Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Textures and patterns are not a new thing in web design. Even though trends come and go, textures and patterns seem to always be around.
You might remember the early day websites with low quality patterns at the background. Yes, they didn’t look good. And designers have moved away from them.
But with the amount of beautiful textures and patterns of the highest quality available today (more often than not they are completely free) there is no surprise we still see patterns and textures everywhere. From the subtlest textures around the edges and on buttons to colourful backgrounds, there are some amazing examples around the web.
Textures and Patterns in Web Design
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Grey in Web Design

Grey is traditionally considered a “throwaway” color in design. It lacks the boldness of either white or black, and it lacks the personality of colors such as red, blue, and yellow. Grey in suits is a rather neutral formal color, and military personnel use the color for vehicles and uniforms as a form of camouflage. Buildings are colored grey so that the dirt doesn’t show as easily, but ironically most people just believe that these buildings are all dirty—like grey water. As a mood, grey denotes a sort of “blah” depression that lacks the urgency and passion of black anger and hate.

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What Makes a Good Design?

When it comes to website design, the usual hallmarks of good design tend to boil down to two things: it has to be useful and it has to look good. It’s that simple, but when you delve deeper into the subject it’s actually more complicated than that. So when the question of what makes a good website design is raised, the following points all contribute to the final answer.

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Is It Important for a Freelance Web Designer to Have a Blog?

Freelance Web Designer
The answer is yes, a blog is important for a freelance web designer for many reasons. It’s true that having a website helps and so does having a presence on Facebook, but only a blog can showcase your ability and talent in different ways. More than anything else, a blog gives you the means to share your thoughts, views and ideas freely with other people and potential clients.
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The Newest Free Website Template

I have a freebie for you guys today. It’s a very well done WordPress Theme. Click on the read more button for details, preview and the download link!Free Website Template
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15 Newest Business Website Templates

You can find a web template for any purpose at websitetemplates.org from photography portfolios to educational websites, from e-commerce to personal wedding albums. The collection is updated regularly. Today I’m gonna show you 15 of the newest website templates for business.
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Web Design and Yellow Color

Why so gloomy and sad? Maybe it’s because you’re clicking on the wrong websites! You see, all those dark hues and glum colors can get to you, especially when you are exposed to them for an extended period of time. What you need is a little bit of cheerfulness, and that’s where the color yellow comes in.
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10 Best Websites to Get Free Web Design Resources

Web designers who have been in the business for quite some time have their own trade secrets. If you look close enough, you will find these secrets whispering to you in each designer’s work. It seems like they always use the perfect font, the most suitable icon, and the sharpest photos.
As an amateur or a budding designer, you wonder if these new age artists have the time and the financial means to be able to come up with such a diverse collection of web designs. If you are thinking of hacking a web artist’s computer just to copy their collection, it will be a total waste of time. You will not find what you are looking for because everything is on the internet, and best of all, you can access the resources for free.
Below are 10 of our favourite websites with free pictures, icons and fonts. In that exact order.
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Flat Design – 6 Things You Should Know

Anyone who follows web design news knows that flat design is one of the hottest things right now in the industry. If you have your own website, then you may be thinking about how to incorporate a flat design so that your site stays current.
But before you do that, here are some things you ought to know about flat design first.

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Free Brushes Giveaway

This post is going to have very few words. But it’s going to have more value than any post with a thousand words. Why? Because it’s a freebie post!1 Read the rest

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