How Time Perception Impacts Interaction Design

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  May 25, 2015
How Time Perception Impacts Interaction Design

How can you use time to your advantage in interaction design? Is it even controllable? The elements of timing can be difficult to describe, but we all feel them, from the annoyance of waiting for something to load, to the exhilaration of breezing through page after page. The scale of timing is wide, ranging from noticeable increments to the tiny milliseconds that individually...

Tutorial: Make the Footer Responsive in a WordPress Theme

Abbas Suterwala  •  WordPress  •  May 22, 2015
Tutorial: Make the Footer Responsive in a WordPress Theme

The footer in WordPress, or for websites in general, is one of the least used pieces. The footer is mostly used to show credits and contact information. This might be good enough for many sites, but it would be better to make the footer in your WordPress theme much more configurable. It might be better to widgetize the footer so that you can easily add different kinds of...

How to Create a Flat Styled Set of Writing Tools

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  May 20, 2015
How to Create a Flat Styled Set of Writing Tools

Hello fellow design enthusiasts, today I’m going to show you how to build your very own flat styled set of writing tools using the mighty Adobe Illustrator. The process will rely on using basic shapes (rectangles and rounded rectangles), which we will adjust here and there using the powerful Direct Selection Tool. Without wasting any more time, power up Illustrator and...

Snug UI Kit – Vector Shape Elements

Adrian  •  Design  •  May 18, 2015
Snug UI Kit – Vector Shape Elements

Each object is made of shapes. You can resize objects with Retina resolution. Blocks are based on a 930 grid system. You can easily swap blocks. The layout has been designed with typefaces from Google...

Basement Wireframe Kit: 200+ Prototype Elements

Adrian  •  Resources  •  May 18, 2015
Basement Wireframe Kit: 200+ Prototype Elements

Basement Wireframe Kit consists of more than 200 ready-to-use elements that you can combine to get a perfect prototype. It is versatile while eliminating redundant features to help you save time and focus on your...

The Value of UX Research in Product Development

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  May 15, 2015
The Value of UX Research in Product Development

When we talk about user experience, we quite often end up discussing UX Design. Some may even refer to UX and UX Design as a same thing, which they are not. Today I would like to draw your attention to the “pre-story” of amazing and usable design — user experience research. Let’s try to answer two main questions: What is the value of UX research? How does it fit...

How to Mockup Responsive Websites in Sketch App

Daniel Schwarz  •  Tutorials  •  May 13, 2015
How to Mockup Responsive Websites in Sketch App

It’s quite normal to build websites with responsive viewports and it’s been that way for a while now. Of course, not every website needs to be responsive, but it’s common courtesy to offer it to your mobile visitors if you have them. But how do we create mockup designs for responsive websites? Sketch App Sketch App by Bohemian Coding is a Mac Application for user...

Ink UI Kit – iOS Screens for Photoshop and Sketch

Adrian  •  Resources  •  May 12, 2015
Ink UI Kit – iOS Screens for Photoshop and Sketch

Premium pack of 120+ high-quality iOS screens to make your design workflow great and simple. Ink contains more than 120 elaborate iOS 8 screens in 7 categories that will meet any needs you may have in your designing process. Each screen is fully customizable, exceptionally easy to use and carefully assembled in Sketch and Photoshop...

Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  May 11, 2015
Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years

It’s interesting to think about how design has changed over the years. Each time a new design is published it, there is another genius and gorgeous unveiling. Or what about point of view where you look at old designs and get embarrassed at how poor, terrible or simply funny they were? Here, we’ll take a trip down memory lane for Instagram, Flipboard, AirBnB, Facebook...

Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

Carrie Cousins  •  Coding, Design  •  May 7, 2015
Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

It seems like a common sense idea: Designers and developers must work together. But too often, these individuals work apart while working on the very same project. The designer works to create elements and color palettes and typography that looks great, while the developer codes and prepares the material for web publishing. And this can cause discord between the designer and...