Principles of Flat Design

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  May 28, 2013
Principles of Flat Design

Flat design – the design community just can’t stop talking about it. And feelings are strong. Most designers either can’t get enough of this trend, or absolutely hate it. I am somewhere in the middle. Good design is about creating something useful that works. If the answer is designed in the fashion of flatness, so be it. But the trend may not work for all...

Beautifully Designed Weather Mobile Apps

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  May 27, 2013
Beautifully Designed Weather Mobile Apps

Undoubtedly, mobile applications are at the peak of its popularity nowadays. Developers contrive to please us not only by great idea or advanced technical side, but also with gorgeous truly remarkable interfaces that can easily overwhelm any person by incredibly attractive appearance. Generally, iOS designers are accustomed to pay high attention to details whether it is a...

How to Use Color and Space with a Typeface

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  May 26, 2013
How to Use Color and Space with a Typeface

I want to talk to you about Josef Albers. Albers was a teacher of art and the study colour. He was arguably one of the most influential art teachers in the 20th Century. He developed influential programs at the Bauhaus, and taught the Yale graphic arts program. The important thing about Albers was that he was very controversial for most of his career. His experimental...

Is the New Google Interface Flat?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  May 24, 2013
Is the New Google Interface Flat?

Just in time for Google’s annual I/O developers conference, the web giant launched a pretty dramatic redesign to its Google+ social networking arm and Google Maps. And Google is on-trend. The design scheme, while not completely flat, is almost flat and could evoke a whole new design trend of its own. Flat Design Refresher Flat design is a method that does not use any extra...

Website Designs with Depth Perception: Wonderful Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  May 23, 2013
Website Designs with Depth Perception: Wonderful Examples

We are gradually getting used to the fact that professional designers don’t have limits; they just simply push boundaries of general conceptions and recreate whatever comes to their minds. One of the best examples confirming this notion is website design with depth perception. Despite the fact that initially it is a two-dimensional medium, nowadays, designers are capable of...

Flat UI Pro Updated to Version 1.1

Adrian  •  Coding, Design  •  May 22, 2013
Flat UI Pro Updated to Version 1.1

Today, we launch the first important update for Flat UI Pro (v. 1.1). Two weeks ago, Designmodo officially released Flat UI Pro, and even on the first day there was a huge flow of users who were interested in watching and sharing the presentation of Flat UI Pro. Because of your great interest, we have decided not to lay our new update on a shelf. The update includes bug fixes...

New Features of Adobe After Effects CC

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Resources  •  May 22, 2013
New Features of Adobe After Effects CC

Adobe After Effects application is used by video professionals for creating motion graphics and cinematic visual effects. Video pros use After Effects for 2D and 3D animation purposes, creating dynamic text animation using typography tools, applying nondestructive effects to video using various tinting and adjustment methods, isolating objects from their background using...

Interview with Designer: Dann Petty

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  May 21, 2013
Interview with Designer: Dann Petty

I’ve admired Dann’s work since I’ve started in this industry; I found his work to be simply amazing and I’ve always wanted to achieve such sexy designs myself. I’m sure I am not the only one as Dann is a vivid designer within our industry that so many people follow and admire as well. I’ve got a change to conduct this incredible interview with him and get to know...

Create a Drop Down Menu with Search Box in CSS3 and HTML

Puneet Pugalia  •  Tutorials  •  May 20, 2013
Create a Drop Down Menu with Search Box in CSS3 and HTML

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 min In this tutorial, we will be creating a flat style navigation with a search box and dropdown menu from the Square UI. HTML Code The navigation is made up of an unordered list (.nav) containing various types of elements inside them: List items(LIs) which contain normal links do not have any...

Infographics and Statistics in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  May 19, 2013
Infographics and Statistics in Website Design

Quality website is based on three fundamental postulates: design, development and content. The latter has a greater impact on users rather than the first two since its changeable nature, at first place, attracts and wins users over. But what if the content – is statistics, which, to be completely honest, is not every user cup of tea. Numbers, numbers and again, plain numbers...