Designbeep http://designbeep.com Free Resources for Designers and Developers Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:07:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What does it take to make your website more engaging? http://designbeep.com/2016/03/30/what-does-it-take-to-make-your-website-more-engaging/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/30/what-does-it-take-to-make-your-website-more-engaging/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:07:17 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60953 Having the best product, the greatest service or the most brilliant writers in the world means nothing if your website is poorly designed. People often judge a business’s credibility by its website design, and if your business is your website, then design is doubly important. First impressions count – and that statement has never been truer than in the short attention span, instant gratification universe of the Internet.

Content and keywords might make your site visible on search engines and draw visitors to it, but good design is what will make them stick around. Lots of traffic is great, but it’s no good if your visitors take one look at your site and decide to move right along. You want them to engage with your content, view several different pages and generally relax and feel at home.

To make this happen, your website needs to be visually appealing and immediately engaging. It needs to load quickly, and be responsive and obviously fit for purpose at first glance. Your visitors should feel that this is the site they’ve been looking for within seconds. The relevant information should practically leap out at them and it should be easy for them to navigate around, so that they can find exactly what they want.

Stay focused

It may seem natural to stack your website with as many features as possible in order to enjoy the widest possible chances of attracting and engaging your visitors. The more there is to choose from the more visitors will stop by, right?

Actually, too much choice generally puts people off. They don’t know where to begin looking, and that makes them feel anxious and confused. In reality, chances are that they came looking for one specific thing, and if your website isn’t all about that specific thing, they probably won’t stick around.

It generally pays to focus in on a specific niche, and to then strive to be the best provider of information and resources for that specific niche market that you can possibly be. For instance, Rotten Tomatoes has done extremely well by being a trusted go-to site for film reviews. Trip Advisor has cornered the market for travel advice and recommendations based on user reviews. Including sports news or beauty tips on these sites, no matter how popular such subjects may be, would only dilute their core strengths.

Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. A select handful of websites have established themselves as one-stop shops for a wide range of information – from sports to business news and movie reviews. You may go to get the latest celebrity gossip from BAEDaily, but you’ll stay for features on health, investing and technology among other wide-ranging subjects. The sites that do this well however still keep a clean, uncluttered look and maintain a consistent tone that establishes trust and authority, no matter what is being discussed.

The missing link

Too much text on the front page of your site is also a turn-off. If it’s integral to your site’s purpose to include long, wordy articles, then just include a teaser on the front page and an invitation to link through to read the full piece. A heading and a sub-heading to grab attention and convey what the story is about is all that you really need. It can also be effective to break off midway through a sentence; the reader naturally wants to find out what you are going to say, and once they’ve clicked through they’re committed to reading the whole article.

Also remember that the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” can be multiplied by ten on the Internet – and by a hundred if the picture happens to be of a particularly cute kitten. A picture will draw the visitor in to click the link and read the article.

Looking good

Your site needs to maintain its figure and look good across a multitude of platforms – not just the one it was designed on. With more and more people switching regularly between desktop PC, tablet and smartphone over the course of a day, responsive design that adjusts itself to the viewing format is essential.

Navigation should also be easy and intuitive, enabling visitors to see where the information they need is and to get there in a swift, natural movement. Think about color as well – different color designs convey different messages. Do you want your site to be grave and serious or fun and light-hearted? Be consistent across all of your pages, and stick to no more than two or three different font styles as well.

Cluttered, over-complicated websites lose viewers because they feel too much like hard work. A website that feels easy and inviting will attract more visitors and will keep them coming back as well.

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Make Vintage Comics with The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit http://designbeep.com/2016/03/29/make-vintage-comics-with-the-retro-comic-book-tool-kit/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/29/make-vintage-comics-with-the-retro-comic-book-tool-kit/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:11:58 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60934 This incredibly fun set makes it ridiculously easy to put together your own vintage comic projects with just a few clicks of your mouse. Using layer styles, patterns and overlays in Photoshop, you can build out a fantastic look for your artwork. Use these styles to theme a website, create flyers for a fair or any comic book convention materials.

