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Website launching is a thing that requires careful consideration and a great amount of professionalism. If you’re a layman in web design, you’ll have to order web design services from one of the professionals in the area. As getting a person work on creation of your website is pretty costly, you can just be smart and go for a website template.

Why are modern templates handy in website creation? The market of modern themes offers templates for different branches of industry, as well as multipurpose ones that let you create literally every website you need. The themes are pre-packed with rich sets of plugins that you get free and save you hundreds of dollars. You can tune up literally every pixel of your website with advanced customization options and simple-to-use WYSIWIG editors. Moreover, they have valid, well-structured code, and are SEO-optimized and well-tested in terms of responsiveness and cross-browser compatibility.

Today, you’ve got a great chance to get one of top-notch website templates of this year absolutely free! TemplateMonster, one of the well-established template provides, is giving away 1 of the 3 their flagship templates to you. Let’s see what are the prized that wait for the winner of this giveaway.

What templates can you win?

Monstroid2: Groundbreaking Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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Monstroid2 – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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Monstroid2 is a real masterpiece in terms of design and functionality that took almost a year to be produced. This theme is a clean and smooth-functioning multipurpose website template with a great set of premium features. The template comes with 9 niche skins that serve as website templates for different branches of industry. There will be more skins coming soon and all the template owner will get them absolutely free. Monstroid2 is issued under GPLv3. This means that you can install the template as many times as you wish on an unlimited number of domains and modify its source code up to your wish. Make use of one of 20+ prebuilt plugins (e.g. BuddyPress, BbPress, MotoPress Menu, Cherry Projects, Booked Appointment, etc.) and edit the theme trouble-free with Power Builder and Live Customizer editors that provide for WYSIWYG template editing and live preview of the changes. Monstroid2 is WooCommerce-ready and lets you run an e-store based on one of Monstroid2 niche skin that best fits your needs.

Eveprest: All-in-one Multipurpose PrestaShop Template

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Those of you, who always stay at the edge of e-commerce innovations, would just admire Eveprest theme that’s got all you can imagine and even more. This premium PrestaShop theme comes with 10 ready-made themes for different industries: clothes, interior design and furniture, electronics and gadgets, jewelry and accessories, lingerie, spare parts, etc. With the theme, you get a pack of premium modules that are actually worth $1357. Among them, you’ll find modules for creating collections of goods, lookbooks, 360 product views, advanced filters, product mosaics, layouts, etc. You can also change the color scheme of your theme in one click to foster the unique style of your e-store. Don’t miss your chance to take your e-commerce up a notch with this theme ad you’ll be exited at your skyrocketing revenues.

WooStroid: Feature-rich WooCommerce E-store

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WooStroid is a feature-leaded premium WooCommerce template that reflects on top web design trends of 2017. Its design is user-centered: the template ensures good readability on different devices and provides for convenient shopping experience. Five skins of the theme are created for websites that sell clothes, jewelry, lingerie and tools. Woostroid has ultra-responsive design: you can upload images in 4K resolution and let shoppers-on-the-go see the finest details of the products that you offer. With WooStroid, you can run the shop not only on WooCommerce, but also on Ecwid, which is another comprehensive e-commerce solution for trouble-free e-store creation and management. The template lets your shoppers create wish lists and compare tables, use ajax product filters and navigate your website using MegaMenu. Moreover, the theme is SEO-optimized and will please you in terms of loading speed and smooth performance.

How to enter the giveaway?

The rules of the contest are very simple. You just need to leave a comment below, specifying which one of the three templates you would like to get. The deadline is the 26 of May, 2017. The winner will be selected randomly among those entrants, whose comments met the deadline and contained the name of the desired theme.

Don’t lose your time! Check out the templates’ Details and Live Demos using the links below the template screenshots and leave your Comment to don’t miss your chance to get one of these great templates free.

I wish you all good luck participating in the giveaway. If you have any questions concerning the rules of the contest or the themes presented above, do not hesitate to drop me a line in the Comments section below.

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The Process of Progress: An Interactive Design Event

On May 18, AIGA San Diego will host the fourth Process of Progess event aimed at celebrating the highest level of talent in interactive design. Claudio Guglieri, Design Director at Microsoft Groove and Movies & TV, will share his thoughts on our everyday relationship with the digital interface we now consider "home."

