For Designers, the Customer is Never Right (Even When They Are)

Dylan Feltus  •  Inspiration  •  September 11, 2014
For Designers, the Customer is Never Right (Even When They Are)

The adage “The Customer Is Always Right” has been so deeply ingrained in us that going against the principle can feel near impossible. Even as children, long before the issue gained any real-world application, we were learning this little mantra. No matter what, you have to make the customer happy. What better way than to validate their every whim from the moment they walk...

Designing Website Text for Readability

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  September 9, 2014
Designing Website Text for Readability

Readability: “the state or quality of being readable; the property of type that affects the ease with which printed matter can be read for a sustained period.” – dictionary.com Text can be beautiful, simple, wild, engaging, exciting and a wide number of other things. It can stir emotion and helps users understand your message. Type can be a wide number of things but one...

Review of OptinMonster: The Best Lead-Generation Plugin for WordPress

Agbonghama Collins  •  WordPress  •  September 8, 2014
Review of OptinMonster: The Best Lead-Generation Plugin for WordPress

Communication is essential to the survival and success of any business. A popular form of communication is the email – a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. With emails, businesses can reach a number of clients and also receive in a convenient and easy manner. A number of visitors who visit a site will opt-in for information...

Hot Data and Content Design Patterns for Mobile

Chris Bank  •  Design, UX Design  •  September 5, 2014
Hot Data and Content Design Patterns for Mobile

In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of data and content management design patterns and details examples from some of the hottest mobile apps today – more examples of these patterns and over 45 additional mobile design patterns are covered in detail in UXPin’s free e-book, Mobile UI Design Patterns 2014. Proper content and...

Four Design Lessons from Material Design Documentation

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  September 3, 2014
Four Design Lessons from Material Design Documentation

Material Design is a new visual language Google created to unify its various products. When Google announced the material design concept, it also released some documentation to allow curious minds to browse through their visual guidelines. The Material Design document is a wonderful resource about how design should be handled. Google’s document is great for new...

How to Create Vector Textures in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Tutorials  •  September 1, 2014
How to Create Vector Textures in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

For some time, textures have been an important part of graphic design, but the process for creating them is not always that clear. This ultimately led you on a hunt to find the ones that were free and tasteful – since not every texture out there will be suitable for the task you want to achieve. This tutorial will help you learn, step by step, what you need to know in...

Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky

Simone  •  Inspiration  •  August 29, 2014
Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky

The logo is definitely the most important part of any brand. Its aim is to reveal the qualities of a product or of a society and to communicate what the company mission is. Logos should not be too processed or intricate because they need to be effective and striking in order to evoke impressions in customers’ minds. Logo creation is not easy and there are no perfect rules to...

15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules

Stelian Subotin  •  Coding, jQuery  •  August 28, 2014
15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules

With responsive web design evolving as a must-have for every website, more user-interface related issues have started to come up when designing for mobile and tablet devices. In this showcase, we present 15 fresh and responsive jQuery snippets that enhance the experience of users while browsing your website on mobile devices, tablets or regular browsers. User...

Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI

Agbonghama Collins  •  WordPress  •  August 27, 2014
Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI

In a previous article, we walked through building a custom login form which can be embedded in a post or page using a shortcode and in a specific theme location using template tag. A lot of WordPress users would prefer custom login and registration forms because the defaults are very basic, don’t match the website design and the registration form lacks an extra profile...

Introducing the Best Fonts of 2014

Simone  •  Resources  •  August 22, 2014
Introducing the Best Fonts of 2014

The first part of 2014 is gone and different trends have been introduced in the design world. Two primary examples include ghost buttons or the new love for video backgrounds. Meanwhile, typography is increasingly seeing more focus as more designers realize that a perfect font, together with good graphics, can improve a digital project. Since the beginning of 2014, many new...