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Retro Comic Book Tool Kit

 
 
 

Features:

– So simple to use! Add your text and images to one of the PSD overlays and apply a style with just one click.
– 30 style varieties use real ink and halftone textures for you to apply to text, bitmap and vector images.
– Each PSD includes 3 layers of texture, which can be turned on or off dependent upon your needs.
– The textured overlays include 2 different designs, each measuring 2320×1544.

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Fresh Free Font Of The Day : Brice http://designbeep.com/2016/03/29/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-brice/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/29/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-brice/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:34:02 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60930 Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Brice is designed by Eddy Dezuraud.

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Personal Creative Portfolio, Blog and CV WordPress Theme http://designbeep.com/2016/03/29/personal-creative-portfolio-blog-and-cv-wordpress-theme/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/29/personal-creative-portfolio-blog-and-cv-wordpress-theme/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:26:30 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60927 This is a creative WordPress theme for personal blog, review portal, magazine, portfolio, or CV / Vcard, perfect for designers, developers, photographers, fashion and lifestyle bloggers and other professionals who wish to showcase their works.

The theme features 4 demo layouts (where you can also replace or remove elements), 4 predefined color schemes (that you can easily manage using WP customizer), and 6 beautiful blog layouts to choose from. J is fully responsive adapting smoothly to different screen sizes.

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Fresh Free Font Of The Day : Elbing http://designbeep.com/2016/03/28/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-elbing/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/28/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-elbing/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:04:31 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60923 Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Elbing is designed by Mateusz Sztajnke.

The final effect is relatively narrow, two-storey sans–serif typeface, suitable for longer headlines and shorter paragraphs.

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2.Free Font Of The Day  Elbing

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Sushi Bar Responsive Website Template http://designbeep.com/2016/03/28/sushi-bar-responsive-website-template/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/28/sushi-bar-responsive-website-template/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:54:58 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60920 Over the past few years, sushi continues to win hearts of people throughout the world, and for part of the population Japanese cuisine enters a daily diet. There is a question, why people begin to give their preference to this beautiful and tasty dish? It seems very simple – boiled rice, nori, raw fish and the ability of a master to make a very delicious and good-looking food. But it is possible to distinguish several factors thanks to which sushi capture hearts of many people.

The first, and probably the most important, is advantage for a human body. All sushi components are very useful. Here are huge amount of vitamins A and B2, presence of iodine, potassium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. All these components promote activity of a brain; create a strong barrier against development of many diseases, including cancer and diseases of cardiovascular system.

Second, because of useful and low-calorie components, this dish is perfectly digested and can be a suitable diet for people with overweight. For vegetarians who do not eat fish, there are special recipes using fruits, vegetables, fruits, etc.

As sushi is in huge demand, we have decided that Sushi Bar Responsive Website Template will be a necessity for all sushi bar owners.

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It is a professional and cool theme of great visual impact. Responsivity provides your visitors with pleasant viewing experience across a wide range of devices. Clean layout and soft tones add some interest to the general picture of the page. Huge sushi images awaken the appetite and, without fail, your customers will make an order. On the top right corner your visitors can find all the necessary information, special offerings, menu, services and contact details. This theme is designed with stick-to-top menu, that stick to the top of the page as you stroll down. CrossBrowser gives you a chance to do any changes to your website and be sure that it will be look perfectly ill all browsers. Here are all needed features to make your ecommerce successful. If you set your heart on selling different kind of sushi, make a point of this bootstrap themes. No doubt, your online store, created on the basis of this template, will have a lot of admires.

More Bootstrap themes you can see on our website. You will not regret visiting us!

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Ink Transition Effect Powered by CSS Animations http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/ink-transition-effect-powered-by-css-animations/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/ink-transition-effect-powered-by-css-animations/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:07:39 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60915 This is a great tutorial to create ink transition effect using CSS animations.It’s been developed by Codyhouse inspired from the website Sevenhills.

