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  • Design Trend: Long Shadows

    Design Trend: Long Shadows

    Carrie Cousins  •  July 8, 2013

    A new trend is making its way through cyberspace – long shadow design. The concept, which borrows themes from flat design, is popping up in a big way in recent weeks. The trend...

  • New Apple Look Doesn’t Fully Embrace Flat Design

    New Apple Look Doesn’t Fully Embrace Flat Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  June 11, 2013

    The web was full of speculation in the weeks and days leading to WWDC 2013 – iOS 7 would be flat. I’m glad I did not jump on that train. Apple will not employ a completely...

  • Flat Design and Fonts

    Flat Design and Fonts

    Carrie Cousins  •  June 10, 2013

    Flat is in. We’ve discussed the trend in depth here at Designmodo. And you have responded with lots of questions. We will try to answer one of those popular queries...

  • Principles of Flat Design

    Principles of Flat Design

    Carrie Cousins  •  May 28, 2013

    Flat design – the design community just can’t stop talking about it. And feelings are strong. Most designers either can’t get enough of this trend, or absolutely...

  • Is the New Google Interface Flat?

    Is the New Google Interface Flat?

    Carrie Cousins  •  May 24, 2013

    Just in time for Google’s annual I/O developers conference, the web giant launched a pretty dramatic redesign to its Google+ social networking arm and Google Maps. And Google is...

  • Trends: Going Bigger with Typography

    Trends: Going Bigger with Typography

    Carrie Cousins  •  May 17, 2013

    I like big type and I cannot lie … OK, that’s not exactly how 1990s rap anthem by Sir Mix-a-Lot goes, but you get the idea. Big typography is trending in a major way. And...

  • Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends

    Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 26, 2013

    We’ve talked a lot here about the flat design trend here at Designmodo. We’ve raved about it, showed you plenty of cool examples and even developed a free user interface kit...

  • Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds

    Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 23, 2013

    Looking for a new approach to website design? Why not try video? Done right, using a video background can create a jaw-dropping design that will stop users and encourage them to...

  • Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

    Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 16, 2013

    Admit it, as a designer you are always looking for cool new tips, tools and tricks to enhance your projects and make your life a little easier. Thankfully, new tools, products,...

  • Using the Parallax Trend to Create Visual Interest and Surprise

    Using the Parallax Trend to Create Visual Interest and Surprise

    Carrie Cousins  •  April 9, 2013

    Cool scroll effects are begging to pop up on more and more site designs. The most popular and trendy of these effects is parallax scrolling. The technique – in which website...