If you’re swarmed with work and have absolutely no time to hunt for good practical web design tools, you should check out this list of 10 freebies that bring together some brilliant themes, PSD templates and other website essentials at one place.
Here’s a list of amazing web design tools…
A Must Have Coming Soon Template
Every marketing strategy has a pre-launch section, and websites should too. If you’re designing a website for a client, you can tell them to include a Coming Soon template that will give the readers a glimpse of the website along with informing them that the new website would be up shortly. It also counts down to the time of the launch.
Besides building curiosity, it also gives you an advantage in Google search and ranking. So, you are getting SEO advantage from even before your site goes live. Saturnix is a full responsive design template that can be customized to fit in information that you want to include.
Plus you can also start working towards building your subscriber base by cashing in on the curiosity and start requesting for email ids.
Slider with Ken Burns Effects
Although sliders have earned themselves a bad rep in the designing world, with most designers using various web design tools are voting against it, it has great attention-grabbing benefits. And we aren’t just talking about sliders here, we’re talking about a slider with Ken Burns effect, this take attention-grabbing to a whole new level.
The Ken Burns effect – for the unintended – is a type of panning and zooming technique with an animated feel, it looks like the subject of the image is slowly being zoomed into. This is a great option for when you want eyeballs to be directed on something specific. The plugin takes minutes to install and you can instantly start creating a slider with your best images on display.
A must-have for portfolio and image-based websites, the plugin comes in two modes and has a responsive design.
Responsive Home Remodeling Theme
There’s one thing designers cannot just have enough of (besides hours to catch up on some serious shut eye) – Themes! You have to have a good collection of themes ready with you so that when you get a new project, you can use one of these instead of hunting for the perfect one.
Today’s theme is a niche-specific one and has been specifically designed for the Home Remodeling sector. However, it can also be used for interior and exterior designers with some tweaking. The theme comes with customization options like slideshows and grid display. Plus there are 10 different skin choices to pick from.
PhotoLab – Perfect Theme for Photographers
Another theme that would come in handy time and again is PhotoLab. Given how many photographers and artists are getting serious about creating a solid web presence, this theme could be a great addition for one such website.
With the limelight given to the portfolio amidst an uncluttered, simple backdrop, PhotoLab is a perfect theme for a portfolio-centric website. With a full-width slider with Parallax scrolling effect that draws eyeballs to where you want it the most, plus the footer tag cloud increases visibility to your content by allowing better navigation and advanced search options.
To further that, you can segregate the type of content – image based or blog-based – you want to push to your readers by color-coding each type.
An Awesome WordPress Theme for Bloggers
Quality, engaging content is pretty much dominating the web since a decade and would continue to do so for a long time to come. Websites that product stellar content consistently but still get no traction, and a reason for that is no enough emphasis being given to the display part of it.
Content mainly gets buried under other pages, but every website – even those that aren’t content-heavy – need to give a good platform to their contents. And one way to do that is by adopting a complementing theme like Sentio. The responsive theme has a sleek modern design and puts your portfolio and blog pieces in spotlight.
The responsive layout makes it fluidly fit across devices and the theme is light so it doesn’t slow down the site as well.
Responsive Mega Menu in CSS3
Mega Menu is an important inclusion in websites now, especially if it’s an e-commerce or one that deals with a lot of categories. Instead of jumbling up trying to display everything, a mega menu helps to organize your categories in a concise methodical manner.
This particular mega menu is also responsive, which means that would fit to the screen size of the device it is viewed on. This is particularly important for e-commerce websites targeting mobile users. With multiple pre-defined color schemes to choose from, a grid system and CSS3 effects, the mega menu is a must-have in your resource box. You can easily customize this as per the need of different projects.
The mega menu is compatible with all major browser options and requires minimal knowledge to get this up and running.
An Awesome CyberChimps Theme
Is it raining themes today? Because we’ve got one more for you in store. And this isn’t just any off-the-rack theme but one that’s loved by millions – Responsive is a hero theme that’s been downloaded millions of times and counting.
The powerful design and tons of superior features like retina-ready, responsive layout, typography options, Responsive is also WooCommerce compatible and SEO friendly. The theme has a sophisticated de-cluttered look and would be the perfect background for a high-end website that believes in not going overboard.
From the house of CyberChimps, Responsive – as the name suggests – is a responsive theme that effortlessly adapts to the screen it is viewed on.
One Page PSD Yoga Template
Here’s a flexible theme that would bend over backwards to make a yoga-themed website stand out in all web design tools. And if you didn’t get the yoga reference in the first line, well our bad! YogaStudio is a one-page PSD template that will help you get a website for a yoga center or a practicing yogi up and running in no time.
The design has been kept to a bare minimum giving it a fresh feel. But that doesn’t mean it’s not power-packed with features. From a responsive design to being SEO friendly, the PSD template has it completely sorted when it comes to all-things yoga website.
The niche-specific PSD template can be downloaded in a few clicks.
GoldLine Light – A Great Theme
WordPress is the most common CMS that webmasters prefer. And experts think that every designer should have a good repertoire of WordPress themes that they can sample and select from web design tools when working on a fresh project.
One such theme is GoldLine, which can be reworked for different types of projects. With distinctively superior typography to tons of features, the theme is fully responsive and multipurpose in nature. If you’re using this for a blog-based website, then you’d be thankful for the preview function that gives a glimpse of how the end piece would look to the audience.
And while the theme is predominantly touted to be a great fit for a blog, you can use this for a creative agency website or for a portfolio of an artist.
One Page Business WordPress Theme
With a number of small and mid-sized business looking towards getting a strong digital presence, a good number of business websites are populating the digital landscape now. Which for you means designing more business websites.
If you find yourself loaded with work and just need a quick but powerful solution to getting a business website running, use this theme that’s a perfect fit. With multiple portfolio categories, responsive sliders, and business location on Google Maps, BigWave is a one-page theme that existing webmasters love.
Save time on not just looking for web design tools and resources but also while working on projects by putting these resources to use. And you can thank us later!
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