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When it comes to technology, the only thing constant about it is that it keeps changing all the time. When I say 'latest trends' in web designing, I actually mean all the new changes that we now need to learn and use when it comes to designing websites that will be up to the mark and much more.
Flat designs are taking over quite quickly it seems. I doubt anyone could argue against it being the latest and greatest for (fairly) new trends on the web, in mobile devices, and even in print. The simple description for a flat style of design is one that lacks 3D effects, such as bevels or drop shadows.

The stylistic details of a flat design can vary somewhat, just as with most design styles. Usually, though, a flat design is quite minimalist with primary-ish colors and lots of "white space". The font is usually thin without too much flare. Boxes and buttons are, of course, withou
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t strokes or 3D effects. Some flat designs do contain shadows, but these are usually flat-ish as well.

Whether you are new to flat design or simply need some fresh, new resources for your next project, most should be able to find a few items below to help. The list below is divided into 5 categories: UI kits, icons, templates, WordPress themes, and tutorials. The best part? All are free. The ones that specifically mention "free for commercial use" are noted as well. Have fun browsing and be sure to let us know of any other amazingly free flat resources.
UI Kits
A UI kit is a user interface collection that comes with all the parts and pieces you need to design your own website. Usually they are PSD but sometimes will come with other components as well. While you can use the color scheme in the file, you can create your own color scheme. They also come with patterns, brushes, and much more. Hence, UI kits save a web designer a lot of time, improving workflow and decreasing time spent on projects.
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Have you ever noticed that walk-in shoppers love to visit the places or shops which give a posh look? No matter, whether a customer has the money to shop from these high-born places or not but the attractive look would make him visit your website at least for window shopping.
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Amberlight is an app for Windows and Mac from Escape Motions (makers of Flame Painter) that you can use to create stunning images by manipulating fields of digital particles.

You can use Amberlight to add special effects to photos, or create interesting background images for presentations, project covers, and more. Here's a sampling o

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f the kinds of images you can make with Amberlight.

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You can get Amberlight for an introductory price of $19.99 ($14.99 in the Mac App Store), and a free demo version is also available.

To see Amberlight in action, check out the demo video below. 

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One of the key components of good web design for an eCommerce store is the logo. Through your logo, you can set your store apart, and you can also make it easier for people to recognize your store. The logo should appear in one of the top corners on every page. You should also use it on your social media platforms to make sure people can quickly identify you. However, constructing a logo is more than just coming up with an image. You must make sure that you develop the logo so that it works within your overall web design

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and remains identifiable.

Simplified Palette

Some of the best logos are also some of the simplest. Think of the McDonald’s logo and the Target logo. Both of these logos are exceptionally simple in their formation, and they only have one or two colors. They aren’t great works of art. They aren’t incredible to look at. They are simple, and they are recognizable. If your logo has more than two colors, then you need to reconsider your logo design. You don’t have to match every color present in your web design in the logo. Choose the primary or the contrast color as the main logo color, and keep the color selection as simple as possible.

Viewability Regardless of the Size

You never know what devices people will be viewing your website or your social media pages on. Having a recognizable logo allows customers to immediately connect it with your brand. This means that you need to have a logo that is viewable regardless of the size. In other words, it should be viewable as a thumbnail as well as a on a large screen. Most of the time, when you’re using something like furniture web templates, you will have the option of uploading a standard sized logo as well as various thumbnails. Check to make sure that the logo can be viewed clearly in each of these sizes. To help achieve this goal, you should make sure that you use clean lines and avoid anything that distorts when it is shrunk.


Memorable Logo

The logo itself needs to be memorable. Otherwise, it does no good. Creating memorability can be challenging, but most businesses accomplish this by tapping into the core of their business. In some cases, you must think of your business in an abstract fashion. Target developed the bull’s eye to represent getting the best sales each and every time. Most people don’t automatically associate bull’s eyes with shopping, but Target managed to create that association. It is now one of the more commonly known logos in the United States.

When you are developing your logo, you need to keep in mind certain key elements for the design so that it will work within your web design as a whole. First, make sure that you use only a simplified palette. Logos are not places for details. Make sure that the logo itself remains viewable, regardless of the scale. This way, people can recognize it quickly. Also take the time to develop a logo that is memorable, even if you have to think outside the box.


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Are you using the power of PPC to get the international traffic you deserve? This sort of advertising can put a brand or service in front of global customers who would otherwise be out of reach.Even if you already benefit from PPC (pay-per-click) advertising, using the English language will only take you so far in the rapidly changing online landscape…
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My previous CreativePro post looked at the FujiFilm F900EXR, the only uber-compact (roughly the size of an iPhone), super-zoom, 20x camera, with manual controls that shoots in RAW and RAW+JPEG. However, if you’re willing to consider a camera without RAW (you’re likely already doing that with your iPhone or smartphone, right?), or are willing to wait and spend a bit more money, then there are three other uber-compact, super-zoom cameras that might be a better fit for your photography and video needs: The Canon Powershot S

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X280 (currently $189 at; discussed below) and the Panasonic DMC-ZS30 (TZ40), and its 2014 upgrade the DMC-ZS40.


