A Quick Guide to Sans-Serif Fonts

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  October 11, 2013
A Quick Guide to Sans-Serif Fonts

If you go back and read my guide to serifs, you’ll notice a trend with the shape of serif type overtime. As you move from old humanist type to the slick Modern serif, the stroke contrast is more apparent, the serifs become thinner, and lines and crossbars are straighter, losing their calligraphic nature. The track for sans-serifs isn’t as straightforward. The Sans-Serif...

Clean and Neat Outline Components in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 10, 2013
Clean and Neat Outline Components in Website Design

Transparent outline boxes are quite rare components in a website design. In order to use them properly and effectively, the project should have a solid foundation that will provide a striking contrast between background and foreground elements. Certainly, such a traditional and widely-used color scheme as black-and-white combo as well as other mixes of contrasting colors fit...

Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 9, 2013
Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new Apple iOS, are you ready to design for it? And if you already have an app running on the platform, chances are that you designed with the new iOS in mind but are thinking about going back and making a few necessary tweaks. Either way, you want to design for the new interface so that your app matches the experience users are...

Eye-Catching Mobile App Interfaces with Sleek Gradient Effect

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 3, 2013
Eye-Catching Mobile App Interfaces with Sleek Gradient Effect

With iOS 7 we took a fresh look at gradient effect that, to be honest, is one of the simplest embellishments in designers’ toolkit. It has a numerous variations that can either liven up or, vice versa, ruin the design, crucially depending on opted colors and overall theme. Besides, like most decorative tools, it also undergoes changes depending on current trends. A...

Collection of Modern eCommerce Websites

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration  •  October 1, 2013
Collection of Modern eCommerce Websites

Today it is tougher and tougher for eCommerce website to stand out from one another as there are simply so many of them. However, some find a way to do any anyhow by implementing modern and cutting edge designs that fit their brand and their target audience. Below I have gathered a short list of amazing eCommerce websites out there today which demonstrate superb high end...

Touch of Perfect Shape Website Designs Featuring Circular Navigation

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  September 30, 2013
Touch of Perfect Shape Website Designs Featuring Circular Navigation

A perfect, some say ‘divine’, shape of a circle always captured the attention of designers that got used to sharp, hard-edged rectangular forms of buttons, frames of images, and columns that are quite often can be found in website layouts. Generally, the round shape is used as an ornament that assists to provide a contrast or vice versa merges elements with the whole...

The Battle of the Product: Communication in the Design Process

Marcin Treder  •  Design  •  September 29, 2013
The Battle of the Product: Communication in the Design Process

In this article Marcin Treder of UXPin – The UX Design App explains the principles of optimizing design process and spreading a design-centered culture across the organization. If you want to learn more on theory and practice of delivering remarkable experience with any product, download free UXPin’s ebook “The User Experience Guide Book for Product...

Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog (Podcast)

Adrian  •  Design  •  September 27, 2013
Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog (Podcast)

Words are an integral part of the design experience. In this podcast interview, Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog and publisher of A List Apart explains his writing process and why it is important. Zeldman is an authority in the design community, known for his work with websites and branding and as a designer and writer. According to Zeldman, good writing creates interest,...

Design Inspiration: 25 Designers to Follow on Twitter

Carrie Cousins  •  Inspiration  •  September 26, 2013
Design Inspiration: 25 Designers to Follow on Twitter

The inspiration for your next design project can be anywhere around you – in nature, conversations with friends, as the label of a new product or online. Twitter is a great resource for designers when it comes to sharing information and connecting with other great design professionals from all over the globe. Today, we round up a list of 25 great designers to follow and...

Modern Lock, Home, Start and Login Screens used in Mobile Apps

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  September 25, 2013
Modern Lock, Home, Start and Login Screens used in Mobile Apps

Today we are going to take a gander at various basic and fundamental functional screens that are intrinsic to majority of mobile applications as well as mobile operating system. Our discussion is particularly centered on the home screen, login screen and lock screen. Let’s briefly get to know them. Home screen is like a front page of a website; it briefly familiarizes users...