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June 14 2013

17:10

Useful Helper: Freebbble Curates Dribbble’s Best Download Freebies


  
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Dribbble is great, but that filled with contributions, you simply cannot stay on top of things. Many members make their designs and other resources available for free downloading, while most members don't. Dribble in itself does not offer simple access to the many download resources the platform contains. So, if you are one of the seekers looking for ready-made designs or UI components, you will need to rely on third parties. Fortunately there are a few. Making use of the Dribbble API, Freebbble is one of these little helpers.

March 11 2013

08:00

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November 16 2011

14:37

Downloadable pack of Avatars for mockups

Sarah Parmenter has (along with the faces that contributed) kindly put together a download pack of avatars for your web and PSD mockup use.

Note: “don’t use them on anything controversial, or anything that will cause distress or defamation to their character.”

December 20 2010

07:00

12 Free Repeating Pixel Patterns for Photoshop

Repeating patterns are a great resource to add detail and texture to any website or interface design. Download this free pack of 12 pixel based patterns, including diagonal lines, dots and tessellating shapes for use in your future design projects.

Pattern swatch previews

Diagonal lines pattern

Diagonal lines pattern

Diagonal lines pattern

Grid pattern

Grid lines pattern

Grid lines pattern

Dots pattern

Dots pattern

Dots pattern

Zig zag pattern

Cross hatch pattern

Diagonal zig zag pattern

All the patterns are contained within a Photoshop .pat file. Select the Fill tool then change the drop down box from Foreground to Pattern. In the pattern selection box click the small options arrow and select Load Patterns. Once the pixel patterns have been imported, they can then be used with the Fill tool, or along with layer style effects such as Pattern Overlay.

Download the Photoshop pattern file

December 13 2010

13:50

A fine looking Number set for download

Andy Mangold has surely crafted a beauty here and giving it away for free: Pompadour Numeral Set

November 09 2010

12:28

35 Wallpapers Themes for Your Desktop

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Desktop wallpapers have always been a great source of inspiration and the best way to spice up your dull desktop. Usually, Microsoft Windows includes some really nice and cool wallpapers with every new release of its Windows Operating System, which are based on the Windows version by default. But here, we have gathered 35 very classic and free of cost Windows 7 Wallpapers which you can download and add beauty to your desktop. Enjoy!


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Cute Babies Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
This Windows 7 Theme has got 10 high resolution backgrounds of 1920 x 1200 pixels and will fit very well in all laptop and desktop screens.

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Animal Pals Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
This theme is dedicated to the friendly relationship of animals with other animals in their natural habitat. This Windows 7 Theme will fit very well in nearly all computer screens as all the background images in the theme are of very high resolution.

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Seven Wonders of the World Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Seven Wonders of the World Windows 7 Theme is dedicated to the seven wonders of the world at various points of history.

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California Landscapes Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
California Landscapes Windows 7 Theme is a theme dedicated to the beautiful landscapes of California. This Windows 7 Theme contains 12 high resolution 1920 x 1200 backgrounds which will fit very well into all laptop and desktop screen sizes.

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Download Nature Theme for Windows 7 Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Microsoft has updated the Windows 7 personalization gallery with another awesome theme called Nature. The theme is created from photos from Microsoft blogger Mike Swanson. You get to have a closer look at nature’s beauty with this Windows 7 theme.

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Download Official Spring Theme pack for Windows 7 Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Microsoft has released a new spring theme for windows 7 to bring the feeling of season change right on your desktop.

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Two Windows 7 themes by Windows Blog – The Wild & Back to Nature Download Wallpaper: 2000×1333
In this pack you will find two new Windows 7 themes. The first one is called The Wild and consists of 11 high definition wallpapers with Savanna sound scheme and default windows colour. Second one is called Back to Nature. It also consists of 11 wallpapers and has the sound scheme “Raga”.

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Windows 7 Fall Leaves Theme Pack Download Wallpaper: 1920×1080
All the wallpapers are 1920×1080 (Full HD) in resolution and would fit pretty nicely on all types of displays, wide-screen or not.

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Avatar Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
To download Avatar windows 7 theme pack for your desktop.

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Valentine’s Day Theme For Windows 7 Download Wallpaper: 1024×768
A Valentine’s Day Theme for those who willing to give their desktop look and feel of Valentine.

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Download Windows 7 Ferrari Wallpaper Pack
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Download Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard Wallpapers Full Pack Download Wallpaper: 2560×1600 1920×1200
If you don’t use Win 7 OS or Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you are missing some high-resolution wallpapers that come bundled together in OS which are pretty amazing. For you, we have collected and combined all the wallpaper from both, so you can download and enjoy them on your existing operating-system.

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Official Windows 7 Wallpaper Pack (M3 Build 6801) Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Here is the collection of wallpapers that comes with Windows 7 M3 Build 6801.

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Windows 7 International Wallpaper Pack 1 Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Extra Fresh Windows 7 Wallpapers that come with the international theme packs.

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Download Windows 7 RC Official Wallpapers Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Another cool part of Windows 7 RC is Wallpapers, cool wallpapers which you will love to have on your desktop.

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Windows 7 Official Wallpaper Pack Full HD 1090p Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Windows 7 Official Wallpaper Pack Full HD 1090p

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3D Abstract Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
3D Abstract Windows 7 Theme is a theme which consists of high resolution backgrounds of abstract 3D structures. There are 10 HQ backgrounds of 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution in this Windows 7 Theme and it will fit very well into computer screens of all resolutions.

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Cool Windows 7 Russia Wallpapers download pack Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
A mindblowing theme pack of Windows 7 Russia Wallpapers for your desktop.

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Windows 7 RTM Official Logo widescreen Wallpapers Download Wallpaper: 1680×1050
Here are cool Windows 7 wallpapers featuring that official logo. Wallpapers are available in different colors in cool widescreen resolution of 1680×1050.

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Windows 7: Modern Warfare 2 Download Wallpaper: 1600×1200
This is a Modern Warfare 2 themepack, the pack includes 6 wallpapers, the wallpaper will change everyday, or you could simply right click, and select Next desktop background.

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Ocean Colour Wallpaper Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
In this pack you will find a beautiful Ocean Colour wallpaper.

