Examples of Mobile Applications with Circular Vibe

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  June 11, 2013
Examples of Mobile Applications with Circular Vibe

Circle shape is considered to be one of the quickest objects perceived by human eye. It means that our brains is capable of processing information within a circle a bit faster than data located in accustomed rectangles or squares. This ability is truly vital for small gesture-based interfaces, which are typical for mobile devices, and in most cases, becomes a determinant...

Flat Design and Fonts

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  June 10, 2013
Flat Design and Fonts

Flat is in. We’ve discussed the trend in depth here at Designmodo. And you have responded with lots of questions. We will try to answer one of those popular queries today. “What are the best fonts to use with flat design?” Throughout this post you will see websites using flat design techniques paired with information about fonts used on the site in the top right corner....

Line by Line Website Designs based on Horizontal Stripe Layout

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  June 9, 2013
Line by Line Website Designs based on Horizontal Stripe Layout

Although, it is widely believed that every project calls for unique solution, there are long established and time-tested approaches that can effectively arrange content on your website and work perfectly well for vast number of cases. For example, grid-based layouts are fairly common and are involved in almost every second project. There are different kinds of layouts such as...

How to Combine Typefaces

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  June 8, 2013
How to Combine Typefaces

I recently finished reading Tim Brown’s new book “Combining Typefaces.” It’s 63 pages. You can buy it for less than $5 on FiveSimpleSteps, as a pdf or epub. Combining Typefaces is a dense book. It goes through a lot of concepts very quickly, but I’m a fan of that. The book may be primarily about combining types, but I think it serves as a great introduction to...

Top Usability Mistakes in Web Design

Christian Vasile  •  Design, UX Design  •  June 7, 2013
Top Usability Mistakes in Web Design

High-quality usability has been the center of discussions in the industry in the past ten years, as it becomes more and more important for users. Good usability can also help build brand awareness and can generally improve a user’s opinion of a website and even a company. There is so much focus on usability today because big and small companies showed how important a good...

Clever and Conspicuous Tagline is a First Step to a Good Acquaintance

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  June 6, 2013
Clever and Conspicuous Tagline is a First Step to a Good Acquaintance

Landing page is considered to be the most viewed page of any website. It usually serves as an intro section that consists of brief information about your business, including such essential stuff as logo, menu, welcoming photo-based or illustration-driven mascotes and, last but not least, tagline. The latter is mainly associated with opening headline which duty is to: Clarify...

Interview with Designer: Marius Roosendaal

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  June 5, 2013
Interview with Designer: Marius Roosendaal

I do a lot of things, but I’m guessing you want to know more about my professional life. I mostly keep myself busy designing interactive and digital stuff, and I’ve been doing that for about 6 years. I also like to look over other people’s shoulders and tell them they need to align something or make something or other red. Aside from that I like to do explorations with...

How to Create Color Transition with Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Tutorials  •  June 4, 2013
How to Create Color Transition with Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 15 minutes In this tutorial we will take a close look at the technique of creating blend objects that will help us to create smooth color transitions. We’ll also talk about the problems you may encounter and about the technique that will allow you to avoid unpleasant artifacts. Using the Blend Tool...

Spice up your Website with Organic Stuff – Best Practice

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  June 3, 2013
Spice up your Website with Organic Stuff – Best Practice

Earthy colors, wooden textures, grass photo backgrounds, crocket, flowering trees, pictures of animals and birds, and even regular illustrations and artworks of landscapes – all these instantly determine organic style. Despite of seemingly apparent limitations of color scheme (it’s widely believed that organic style is associated with brown and green colors) designers...

Free Flat Social Media Icons (PNG & PSD)

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  June 2, 2013
Free Flat Social Media Icons (PNG & PSD)

Flat Social Media Icons is a collection of beautiful icons developed in the flat style. As you already know, we have issued several UI kits in the flat design style, namely Square UI (paid and free versions) and Flat UI (paid and free versions), and we’ve decided to create free social flat icons, so that the entire design fits the style. In the pack, you will find 35 icons...