A PNG sprite and steps() timing function in CSS has been used to create video effects and use them as transitions.The process to create these effects is simple

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Filterizr – A jQuery Plugin to Apply Filters Over Responsive Galleries http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/filterizr-a-jquery-plugin-to-apply-filters-over-responsive-galleries/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/filterizr-a-jquery-plugin-to-apply-filters-over-responsive-galleries/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:59:47 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60911 Filterizr is a jQuery plugin that sorts, shuffles and applies stunning filters over responsive galleries using CSS3 transitions and custom CSS effects.You can write your very own, custom effects in CSS and watch your gallery come to life.

Features:

– Pluggable look & feel (write your CSS effects in the box on the right and hit Filterize!)
– Smooth performance — optimized for smooth experience on mobile devices
– Lightweight — around 9.5kb, jQuery is its only dependency
– Responsive — with your Media Queries (resize the window!)
– Platform support: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Android and iOS browsers, Edge, IE(v.10+)

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Fresh Free Font Of The Day : Hasta Grotesk http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-hasta-grotesk/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-hasta-grotesk/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:46:20 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60901 Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Hasta Grotesk is designed by Marco Ballarè.

Hasta Grotesk is a Sans serif basic grotesque font.

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20+ Best Baby and Kids WordPress Themes for Personal or Online Activities http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/20-best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themes-for-personal-or-online-activities/ http://designbeep.com/2016/03/25/20-best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themes-for-personal-or-online-activities/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:35:22 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=60875 This is the best collection of baby and kids WordPress themes.You know wordpress can be integrated into any type of business.With its functionality and easy to use features, WordPress is the best soluiton either for professionals or amateurs.

Today millions of websites use WordPress as a content management system and why not start a new one for your baby or kids?The below baby WordPress themes come with many functions and they are perfect for baby or children clothing, toys, games, online activities or anything.

Here is the list of best baby and children WordPress themes.

Babysitter – Responsive WordPress Theme

baby wordpress themeBabysitter is a flat, clean and responsive theme. It is suitable for babysitters/nannies site, a mom’s blog or other baby oriented sites. Babysitter Theme can be a great starting point for your Job Site for babysitters/nannies.
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Kids Toys – WordPress Shop Theme

3.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeKids Toys WordPress Shop is designed for children’s activities or products. This wordpress theme would be ideal for an online shop or childrens play center. It could be for baby or childrens clothing, toys, games, online activities or anything! Let your creativity go wild.
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Kids Zone – Responsive Children Theme

4.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeKids Zone is a beautifully designed WordPress Theme for kinder gardens, Day care, preschool and it would suit for any children, art, craft, school & Training Website.Theme Supports Popular Plugins like WPML, Woo-commerce, Event Calendar Pro and Community/Forum (Buddy Press, bb Press), Contact form 7.
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Kiddo – A Powerful Kids Theme

5.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeWordPress kids theme. It would be suitable for any children’s website. The theme is also good for your baby website or site for toys.
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Mommy Blog – Premium WordPress Jigoshop Theme

6.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeMommy Blog is a super cute WordPress theme suited to a children’s business or stay at home mothers website. The template features a large header on the home page and a smaller header on the inside pages. It has very nice content pages and a good blog layout. The sidebars are easy to configure and it comes with 8 widgets to help you make your website look lovely.
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Happy Kids – Children WordPress Theme

7.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeHappy Kids is a simple and clean, but still professional children WordPress Theme. It is designed towards kindergartens, daycares, preschools and other small busineses. It’s created by using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. It comes with 6 different color styles and 9 different background patterns.
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Kid’s Voice School – Responsive WordPress Theme

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Kid’s Voice School is a beautifully designed WordPress Theme for your child school, child care, but it would suit for any children, art, craft or creative website.
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Sunny Kids – Responsive Creative WooCommerce Theme

9.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeSunny Kids is a Premium WordPress theme that is easy to setup and comes with a great bunch of features. Perfect for a childrens, kids, family, creative or art themed website. Sunny Kids can also be used with the professional WooCommerce e-Commerce system if you are planning on selling products.
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Pulp – Responsive Creative Blog & Shop