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Fusion of Colors Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Fusion of Colors Windows 7 Theme is a theme with HQ backgrounds where fusion and amalgamation of various colors are showcased. In all the backgrounds in this Windows 7 Theme, contrasting colors are used to create great artistic backgrounds.

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Lightning Windows 7 Theme with sound effect Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Lightning Windows 7 Theme is dedicated to the awesome natural phenomenon of lightning.

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Saleen S7 Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Saleen S7 Windows 7 Theme is dedicated to the awesome American supercar.

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Christmas Theme With Some Beautiful Christmas Wallpapers For Windows 7
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This Christmas theme for windows 7 has some amazing wallpapers, with some matching colors of windows interface as per the Christmas season.

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The Black Wallpapers Pack Download Free Download Wallpaper: 1920×1440
The Beautiful pack of black wallpapers.

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NASA Hidden Universe Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
A universe filled with kaleidoscopic colors blazes across your desktop in this theme for Windows 7, revealed by the infrared imaging of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Space Theme for Windows 7 Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
This pack contains 31 high quality wallpapers. You can see several wallpapers from the theme pack below. Wallpapers are in 1920×1200, 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1280×1024 resolutions, but mostly 1920×1200 was used.

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Download Siena Architettura Theme for Windows 7 Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
Siena Architettura is a new official Theme from Microsoft for Windows 7. This Theme Pack consists of Background designs from the city of Siena in Italy which is declared as Historical Heritage by UNESCO.

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Grab Windows 7 Box Wallpapers and Theme Download Wallpaper: 1440×900
In this pack you will find some stylish wallpapers inspired by that box design..

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Horses Windows 7 Theme Pack with 10 Beautiful Horse Wallpapers
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Horses theme pack is the latest theme addition to the official Windows 7 personalization gallery. This Windows 7 theme pack contains 10 beautiful, high-resolution horse wallpapers that every animal lovers will really love it.

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Microsoft publishes creepy Halloween theme pack for Windows 7
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Here is gathered some of outstanding creepy Halloween theme pack for Windows 7 to spiceup to your desktop.

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Katrina Kaif Windows 7 Theme Download Wallpaper: 1920×1200
This Windows 7 Theme consists of 10 backgrounds of 1920 x 1200 resolution.

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October 31 2010

10:00

50 Free High Quality and Inspirational PSD Files for Download

Are you a beginner who is looking for an inspiration just like a web designer that is working on a new design? Then, this article is for you.

Creativity and inspiration play a big role on having a successful design, especially when it is seen on the web. One of the resources where we can get techniques with, of course, is from the experts. Good thing that in the online community today, people, especially those who are already well-experienced are sharing their talents by uploading their designs and letting other people use them either for inspiration or for commercial or non-commercial use.

PSD (Photoshop Document) files are one of those. As these are supported by Adobe Photoshop, the tool itself makes it very easy for users to observe how its features and functionalities can greatly affect a design. In this way, you can study how a certain design is created. To add, it also allows you to edit, experiment and customized your downloaded files.

Below are PSD files you can use on your design, especially for web design such as text effects, icons, templates, etc. If you want to download the PSD file, just click the image or the title name of each design to bring you to the website. Make sure to read the owner’s terms and agreements first before using.

Have fun learning and designing!

1. Ilumina – Glowing Text Styles

by: ArtoriusGothicus

This icy glowing text would be perfect for your banner or design.

2. Striking Photoshop Text Effects

by: Rafi

This PSD freebie comes with a package of text effects such as milk font, golden effect, blubber look text effect, gothic and waxy plastic look of text that you can use on your design.

3. Metal Text Styles

by: Rafi

Looking for shiny metal, gold and chrome text effects? Then this one is for you.

4. Fancy Neon Text Effects

by: webdevtuts

Give your design a fancy look with these neon text effects.

5. Six Styles Effects

by: Folksnet

If you are looking for different kinds of text effects, try to download these six styles of text effects.

6. Gel Text Effects

by: Premium Pixel

Want to know how to create a gel effect on your text? Click on the picture below to download the sample PSD file.

7. Share Buttons

by: brokodil

Let your friends advertise your website, blog or products on different social networking sites through these share buttons.

8. Social Icons

by: Tyzyano

Does your website has a Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account? you may place these icons beside the links on your website.

9. Abstract Web Buttons

by: psdGraphics

Let these web buttons that consist of ten different styles be an inspiration. Try customizing them to practice your designing skills.

10. Glass Encased Icons

by: manoluv

Aren’t these glass encased icons cool and unique? Try downloading these free icons and make your own.

11. BluePrint 20 Social Icons

by: Tyzyano

These blue print social icons are awesome to combine with a green, yellow or orange background.

12. Colorful Coming Soon Page

by: amandhingra

You may use this creatively done notice to your users that your website and online services will be back as early as possible.

13. Modern Web Buttons

by: ArtoriusGothicus

These free buttons already comes with hover image and very easy for you to customize it.

14. Button Template

by: Sed-rah-Stock

Give uniformity on your template with this one. You may use this one for print or commercial use and don’t forget to link back on the owner.

15. Up, down, left and right arrows, blue web icons

by: psdGraphics

Simple, blue icons you may use for navigation.

16. Web Icons

by: eel886

Putting these icons will make your website look professional.

17. Miscellaneous Icons

by: sultan-design

I find these high-quality icons really cute and in style.

18. Custom Navigation Menu

by: amandhingra

These custom navigation menus are good for an online shopping website, even for companies who want their website to look very simple yet professional in style.

19. Drive Icon

by: borislav-dakov

Use these cute little freebies to customize your drive icons.

20. Shiny Price Badges

by: Free PSD File

Are you looking for price badges for your website? I would love to recommend this one for you, they are so nice and very attractive.

21. Black and white pricing table

by: psdGraphics

Three columned, gray color background and glossy white buttons with great text effects to organize your offers.

22. Blue login box

by: psdGraphics

This free blue login box template comes with customizable HTML and CSS source.

23. Midnight Sun Template

by: Bevel and Emboss

This Midnight Sun free template from Bevel and Emboss is best suit for technology-based company website.

24. E-commerce Website

by: Rafi

This sleek and clean look template is very appropriate for an e-commerce website.

25. Template – Web Designer

by: mavermedia

I find this template professional with a touch of creativity with the icons and how the creator organizes the elements. Since this template is for personal use only, you can use this when practicing your designing skills or for inspiration.

