Ripped in Half: Websites with 2-Column Layouts

Nataly Birch  •  Websites Examples  •  September 28, 2015
Ripped in Half: Websites with 2-Column Layouts

It is quite difficult to break away from a standard grid structure, with a system of well-organized columns and rows placed at regular intervals to provide a stable and responsive framework for multimedia and content. Sometimes the foundation is entirely invisible; sometimes it is shown in all its glory, without cuts. However, some situations can benefit from a grid’s...

10 Pro Tips to a Smarter Design Process

Jerry Cao  •  UX Design  •  September 24, 2015
10 Pro Tips to a Smarter Design Process

Being a UX designer myself, it’s important that we fall back in love with the art of design. Especially when you hit a creative wall. The reasons vary. Maybe you’ve been working too fast and too hard and burnt out. Maybe you work in a non-creative environment and contend with a lot of resistance each day. Maybe you’ve unknowingly become a repeat performer, putting out...

25+ Free and Sought-After jQuery Plugins

Nataly Birch  •  Scripts  •  September 22, 2015
25+ Free and Sought-After jQuery Plugins

With a quite promising slogan “Write Less, Do More,” jQuery has become the first choice among web developers, and is probably one of the most popular JavaScript libraries. It is not surprising since it fully justifies the motto and has an enormous potential that can be easily unlocked by any tech-savvy person. Here are a few free jQuery plugins that are considered to be...

Create an Apple TV Poster Parallax Effect in CSS3 & jQuery

Marius Balaj  •  CSS3, jQuery  •  September 17, 2015
Create an Apple TV Poster Parallax Effect in CSS3 & jQuery

Have you seen the new Apple TV parallax effect? It is awesome! We have decided to reproduce this effect using CSS and jQuery, and it looks very close to Apple’s parallax effect. This tutorial has been created Marius Balaj, and the images have been provided by Konstantine Trundayev and Taras Shypka. In this tutorial, I will guide you in building something similar to...

How to Create Animals Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Marta Berzina  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  September 16, 2015
How to Create Animals Icons in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an animal icon in Adobe Illustrator. Plus, you will also find a freebie – six animal icons for any use. Enjoy! Step 1 – Make a Sketch The process of making these kind of icons is easy, but as you all probably know the hardest part is creating an IDEA. For me, it’s all about minimalism. So if you want to make a...

Interfusion – Best Australian Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Websites Examples  •  September 14, 2015
Interfusion – Best Australian Website Designs

Creatives of world’s smallest continent have never suffered from a lack of stimulation, just take a glance at the best Australian website designs to see it yourself. Being inspired by mind-blowing indigenous aboriginal masterpieces, and at the same time, having fallen under the influence of Western Europe art direction, they receive a powerful spur from this skillful and...

5 User Onboarding Techniques for Mobile Apps

Armen Ghazarian  •  App Design, UX Design  •  September 10, 2015
5 User Onboarding Techniques for Mobile Apps

There was a time when UX was all about delicate and intuitive design. But as we dive deeper into it, we discover more and more factors affecting the user’s experience with a product. It’s far more than beautiful interface now. The scope of UX gradually expands covering such aspects as web content and formatting, marketing messages and CTAs, customer service, as...

Illustricons Free – Vector Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)

Adrian  •  Freebies, Icons  •  September 9, 2015
Illustricons Free – Vector Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)

Getting new vector icons is like unwrapping a great gift, and today you can download a new freebie with 36 beautifully designed icons and illustrations just for you. Illustricons is an icon pack like no other. It is a mix of icons and illustrations that can be used for a variety of design applications and customized to meet your every need. Every icon is rendered in...

12 Useful jQuery Form Validation – Techniques and Tutorials

Adrian  •  Coding  •  September 8, 2015
12 Useful jQuery Form Validation – Techniques and Tutorials

Let us first encounter this question – what is jQuery? It is very compact programming code written in JavaScript, which augments the output of the web developer by providing him the opportunity of achieving critical functionalities of the User Interface (UI). In this article we have dealt with some examples of jQuery form validation which can be developed with the help of...

Visual Walkthrough: Examples of Tiny Animated Icon Gifs

Nataly Birch  •  Icons Examples, Inspiration  •  September 8, 2015
Visual Walkthrough: Examples of Tiny Animated Icon Gifs

Who would have thought that a popular approach for mobile app developers would come in handy with iconography? Designers are eager to apply this trick even to the tiniest things — user unterface icons. To be completely honest, keeping icons alive or at least making their emergence a tiny spectacle is not new. Dynamic icons occur in design now and then. However, thanks to...