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Inspiring Pastel Color Templates

Colors always attract people, and if used wisely they’ll make your website look more vibrant and attractive. We like bright colors, but pastel colors are also our faves!

Using pastel colors in web design is not really traditional or standard, but when used in any website design it gives it a completely new, fresh look and feel.

Please, pay your attention to our inspiring pastel-color templates, we bet you’ll loves these designs. Also, keep in mind that TemplateTuning is always ready to help you with color scheme change to desired colors.

Pastel colors are usually soft, pale, washed-out ones. On the saturation color scale “pastels” are darker than whites and lighter than light colors.

Very often colors of this palette are also described as “soothing”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “desaturated”, or lacking strong chromatic content.

Turquoise, lavender, mauve, primrose yellow, baby pink, baby blue, a soft green called jade green, peach, apricot, salmon pink are all pastels.

In The Sportlight! : )

“You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.” ― Criss Jami

Do you love running? If  you do, I assume you have read “The Gift – A Runner’s Story” by Paul Maurer. I’d like to share an admiring abstract from this outstanding book:

“Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys… It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. It’s about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead. It’s about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with. It’s about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there’s not a single soul in sight to cheer you on. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel. And when you’ve finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that’s all that you can ask for.”

Our Sport Website Templates category includes a variety of pre-made web page designs for different sport clubs, teams, organizations, stores, individual pages dedicated to sports etc. Each template is themed to feature a particular kind of sport. Our Sport website templates will be a great start to launch a website of your own which meets your personal needs.


Web Design Misconceptions And Mistakes

There are a few very important points, which should be well thought-out, when you start the process of your website design and development.
Today we’re going to talk about them!

1. Well, first of all make sure that your design is not too pretentious and intricate. Of course, you want your webpage to stand out among other designs, but – be reasonable and objective! You customers should in no way get lost at your website. Think about usability, intuitive navigation and well-organized information. Make sure that your customers will have quick access to information they are interested in. You should build the beautiful elements around the important concepts of usability and high-quality content.

2. Too many ads and unnecessary welcome screens might make your users leave the website before they basically reach any content they need! Again, make the information easily accessible.

3. Don’t get too obsessed with Flash, guys. If you aim to be easily found by potential customers, search engines should be able to index your website pages. It is not really possible with Flash: it’s not SEO-freindly. So, just step away, and find the alternative – JS or HTML5.

4. Your homepage can become a real design disaster. We’ve already stated that information should be easily accessible for customer, but make sure your homepage is not overloaded with info! Don’t try to tell everything to everyone about your business.   Your homepage should explain people in less then half a minute who you are and what you do. That’s it. Clean style and simplicity are the key words, when we speak about homepage.

5. What can be even worse, then overloaded with information webpage, is a lack of corporate transparency. Your business becomes successful, when you establish open and transparent relationship with customers. Tell them about the people behind the process, behind the product, it’s extremely important indeed.

6. A big mistake is when you actually do not address the real need of your user! You can rave and rave about your product, you can make your website product-focused, your desire to make big money can become center and prior. I am sorry, guys, but it’s not really a good path…
On the contrary – focus on your customer and his needs. And only then you can present the product. Your website design should be build around customer and his expectations.

Good luck!
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What’s Going On In IT-World?

Fifteen years ago on March 31st, 1998, a company called Netscape published the source code of its flagship product: a Web browser called Communicator. This is how and when the Mozilla project was born. During 15 years Mozilla aims to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet. Check their blog and learn 15 big facts and achievements about Mozilla!

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A new concept of modern browser interface was created. Sebastiaan de With, a creative director, design speaker and consultant, living in San Francisco, California, introduced “Helm”.

Helm would simply be a website, and when interacted with, the user interface appears, but it disappears as long as you are interacting with the content instead of the control area. Learn more about Helm and its creator here.

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In recent years we have witnessed the emergence of monochromatic color schemes in website design, using one base color in various shades, with black and/or white and accents of complimentary colors.

There are many advantages of creating monochromatic website designs, among them: the avoidance of color clashes, none or fewer distractions, more focus on the content. The showcase, which features 40 monochromatic sites, is must see for you to get ideas for the future website.

Feel free to order monochromatic color scheme for your template for $99 only!

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And if you are still considering what to choose – Flash or HTML5, a great interactive online game will help you to make a final decision! Find it here and vote!

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A Fun Approach In Web Design

Each customization project we work with has its set of  aim, needs and requirements. And what is really important about the work we do is that we are eager to create the websites that are memorable.
It is obvious that fun experience is one of the most enjoyable things. It’s also obvious that we notice and memorize things that we find enjoyable.
If we use fun to create an enjoyable user experience, we will offer people a splendid experience that they will not only remember, but one that they might inform others about as well.

I talking point against fun practice in web design is that sometimes customers are convinced their projects have no place for fun.

It’s kind of true that there are projects where adding “fun” is absolutely out of place, though in some cases even websites that are not suited for a fun approach can be made more effective by using fun.

Add some humor to your website: informal tone, nice pictures, which can bring smile to faces of your website visitors, bright colors – they will work out, for sure.

Have some fun, guys.

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