributes of a modern online presence. The user has three different homepage versions, some predefined colors and the code is based on HTML5 and CSS3. I guess that this template has all the “ingredients” to be considered an interesting item, isn’t it?

Ichi

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Ichi is a good looking and complete website template. It has three versions (parallax, video, slider) and ten color schemes. Much more, Ichi is based on two styles, Dark and Light. Taking into account these options it’s crystal clear that in fact here is more than a template. Adding that it’s responsive and build with Bootstrap 3 you have a complete idea about this template.

Briefcase

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The template creators mentioned that it’s well coded and any advanced sequence is well explained using the comments; also, they claim to provide very detailed support. By judging after the design of the layout, it’s impossible not to observe the special care for details, it’s obvious their professionalism. A very good template, isn’t it?

Blume

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No doubt, Blume is created to impress – everything was well-designed and all the small details were carefully analysed. It may be used for fashion projects, but also for creative agency. The jQuery effects are really cool and these are amplified by the cool images used. What do you think, it’s the most good looking template from here?

Slope

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Slope is another must see retina ready website template. It’s impossible not to fall in love with the modern and bold style of the template. The strong points of it are the jQuery effects, the big and bold typography, the unusual format of the webpages and the possibility of the color customisation.

Basix

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Basix may be defined as the prototype of the 2013 website. It’s ultra-responsive, both tablet and smartphone versions assure a great user experience and it’s flat design inspired. Also, it’s a retina ready construction and it’s eliminated any unnecessary clutter. Overall, the template is superb and it might be a solution for your future projects.

Newgate

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Newgate comes with tons of options, therefore there is a slight chance not to be satisfied with: the template may be full width or boxed, the portfolio may be displayed in three different layouts and the user has the possibility of selecting any color he wants.

3angle

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For the ones that need an original and wonderful retina ready website, 3Angle is the perfect solution. The angular shapes are original and give a special look to the webpages. The design is very clean and modern, very suitable for creative agencies or portfolios. Definitely, it has five stars rating at the originality chapter!

Light

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Light is a clean lovely retina ready website template. It’s clean and simple and no matter which color skin you select, it looks awesome. If you love simplicity, then this template is for you!

Save the World

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Charity websites must have two features: the homepage must be extremely appealing, it must convince the users to pay attention and the images used must create tension. This template successfully incorporates these two traits and the result is great.

Float

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Float isn’t a fully website template, it’s a great under construction template. It looks so cool, that simply forced me to add into this list. The template has three different versions and all of them are stunning. Maybe these are not very suitable for more serious projects, but undoubtedly, these will make curious any visitor!

Vulcan

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Unlikely as the previous example, this one is very complex and suitable for multiple kinds of projects. The strong point of this one is constituted by the huge pallet of options to customise: 3 homepage variations (slider, video and parallax), multi or one page versions, five color skins, page transitions 3D effects (check the preview to make an idea, I fell in love with these) and many other useful features.

Corporative

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Corporative is a great template, it has six versions and all of them are very different. It is suitable for any kind of project, from corporate and creative agency to various shops. Corporative is a retina ready website template that shouldn’t be missed by anyone interested in promoting on Internet his/her affairs.

Power Energy

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By far, the jQuery sliding effect from the homepage is the most interesting aspect of this retina ready template. Of course, the cool design is another feature that made me to add it here.

Bouquets

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Bouquets is a lovely template designed for online shops. It’s impossible not to be impressed by the simplicity of the flatness and the color combination used. Another big plus of this retina ready template is the boldness of the buttons that work fine for any type of device used.

Beaute

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This retina ready template has incorporated big and impressive images that will catch the attention of the viewers. It’s specially created for beauty projects and I think that is perfectly matching for exclusivist services and locations. Definitely, it wonderfully combines the beauty, discretion and refinement.