26. Green Template

by: mavermedia

A nice, green template by Brad Maver to give a fresh look on your website.

27. Organic conference

by: Bevel and Emboss

This template is good for your personal blog or personal website. It is simple but elegant in look.

28. GigaSpace

by: gerbengeeraerts

The color of this template suits a website that sells gadgets, laptops and other techy things.

29. Environmental Template

by: Free PSD

This kind of template is designed for a website that intends to save our Mother Earth.

30. Blue Template

by: mavermedia

Why not use this on your personal or business website to give it a refreshing look?

31. Resort Template

by: FreePSD

If you are trying to build a website for your resort, you can get ideas by downloading this PSD.

32. DelliStore: Professional PSD Template

by: Dellustrations

Be inspired with this beautiful template for your restaurant or store’s website.

33. Orange Template

by: uniQsDesigns

Don’t have any idea for your blog template? Try this orange template made by uniQsDesigns. Just put a little touch of yours to personalize it.

34. Portfolio Website

by: peewee1002

A black, simple but professional looking template that you can use for your website. Try customizing to give improvements or personal touch on the template.

35. Black and Blue Template

by: uniQsDesigns

I never thought that black and blue makes a good looking template. I find this very cool.

36. My Designs Portfolio Template

by: FreePSD

If you are trying to create your online portfolio, check this sample template to get an idea.

37. Apple Logo

by: zandog

Use this as an inspiration in creating your own logo with this smooth, simple effect.

38. Gold and Black Shopping Card Template

by: psdGraphics

Seldom that we can search a shopping card template, so I have posted this one for you. Thanks to psdGraphics!

39. Progress Tracker Bars

by: Free PSD File

I got here five nice progress tracker bars for your website. These are guides for your users on processes such as signing up an account.

40. 4 Step Process Panel in 2 Colors

by: Rafi

This PSD file offers a four-step process to show users a website process.

41. Satisfaction Guarantee Wax Seal

by: Rafi

For those who are looking for satisfaction guarantee seal, this seal with wax effect will look good on your website. It also captivates the attention of your customers when seeing it because of their colors.

42. Awareness Ribbons

by: Xiang Fey

You may use these free awareness ribbons to put on your website to show your support on a certain disease act or movement.

43. Mail Feedback Form

by: Free PSD File

Why not put a bit of creativity on your feedback forms like this free mail feedback form by Free PSD File.

44. Fully Layered Calculator

by: Free PSD File

This full layered calculator template is more useful with flash websites. Download and modify this calculator the way you want it.

45. Wraps and Ribbons

by: plakkert

Are you looking for free PSD file of wraps and ribbons? This one is for you. You may change the color of each to blend it on your design.

46. Old book

by: moka107

This one is good for templates if you would like your site to have that vintage look. Don’t forget to credit it to moka107 :)

47. Webdesigns PSD Pack

by: majareq

This one comes in five beautiful web template designs made by Majare Q. You may customize each to give a personal touch depending where you will use them. Don’t forget to put credits to the owner.

48. Samsung Galaxy

by: Zandog

Try downloading this Samsung Galaxy template and use it as an inspiration.

49. 21 Cute PSD files

by: naturalemotions

For cute, girly look on your site or blog, you can use this 21 cute PSD files.

50. Water Wave

by: arEa50oNe

Try this water wave effect if you are trying to create a sleek-ish web template.

Remember, the effects or designs you use already give impressions to your users on what you intend to show them, so choose your design wisely and appropriately.

June 30 2010

21:00

25 Must Have Free Apps for your New Mac

One of the best parts of owning a Mac is the cool free apps that you get to download! Just like the iPhone, there’s an app for your every need, and they exceed expectations most of the time. I will go over free basic apps as well, for those with a new setup. A lot of the apps that will be showcased are open source, which basically means that you can view it’s source code and contribute to the project.

1. Skype

Skype lets you make voice calls, as well as video conferencing online to anyone else with this free app installed. You can also make conference calls effortlessly, as well as participate in text chats and file transfers. With Skype To Go, you can make calls from your mobile phone and from your computer, you can dial international landlines and to cell phones with prepaid minutes.

2. Anxiety

This great little app is a to-do list manager. It’s easy to use, out of the way, and can be integrated with iCal and Mail. Melting into your desktop – and out of your way, you can effortlessly add new tasks and task sheets, to keep areas of your life separate with multiple lists.

3. Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a “FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs and Amazon S3″ browser for your mac. With an easy to use interface, super cool features and seamless integration with external text editors, this app is not one to miss!

4. GIMP

GIMP is an image editor (raster), which quite possibly to many is a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. It has tons of cool features, and is a great free alternative to other software.

5. Monolingual

Monolingual is a utility that removes unwanted languages from OS X, and in doing to can recover disk space you never knew you had. By removing those unwanted languages, you can seriously save sever hundred mbs of space.

6. Firefox

Firefox is a leading open source web browser, with a tons of skins and expansions. This modern browser has features like Tabs, CSS3/HTML5 support, Private Browsing, an Awesome Bar, easy bookmarking and a built in Feed Reader.

7. TextWrangler

TextWrangler is a powerful text editor that makes editing files a breeze with remote FTP support, Keychain support, syntax coloring, auto indenting, built-in text transformations and so much more.

8. VLC

VLC is an application that lets you view any type of video file without hassle. Features like handling subtitles, DVDs, CDs, web streams, VLC is a powerful media player. If you are a Mac Developer, the people behind VLC are looking for more developers for the Mac OS X port of VLC.

9. Growl

Growl is a notification system for Mac that lets supported applications send you notices in an unobtrusive way. With customizable skins, and add-ons for even more growl-goodness, you control all aspects of the notifications that get sent your way.

10. Transmission

Transmission is an open source, non-commerical BitTorrent client that is easy to use and comes with tons of cool features, like; having a small footprint, seamless integration, uses Growl Notifications and is quite powerful.

11. ClamXAV

Macs are not prone to getting infected with viruses, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t transmit them to a machine that can be. ClamXAV is a free virus scanner that checks for files that can infect other operating systems as well.

12. Google Notifier

Google Notifier is an application that lets you check your email and calendar events without even visiting a browser. Much like Growl, but for Gmail and Google Calendar.

