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...

Headlines and Taglines Set in Subtle and Slim Type

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 18, 2013
Headlines and Taglines Set in Subtle and Slim Type

Recently we have published an article dedicated to using bold dominating type typography in website design. It definitely has its own advantages over others, but there are some cases, when powerful all-embracing fat type looks inappropriate and ruins all the harmony. So, it is more reasonable to use slim type that offers its own benefits, adding to website appearance elegance,...

What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 15, 2013
What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

Almost everywhere you look someone is talking about or calling themselves either a web designer or web developer. But what does it all really mean? Who really is a designer or developer? Can you be both? While this can be a topic of hot debate, we help break down the terms, what they mean and how they relate to each other. A Designer’s Job First, it is important to...

A Quick Guide to Sans-Serif Fonts

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  October 11, 2013
A Quick Guide to Sans-Serif Fonts

If you go back and read my guide to serifs, you’ll notice a trend with the shape of serif type overtime. As you move from old humanist type to the slick Modern serif, the stroke contrast is more apparent, the serifs become thinner, and lines and crossbars are straighter, losing their calligraphic nature. The track for sans-serifs isn’t as straightforward. The Sans-Serif...

Clean and Neat Outline Components in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 10, 2013
Clean and Neat Outline Components in Website Design

Transparent outline boxes are quite rare components in a website design. In order to use them properly and effectively, the project should have a solid foundation that will provide a striking contrast between background and foreground elements. Certainly, such a traditional and widely-used color scheme as black-and-white combo as well as other mixes of contrasting colors fit...

Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 9, 2013
Designing for iOS 7: Guide to Getting Started

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new Apple iOS, are you ready to design for it? And if you already have an app running on the platform, chances are that you designed with the new iOS in mind but are thinking about going back and making a few necessary tweaks. Either way, you want to design for the new interface so that your app matches the experience users are...

Eye-Catching Mobile App Interfaces with Sleek Gradient Effect

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  October 3, 2013
Eye-Catching Mobile App Interfaces with Sleek Gradient Effect

With iOS 7 we took a fresh look at gradient effect that, to be honest, is one of the simplest embellishments in designers’ toolkit. It has a numerous variations that can either liven up or, vice versa, ruin the design, crucially depending on opted colors and overall theme. Besides, like most decorative tools, it also undergoes changes depending on current trends. A...

Collection of Modern eCommerce Websites

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration  •  October 1, 2013
Collection of Modern eCommerce Websites

Today it is tougher and tougher for eCommerce website to stand out from one another as there are simply so many of them. However, some find a way to do any anyhow by implementing modern and cutting edge designs that fit their brand and their target audience. Below I have gathered a short list of amazing eCommerce websites out there today which demonstrate superb high end...