How to Make a Single Page Responsive Website with Flat UI Pro

David East  •  Tutorials  •  September 23, 2013
How to Make a Single Page Responsive Website with Flat UI Pro

David East takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a simple website using Designmodo’s Flat UI Pro framework. In this video tutorial, you will learn to create a simple, single-page responsive website using components from Flat UI Pro. East takes you through the process of using the kit and customization to create a website from start to finish, from...

Glossy and Transparent Elements in Mobile App Interfaces

Nataly Birch  •  Apps Examples, Inspiration  •  September 22, 2013
Glossy and Transparent Elements in Mobile App Interfaces

Transparency – is an effect that works well both on a large and small screens. It is skilled in creating contrast and firm foundation for navigations, control centers and content, providing them with solid layouts. It is also able to preserve all the beauty of background embellishments and spectacular images that generally has a slight blurred touch. In addition, you can...

How to Control Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  September 21, 2013
How to Control Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

I met a lot of graphic designers who avoid working with a gradient mesh by a reason of the complexity of controlling the object. I also met real fans of gradient meshes that create real photorealistic artworks with their help. Even though they accept that this process is very time consuming, which is unsuitable for commercial projects. Despite this, gradient mesh can become an...

Tricky Balance: Great Examples of Content Heavy Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  September 20, 2013
Tricky Balance: Great Examples of Content Heavy Website Designs

In the world of information overload content heavy website designs are slowly but surely becoming the usual thing. And this feature is not only typical for eCommerce and news-related websites, but also for a great deal of other regular websites such as online portfolios of creative agencies that frankly abuse the use of extensive data. Even despite the fact that content...

Sleek Charts and Graphs Mobile Apps featuring Statistics

Nataly Birch  •  Apps Examples, Inspiration  •  September 19, 2013
Sleek Charts and Graphs Mobile Apps featuring Statistics

We are surrounded by a huge amount of information traffic that sometimes is difficult to comprehend in its pristine form. In order to skillfully interpret quite boring statistics designers employ verily unique methods that generally involve simple but effective presentation instruments such as tables, charts and graphs. The latter two are a lifebuoy for mobile applications...

Flat UI Free 2.1 Released

Adrian  •  Resources  •  September 18, 2013
Flat UI Free 2.1 Released

Today, we announce the release of new updates for Flat UI Free, version 2.1. After the release of Flat UI Pro 1.2, we have decided to update the free version of our framework as well. The main feature of the release is Bootstrap 3.0 support and documentation. All major changes and additions: Bootstrap 3.0 support; Added components documentation and start-up template; New...

Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  September 17, 2013
Designing Big: Tips for Using Oversized Layouts

For some projects any old design just won’t do. You need something big, bigger than big even, over the top. That’s where using an oversized layout comes in. From big photos or video to backgrounds, photos and type, big layouts can have an immediate impact. They catch the user’s attention right away and demand to be seen. But how can you make an oversized design work...

Peculiar Balance Asymmetrical Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  September 16, 2013
Peculiar Balance Asymmetrical Website Designs

Developing website designs with a lopsided feel is a rather common approach nowadays. Majority of designers resorts to off-center landing pages in order to initially concentrate users’ attention on the most important things, recreating strong visual paths. An inability to draw a line of symmetry helps to naturally separate navigation or sidebar from the rest of the content,...

Collective .PSD: Tips for Working in Photoshop for Teams

Sergey Minkin  •  Design  •  September 10, 2013
Collective .PSD: Tips for Working in Photoshop for Teams

I’ve decided to restore an old but still relevant lecture on why order is important in Adobe Photoshop files, particularly in team environments. Keep your workshop in order Proper ordering in layers and groups is required for the designer to understand the location of all elements. Let’s compare it with a workshop: If you scatter all your tools in a blaze of inspiration,...

How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  September 9, 2013
How 3D Printing Will Impact the Web

Is 3D printing really the next big thing? And will it impact you as a web designer? It might be too early to really know. But this new technology is pretty cool to look at. And who knows, the world of 3D printing could really start to explode soon. Here we’re going to take a look at what exactly 3D printing is and how it could impact your life as a web designer. What is...