Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog (Podcast)

Adrian  •  Design, Interviews  •  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...

How to Make a Single Page Responsive Website with Flat UI Pro

David East  •  Tutorials  •  September 23, 2013
How to Make a Single Page Responsive Website with Flat UI Pro

David East takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a simple website using Designmodo’s Flat UI Pro framework. In this video tutorial, you will learn to create a simple, single-page responsive website using components from Flat UI Pro. East takes you through the process of using the kit and customization to create a website from start to finish, from...

Glossy and Transparent Elements in Mobile App Interfaces

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  September 22, 2013
Glossy and Transparent Elements in Mobile App Interfaces

Transparency – is an effect that works well both on a large and small screens. It is skilled in creating contrast and firm foundation for navigations, control centers and content, providing them with solid layouts. It is also able to preserve all the beauty of background embellishments and spectacular images that generally has a slight blurred touch. In addition, you can...

How to Control Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Tutorials  •  September 21, 2013
How to Control Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

I met a lot of graphic designers who avoid working with a gradient mesh by a reason of the complexity of controlling the object. I also met real fans of gradient meshes that create real photorealistic artworks with their help. Even though they accept that this process is very time consuming, which is unsuitable for commercial projects. Despite this, gradient mesh can become an...

Tricky Balance: Great Examples of Content Heavy Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  September 20, 2013
Tricky Balance: Great Examples of Content Heavy Website Designs

In the world of information overload content heavy website designs are slowly but surely becoming the usual thing. And this feature is not only typical for eCommerce and news-related websites, but also for a great deal of other regular websites such as online portfolios of creative agencies that frankly abuse the use of extensive data. Even despite the fact that content...

Sleek Charts and Graphs Mobile Apps featuring Statistics

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  September 19, 2013
Sleek Charts and Graphs Mobile Apps featuring Statistics

We are surrounded by a huge amount of information traffic that sometimes is difficult to comprehend in its pristine form. In order to skillfully interpret quite boring statistics designers employ verily unique methods that generally involve simple but effective presentation instruments such as tables, charts and graphs. The latter two are a lifebuoy for mobile applications...

Flat UI Free 2.1 Released

Adrian  •  Resources  •  September 18, 2013
Flat UI Free 2.1 Released

Today, we announce the release of new updates for Flat UI Free, version 2.1. After the release of Flat UI Pro 1.2, we have decided to update the free version of our framework as well. The main feature of the release is Bootstrap 3.0 support and documentation. All major changes and additions: Bootstrap 3.0 support; Added components documentation and start-up template; New...

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...