Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic]

Adrian  •  Coding  •  July 23, 2014
Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic]

So you are planning a new web design project and considering one of the world’s two most popular design frameworks to help you create a fully-responsive and modern site outline. But what’s better: Twitter’s Bootstrap or Foundation by Zurb? The answer may lie in what you are trying to accomplish. But to start, you should understand what a framework is and what...

Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile

Chris Bank  •  Design, UX Design  •  July 21, 2014
Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile

A Deeper Look at Patterns Designed by the Hottest Apps Today In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of user input design patterns and details examples from some of the hottest mobile apps today – more examples of these patterns and over 45 additional mobile design patterns are covered in detail in UXPin’s free e-book, Mobile UI...

Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design

Simone  •  Design  •  July 18, 2014
Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design

Some days ago, Airbnb, a community of users who need to rent out apartments, announced a colossal redesign of its website and introduced a new modern logo that will replace the old lower case “airbnb” design. The functionality of the website will remain the same; updates mainly regard the graphic aspect. With the new website, Airbnb follows the flat design trends: There...

The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common

Ciprian Gavriliu  •  Design  •  July 17, 2014
The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common

I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great designers. Each designer is different. Everyone has a style, working routine and personality. That’s why I was so amazed to discover a common set of principles that successful creative people follow, consciously or unconsciously. The tools, techniques and tricks come second. The foundation of great design lies in values...

The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  July 16, 2014
The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games

Mobile is the future of everything. Mobile technologies are changing not only the way we search the web or play games, but the way we live. So it’s not surprising that this growth attracts investors, who in their turn, make the mobile platforms accessible for wider masses. There is a lot of discussion about how to create usable mobile apps with smooth and flawless UX, but...

AngularJS: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

Ajeet Yadav  •  Coding  •  July 14, 2014
AngularJS: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

If you’ve not got your hands on AngularJS yet, you’re missing awesome features that can really make the most of HTML for web apps. Unlike Backbone.js and Ember.js, AngularJS is a next generation JavaScript framework where each component works with every other component in an interconnected way to make your web applications stand out. This article is designed to give a...

The Interactive Imperative in Mobile Design

Chris Bank  •  Design, UX Design  •  July 11, 2014
The Interactive Imperative in Mobile Design

How gestures and animations are changing the game for mobile app designs In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of interactivity in mobile apps and its impacts impact on mobile design patterns – they’re covered in more detail with examples from over 50 hot mobile apps in UXPin’s free e-book, Mobile UI Design Patterns 2014....

What is the Point of Material Design?

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  July 9, 2014
What is the Point of Material Design?

In the simplest of explanations, Google developed Material Design to unify the experiences users have across various Google platforms. Additionally, this unification is to bring improved overall experience a user has with technology by making the interaction easier, simpler and more intuitive. Tell Me, What is Google? Google is a very big company, which includes various...

How to Use SVG Patterns

Joni Trythall  •  Coding  •  July 7, 2014
How to Use SVG Patterns

SVG patterns are one of several paint options that we have for coloring the fills and strokes of shapes and text. While generally regarded as one of the more complex options, establishing a foundation and understanding the basic syntax can make more seemingly complex patterns much more obtainable. SVG patterns provide for very unique design opportunities. We are essentially...

Building a Custom WordPress Login Form with Flat UI

Agbonghama Collins  •  WordPress  •  July 3, 2014
Building a Custom WordPress Login Form with Flat UI

WordPress is the most populous and one of the best content management system in the world. It powers over 60 percent of websites in the world. By default, the Login form in WordPress is only visible when trying to access the administration dashboard. But you may prefer a custom login page that integrates visually with your website design instead of using the WordPress default...