Qards – Responsive Page Builder for WordPress

Adrian  •  Shop  •  December 5, 2014
Qards – Responsive Page Builder for WordPress

Qards is a WordPress tool with a variety of pre-designed cards that you can combine together in order to create the website that best matches your needs. You focus on content, the purpose of your website and the story you want to tell. Leave the rest to...

What is TypeScript? Pros and Cons

DataArt  •  Coding  •  December 3, 2014
What is TypeScript? Pros and Cons

JavaScript is far from the best-designed language and has a number of features and quirks that make it difficult to build large-scale applications: It’s easy to define a variable in a global namespace in JavaScript The equality operator (“==”) type coercion rules are confusing and error-prone “This” keyword can refer to a different object when used inside a function...

Best Website Designs of 2014

Carrie Cousins  •  Inspiration  •  December 1, 2014
Best Website Designs of 2014

As we begin wave goodbye to 2014, it’s a good time to look back on some of the great design this year has had to offer. Many of the trends of 2014 showed up in the best websites designs (and redesigns) out there. Web designers took time to focus on design trends – flat and almost-flat were still big, minimalism, parallax and video sites were also popular. Another key...

How We Built the Startup Theme for WordPress

DataArt  •  WordPress  •  November 28, 2014
How We Built the Startup Theme for WordPress

Designmodo’s Startup Framework is a great collection of ready-made components — headers, footers, contact pages and others — that can be used as building blocks for a variety of website types and perhaps tweak a style to better match your design. You can build an entire website by combining components using the simple drag-and-drop visual editor, Generator....

ON SALE NOW: 70% off all Designmodo products for Cyber Monday!

Adrian  •  Resources  •  November 27, 2014
ON SALE NOW: 70% off all Designmodo products for Cyber Monday!

The Huge sale is here! For only 3 days, you can get the most popular tools for website creation. We have dropped the price of all our popular products — Startup Framework, Flat UI and Startup WordPress Theme! Use coupon code BLACK to save 50%. For the 70% discount, like or tweet this post with your friends using the form below. With the 70% discount code the prices drop...

Tips and Tricks to Design with Pixel Perfection in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  November 26, 2014
Tips and Tricks to Design with Pixel Perfection in Adobe Illustrator

Ever since Adobe Illustrator was launched, people wondered if they could make the transition and change the way they create and develop pixel-based artwork. As you know, before CS5 using Ai for vector pixel work was a kind of hard/clumsy process. Why? Because as opposed to Photoshop, which is a raster based software (which deals straightly with pixels), Illustrator is a vector...

How to Use Pastel Colors in Web Design Projects

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  November 24, 2014
How to Use Pastel Colors in Web Design Projects

The use of pastel colors in web design is more than a recent trend, it is a technique designers have used for years to create impactful visuals. When you hear “pastel”, pale pinks, blues and yellows might come to mind, but there is so much more to this type of color palette. Pastels don’t have to have the newborn baby feel to them. These hues can be quite bold when...

6 Ways to Improve the User Experience of Online Hotel Booking

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  November 21, 2014
6 Ways to Improve the User Experience of Online Hotel Booking

There is a lot of talk about the impact of user experience in the e-commerce checkout process on conversion rates and there is also a lot of useful advice on how to fix usability issues. But somehow these materials do not cover or even come close to a specific field of e-commerce – online hotel booking. This is a kind of overlooked topic in terms of user experience, which...

Communicating a Message Through Visual Hierarchy

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  November 19, 2014
Communicating a Message Through Visual Hierarchy

The goal of every design is to successfully communicate a message. Visual hierarchy enables you to organize information and elements so that the message can be communicated easily. Hierarchies also enable the design to tell a story to communicate the message. What is Visual Hierarchy? When you organize information based on importance, that’s hierarchy. Visual hierarchy is...

A Closer Look at Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition

Sam Norton  •  Coding  •  November 17, 2014
A Closer Look at Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition

Just in time for Mozilla’s 10th anniversary of Firefox, comes a series of new projects such as Polaris, Interest Dashboard and the one that’s been talked about for quite some time – Firefox Developer Edition. Although there are a lot of developer tool add-ons that can be integrated in the existing Mozilla Firefox browser, this new version of Firefox is design...