How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  March 23, 2015
How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation

Without motion, there cannot be interaction. When you close a tab, it disappears from the screen: at this basic level, motion provides immediate feedback (which is crucial since vision is our dominant sense), but at a more advanced level, motion adds a layer of humanity and realism. Animation makes interfaces feel alive and truly responsive to the user. In the past, animations...

How to Design a Profile Card Interface with Sketch App 3

Daniel Schwarz  •  Tutorials  •  March 19, 2015
How to Design a Profile Card Interface with Sketch App 3

Last month we introduced ourselves to Sketch App 3 by learning how to mock up a credit card detail app screen and export the necessary assets, which can later be used in Xcode when building an actual iOS application. If you didn’t catch the tutorial or you’re not very familiar with Sketch 3, here’s a quick summary. Sketch App 3 is a design tool made by...

Making E-Mail Opt-Ins Beautiful and Effective With Bloom

Adrian  •  Resources  •  March 18, 2015
Making E-Mail Opt-Ins Beautiful and Effective With Bloom

Opt-in forms have for years been the best way to gain recurring visitors but at the same time the main thing people hate. However, you need to use forms to collect e-mails and stay in touch with your audience. Yet, finding the right opt-in form can be tricky and tiresome. There are some plugins on the market that take care of this, but most of them do not solve the real...

How Phablets Are Changing Mobile UX

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  March 17, 2015
How Phablets Are Changing Mobile UX

Remember the days when smaller mobile phones were fancy? That time is gone. Large screen smartphones have been around for quite a while and the trend suggests that they are not going anywhere. It’s high time to review the way we design for mobile considering the changes in user interaction with the new generation mobile devices and particularly phablets. What Is a...

Celebrating 4 Years of Designmodo: Our Team, Discount and Generous Giveaway

Adrian  •  Resources  •  March 16, 2015
Celebrating 4 Years of Designmodo: Our Team, Discount and Generous Giveaway

Today we are celebrating our fourth year with an anniversary party, and because you are part of our website, let’s start the party together! About Our Team Many of you may not know who we are, so this is a perfect day to get acquainted with us. We are four guys that really love our work. I’m Adrian (founder & editor-in-chief) and I’m from the Republic of Moldova,...

How to Work as A Freelance Designer and Travel

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  March 13, 2015
How to Work as A Freelance Designer and Travel

Life as a freelance designer is not always as glamorous as it may sound. There is often work to be done … even when you have travel plans. Sometimes you have freelancing to do while traveling for work (another job or other freelance jobs), but sometimes you have freelance jobs to finish when traveling for pleasure as well. And while it is not something we often like to talk...

CSS3 Hover Link Effects

Sam Norton  •  Coding, CSS3  •  March 10, 2015
CSS3 Hover Link Effects

One of the essential parts of a website is a text link. By clicking an anchor tag you can go anywhere from the site as it points to a specific page. Typical links contain simple hover effects such as use of a simple color change when the mouse is pointed or clicked. But there are ways to make this effect even better. Today, I am going to show you how to create awesome links...

Best Website Examples that Use Startup Design Framework

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  March 5, 2015
Best Website Examples that Use Startup Design Framework

This article is a case study in websites built using Startup Design Framework. We have compiled an assorted collection of outstanding examples in order to show its range of possibilities and scope of use. No one can argue that the number of websites created using unique online software is increasing every day. The rise of website builders is evident. Numerous developer teams...

The What, Why, and How of Mockups

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  March 4, 2015
The What, Why, and How of Mockups

Before we get into how to make the most of your mockups, it helps to know what exactly they are — and what they’re not. As discussed in The Guide to Wireframing, mockups, wireframes, and prototypes can be confused with each other, making it difficult to find accurate information on each. However, all are integral parts of the UX design process, and so each should be given...

How to Create a Moto 360 Smart Watch in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  March 2, 2015
How to Create a Moto 360 Smart Watch in Adobe Illustrator

If you’re into smartwatches, now this is the tutorial for you. With the use of some basic shapes and some tricks here and there I will guide you step by step so that in the end you will have created a stunning moto360 smartch with a little added Soundcloud flavor to make it whole. So let’s get starting! Step 1: setting up our document As always, the first thing we need to...