Before a closer inspection of the Canon, it might help you to differentiate the similar-looking cameras choices by considering the original focus for each of the companies.

FujiFilm was originally a film company, and as a result, it’s not surprising that the F900EXR provides the most “film-like” experience. Panasonic’s strengths have been as a leader in television, video, and electronics technologies. The Panasonic DMC-ZS30 (TZ40) incorporates best what Panasonic knows best, delivering the smoothest on-board video as well as the most impressive list of connectivity options, which even support remote camera operations from your smartphone or tablet. Contrasting with both FujiFilm’s film and Panasonic’s electronics innovations, Canon has been at the forefront of digital camera innovation for decades. Not only are Canon’s digital SLR cameras (the EOS line) considered amongst the best in the professional class, but for almost as long, Canon has led the market in super mini cameras with their ELPH series. The Canon Powershot SX280 combines some of the best of both the high end and of the miniaturizing technologies, making this camera a great fit for the digital camera enthusiast hoping to upgrade the miniature or smartphone experience.

Back before digital technology, there were a number of professional camera systems, and one of the undisputed leaders was Nikon. Even in the early days of digital, Nikon led the way with a digital camera back. According to my photographer friend Michael Bronfenbrenner, during the transition to digital, Nikon spent most of its resources to support existing analog lenses, while Canon jumped in and reinvented its cameras with faster digital-only technology.

As a result, the Canon SLRs are often considered the top of its class, with fast lenses, rotating viewfinders, and of course support for RAW format. While developing their SLR lines, Canon has also long dominated the compact digital market with the ELPH series of miniature cameras. Although not quite as mini as the ELPH, this relatively new line of cameras represented by the Canon SX20, represents a robust mid-range—between compact and professional. Although I think it’s a shame that this otherwise stellar camera doesn’t save images in RAW, but in many other ways this camera benefits by both Canon’s high-end and its miniaturized consumer-level digital technology.

Canon Design

I’m one of those people who has stayed loyal to Apple despite many frustrations, often just because I get joy from their superior industrial design. Though Canon’s industrial design isn’t quite at the level of Apple’s, I did find almost everything about the design and feel of the Canon to be satisfying. With uber-small cameras, where everything is and how it works is really important, and I found that I liked the locations and sizes of the camera buttons, zoom, and dials. I also appreciated the little things as well, like the way the battery was labeled so its arrows aligned to both the camera and the charger, that the plug for the charger folded to lay flat when not in use, and that the charging battery displayed either a red or green light to indicate its level of charge.

I also appreciated that there were a number of different methods to jump back to active shooting from the playback or functions modes (the FujiFilm kept flashing a notice that I needed to press the shutter to return to shooting mode). The onboard video recording in this Canon is much smoother than the FujiFilm, however if you shoot a still while you’re recording video, the camera returns to still mode and stops the video recording (the FujiFilm and Panasonic continue to shoot video while allowing you to simultateously shoot a still).

Manual Mode

One of the big differences between the FujiFilm and the Canon is how each interprets “manual mode.” While the FujiFilm provides the film-like experience of relying on the light meter to evaluate the absolute shutter and aperture effects, manual mode in the Canon is a much more of a WYSIWYG “digital camera” experience. When you use the Canon’s manual mode, the white balance and relative exposure are based on where you lock focus. The Canon also provides WYSIWYG feedback and records the exact exposure that you see in your LCD JPEG preview. Contrast that to the FujiFilm, which uses absolute exposure settings, and gives you a light meter to gauge the potential shot that you can capture in RAW.


Compared to the FujiFilm I found the ease of connecting the Canon to the iPhone to be simpler, with a very iPhone-like interface to choose which images to move over to the connecting device.


All three of these companies (FujiFilm, Canon, Panasonic) make cameras that are minimally larger than an iPhone, while representing huge leaps of technology beyond any smartphone. In my next review, you’ll see how the Panasonic is a good fit if you are looking for superior video and integration with smart devices. But if you’re willing to do without RAW, and are fine with decent video (versus the superior video and connectivity in the Panasonic), then the Canon is a very strong choice.

With a fairly intuitive interface, decent video recording, and a well thought-out design throughout, the Canon is a good camera for anyone looking to go beyond the capabilities of smartphone cameras. Honestly, when I was trying to grab a snapshot and had all three cameras available, I most often reached for the Canon. This model will continue to be in Canon’s line-up for 2014, with a couple of other cameras added with slightly different feature sets, but not replacing the SX280. And none of these other micro-cameras with super-zooms offer RAW. Stay tuned for the final miniature camera review in this three-part series—looking at a pair of cameras that can double as your video camera, and include superior connectivity to your smart devices: the Panasonic SZ30, and the 2014 model, the SZ40.

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