Flat UI Pro Tutorial: Setting and Compiling Using LESS

David East  •  Coding, Tutorials  •  November 5, 2013
Flat UI Pro Tutorial: Setting and Compiling Using LESS

David East takes you step-by-step through the process of using LESS settings using Designmodo’s Flat UI Pro in this new video tutorial. In this video tutorial, you use components from Flat UI Pro to create a complete simple mail app using LESS. He takes you through the steps to set up LESS files and stylesheets for the application. The tutorial explains use of both...

Design Inspiration: Designers to Follow on Pinterest

Carrie Cousins  •  Inspiration  •  November 4, 2013
Design Inspiration: Designers to Follow on Pinterest

I can be inspired by almost any type of visual, and Pinterest is one of my favorite places to find visual inspiration. From design projects to websites to DIY projects, there is a little something for everyone on this virtual pinboard. And designers are taking advantage of this tool in a major way. It’s a great source of inspiration and a place where you can show off...

Touch of Slanted Direction Website Designs Featuring Diagonal Lines

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  November 1, 2013
Touch of Slanted Direction Website Designs Featuring Diagonal Lines

Generally lines are inseparably associated with a direction, naturally guiding users’ eyes from one point to another. This concept is quite often applied in website design, where instruments that are able to create visual hierarchy and demonstrative paths are highly valued. Vertical, horizontal and, of course, diagonal lines serve this purpose perfectly well. Especially...

Use of Transparency in Website Design, Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 30, 2013
Use of Transparency in Website Design, Examples

The transparency has become widely popular among web developers after the CSS managed to provide developers with essential tools that are responsible for controlling this feature. Nowadays, you can easily set a specific level of transparency to any of your functional blocks simply by adding one small line of code. Despite the fact that this effect can bring numerous challenges...

Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 28, 2013
Everyday Design: 10 Sources of Web Design Inspiration

It’s not just web design that should inspire us to create great websites. You can also be inspired by almost anything in the world around you. You never know when something will strike that creative spark in you, and I am constantly finding that some of the most common things will get me thinking about a project in a new or different way. Here are 10 of my favorite...

Creative Single Page Website Designs, Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 25, 2013
Creative Single Page Website Designs, Examples

Keep on scrolling and you quickly and easily get all content you need, spiced up with thrilling illustrations, artistic graphics and various dynamic stuff. There is no unnecessary surfing through inner structure, iterative clicking or jumping from link to link. Today we are talking about single page website designs that are huge trend. Approach of compactly arranging and...

Interview with Designer: Marc O’Brien

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  October 24, 2013
Interview with Designer: Marc O’Brien

I took the liberty of interviewing an amazing designer, Marc O’Brien who calls himself a social designer and creative facilitator. He prides himself on leading workshops which address challenges through unique exercises which result in unexpected solutions that achieve a common goal. Talk about cool, huh. - What is it that you do? - I use my design background to rapidly...

Free Responsive Plugins and Frameworks for your Projects

Christian Vasile  •  Coding  •  October 23, 2013
Free Responsive Plugins and Frameworks for your Projects

Because of the tablets and smartphones emerging as very popular devices in the past years, the responsive web design trend is more and more popular as well. Although some believe that you should create a native app for your web identity, we believe that stripping your website down in size is also a good way of doing this job. In the past couple of weeks we have been looking a...

The Second Sneak-Peek of Startup Design Framework

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 22, 2013
The Second Sneak-Peek of Startup Design Framework

Every day, Designmodo is working to make Startup Framework better and soon you will be able to see it for yourself. In the meantime, we would like to preview a powerful part of this framework – samples. We’ll explain what samples are and how you can use those to build websites for start-ups in a short time. The most important parts of the Startup Framework are Samples...

Dip into Childhood – Cartoon Style Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 21, 2013
Dip into Childhood – Cartoon Style Website Designs

One way to exclude boredom from your website is to utilize the whole power of artistry, incorporating amazing cartoonish illustrations. Use of hilarious mascots, imaginary scenes, breathtaking fictional landscapes and cooked-up characters spice up any website design, making it not only unique and racy, but also eye-catching and entertaining. Digital doodles are able to focus...