A Collection of 23 Amazing and Free Fonts from Behance

Paula Borowska  •  Resources  •  January 20, 2014
A Collection of 23 Amazing and Free Fonts from Behance

I wanted to welcome the New Year by bringing about a collection of amazing fonts from fellow designers. I personally love browsing Behance and finding freebies, so I figured I would create a list of amazing free fonts that the can be found there. Most of these fonts have been created in 2013, some a little before that. However, I want to make sure you all have a wonderful...

Elegance and Refinement of Mobile Interfaces based on Blurred Backgrounds

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  January 17, 2014
Elegance and Refinement of Mobile Interfaces based on Blurred Backgrounds

Being a basic photo effect for a long time, blurred backgrounds only recently have become a quite popular tool among web designers that had noticed its remarkable ability to help elements to stand out. Such approach rather readily, unobtrusively and quite naturally gives due prominence to content, icons and graphics that are placed on a fore even despite of their sizes. It...

Flat UI Pro Tutorial: How To Use jQuery to Add Functionality to a Custom Mailbox

David East  •  Coding, jQuery, Tutorials  •  January 16, 2014
Flat UI Pro Tutorial: How To Use jQuery to Add Functionality to a Custom Mailbox

Now that you have gone through a series of tutorials with David East to create a custom mail app, he is back in this lesson to show you how to add jQuery functionality to it. The videos in this tutorial series use Designmodo’s Flat UI Pro. In this video tutorial, you use components from Flat UI Pro and the steps from the previous videos in the Flat UI Tutorial series to add...

Making for a Delightful User Flow: Checkout Process

Paula Borowska  •  Design, UX Design  •  January 14, 2014
Making for a Delightful User Flow: Checkout Process

There is a lot of talk out there on the interwebz about great user experience. But what does it all mean? What makes an experience great? In the recent, the new buzzword is actually ‘delightful’ and that is the type of experience or emotion you should strive for. In this post, I will go over one delightful user flow that is just spectacular to give you a tangible example...

Examples of Web Designs Featuring Big Website Menus

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  January 13, 2014
Examples of Web Designs Featuring Big Website Menus

Navigation is a highly complex concept and of course, an integral component of every web project. Being some kind of a gateway into main sections, basically it is a list of links that is responsible for a comfortable and handy existence of your users on a website. It is able to pleasantly display the whole structure and information hierarchy without providing even tiny...

Photoshop Plugins you Won’t be Able to Live Without

Paula Borowska  •  Resources  •  January 9, 2014
Photoshop Plugins you Won’t be Able to Live Without

To help make 2014 the most awesome year for you yet, here is a collection of amazing Photoshop plugins for you. I’m not saying you should download them all as they do a variety of things but browse through these to find some cool and, most importantly, time saving plugins to help you be that much more productive. You’ve got the start this year right and the best way to do...

Great Web Design Conferences to Attend in 2014

Christian Vasile  •  Design  •  January 8, 2014
Great Web Design Conferences to Attend in 2014

With 2013 being over now, we can look forward to an amazing 2014 which will be surely filled with amazing conferences on topics that interest us such as design, user experience, programming, social media and so on. The design industry gets bigger and bigger and these conferences and trainings are amazing ways not only to learn a lot, but also to network with others. I thought...

Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  January 7, 2014
Tips on Using White Backgrounds in Website Design

It seems like everyone is using a white background these days. Gone are the dark and patterns that have been a big part of the design process for a while. And while using a white background may seem like the easiest and most safe path to a clean design, that is not always the case. White backgrounds need to work with both your text and image choices. White backgrounds need to...

Flat UI Pro Tutorial: How To Use LESS in the Creation of a Custom Mailbox

David East  •  Tutorials  •  January 6, 2014
Flat UI Pro Tutorial: How To Use LESS in the Creation of a Custom Mailbox

David East is back with another great video tutorial using components from Designmodo’s Flat UI Pro. In this video, he takes you step-by-step through the process of using LESS and HTML to create a custom mailbox section of a mail application. In this video tutorial, you use components from Flat UI Pro and the steps from the previous videos in the Flat UI Tutorial series to...

Useful Typography Tutorials to Enhance your Skills

Christian Vasile  •  Resources  •  January 3, 2014
Useful Typography Tutorials to Enhance your Skills

Typography is one of the most important elements of a design, if not the most important. Content can be put in focus by many elements or design laws, but if it is not readable, there is no way users will engage in reading it. In our era filled with distractions only one click away, users need to make an effort to stay focused on reading something, especially if it’s a long...