The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design vs. Mobile Website vs. Native App

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  February 10, 2014
The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design vs. Mobile Website vs. Native App

What is the best way for your business to go mobile? Mobile optimization is becoming more and more trendy these days and it is no surprise. According to Mashable in August 2013, 17.4 percent of all global web traffic came through mobile devices and this number will continue to grow in 2014. So if you don’t want to lose your piece of the pie, it’s time to step into mobile...

Interview with Designer: Justin Mezzell

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 6, 2014
Interview with Designer: Justin Mezzell

I have taken the liberty of asking the awesome Justin Mezzell for an interview to get inside his creative head. Who is he? A designer and illustrator currently living in Orlando, Florida with his wife, daughter, and an incredibly pampered Papillion. I will let him introduce him a little better to get to know him in depth! I read a lot of comic books, drink a lot of coffee,...

Compact and Elegant Side Menus in Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  February 5, 2014
Compact and Elegant Side Menus in Website Designs

Last summer we published the article dedicated to use of vivid vertical navigations in mobile apps, and surprise-surprise, during this period of time this solution has managed to migrate into website design, carving out its own distinctive niche. Nowadays you can stumble upon various types of websites that has adopted this fresh approach. So it’s not surprising, that...

Creating Home Screen Icons for iOS and Android Devices

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 3, 2014
Creating Home Screen Icons for iOS and Android Devices

Many websites out there use favicons for bookmarkes in a browser. What about when they are bookmarked on an iPhone’s home screen? Favicons can be used to set the icons for when your website or web app is saved onto someone’s home screen. Let’s go over how you can set up favicons for the various iOS devices and Android ones in this short tutorial. iOS Icon sizes Different...

Interactivity, Dynamics, Animations: Fresh Examples of Non-Static Websites

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  January 31, 2014
Interactivity, Dynamics, Animations: Fresh Examples of Non-Static Websites

Non-static websites is totally not a brand-new concept. At the beginning it was flash-powered websites that impressed us with its fantastic animations and astounding effects, and today they “have passed the baton” to the next more sophisticated and lightweight HTML5-based solutions that ably combine together CSS3 and jQuery possibilities. Though there are still lots of...

Time-Saving Tools and Resources for Freelance Designers

Dylan Feltus  •  Resources  •  January 30, 2014
Time-Saving Tools and Resources for Freelance Designers

As freelance designers, we rely on many tools and resources to assist in our day to day activities and to plain and simply put – make life easier. From the software we use to the various sites that allow us to host portfolios, there’s something for every freelance designer to utilize to save time. Freelance design involves much more than a flawless design for a client. It...

Interview with Designer: Sacha Greif

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  January 28, 2014
Interview with Designer: Sacha Greif

A little while ago I met Sacha at a bar in San Francisco where I got to chat with him and a bunch of other awesome people about design and other things like life outside of it, yes there is such a thing. I find his work to be something else and I would love for you too to get an idea of what he is all about. I will now let him tell you all about himself. I used to call myself...

Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  January 27, 2014
Showcase of Annual Report Design Trends

Now that 2013 is in the books, many companies are releasing annual data reports. From annual reports to year in review documentation, company reports are likely an important resource for your company, investors and clients. So how do you make the most of that information? Good design, of course. Whether you opt for a paper report or digital report or both, a stellar look will...

5 UX Tips for Designing More Usable Registration Forms

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  January 24, 2014
5 UX Tips for Designing More Usable Registration Forms

The web is crowded with UI solutions that we’ve inherited from the past, but are still applied because “everybody else does.” It is time to reconsider all of them, but especially registration forms. When designing registration forms, keep in mind that they are for the user and the smoother the registration process, the more delighted your customers will be. Here are some...

DIITU Wins Startup Design Framework Competition

Adrian  •  Resources  •  January 22, 2014
DIITU Wins Startup Design Framework Competition

Designmodo is pleased to announce the winner of the Startup Design Framework contest. The contest, which started with the new year, allowed one small business website owner to share the story of their product here with you. We saw dozens of great projects during the contest and hope you keep sharing those with us on Designmodo. But without further adieu, we introduce you to...