Understanding Media Queries in WordPress Responsive Themes

Abbas Suterwala  •  WordPress  •  August 4, 2014
Understanding Media Queries in WordPress Responsive Themes

The way customers are viewing your website is evolving every day. The only way to see a website few years back was through a desktop or a laptop with a large screen. Websites had to be designed for only large screen sizes. This has drastically changed. Customers have devices of various sizes — mobile phone, tablet or laptop — and will consume your website on all...

Hot Navigation Design Patterns for Mobile

Chris Bank  •  Design, UX Design  •  August 1, 2014
Hot Navigation Design Patterns for Mobile

A Deeper Look At Patterns Designed By The Hottest Apps Today In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of navigation 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...

16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  July 30, 2014
16 Places to Find the Best Free Stock Photos

Good images are a key part of putting together a great website. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from a photographer or stock image site or to find images that are free and available for use. That’s what we are going to look at here today. There are a variety of places where you can find free...

How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Tutorials  •  July 28, 2014
How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Ever wanted to design an icon for the web? Today is your day. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design web icons. If you’re an icon addict, you probably already know the power iconography (the careful use of symbols instead of words) has in making a website more attractive but more importantly, easier to navigate. For this tutorial, I’ve taken a hypothetical...

Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s New Programming Language

Nataly Birch  •  Resources  •  July 25, 2014
Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s New Programming Language

Unveiled only a month ago, the new programming language Swift that was created by Apple for iOS developers shook up Xcode lovers a bit. It aims to provide programmers with an alternative that slowly should replace Objective-C, which is not so resilient against erroneous code. Swift includes slightly revised basic Objective-C features and new advanced elements and concepts that...

Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic]

Adrian  •  Coding  •  July 23, 2014
Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic]

So you are planning a new web design project and considering one of the world’s two most popular design frameworks to help you create a fully-responsive and modern site outline. But what’s better: Twitter’s Bootstrap or Foundation by Zurb? The answer may lie in what you are trying to accomplish. But to start, you should understand what a framework is and what...

Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile

Chris Bank  •  Design, UX Design  •  July 21, 2014
Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile

A Deeper Look at Patterns Designed by the Hottest Apps Today In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of user input 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...

Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design

Simone  •  Design  •  July 18, 2014
Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design

Some days ago, Airbnb, a community of users who need to rent out apartments, announced a colossal redesign of its website and introduced a new modern logo that will replace the old lower case “airbnb” design. The functionality of the website will remain the same; updates mainly regard the graphic aspect. With the new website, Airbnb follows the flat design trends: There...

The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common

Ciprian Gavriliu  •  Design  •  July 17, 2014
The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common

I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great designers. Each designer is different. Everyone has a style, working routine and personality. That’s why I was so amazed to discover a common set of principles that successful creative people follow, consciously or unconsciously. The tools, techniques and tricks come second. The foundation of great design lies in values...

The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  July 16, 2014
The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games

Mobile is the future of everything. Mobile technologies are changing not only the way we search the web or play games, but the way we live. So it’s not surprising that this growth attracts investors, who in their turn, make the mobile platforms accessible for wider masses. There is a lot of discussion about how to create usable mobile apps with smooth and flawless UX, but...