Personal Branding Guide for Designers

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 5, 2016
Personal Branding Guide for Designers

Personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands. Being good at your craft is not enough these days, being unique and authentic will make the cut, but only if enough people know about you. As Michael Simmons writes, authenticity is key in the digital age. Having a strong personal brand and following can lead to enormous opportunities...

A Beginner’s Guide To Grunt: Build Tool for JavaScript

DataArt  •  Coding  •  February 3, 2016
A Beginner’s Guide To Grunt: Build Tool for JavaScript

Modern Web development is rapidly moving toward more complicated client-side applications. The ability to build more advanced applications requires more sophisticated tools that allow developers to manage complexity and prevent the program they write from collapsing under the weight of a technical dept. A developer needs to carry out a set of steps in order to prepare a web...

Design Trend: Parallax With a Twist

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  February 1, 2016
Design Trend: Parallax With a Twist

The newest trend in web design has inklings of parallax, but it’s not quite parallax. It involves moving elements, but it’s not really animation. It includes plenty of great color and physical elements, but it’s not material. This background trend includes elements of plenty of other trends for truly engaging moving elements that draw users in and keep them on the site...

Gesture Icons Inspiration and Free Packages

Nataly Birch  •  Icons Examples  •  January 27, 2016
Gesture Icons Inspiration and Free Packages

With the growth of mobile app designs, symbols that visualize various standard commands have become one of the sought-after kinds of graphical tools. They are used to enrich presentations of products and serve as accompanying material for multi-touch devices. There are more than 50 different commands that need to be clearly illustrated, from well-known and widely-used tap,...

Great Tools Becoming a Great Freelance Designers

Paula Borowska  •  Tools  •  January 25, 2016
Great Tools Becoming a Great Freelance Designers

It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting yourself set up for your first client or if you’re a veteran who wants to check out a new service or app, this list will definitely come in handy in helping you stay sane while freelancing. Now, there will never be a one size fits all list of goodies that will help every single freelancer towards their glory. That’s why I formed...

Codepad: A New Way of Saving and Sharing Code Snippets

Sam Norton  •  Tools  •  January 21, 2016
Codepad: A New Way of Saving and Sharing Code Snippets

You’ve got plenty of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP code that you want to roll out and you use your hard drive to try to remember each time you start a project with your development team, outsource developers or even clients. This has been a problem with some developers in past years. Sharing and saving code online while getting feedback at the same time can be one of the...

20 Free Fonts to Try in 2016

Carrie Cousins  •  Fonts  •  January 19, 2016
20 Free Fonts to Try in 2016

New year. New typefaces. New Free Fonts. Are you looking for a change to your website or app design. A new typeface might just be the answer. And there are so many great options to choose from. Whether you are a fan of a simple sans serif, more traditional modern serif or something with long tails and flourishes, we have a great list of options to try in the coming year. When...

Using Bootstrap 4 Flexbox

Sam Norton  •  Coding  •  January 15, 2016
Using Bootstrap 4 Flexbox

The CSS3 Flexible Box, or Flexbox, is a new layout mode to improve arrangement of items on a page that can also manage directions and order within a container to accommodate different screen sizes and different display devices. It works like a box model which modifies the width or the height of its child items filling up the space available without the use of floats. A lot of...

Splendid Websites that Greet Users with Hello

Nataly Birch  •  Websites Examples  •  January 13, 2016
Splendid Websites that Greet Users with Hello

Taglines, slogans and other welcome messages are one of the most common instruments of verbal communication with users in website design. They untiringly mark front pages and set the tone of the project. Although we are accustomed to images and videos are loud, a well-chosen phrase sometimes may “sound” more deafening and be more visually appealing. From catchy...

Internet of Things (IoT): The UX Challenges

Armen Ghazarian  •  UX Design  •  January 11, 2016
Internet of Things (IoT): The UX Challenges

Do you like fantasy movies? If you don’t, it’s about time to start watching them, because what we have seen in sci-fi and fantasy films in the last decade is getting real with every new technology advancement. Everyday things around us are becoming smarter, sometimes even smarter than ourselves. And when you think about it in perspective it is actually more...