Interview with Designer: Sacha Greif

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  January 28, 2014
Interview with Designer: Sacha Greif

A little while ago I met Sacha at a bar in San Francisco where I got to chat with him and a bunch of other awesome people about design and other things like life outside of it, yes there is such a thing. I find his work to be something else and I would love for you too to get an idea of what he is all about. I will now let him tell you all about himself. I used to call myself...

Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  January 27, 2014
Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

Now that 2013 is in the books, many companies are releasing annual data reports. From annual reports to year in review documentation, company reports are likely an important resource for your company, investors and clients. So how do you make the most of that information? Good design, of course. Whether you opt for a paper report or digital report or both, a stellar look will...

5 UX Tips for Designing More Usable Registration Forms

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  January 24, 2014
5 UX Tips for Designing More Usable Registration Forms

The web is crowded with UI solutions that we’ve inherited from the past, but are still applied because “everybody else does.” It is time to reconsider all of them, but especially registration forms. When designing registration forms, keep in mind that they are for the user and the smoother the registration process, the more delighted your customers will be. Here are some...

DIITU Wins Startup Design Framework Competition

Adrian  •  Resources  •  January 22, 2014
DIITU Wins Startup Design Framework Competition

Designmodo is pleased to announce the winner of the Startup Design Framework contest. The contest, which started with the new year, allowed one small business website owner to share the story of their product here with you. We saw dozens of great projects during the contest and hope you keep sharing those with us on Designmodo. But without further adieu, we introduce you to...

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...