Archives For April 2012

Using texture is a good way to add depth, detail, and a layer of interest to a web design. Whether it’s in big doses or just a few subtle patches here and there, texture can help give personality to your website. Today’s post I’ve gathered some great examples of texture usage in web design, from discrete textured fonts to complete textured backgrounds.

1. Olly Sorsby

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Subtle light texture patterns background are comprised of 4 light tile patterns ideal to create a subtle and original light web background for your next project.

Download from Pixeden

When you take the most one of the most popular web trend (the sliders) and combine it with the most popular CMS (WordPress), you just know there is going to be a bunch of great plugins you could easily use and today’s WordPress Wednesday post I’ll focus on finding 8 premium WordPress content slider plugins.

1. LayerSlider WP – The WordPress Parallax Slider

his is a WordPress plugin of the LayerSlider! You can create as many layers and sublayers as you want. You can use images or any other HTML elements, including Flash movies as layers.

The script is very user-friendly, you can add global settings or local (per slide) settings to each layer or sublayer. You can change delay times, easing types, durations and much more with the WYSIWYG editor!

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Today’s freebie is very useful in several occasions – Google Map UI Kit as Free PSD Layered Template. I have a need for this in my mock ups lots of times and I have put them out there for anyone else who may have the need. PSD UI Kit contains Google Navigation Elements, Google Markers, Pop Up Map Window etc. Share and Enjoy!

Download from Pixel Monarchy

Typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are look, appearance and outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave. Today’s post you’ll find a nice collection 16 latest free and premium fonts to enhance your designs.

1. Zaguatica – Free

Zaguatica has some Helvetica, Gill, Futura, a little Gotham, and Metro.This font is free for personal and commercial use and comes in bold, extra bold, and oblique. Other weights are in the works.

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So today’s freebie is a simple to use PSD file with some smart object voodo to make it easier on you when you want to show some details. Just change out the smart object content on the layer replace, and you get a nice little detail shot ready for showing off.

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Image galleries or photo galleries are very common and the best method to any other site to showcase their images/photos no matter what type of business you are. Today’s WordPress Wednesday post we features 10 wordpress image gallery plugins. In This excellent collection you’ll find 5 free and 5 premium version plugins..

Free Plugins

1. NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option. Before I started writing the plugin I studied all the existing image and gallery plugins for WordPress. Some of them are really good and well designed, but the gap is filled was a simple administration system at the back end which can also handle multiple galleries.

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