13. Adium

Adium is a small, yet powerful Instant Messaging client that lets you connect to multiple networks, such as AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, ICQ, and Facebook Chat – just to name a few. It also has customizable ‘Xtras’, file transfers, and an events system.

14. Thunderbird

Thunderbird is another one of Mozilla’s creations; a messaging application that enhances your email experience. Features tabs, search, archives and add-on support. Its open source and totally secure and not to mention, easy to use.

15. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a fully featured yet functional web browser. With themes and extensions, you can totally transform it to make it your own. Being amazingly fast, plus with a built in Google Search, Chrome is the way to go.

16. Quinn

Quinn is a Tetris mock for Mac! Have fun playing this addicting game on your local network, or with the globe against the highscore database.

17. Inkscape

Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator and Corel Draw that supports many advanced features. Not only is Inkscape open source, but there is a great community behind it that creates articles, tutorials and maintains a gallery for users.

18. AppCleaner

AppCleaner makes it easier to uninstall unwanted apps by removing all small, yet unnecessary files that an application dumps on your system – once you decided it’s time to remove the app. And all it takes is moving the app’s icon to the trash!

19. Seashore

Seashore is a small lightweight graphics editor for Mac OS X; it features gradients, anti-aliasing, textures, layers and alpha channel editing. Seashore is based off of GIMP, yet remains different in many ways.

20. Caffeine

Caffeine is a small, out of the way application that gives you the option of preventing your Mac from going to sleep. Residing in the menu bar – caffeine is always there when you need it.

21. Paparazzi

Paparazzi is a small utility that allows you to generate full-page screenshots of a certain webpage. This app can prove to be very useful for web designers in need of large screenshots.

22. Burn

Burn offers amazingly simple yet powerful disk burning for your Mac. Features include automatic converting, interactive menu creation, custom icons and file permissions.

23. OpenOffice

OpenOffice is a free productivity suite that gives you abilities like word processing, creating spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more!

24. Miro

Miro is an open-source, non profit video player that downloads torrents and podcasts, and plays videos. Designed with HD in mind, Miro is a better way to watch your videos.

25. AppFresh

Now that you’ve downloaded all of these cool apps, AppFresh helps you keep track of updates for all of your applications! osx.iusethis.com functionality as well.

Anything missed? Feel free to share via comments. Which one is your favorite free mac app?

May 28 2010

21:00

30+ Best Websites to Download Free E-books

I believe that reading is the best and simplest way for human to derive and construct a particular knowledge from a source. It would be good if we’re able to download free e-book and keep it with us.You might be surprised by how many good free ebook sites there are out there. Nowadays, you can find many popular and non-popular books online. People just need to know where to download.That’s why we’ve crawled deep into the Internet world to compile this list of Best Websites to download free E-books for your use.

1.20200k

A mass directory for free online books and free ebooks and have a big collections of ebooks in different categories like Art,photography,Spirituality,Science,mystery and thrillers etc…

2.Asksam

Asksam has a collection of free e-books like Shakespeare, and assorted legal & governmental text etc…

3.Google books

Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.you can get details of book Title, Return books with the title, e.g. Books and Culture. Author, Return books written by, e.g. Hamilton Mabie or “Hamilton …

4.Free PDF ebooks

5.Digital library

This online books website has a Listing of  over 30,000 free books on the Web.

6.Ebooks3000

It is the best free ebooks download library. It’s the open directory for free ebooks and download links, and the best place to read ebooks.

7.Ebook lobby

Free ebooks in ebook lobby are divided into different categories. Categories range from business, art, computing and education. Select the category appropriate to the e-book you’re looking for.

8.Ebooks directory

E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit and promote your own ebooks, add comments on already posted books or just browse through the directory below and download anything you need

9.Ebooks download free

Ebooks download free is one of the biggest books sharing websites that contains huge collection of pdf and chm books for free download you can download free books in many categories: Computer books like free php ebooks to download, ADO.NET, AJAX, java, ajax, photoshop, javascript Exchange Server, Sharepoint , ASP.NET XML free books downloads, c# and c+ books.

10.Ebooks-space

Free downloadable ebooks for computer IT, programming lauguages, software development, tutorial, database design in PDF-CHM file format.

11.Ebooks-x

EBook-x lets you to download popular free ebooks, classical free ebooks, new releases and more.

12.E-library

Plenty of free books available here to download.

13.Esnips

eSnips is the one place where you can share anything you want, about any topic: your thoughts, your photos, your music, your videos, your flash files, stuff you find on the web, and many other media types. You can search and download for free documents in eSnips as well.

14.Free book centre

Cisco certification books, Free Computer Science ebooks,Free Computer Science ebooks download, programming tutorial, online programming,

Mathematical books etc…

15.Free book spot

FreeBookSpot is an online source of free ebooks download with 4485 FREE E-BOOKS in 96 categories which up to 71,97 GB.You can search and download free books in categories like scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books. No registration is required to download free e-books.

16.Free computer books

You can get huge collection of free online Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books, Lecture Notes and Tutorials. It is very well categorized by topics, with 12 top level categories, and over 150 sub-categories.

17.Free e-books

Free-eBooks is an online source for free ebook downloads, ebook resources and ebook authors. Besides free ebooks, you also download free magazines or submit your own ebook.You need to become a Free-EBooks.Net member to access their library. Registration is free.

18.Free techbooks

FreeTechBooks lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet. Throughout FreeTechBooks, other terms are used to refer to a book, such as ebook, text, document, monogram or notes.

19.Getfreebooks

GetFreeEBooks is a free ebooks site where you can download free books totally free. All the ebooks within the site are legal downloadable free ebooks.

20.Knowfree

KnowFree is a web portal where users are able to exchange freely e-books, video training and other materials for educational purposes and self-practice.

21.Mega-PDF

22.Memoware

MemoWare has a unique collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.) specially formatted to be easily added to your PalmOS device, Pocket PC, Windows CE, EPOC, Symbian or other handheld device.

23.Networkgood

24.Online computer books

OnlineComputerBooks contains  free computer books, free ebooks, free online books and sample chapters related to Information Technology, Computer Science, Internet, Business, Marketing, Maths, Physics and Science which are provided by publishers or author details.