10.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themePulp is a unique Premium WordPress theme that is easy to setup and comes with a great set of features. This theme is perfect for any creative, childrens, kids, family or art themed website. Pulp is compatible with the professional WooCommerce e-Commerce system which means it’s easy to start selling products in no time.
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Kindergarten – Bootstrap 3 WordPress Theme

11.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeKindergarten is a Boostrap 3 based responsive Retina-Ready WordPress theme, designed for kindergartens/nursery/preschool, or any other kids-themed websites.
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KiddoTurf – Kids WordPress Theme

12.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeA kids WordPress theme designed and developed with a kindergarten or day care center website in mind. With a gorgeous design, your website will definitely make a lasting impression on your visitors.
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Bambino – Children WordPress Theme

13.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeBambino is a fun and colorful WordPress theme for kindergartens, day cares, nurseries and babysitting agencies.You can use the Grid page template to showcase pages (programs, people, services, etc.) and the Blog settings to display your posts as a list, as a grid or the old fashioned way.
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Child Care Creative – Shop and Kids Theme

14.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeThis design is an earthy illustrative design aimed towards the child care industry, but it would be suitable for any children’s, family, art, craft, creative or environmental website. The Child Care Creative WordPress eCommerce theme would be ideal for an online shop selling childrens products, an at-home day care center, or anything you feel would suit the design style.
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BeBe Responsive WordPress Theme

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BeBe Responsive WordPress Theme – is the best children Theme in our days. Animated, unique designed, responsive and much more features wait you. This is the best way to build an awesome web-site for our kids. Children are our future. BeBe – is next generation theme.
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4 Children With Love-Charity WP Theme

16.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-theme”4 Children with Love” is a modern and easy to use WordPress theme with a noble cause. It is a charity theme dedicated to children but in general it is also suited for any kind of charity and non-profit organizations.
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Dreamy – Responsive Children WordPress Theme

17.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeDreamy Theme is simple and clean, but still professional children template. It is designed towards child school, child care, kindergartens, daycares, preschools but it would suit any children art, craft or creative website.
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Pekaboo for WordPress – Children Theme Template

18.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themePeekaboo is a fully responsive themes suitable for daycare or school. It’s feature rich and simple to use, designed to give you control and flexibility. It has all the tools you need to create a school website or small business.
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HappyChild – Kindergarten WordPress Theme

19.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeHappyChild is the outstanding WordPress theme created for professional child care centers, preschool and kindergartens. The responsive layout is based on the Bootstrap 3.1 grid standards.
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Magicreche – Responsive Crèche WordPress Theme

20.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeFeatures:Responsive & Retina ready,Unlimited colors,Unlimited fonts (Google Fonts),Translation ready,WPML and Polylang (free plugin) compatible,Lots of nice shortcodes,Blog post types,Contact Form 7,Google maps with unlimited locations and popup’s,Single pages support,Theme options,Fontawesome icons,Built with Bootstrap 3.0.
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Carry Hill School – Responsive WordPress Theme

21.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeCarry Hill School is a beautifully designed WordPress Theme for your child school, child care, but it would suit any children, art, craft or creative website. It comes with Drag and Drop Page Builder which enables you to create your page content with ease.
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Origin WordPress Theme

22.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeOrigin is a stunning grid-based theme that tells a story through imagery. The theme creates a truly engaging experience by saturating the screen with your beautiful photos. The theme is also responsive, meaning it will look and work great on mobile devices as well. If you are an artist looking to showcase your latest work, or if you are a blogger looking to give your visitors a fun new way to browse your latest posts, then Origin is great choice for you!
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My Baby – Baby’s Responsive WordPress Theme

23.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-theme”My Baby” is a Blog WP theme with integrated shop that makes perfect fit for everyone that`d like to share interesting and helpful things about babies or sell baby`s clothes or food. When it comes to babies possibilities are endless.
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Children Store – Responsive WordPress Theme

24.best-baby-and-kids-wordpress-themeChildren Store Responsive WordPress Theme is a WooCommerce store theme based on Twitter Bootstrap. It is suitable for children stores, baby shops, kid products, Kinder garden or similar websites that needs a feature rich and highly niche focused design. It is compatible with all modern mobile devices and have multilingual support using WPML.
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