Free Photo Realistic Apple Device Mockups

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  February 9, 2015
Free Photo Realistic Apple Device Mockups

Apple Device Mockups are an important part of every design presentation because all these devices look nice and can improve the appearance of every project. We have prepared a collection of five photo realistic Apple devices which are available as free downloads. This set was created exclusive for Designmodo readers by Kaja Świerczyńska. She runs the blog Graphic Twister. A...

Wireframing & Prototyping: The Past, Present, and Future

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  February 5, 2015
Wireframing & Prototyping: The Past, Present, and Future

Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content. To learn the methods, tools, and processes of UX prototyping, download the free Ultimate Guide to Prototyping. Knowing the origins of wireframing and prototyping will help you put everything into a historical context, allowing you to comprehend...

Best Website Designs from France: The Citadel of Fashion and Art

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  February 4, 2015
Best Website Designs from France: The Citadel of Fashion and Art

France is considered to be the citadel of fashion and a cradle of numerous art directions and movements. Web artists, who live in such a fertile and inspirational environment, are destined to come up with original ideas, exquisite designs and matchless projects; and the burden of proof lies on the best French website designs that are presented in the list below. French culture...

How to Build a YouTube Video Website Background

Sam Norton  •  Coding, Tutorials  •  February 2, 2015
How to Build a YouTube Video Website Background

Big video backgrounds are a recent, and popular, web design trend. Browser-sized videos have brought about a new era of web design in a creative way. If implemented well, video backgrounds add dramatic effect to a site, making it more attractive and engaging to visitors. Aside from the message, one cool thing about video backgrounds is that they play smoothly compared to...

Examples of Hidden Menus in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  January 29, 2015
Examples of Hidden Menus in Website Design

Use of a Navicon is a web design trend that forces us to take a look at navigation menus, their place in design and role in user experience. Although the concept does not diminish its significance and importance of navigation, it can provide designers and developers with more creative freedom. Navicons vary depending on the project, though the majority gives preferences to the...

What is an Interaction Designer?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  January 28, 2015
What is an Interaction Designer?

These two little words are being used a lot in the design sphere these days. But what truly is interaction design? And what makes you an interaction designer? Here, we’ll answer both of those questions and offer a showcase of some great interaction design work. Interaction Design 101 Interaction design is a process in which designers focus on creating engaging web interfaces...

Design a Card Details App Screen in Sketch 3 (Tutorial)

Daniel Schwarz  •  Tutorials  •  January 26, 2015
Design a Card Details App Screen in Sketch 3 (Tutorial)

You’ve likely heard about the Sketch App design tool for Mac, its intuitive usability and why user interface designers are switching over. It’s on version 3.2.2 and only $99. If you haven’t tried it out yet, it’s about time you did, especially if you’re one of those that complain about the sluggishness of Adobe software. Sketch 3 is incredibly lightweight and...

5 UX KPIs You Need To Track

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  January 21, 2015
5 UX KPIs You Need To Track

We love to measure things. It is our way to understand how good or bad something is. Although numbers don’t tell the whole story, they help evaluate the situation in a quick and easy manner. But can we measure user experience? Actually we can. Although user experience efforts are directed toward improving the quality of user interactions and increasing overall satisfaction,...

Design From a Distance: Keep Clients and Colleagues Happy From Afar

Ruaridh Currie  •  Design  •  January 19, 2015
Design From a Distance: Keep Clients and Colleagues Happy From Afar

In this age of touchscreen devices and ever-present access to digital media, we find ourselves able to work effectively and efficiently away from the traditional office setting. It’s easy to forget that just because we are able to manage ourselves effectively in an autonomous environment, we shouldn’t neglect to correspond and engage with our clients, just as much as we...

Why Do We Recommend WP Engine WordPress Hosting?

Adrian  •  WordPress  •  January 18, 2015
Why Do We Recommend WP Engine WordPress Hosting?

One of the most important aspects of website success is having a solid hosting/server provider, because a slow or non-functional website is inefficient for every business. If you use WordPress, it is important to understand that not all companies are ready to host your website. That’s why we recommend specialized hosting for WordPress websites. In this article we’ll...