17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration  •  May 4, 2015
17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites

Startups are an incredibly interesting business model with employees that have ambition, work hard and have great ideas. Personally, I’ve worked with a number of them and I love the high pace environment. But the thing I loved the most about startups is the emphasis they put toward great design in both product and web presence. Stakes are high in order to accumulate...

Best Alternatives to Wacom Tablets

Rudolph Musngi  •  Resources  •  May 1, 2015
Best Alternatives to Wacom Tablets

As a designer, I find it difficult to have freedom in sketching digitally using a mouse. Through practice, I have made a pretty decent job in creating illustrations, but felt that to fully realize my imagined designs, I had to upgrade. That’s why I bought a Wacom Intuos ($150) graphic table tool. At first, it was a little bit challenging to shift from drawing as if you’re...

Best Website Designs from Japan

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  April 29, 2015
Best Website Designs from Japan

An atmosphere of harmony, integrity and serenity is highly prevalent in Japanese-based website designs. Even if the project gets its flawless appearance from extravagant visuals or is driven by ultra-modern features or dynamic effects that should add some chaos and upset the consonance, it still strikes the perfect balance between content and design. This results in an...

How to Use Size & Space in Interaction Design

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  April 27, 2015
How to Use Size & Space in Interaction Design

While he never lived to see the Internet, engineering psychologist Paul Fitts nonetheless had a huge influence on digital design with his 1954 proposal now known as Fitts’s Law. We can describe Fitts’s Law as: “…a model of human movement in HCI and ergonomics which predicts that the time required to rapidly move to a target area is a function of the...

Create an SVG Animation using CSS and JavaScript

Sam Norton  •  Coding  •  April 24, 2015
Create an SVG Animation using CSS and JavaScript

SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics, is an application of XML to provide vector graphical information in a lightweight form. Unlike the other rasterized image format such as PNG and JPEG, SVG can be scaled without loss of image quality. Creating SVG graphic can be designed using Adobe Illustrator and other graphic editing software or manually using XML/SVG DOM tags and settings...

How to Create a Flat Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  April 22, 2015
How to Create a Flat Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you step by step how to create a warm cityscape using some simple tools such as the Rectangle Tool and Pathfinder from Adobe Illustrator. Step 1 – Setting up a New Document If you’ve read some of my previous tutorials you should by now know that the first thing I usually set up when starting a new illustration is the document...

How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  April 20, 2015
How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

So you need a great website, right? Everyone does. But if you are not skilled in the art of web design or development, you will need to hire a designer or design company to complete the job for you. This can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. But we can help. This article will take you through some questions to ask and things to look for when hiring a web...

Free Plugins for Sketch App in Help to Improve Workflow

Nataly Birch  •  Resources  •  April 17, 2015
Free Plugins for Sketch App in Help to Improve Workflow

While the team at the Bohemian Coding continues improving its leading product, constantly revamping and reinforcing list of features, the designer/developer community does not just sit around, it also makes its significant contribution. Some give away pre-made graphic stuff that can be quickly customized such as GUIs, icons or mockups, and others, who focus on creating tools...

Evaluating Web Design Education: What is the Best Way to Learn?

Rudolph Musngi  •  Design  •  April 15, 2015
Evaluating Web Design Education: What is the Best Way to Learn?

The world is changing rapidly. Just when we were just getting used to seeing websites came mobile phones, now screens have gone into our eyeglasses. With the web design world changing almost every day, it’s almost daunting to think how one learns web design. Of course, when it comes to learning, there are a lot of avenues to choose from, and sometimes it’s not a matter of...

Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  April 13, 2015
Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

Easy and effective navigation menus effectively contribute to the user experience and improve search. Today, we are going to examine some interesting, original and even pioneering navigation solutions that are truly attention-grabbing and memorable. Some of which will be more complex than what you expect from common navigation concepts. The originality of this idea is not the...