Tag Archive: patterns


DKemp DesignsGreat design requires commitment and continuous education on trends and techniques.  Alone, it is an impossible task to keep current and revelant in this business.  Fortunately, the Web Design community is the most generous industry ever.  There is no shortage of professionals and geeks sharing their answers on time saving techniques.  DKemp Designs uses many sites and tools to meet customer needs.

Techsnoop has rounded up some great free resources available;

Give n GoGive ‘n’ Go

A wonderful site with great resources like animated menus, CSS animations, glowing buttons, all reworked from shots on Dribble.com.  Copy the HTML, CSS, javascript and you’re ready to go!

SVGenerator

This site generates SVG background code to create effects without large background images.  There are subtle patterns, stripes, even gradients and a starfield.  So, select one you like and edit the settings and colors.  Then download the code and paste into your site.  Easy just got a new home.

CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet

Looking to spice up your site with some fast loading animations?  This is the site for you.

Select the animation effect you want, download the code, add to your project and away you go.  There are helpful hints to incorporating the effects into your code and any jQuery needed is posted with instructions.

So now you can concentrate on designing the fun elements and animate away.

Just For Fun

If you have been pondering whether to use parallax in a project, check out Cyclemon a site with a great example of parallax effect being used well, with purpose and not annoying.  The site states you are what you ride and shows each type of cycle in a great graphic with catagories like “Night Rider” and “Hipster” among others.  If the graphics appeal to you, they are available for purchase.

Balita

(Credit: Smashing Mag)

Welcome to Techsnoop Designs, your resource site for free design resources from around the web.  Techsnoop Designs is the official design blog of DKemp Designs.  All free resources formerly found on Techsnoop’s Helper will now be posted here.  Techsnoop’s Helper will focus on games, gadgets, sci-fi, Social Media and the occasional miscellaneous fun post.

Here on Techsnoop Designs, you will be able to find templates, brushes, PSDs, patterns, icons and tutorials, all free, all the time.  At the time of posting, all resources listed are 100% free.  However, some items may only be offered for a short time so be sure to sign up to get an e-mail whenever new items are posted.

First up from one of our favorite sites, Smashing Magazine, a free e-commerce WordPress template, Balita.  The theme is geared for selling children’s items and is completely free to use and customize.  It even includes the e-commerce plug-in for generating your sales pages.  Download here and let Smashing Magazine know you appreciate the help.

If you need specific resources, let us know in the comments and we will try to find them for you.

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