25.Online free books

This website Provides links to various ebooks (mostly in pdf) spanning in 9 big categories which are: Automotive Ebooks, Business Ebooks, Engineering Ebooks, Gadget Ebooks, Hardware Ebooks, Health & Medical Ebooks, Hobbies Ebooks,Programming & Technology Ebooks, Sport & Martial Art Ebooks.

26.PDF geni

PDFGeni is a dedicated pdf search engine for PDF ebooks, sheets, forms and documents.

27.Pdfoo

Developed for free services to provide resources of PDF files. All files based on popular section and it short by number of the most download by people. Browse through the category section will lead you find the PDF files that you are looking for. Every time people download, or system will counting how many times it has download by people.

28.pdf search engine

Pdf Ebook Search Engine, A tons of books, free unlimited pdf download and search.

29.Scribd

Scribd, the online document sharing site which supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats. You can download a document or embed it in your blog or web page.

30.Slideshare

SlideShare is the best way to share your presentations with the world. Let your ideas reach a broad audience. Share publicly or privately.

31.Snipfiles

SnipFiles offers you free ebooks and software legally by brought or attained PLR, resale or master rights to all the products on their page.

32.Ufindbook

May 17 2010

10:00

61 High Quality And Free xHTML Templates Part 2: Year 2010

We discussed importance and usefulness about such free templates few days ago, but today we will present updated Part 2 with even more free xhtml templates! How cool is that – check out this article and get more 61 new and free template right now!

Study code, design, style – how templates work in different browsers, what makes them look good – great case study! Evaluate it and bookmark for later use, when you’ll need to complete quick project or check some nifty effect with some cool code.

1. Particle

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2. YIW Minimal

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3. Outliers

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4. Business Solutions

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5. Design Style

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6. Link Your Souls

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7. ABC Company

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8. Corporate

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9. Company Website

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10. Bussiness Company

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11. Black & Blue

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12. Dropex

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13. Design Style

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14. Creative Studio

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15. Blueyo

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16. DesignHQ

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17. Stylissimo

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18. Studio

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19. Minimalist

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20. Web Design Studio

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21. Skipopia

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22. Lily Pads

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23. Rambling Soul

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24. Design Style

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25. Design Style

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26. Portfolio

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27. Coffee Maker

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28. Newsy Universe

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29. Industrial Construction

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30. Pro Business

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31. Dzine

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32. RealOne

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33. Construction Company

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34. Portfolio

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35. Business Company

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36. ZooCroo

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37. UltimateWeb

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38. TV Archade

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39. Health Life

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40. Wise Business

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41. GreenScreen

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42. RS Garden

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43. Exquisite

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44. Lawyer & Attorney

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45. My Portfolio

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46. Digital Web

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47. Clean Pro

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48. BroadSheet

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49. CompleteWeb

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50. Design Studio

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51. Home Of Projects

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52. CleanInterface

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53. Corporate Black

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54. Company Name

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55. Construction Group

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56. Company Name

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57. Creative Mind

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58. Your Company

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59. Complete Collection

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60. Design Style

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61. Design Garden

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May 12 2010

10:00

100 Fresh And Free xHTML Templates Of Year 2010

If  you remember some long time at 1stwebdesigner we published huge 2-part article (part 1, part 2) with 202 free HTML templates there, time has been passed and this is follow-up articles. This time you will find here just really new templates, mostly created in this year 2010!

Hopefully this article will be good success as well, because I think these templates can really help if you need to complete any fast project, see how things work and finally get inspired! Enjoy!

1. Aquatic

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2. HTML5

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3. BizGroup

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4. IT Website

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5. Solitude

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6. Inter Craft

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7. Catch Info

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8. Metamorph Nightsky

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9. Metamorph Outerspace

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10. Free xHTML & CSS3 One-Page Template

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11. Liqidity Graph

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12. 2 Breed

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13. Green Web

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14. Shape

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15. Projection

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16. New Rise

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17. Resume

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18. Studio 980

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19. Classic Luxury

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20. Flash Web

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21. School

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22. Rainbow Consultant

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23. WaterColored Portfolio

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24. Ntech Blog

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25. Happy Print Shop

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26. Intech Growth

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27. Green Solutions

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28. Metamorph Imaginary

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29. Simple

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30. Mac Style

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31. Jet 30

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32. Business Template

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33. MyBusiness

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34. Metamorph Black On Red xHTML And CSS Template

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35. E16 Fashion Club

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36. iPhone App

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37. Metamorph Alien Sun

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38. Online Education

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39. Consultant

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40. Book Store

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41. Speaker Blog

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42. Coporate Profiles

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43. Ubly

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44. Alexx C.

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45. Turrion development

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46. H Free Software

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47. Pink Shop Template

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48. Black Beat

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49. Photo Portfolio

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50. Shoe Store

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51. Metal Full

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52. Education

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53. Black Wave

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54. Grid System

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55. Simple Blue

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56. Our Work

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57. Global Business

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58. Light Gray

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59. Fruit Site

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60. Web Tech

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61. Particle

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62. Corporate

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63. Xtreme

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64. StudioClick

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65. Magazine

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66. Jeans

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67. Fruit Art

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68. Photographer

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69. Cloudy

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70. Real Estate

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71. Scene

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72. Fashion Blog

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73. MCUBE Solutions

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74. Gadget

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75. Metamorph Lilium xHTML And CSS Template

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76. Company

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77. Steak House

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78. Showcase

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79. General

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80. Travel

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81. Paper Blog

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82. Brown

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83. Metamorph Japanese Garden

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84. Blog Division

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85. Green Black

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86. Sport Center

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87. Night Dream

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88. Urban Gear

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89. Ornare

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90. Wine Social Network

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91. Distinctive

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92. Graphite

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93. Metamorph Cats World

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94. Unite

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95. Nova

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96. One Page Portfolio

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97. Mondays

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98. Earth Day

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99. YIW Folio

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100. Metamorph Peacefull

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April 18 2010

10:01

31 Free Clean Icon Sets For Minimal Web Design

Preview-icons-for-minimal-style-web-designsAll clever things are usually very simple. Sometimes you just want to stay with the old valuables and keep it subtle. These icons will look great with clean and minimal web designs and also notice since almost all of them are monochromatic you can put different colors, create your own letterpress and different effects without spending time to create your own actual icon.