Guglieri will talk about a user's digital life at home and the designer's role in shaping it. Many of us find comfort in digital environments and use them for work, leisure, and support. This talk aims to dig deeper into that relationship over time and discuss the key factors that will help designers keep and improve that connection between products and their users.

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ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

Until now, I refrained from purchasing a 3D printer primarily for one reason: all you could print was plastic. Of course, I’m talking about consumer 3D printers, it’s been possible to print on metal or ceramics for a while already, but purchasing one of these printers was out of budget.

ClayXYZ is the first 3D printer for clay and ceramics that you can purchase at an affordable price. There is still a Kickstarter campaign running for it, but it has been largely financed already.

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

The device is as simple as any printer should be. Get your 3D model ready, load some clay, and print. It’s natural material, so you can add some extra finishes and touch it up by hand, but that’s not mandatory. For designers, this is a whole new field that opens up, and no need to use ugly plastic for 3D printers anymore.

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

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Working on website or apps interfaces? Check out these free UI kits, they will make you more productive and save you tons of time.

1. Design elements by Dennis Flinsenberg

Clean and simple, a standard kit that will always prove useful. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

2. PerfectJane UI Kit by Igor Shkarin

Icons, bars, buttons,… tons on design elements. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

3. UI Design Kit by Alex Boamfa

A PSD kit filled with great UI elements. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

4. Free iPhone and iPad App UI Kit by Pixeden

Designed to help you create a great mobile app UI interface with common smartphone and tablet UI elements. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

5. Media Player GUI PSD

A UI kit filled with all the elements to create your own media player. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

6. Moonify Ui by Joachim Löfstedt

A dark-themed set of GUI elements. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

7. Hanna UI Kit by Amin Badie Zade

A complete UI kit with many useful elements. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

8. Tron Glow UI Set by Thiyagu Sivanganam

A dark UI theme with cool glowing effects. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

9. iTunes UI Kit by Susumu Yoshida

All the UI elements you’ll need to emulate the iTunes interface. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

10. Black UI Kit by Jonathan Moreira

A black UI set with bold elements for gorgeous designs. Download here.

10 gorgeous UI kits for designers and developpers

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A round-up of recent useful freebies for graphic and web designers.

1. Latina Essential, Free font family by Latinotype

This font is based on calligraphy, but calligraphic features have been changed in order to make Latina a more neutral font. This prevents readers from losing their focus when reading a continuous text. On the other hand, these same features get highlighted when using the font for headlines or display text. Latina is the perfect choice for publishing design (books and magazines), branding and advertising.

8 design freebies you should download right now

8 design freebies you should download right now

8 design freebies you should download right now

2. Free Smoke Brushes for Photoshop

For many things that you may need to include in a Photoshop composition, all you need is often to take a quick photo. For smoke, you’d have a hard time to do it quickly, so these free smoke brushes for Photoshop come in very handy.

8 design freebies you should download right now

3. 96 Cooking Icons

A large set of gorgeous line icons created by Ekaterina Sosedova. Deserts, fruits, first and second courses, you’ll find all icons to be aligned, accurate and editable.

8 design freebies you should download right now

4. Material Design UI Kit

Material Design Kit is the ultimate library of UI elements, app templates, and style guides combined into high-quality source files for Sketch & Photoshop. Everything you need for a faster workflow and better results when design for Android.

8 design freebies you should download right now

5. Minimal Powerpoint & Keynote Template

If you are like me and try to attend events that are not directly design related, you surely have seen plenty of horrible Power Point presentations. This free Power Point and Keynote template was presented by Dublin Design to help you create beautiful presentation quickly.

8 design freebies you should download right now

6. Photoshop T-Shirt mockups

A collection of all kind of T-shirt mockups collected by Design Freebies. You’ll find various style and designs of shirts to present your designs.

8 design freebies you should download right now

7. Material Components

Beautiful and customizable components to create material designs for iOS, Android, or the Web.

8 design freebies you should download right now

8. Elegant certificate template

An elegant template, in case you deliver certificates or diploma and want to make it look good.

8 design freebies you should download right now

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