Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  April 13, 2015
Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

Easy and effective navigation menus effectively contribute to the user experience and improve search. Today, we are going to examine some interesting, original and even pioneering navigation solutions that are truly attention-grabbing and memorable. Some of which will be more complex than what you expect from common navigation concepts. The originality of this idea is not the...

Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different?

Anna Lisnyak  •  Design  •  April 10, 2015
Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different?

Two similar design styles, one based on the other. One the “hot new thing,” one — some speculate — on its way toward becoming a passing fad. One a spontaneously-adapted design trend, the other a purpose-built set of guidelines. You’re probably familiar with the conflict between flat and material design by now. But what are the differences between the two, really? Is...

Introducing Qards 1.2: Available for Posts and Pages, Typekit Integration and more!

Adrian  •  WordPress  •  April 8, 2015
Introducing Qards 1.2: Available for Posts and Pages, Typekit Integration and more!

Qards has been updated to v1.2 and has some new awesome connections with WordPress Plugins and Themes for you to use. It has also become several times faster and lets you use Qards without a...

Free Icons for Illustrator and Sketch App (SVG, AI, EPS, SKETCH)

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  April 8, 2015
Free Icons for Illustrator and Sketch App (SVG, AI, EPS, SKETCH)

Looking for the perfect icon pack? Try the freebie or buy the expanded icon kit with more than 1,500 high quality icons in 16 different categories. Every vector-perfect icon comes in three editable styles — outline, filled and colored. Every icon comes with a pixel perfect design for guaranteed sharpness and consistency. Built on a 60-pixel grid, icons render beautifully...

Prepare Landing Pages for Google’s “Mobile Friendly” Algorithm, Beginning April 21

Adrian  •  Resources  •  April 7, 2015
Prepare Landing Pages for Google’s “Mobile Friendly” Algorithm, Beginning April 21

Google’s mobile ranking algorithm will be released at April 21 and is going to include mobile-friendly usability factors. It’s a change in the search and mobile search era because the impact of this algorithm will be higher than Google Panda, Google Penguin and Google Hummingbird. Be sure your website is mobile-friendly; it is now more important than ever. Why go...

Guide to the Onboarding Process in Mobile Apps

Paula Borowska  •  Design, UX Design  •  April 2, 2015
Guide to the Onboarding Process in Mobile Apps

Onboarding can take on a few different shapes. Sometimes it’s as simple as account creation or logging in. Sometimes it’s more extensive where it includes a walk-through or a tour of your app. No matter how extensive your onboarding process is, it’s always valuable to see how others are doing it to see what you can learn. Below I’ll go through the...

Designing for Apple Watch: Getting Started

Kenny Chen  •  Design  •  April 1, 2015
Designing for Apple Watch: Getting Started

The highly anticipated Apple Watch will hit stores later this month with thousands of watch apps competing for your attention. With a smaller screen size, always on the wrist and different ways to interact, creating a beautiful, delightful experience on the Apple Watch will require new design approaches. This primer will help get you started. In this article you will start to...

10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

Tomas Laurinavicius  •  Design  •  March 30, 2015
10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

Startups are popping up everywhere with an emphasis on the freedom for people to embody their ideas and let the world see it. However, most startups don’t have design founders or have inexperienced designers joining startups in hopes of hitting it big. As a designer, I’ve made many mistakes and have seen other young designers doing the same. Based on my experience...

Why Good Design Gets Better Marketing Results

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  March 27, 2015
Why Good Design Gets Better Marketing Results

As designers we all know the importance of visually pleasing websites. But it goes much deeper than that. Good design does more than just look good; it’s a branding and marketing tool that really can help deliver results. Here, we’ll look at 10 reasons why good design matters in terms of marketing and a few websites and brands that communicate those messages and ideas...

New Fonts Released in 2015

Simone  •  Resources  •  March 26, 2015
New Fonts Released in 2015

The first three months of 2015 have passed and some new web design trends have started spreading throughout the design world. Among them are the so-called “tile design” and the love for websites which feature only one color. However, typography, which has always been an important element in modern graphic design, will become more and more dominant in our works. In...