I think minimal and letterpress effects currently are very popular in webdesigns and many designers will find this collection useful and worth bookmarking!

1. Free Minimal Icon Set

Editable PSD file with Illustrator vectors.

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2. Mini Icons

Free icon set from http://www.famfamfam.com/. 16×16 GIF.

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3. Mono Icons

108 gray 32×32 PNG icons. You can customize the color. Also free for commercial use.

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4. Iconic

Iconic is a minimal set of icons consisting of 114 marks in raster and vector formats. 5 different sizes up to 32×32, nice flexibility. Creative Commons 3.0 license.

Iconic-icons-for-minimal-style-web-designs

5. Pictodeck

Pictodeck is a set of over 700 pictograms in vector format designed specifically for Keynote. That means you can scale them to any size you desire without any loss in quality. All of the icons also support transparency. The set was created by Aaron Richard. All are licensed slightly differently under Creative Commons.

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6. Ecqlipse 2

100+ icons in various resolution up to 128×128. Also available as .ico.

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7. Letter Pressed Icons

collection of over a 100 letter pressed icons, in various letter pressed styles. The icons include three PSD files which are full of icons which you can drag and drop into your designs. Creative Commons license.

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8. Kostenlose Icons

9 GIF icon sets. Creative Commons license.

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9. Token

128 icons in light and dark versions. Available as 128×128 PNG or ICO up to 256×256.

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10. Eusmis

99 16×16 ICO files.

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11. Pictoico

100 fully scalable pictograms/icons. Comes as a AI, SVG, XAR.

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12. Social Media Icon Pack

22 500×500 PNGs. Free to use in commercial and personal works.

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13. Wireframe Mono

244 (8 cursors) icons optimized for 16×16, 32×32, 48×48. Available as PNG, ICO, GIF. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license is free.

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14. Picol

Massive set of about 500 icons. Available as 16×16, 32×32 PNG or SVG.

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15. DOT Pictograms

68 free icons up to 256×256 PNG.

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16. Snow Icon Pack

102 royalty free website & GUI icons that can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. Royalty free license. TIFF, ICNS, ICO, ICON, PNG. 32×32

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17. UIDesign Icon Pack

51 free icons. PNG, ICO, ICNS. Designed by Alexey Egorov.

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18. Pixeley

30 16×16 icons. PNG, ICO, ICNS. Created by el73.be

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19. Mini Pixel Icons

320 icons available in various color themes. 14×14 GIF.

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20. Pixelated

21 icon in light and dark version. Transparent GIFs.

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21. 165 Lovely Free Vector Icons

AI, SVG, JPEG.

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22. 135 Free Vector Icons

AI files.

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23. Mini Icons

113 10×10 GIFs. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

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24. Doctype Icons

42 16×16 GIFs

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25. BWPX.ICNS

A free set of over 250 18×18 pixel icons. Each icon was carefully created one pixel at a time using only whole value hexadecimal shades of grey. Creative Commons license.

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26. Splashy Fish Icons

450+ 16×16 PNG icons.

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27. Hand Pointer Icons

36 icons, 6 different types, 6 color variants.

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28. Silk Companion

450+ 16×16 PNG icons.

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29. Symbol Signs collection

Available in OpenType font format.

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30. Diagona Icons

200 PNG icons. 10×10, 16×16.

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31. 30 Free Vector Icons

Icons with apple touch. PSD file.

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Do you know some more free minimal icon sets? Let us know!

April 15 2010

06:02

34 Various Templates And PSDs To Ease Daily Workflow

Title-creator-templates-for-designersTemplates can help you when you don’t really know how to start your design or don’t know the exact size of, for example, business card. Templates can be useful to show off your DVD, T-shirt etc design very fast – take advantages of already premade templates and files you can find freely over the Internet!

In this article you will find templates for web designers and templates for average photoshop users as well. You can exploit, customize and improve those designs easily to suit your specific needs.

1. 960 Grid System

The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.

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2. Business Card Template

10 layer 350 dpi business card template with bleeds and margins.

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3. A4 Business Card Template

300 dpi PSD file.

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4. Huge Collection of T-Shirt Design Mockup Templates

Huge collection of T shirt mockups. Photos and vectors.

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5. Skateboard Template

Detailed psd with natural, natural with trucks and colored deck.

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6. Twitter Background Template

Template with guides that match up with different resolutions.

Twitter-background-templates-for-designers

7. Curved Bill Baseball Template

Layered PSD file.

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8. Film Strip Template

Psd file containing a short film strip with guides set to lay out 7 small images.

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9. DVD Case Template

Customizable PSD for DVD case preview.

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10. DVD Plastic Case PSD

Great template to show off your DVD covers.

Dvd-plastic-case-templates-for-designers

11. DVD Box Creator

PSD and photoshop action to create DVD boxes. Easy understandable and great tool.

Dvd-box-creator-templates-for-designers

12. DVD Case Inlay PSD Template

Inlay for an Amaray DVD case, 300 dpi, CMYK including DVD video logos.

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13. DVD Label Template

Detailed PSD template, 300 dpi, CMYK.

Dvd-label-templates-for-designers

14. iPhone 3G PSD

Useful for creating iPhone designs, themes.

Iphone-3g-template-templates-for-designers

15. Metal Can PSD

Layered PSD file.

Metal-can-psd-templates-for-designers

16. Magazine Template

Large PSD template.

Magazine-psd-templates-for-designers

17. Safari Template

Editable PSD file. Handy for web designers.

Safari-templates-for-designers

18. Vector Safari Template

PSD file, built using shapes and styles.

Vector-safari-templates-for-designers

19. Browser Templates PSD

Lot of popular browser templates with address bar, favicon and more.

Browser-templates-templates-for-designers

20. Browser Templates PSD

All the popular browsers in different OS and resolutions.

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21. Browser Form Elements

Useful tool for web designers. Mac Firefox 3 and Vista IE7.

Browser-form-elements-templates-for-designers

22. Browser Screens and Website Elements

Useful set of vector website assets you can use to mock up your client projects, present your work, or get a quick visual while laying out websites. Illustrator file.

Browser-screens-website-elements-templates-for-designers

23. Web Browser Elements

Most popular web browser elements on different OSD.

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24. iPhone GUI Elements

Layered PSD files.

