Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  September 17, 2013
Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

For some projects any old design just won’t do. You need something big, bigger than big even, over the top. That’s where using an oversized layout comes in. From big photos or video to backgrounds, photos and type, big layouts can have an immediate impact. They catch the user’s attention right away and demand to be seen. But how can you make an oversized design work...

Peculiar Balance Asymmetrical Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  September 16, 2013
Peculiar Balance Asymmetrical Website Designs

Developing website designs with a lopsided feel is a rather common approach nowadays. Majority of designers resorts to off-center landing pages in order to initially concentrate users’ attention on the most important things, recreating strong visual paths. An inability to draw a line of symmetry helps to naturally separate navigation or sidebar from the rest of the content,...

Collective .PSD: Tips for Working in Photoshop for Teams

Sergey Minkin  •  Design  •  September 10, 2013
Collective .PSD: Tips for Working in Photoshop for Teams

I’ve decided to restore an old but still relevant lecture on why order is important in Adobe Photoshop files, particularly in team environments. Keep your workshop in order Proper ordering in layers and groups is required for the designer to understand the location of all elements. Let’s compare it with a workshop: If you scatter all your tools in a blaze of inspiration,...

How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  September 9, 2013
How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

Is 3D printing really the next big thing? And will it impact you as a web designer? It might be too early to really know. But this new technology is pretty cool to look at. And who knows, the world of 3D printing could really start to explode soon. Here we’re going to take a look at what exactly 3D printing is and how it could impact your life as a web designer. What is...

15 Best Websites with Non-Standard Navigation

Marcin Treder  •  Inspiration  •  September 7, 2013
15 Best Websites with Non-Standard Navigation

In this article Marcin Treder of UXPin – The UX Design App shows some of the best examples of the important trend of the year 2013. If you want to learn more about 2013-2014 trends – download free UXPin’s ebook “Web Design Book of Trends: 2013-2014”. Navigation is among the most important pieces of every single website. No content would be reachable without...

Flat UI Pro 1.2 Released

Adrian  •  Coding, Design  •  September 6, 2013
Flat UI Pro 1.2 Released

Today, we announce the long-desired release of Flat UI Pro 1.2. The main feature of this release is its support of Bootstrap 3.0, officially issued a few weeks ago. This was a long time coming because of issues and the addition of new elements/code. Thank you for your patience! Here are the most important changes: Bootstrap 3.0 support; New 50 colorful icons; New icon...

Interview with Designer: Anton Repponen

Adrian  •  Design  •  September 5, 2013
Interview with Designer: Anton Repponen

I’m a New York based interactive designer with architecture background. Currently I work as a Global Creative Director at Fi (Fantasy Interactive) and I collaborate with a very talented team of designers, developers and ux designers. I’m responsible for delivering creative solutions for clients such as Google, USA Today, HTC, Microsoft, Porsche and Sony. I’m...

Creative Examples of iPhone 6 Concepts

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration  •  September 4, 2013
Creative Examples of iPhone 6 Concepts

With the reveal of iOS7 a few months back and the new product design of iMac, we were shown a glimpse of the new Apple product line up to come this Fall. Although many designers shown outrage with the new iOS design – including myself actually – some have taken it to the next level by embracing it. What I mean by this is that they have accepted the new iOS design...

The Ultimate UX Design of a Google Glass App

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  September 2, 2013
The Ultimate UX Design of a Google Glass App

In this series Marcin Treder of UXPin – The UX Design App explains how to design the User Experience of the most important ingredients of web and mobile apps. Step-by-step tutorials and examples from the most important services in the world will help you in your own, everyday practice. This episode is special as instead of going through web and mobile apps Marcin explains...

How to Make a Flat Styled jQuery UI Combo Box Widget (Part 2)

David East  •  Tutorials  •  August 30, 2013
How to Make a Flat Styled jQuery UI Combo Box Widget (Part 2)

Designmodo user interface kits are a great starting place for a number of projects, including the framework for a variety of widgets that work great with a little jQuery help. In this video, developer David East uses follows up on ways to use the combo box you used in Part 1 of this video series. He explains how to take your box and give the widget some additional...