Smarty

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Smarty is a retina ready template based on latest HTML and CSS versions. It’s a joy of colors and in addition to a wonderful design, these assure the perfect mixture for a great website. It contains 11 webpages; therefore you have all the necessary “ingredients” of a huge success.

Spark

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Spark is a great solution for a modern portfolio. The colors and the typography are well-chosen, the designers were really inspired. The standing apart item of this retina ready template is the navigational menu- it’s discrete and at the same time, complete and visually appealing!

Bearing 404

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Anteriorly, it was showcased a coming soon template. It was unfair not to have here a 404 page; therefore we were forced to add into this list such a project. Bearing is a very creative and interesting 404 page that comes into 5 color versions.

Dignity

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Dignity is a retina ready template that is constituted from 12 different versions. All of these are built to satisfy the highest standards. The modernist approach is sustained by the flat design and the images used. It’s crystal clear that is way better to visit yourself this template to convince yourself about the quality of it!

I hope that these retina ready templates inspired you to create better projects. Congratulations to the creators because all look extremely well and such good masterworks required a colossal volume of work. Did you enjoyed the templates; do you have a favourite one? Please share your thoughts with us; the comment form is waiting for you!

20 useful psd files to learn flat design

We mentioned many times that flat design is the expression of the year into the web design community. It has a special beauty and the huge majority of the users simply fell in love with this design approach. You shouldn’t be a designer to understand that there is a huge demand of flat based projects. Altogether, flatness isn’t an old concept and there are still many unresolved aspects. Anyway, the designers adapted and created flat stunning WordPress themes or Joomla templates. The blog owners immediately noticed the raising interest in flat design and posted tons of articles treating this subject. Of course, some designers wanted a more professional treating in this respect and wrote books. The conclusion is that nowadays everyone has possibilities of studying flat design! In spite of that, there is still need of quality resources in order to create even better flat websites.
No matter how many blog posts or books someone is reading, without practice is very likely that no progress will be made. Working hard is the single solution to became competitive. It’s not very comfortable, but learning by doing is the best method of learning design, of course, including flat design.
Adobe Photoshop is the no.1 tool of any designer and having the psd. files of some flat design projects may help a lot in learning the little tricks of making cool flat websites. The more experienced is the creator of the files, the better for the one that studies them. Having the psd files created by good designers and trying to imitate these is a very good method of practicing.

Disclaimer: imitating the work of other designers is a good method to learn because the files themselves constitute a good feedback. On the other hand, this activity must be reduced only for sharpening the skills. Copying is just another facet of stealing and I strongly discourage you to imitate the work of others and sell it to the clients.

We collected 20 useful psd files that will help you learn more about flat design- all of them are high quality and undoubtedly, they may be used in other kind of projects, not just for studying.

Fluidly

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Fluidly is an impressive psd template of a multipurpose website. The pack consists of 11 layered psd files, 11 png and another set of 11 jpeg files. Of course, the template may be used in personal projects, too and every designer should have a quick look at the files, because this surely won’t waste his/her time!

Flatible

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This template consists of four psd files that are well organised. Flatible is the layout of a good looking website that may be used for portfolios; you may buy the files and slice them into HTML versions. The same as the previous item, this is a complex website and studying the files will definitely help you make better flat projects.

21 theme

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This template is a beautiful example of clean flat design. It has all the ingredients of a great potential website, so you may use it as the layout of your future one. Also, it is an already “classic” example of flat design; it has all the specific features of flatness and it is definitely a resource that must be exploited, no matter the purpose.

A-page

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A-page is a useful template for learning how to design a flat website and it was created for every type of user, including the ones using smartphones. The template contains 14 psd files and each deserves your entire attention. Moreover, the layouts are different, so you have plenty of resources to study from.

Studio 9

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If you need a website to sell your cool mobile apps, then this template may be useful for you! The layout looks wonderful, especially due to the clean approach and the colour scheme is well chosen. It’s a very detailed template, it seems that the creators paid great attention to every small details.

