Create a Flat Smartphone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  July 30, 2015
Create a Flat Smartphone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

So, for some time now Apple’s iPhone has created a real craze in such a way that there are now tons and tons of flat styled illustrations depicting the device. Don’t get me wrong I love the thingy but I kind of got sick and tired of the same old same old depiction so I decided to make a cool little gadget that uses familiar elements but stands out as its own. Of course...

Material Design Lite – A Giant Library of Web Components

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  July 27, 2015
Material Design Lite – A Giant Library of Web Components

Google Developer team recently released a library of components in their Material Design style called Material Design Lite, or MDL for short. It’s a library filled with numerous design components like buttons, forms, and everything else your heart could desire really. They are considering this library to be framework-agnostic in order to make it extremely flexible for people...

Trend Breakdown: New Ways to Use the Hamburger Icon

Nataly Birch  •  Icons Examples, Inspiration  •  July 23, 2015
Trend Breakdown: New Ways to Use the Hamburger Icon

Meant to be really simple, functional, intuitive and memorable like any “road sign,” the hamburger menu icon stole the show last year and became an integral element of any modern website and mobile app design, though it has been with us for more than 30 years. Created by the talented and amazing Norm Cox for the first graphical user interface, Xerox Star, it...

Base CSS and Navigation Systems in Bootstrap

Sam Norton  •  Coding  •  July 22, 2015
Base CSS and Navigation Systems in Bootstrap

In the last article we discussed Bootstrap CSS grids and elements. For the second part of our tutorial, we’re going to study the different base elements and navigation system. Using the Base CSS Styling HTML elements — which includes headings, paragraphs, forms and tables — is easy but can take some time in the process of web development. Here, we’ll...

How GreatSimple Earned Over $10,000 in Their First Month on Designmodo Market

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Interviews  •  July 20, 2015
How GreatSimple Earned Over $10,000 in Their First Month on Designmodo Market

Hey, readers! Today we want tell the story of some guys that made $10,000 in the first month on Designmodo Market. It’s a great milestone for a small studio from Russia. They are GreatSimple and have some brilliant products on the market, take look here. Here’s an interview with the founder of GreatSimple, Alexey Rybin. – First off, we would like to...

The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  July 17, 2015
The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

Buttons  are one of the most important elements to create, especially if you use them for calls to action. If you wait to the last minute, you may be risking your conversions. Image source: Dropbox In this post, we’ll go over button size, style, placement and color — everything you need to know to create an effective call to action that improves the user experience. The...

20+ Examples of Web Application Interface Designs

Adrian  •  Inspiration  •  July 15, 2015
20+ Examples of Web Application Interface Designs

The increased penetration of internet usage has created huge dependency on it. This virtual entity has turned into a living world for us. As a result of this, radical changes are seemingly taking place in the web applications and influencing the way businesses are operated. There is a visible shift from old models to grid and cloud-based models. To match the pace, excellent...

20 Websites that Prove Gradients are Making a Comeback

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  July 15, 2015
20 Websites that Prove Gradients are Making a Comeback

The era of flat design is starting to come to an end, maybe not all together but bit by bit. The biggest evidence of this is the new, up and coming trend of gradients. They are much more subtle than the gradients we used to see in web 2.0 era or after. Let’s be honest, gradients are in again! I’ve curated a list of 20 new website designs that feature gradients in one form...

35+ Excellent jQuery Animation Techniques and Tutorials

Adrian  •  Resources, Scripts  •  July 13, 2015
35+ Excellent jQuery Animation Techniques and Tutorials

The coming of JavaScript and various web functioning libraries has made the work of interaction easier for any website. Those who are familiar with jQuery know how it helps us in creating jQuery animation. There are some jQuery tutorials and techniques. The power of jQuery helps the web developers to create some interesting user-interface works.  They are a branch of...

How to Export an Animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects

Marta Berzina  •  Adobe Photoshop, Tutorials  •  July 13, 2015
How to Export an Animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects

Animated GIF images are one of the most popular image types on the web. The process of making a design and animating it is a different story, but in today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to export an animated GIF. If you are interested I will make a tutorial about the process of making the bicycle design below for import into Adobe After Effects. Let me know in...