Iphone-gui-elements-templates-for-designers

25. Snowboard Template

High resolution PSD file. Helpful creating iPhone themes.

Snowboard-templates-for-designers

26. Ski Template

High resolution PSD file.

Ski-psd-templates-for-designers

27. Mouse Cursor And Hand Pointer Icon PSD

Computer mouse cursors, arrow and hand pointer icons. Pixel style symbols isolated on white background. Windows 7 and Vista cursors recreations, white body shape with a black frame.

Mouse-cursor-hand-pointer-icon-templates-for-designers

28. Black Software Box PSD

3D software box template in black color and a shiny orange details. Perspective view box with a nice gradients, soft edges and corners. The box can be easily customized with your text and images

Black-software-box-psd-templates-for-designers

29. Blank CD Template

The top of a white CD/DVD disk. Blank CD photoshop template. Isolated on white background, psd file available for download, layered file. You can place your own logo, image, text or message.

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30. Paperbag PSD

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31. HDTV Template

Layered PSD and XCF file.

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32. Print Product Templates

When you start with one of the templates, you can easily view product dimensions, layout, bleed, safety and more. PDF files.

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33. Blackberry PSD

PSD file with 135 layers.

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34. iPod Nano PSD

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April 12 2010

09:00

1STWD Q&A E-book : Interviews With 25 Popular Bloggers

Title-interview-book-coverThis is my first ever made *.pdf e-book and I was very excited to see how many people will respond to my call and how their actual answers will sound like.

Purpose of this Questions and Answers Interview e-Book was to explore and compare how experienced and well-known bloggers/designers think, how they organize their workspace, solve their problems, get inspiration and much more. Learn from them because as you can see their way of thinking works!

Each question is carefully thought through with intention to help new designers, let them understand how great minds think and how they got to position where they are now. Maybe 5 questions seem like a very little number, but when I put all answers together, e-book turned out to be very long..okay, not very long, but definitely more than I was expecting before.

Okay, I will not go deep into philosophizing and get straight to the point – here you have 5 questions each blogger tried to answer to as clear as possible:

  1. Photo of your workspace. How well-organized is your workspace? Where do your work?
  2. Favorite color scheme for your designs. Why?
  3. first source you have in mind when you’re having coding type difficulties?
  4. Favorite website for daily inspiration?
  5. What’s your most successful traffic increase event you’ve done in past?

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I really put hard work into this e-book, it took a lot more time  as I expected, but at least I got a chance to communicate and meet with all those great people behind powerful blogs and know them a little bit better.

Thank you all for collaborating and I just hope this e-book will return expectations and you will evaluate this work.

I got honor to interview here all these following people:

Thank you all again for contributing, hope you will like it!

Now go ahead and push the button to receive your e-book copy!

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March 16 2010

21:59

40 Free Minimalist And High Quality Fonts

40 Excellent Free Minimalist FontsYou can meet a lot of minimalistic style fans all over the world. Minimalist style looks very clean, professional and easy to understand. You probably have heard about minimalism motto “Less is more” which means that work with less details shows much more than overdone work with too much stuff in it.

If you are looking for some great free minimalist fonts you came to the right place. In this collection you will find many fonts you will want to download immediately, I assure you!

1. BonvenoCF

BonvenoCF

2. Existence Light

Existence Light

3. Aurulent Sans

Aurulent Sans

4. Vegur

Vegur

5. Comfortaa

Comfortaa

6. Sansation

Sansation

7. Salaryman

Salaryman

8. Greyscale Basic

Greyscale Basic

9. Lane

Lane

10. Raleway

Raleway

11. Aaargh

Aaargh

12. CartoGothic Std

CartoGothic Std

13. Mentone

Mentone

14. Aller

Aller

15. Bitstream Vera Sans

Bitstream Vera Sans

16. Bebas

Bebas

17. Caviar Dreams

Caviar Dreams

18. Cicle

Cicle

19. Colaborate

Colaborate

20. COM4t Sans Medium

COM4t Sans Medium

21. District Thin

District Thin

22. DISCO

DISCO

23. DejaVu Sans

DejaVu Sans

24. Droid Sans

Droid Sans

25. Dustismo

Dustismo

26. Eau

Eau

27. Expressway

Expressway

28. Lacuna Regular

Lacuna Regular

29. Liberation Sans

Liberation Sans

30. Gnuolane

Gnuolane

31. New Cicle

New Cicle

32. Nevis

Nevis

33. Museo Sans

Museo Sans

34. Luxi Sans

Luxi Sans

35. Sonrisa

Sonrisa

36. Puritan

Puritan

37. Print Clearly

Print Clearly

38. Perspective Sans

Perspective Sans

39. Tuffy

Tuffy

40. Quicksand

Quicksand

Further Free Fonts Resources:

Do you know some more great minimalistic fonts? Share with us your favorite!

March 01 2010

10:00

20 WordPress Plugins For Better Image Handling

Images and photos are an integral part of almost every successful blog these days. If your text isn’t accompanied by images, few people are going to be interested in what you’ve got to say- it’s sad, but true. The problem is, with so many people uploading images to their blogs in interesting and unique ways, it’s hard to make your blog stand out unless you’re doing the same.

WordPress doesn’t make it easy for you to engage your readers with images. You’re going to have to look beyond core to the hundreds of image/photo based plugins available to make your blog highly visual. Below, you’ll find a score of solutions to all your image/photo problems in the form of the best plugins around. There are lazy loaders, gallery creators, slideshow generators, photoblog initiators and much, much more. You’ll soon realize that there’s more to WordPress than a few lousy thumbnails!

1. jQuery Image Lazy Loader WP

Lazy Loader is the perfect plugin for those who want to upload lots of images to their blog, but maintain a snappy site. Rather than loading all of the images on a page at once, which can take a considerable amount of time, Lazy Loader loads the images at the top of each page first and continues to load images further down as the user scrolls downwards.

2. Frontpage-Slideshow

This plugin does exactly what its name suggests: it lets you create a professional slideshow on the front page of your WordPress blog. Each picture is clickable, leading you to its related post, and information about four different slides can be displayed at a time. Transitions between slides are faded to look extra sleek.

3. NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN is without question the best WordPress gallery plugin available and you should certainly try it out if you haven’t already. It’s comprehensive, with an easily understandable back-end. The only problem is that everyone’s using it. It does pretty much everything you’d want from a gallery plugin, looks professional and comes with a Flash slideshow option.

4. WP Photo Album

Unlike most of the plugins in this list, which focus more on user experience, WP Photo Album is made specifically for the blogger him- or herself. It makes creating and managing your photo albums easy, letting you move images between albums and adjust the sizes of thumbnails and full view pictures.

5. Flickr Photo Album

If you regularly upload photos to Flickr before transferring them to your WordPress blog, this plugin’s going to make your life a whole lot easier. You simply select Flickr photosets and display them on your blog as galleries, which you can customize to suit the look and feel of your site. It comes with a great widget which lets you display your latest Flickr photos in your blog’s sidebar.

6. FlippingBook

Use FlippingBook to add an extra element of interactivity to your blog and fully engage your visitors. Rather than displaying images in the standard way (a la NextGEN), FlippingBook displays them in Flash books, which can be flipped through with ease and great enjoyment. You can create these “books” in the administrator panel.

7. Cincopa: Post Videos and Photo Galleries

When it comes to displaying images, Cincopa does it all, creating polished image galleries and slideshows, not to mention videos, playlists and podcasts. It gives you access to 44 different skins to be sure that all Cincopa blogs retain a degree of individuality.

8. Lightbox2

Lightbox2 is simple, but devastatingly effective. Like all lightbox-type plugins, it lets you enlarge and overlay images on the current page, while dimming what’s left in the background. Unique to Lightbox2 is the ability to group related images and use numerous visual effects.

9. WordPress Content Slide

Use WordPress Content Slide to create jQuery slideshows anywhere within your WordPress blog. These slideshows fade in and out to add a touch of class to your site. Content Slide is fully customizable, even letting you link to another website if you like, to use the slideshow as an advertising banner.

10. Yet Another Photoblog

Far more interesting than its name suggests, Yet Another Photoblog (YAPB) is perfect for those who upload more images than text. It’s not a gallery plugin; it only lets you upload one image per post with a description. Using the YAPB Bulk Uploader plugin, you can mass upload images to your YAPB blog in an instant.

11. Lazyest Gallery

Lazyest Gallery is a powerful plugin with lots of great features. It rotates random images from your gallery, fading each one in and out. It’s fully customizable from the back end, letting you select the number of random images shown, portrait/landscape or both and various fading settings. It also allows comments on images and folders.

12. Shadowbox JS

Shadowbox is not only a great way to display images on your WordPress blog, it’s ideal for sharing videos too. Never again will you have to guide visitors away from your blog for them to view media as all images, audio files and videos, including YouTube videos will play directly on your site.

13. Sidebar Photoblog

14. Thumbnail For Excerpts

With this simple plugin, you can add thumbnail images to any excerpts you might have on your site, making it instantly more attractive and easier to navigate, improving usability and visitor experience.

15. Flickr Gallery

There are several plugins available which make uploading your photos from Flickr to WordPress easy, but this is one of the best. It lets you quickly create galleries of your most recent and most popular Flickr photos, view photos in gallery mode without leaving the page, display small images automatically in lightbox mode and embed Flickr’s Flash movie player.

16. Featured Content Gallery

Featured Content Gallery can transform your humble blog into a professional looking portfolio site. Besides other things, it creates a rotating image gallery of your posts or pages, which you can place anywhere on your blog. Each image can be overlaid with an extract from the text too.

17. Freebie Images

If stock images play a significant part in your professional (or personal) life, Freebie Images comes highly recommended. Search through a directory of thousands of regularly updated, free stock images which you can drag and drop into your posts.

18. Dynamic Content Gallery

Dynamic Content Gallery generates an image gallery with a shot for each of your latest or featured posts and pages (although default images can be added too.) What makes this plugin stand out from the rest is the slick look of the gallery itself.

19. SlideZoom

SlideZoom prides itself on its simplicity and quite rightly so. It’s particularly lightweight and straightforward. It lets you bulk or zip upload images to your blog, generating a HighSlide JS gallery that you can embed in WordPress or anywhere else you like, such as on another blog, eBay or a forum.

20. DM Albums

DM albums presents your photos in a really distinctive way, enlarging all images to perfectly fit the size of your blog, rather than showing them in a window half the size of your screen. You can add captions to individual photos and albums from within the WordPress Editor.

Let us know if we forgot some great plugin. We would love to hear your thoughts.

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November 17 2009

10:39

21 Sites Where To Find Free Wordpress Themes Daily

title-free-wordpress-theme-sitesFrom time to time I am creating free wordpress theme articles, but this time I wanted to showcase several great sites regularly updating and reviewing new themes daily. This showcase will be useful if you like to dig deeper yourself instead of searching premade list articles. It takes a lot more time of course, but there are more chances in this way you will find more unique theme, only few people know about! Enjoy and bookmark this article for later use if you like it! Thanks!

1. Wordpress.org – Themes

I would say this is the most recommended place where to look at first when you want to find quality free themes. They have great ranking system so you can easily filter through unnecessary themes and focus on what you really want.

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2. Fresheezy

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3. Graph Paper Press

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4. BlogOhBlog

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5. TopWpThemes

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6. WooThemes

From time to time this premium wordpress theme site give away professional themes for free, worth keeping eye on!

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7. ThemeLab

Very useful website for wordpress addicts, who are always searching for something new and want to keep up with community!

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8. WpThemesFree

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9. BestWPThemes

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10. ArcSin Templates

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11. DesignDisease

Just 13 themes here, but very professional and high quality – site worth keeping eye on for some more in future!

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12. Free Theme Layouts

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13. SkinPress

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14. Wordpress Themes Base

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15. Rock Kitty Themes

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16. WP Skins

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17. Templates Browser

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18. Free Wordpress Themes

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19. FreeWPThemes.net

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20. WPTemplates

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21. Wordpress Theme Generator

This online generator creates your own custom unique WordPress Theme. Without any need for HTML, JS, PHP, or CSS knowledge.

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Here you’ll find several previous articles, I created some time ago, you might take interest in order to search for free quality wordpress themes:

60 Free, Yet Premium Quality Wordpress Magazine News Themes

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22 Professional WordPress Themes And Resources:Less Is More

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70 Free and Premium WordPress Themes

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