Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years

Paula Borowska  •  App Design, Design  •  May 11, 2015
Comparing iOS Designs of 5 Apps Over the Years

It’s interesting to think about how design has changed over the years. Each time a new design is published it, there is another genius and gorgeous unveiling. Or what about point of view where you look at old designs and get embarrassed at how poor, terrible or simply funny they were? Here, we’ll take a trip down memory lane for Instagram, Flipboard, AirBnB, Facebook...

Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

Carrie Cousins  •  Coding, Design  •  May 7, 2015
Why Designers and Web Developers Must Work Together

It seems like a common sense idea: Designers and developers must work together. But too often, these individuals work apart while working on the very same project. The designer works to create elements and color palettes and typography that looks great, while the developer codes and prepares the material for web publishing. And this can cause discord between the designer and...

Designmodo Announces a Marketplace for Designers & Developers

Adrian  •  Stories  •  May 6, 2015
Designmodo Announces a Marketplace for Designers & Developers

Products presented in Market are created by designers from around the world. If you are designer or web developer and create appealing and useful products, you can be part of Market. Below you can see a screenshot of the “My Account” page for sellers. Account information includes seller balance, previous month’s revenue and payment for the coming...

17 Startups with Great-Looking Websites

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  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, Websites Examples  •  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  •  SVG, Tutorials  •  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, Website 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...