Flat mobile

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If you need a website to sell your cool mobile apps, then this template may be useful for you! The layout looks wonderful, especially due to the clean approach and the colour scheme is well chosen. It’s a very detailed template, it seems that the creators paid great attention to every small details.

Avatar

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Avatar is a 10 psd files template that comes in two different versions- Freelancer and Corporate, having three colour options. The template contains tons of flat items and the layouts are beautiful. It could be used both for study and for transforming into a website, so Avatar is definitely something that you shouldn’t miss!

Seneza

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Senza is a template constituted from 28 psd files, so it’s impossible for you not to be satisfied with it. It may be used for a portfolio, a creative agency or corporate. It’s needless to mention that here are tons of cool fonts, impressive flat elements, adorable colour combinations – in short everything that will sharpen your skills.

Cobalt

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Cobalt is opposed to the previous item; this template has only 2 psd files, but I strongly believe that it’s a good idea to buy it. The template is the perfect example of flat design- everything is designed to 100% respect the principles of flat design. If you want to create stunning flat layouts, then this template is a very good source of inspiration.

Scrollside

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Many amateur designers are afraid of white space and prefer to create extremely agglomerate layouts to prove their skills. Unfortunately, the average user isn’t interested in how talented the designer is; he/she just wants a very efficient website. Well, this template should be studied by the ones who are afraid of white spaces. I like the cleanliness of this template very much – it’s a pleasure for the eyes.

Coyote

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Coyote is another mammoth template – 26 psd files that may be used to create an appealing portfolio. The combination of cleanliness, bold & ultra-thin typography and flat entities give a fresh and modern feeling to the viewer. Of course, these features are vital for a portfolio and it should convince everyone to try this template!

Mozart

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Mozart is another flat template and no other item mentioned in this list may compete with it when it comes to colours. The template is an enjoyable celebration of colours and it is capital for a designer to handle this chromatic into his/her advantage. What do you think? Am I right?

Vision

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It’s a three page template, but it may constitute the base of a great website. This is another flat design project suitable for portfolios- clearly, one of the most beautiful layouts.

Stranger

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Stranger is an awesome template that is formed from 12 psd files. By studying it, you will not only learn how to create a flat layout, but you will also know how to create a modern website. The combination of white, black and green represent the perfect colours for such a project.

Flat Pixel

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Flat Pixel is a great psd template and it is the “blueprint” of a standing apart website. Personally, I consider it being more useful for a website; it’s a sin to waste such a great template. It impresses due to the wise use of creative illustrations and it is definitely an attraction for the future users.

AppDeluxe

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Selling mobile applications is a very “hot” activity. As a result, the app developers ask for websites to present and sell their creations. Obviously, the designers have complied with since they have come up with impressive items. If you want to study the psd files of a quality website, suitable for this kind of project, then App Deluxe is for you.

Carem

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Usually, the clients ask for modern websites; they don’t just want you to redesign their online presences in a few months. This template is flat and modern and it is ideal for an extremely demanded type of website. Every designer should pay closer attention to this template and learn how to impress the viewers. Another plus of the template is the high readability of the fonts- very smart selection!

Rubio

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Rubio is a template constituted from 10 files built on a 1200 px grid that is suitable for a large pallet of purposes. It’s another template where flatness beauty is combined with very pleasant aesthetics.

Smarty

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I think that there are two types of high quality websites: a part of them are created respecting the standards and these delight the viewers. The other part is composed of the websites that transmit feelings and these are unforgettable. Smarty is from the second category- you can’t resist to it and it will surely lighten any person that will see it. Am I right?

Flattitude

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The reason why I added this template here was because of the numerous UI elements that may be studied. Flattitude is a great collection of psd files that shouldn’t miss from the arsenal of a good designer.

I hope that I manage to convince you and now you will treat the matter of psd files seriously. These are very useful, especially for the less experienced ones and it’s a great opportunity to learn from the best. As usual, it will be great to hear your opinion about it and if you liked this post, please share it with your friends.