CAPTCHA: Is it a Panacea For All Spamming Problems?

Hazel Raoult  •  Resources  •  August 12, 2012
CAPTCHA: Is it a Panacea For All Spamming Problems?

CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) need no introduction. All of us who have used the internet, have come across some or the other CAPTCHA while creating a new account, filling online forms or downloading software. The main aim of CAPTCHAs is to prevent spam, so when a CAPTCHA is developed, it is with the assumption that...

Top 10 Overused Fonts in Design

Marty Reardon  •  Resources  •  August 11, 2012
Top 10 Overused Fonts in Design

You’ve seen them thousands of times – on blog posts and emails, in logos, in print advertising. They may even begin to haunt your dreams at night. They serve as a constant reminder of how difficult it is to design truly distinctive pieces today in a market inundated with written and visual media. They are the most overused fonts in design. So what’s the...

Easiest Possible Way to Web Design Guest Posting

Jaykrishna Yadav  •  Resources  •  August 10, 2012
Easiest Possible Way to Web Design Guest Posting

This world is now completely surrounded by millions and millions of web designers. Whenever a new kid adds up in this profession, the competition rises to a higher level. Yes what you are thinking is absolutely correct, a freelance web designer faces a harsh and competitive world with no time for relaxing. Believe or not guest posting is a brilliant way to increase your...

Web Appification: The effect of mobile and app design on website layout

Saya Behnam  •  Design  •  August 9, 2012
Web Appification: The effect of mobile and app design on website layout

The arrival of smartphones, iPads and touch screens has had a significant influence on web design in the last couple of years. We see a proliferation of new designs and technics that originated from mobile app design. This phenomenon has been referred to as the “Appification” of web. In the US alone, people spend more time on apps than on a website. In the last decade we...

How to Use UI Kit’s, Beginners Video Tips

Adrian  •  Resources  •  August 8, 2012
How to Use UI Kit’s, Beginners Video Tips

Hello dear readers! We have lately gotten a bunch of e-mails containing questions on how to use our UI Kits and inquiries on the best methods on using them in Adobe Photoshop. Most of these questions are for beginner Photoshop learners. This is why we have decided to make a video containing the most frequently asked questions. This way you will have the possibility to see how...

Collaboration in the User Experience Design Process

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  August 7, 2012
Collaboration in the User Experience Design Process

This is the third part of our online course on wireframing and creating design documentation efficiently. In the first part you learnt what the difference between common design deliverables is: wireframes, mockups and prototypes. In the second part you had the chance to read my thoughts on the importance of aesthetics and context in design documentation, as well as to learn...

The Bricks – User Interface Framework

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  August 6, 2012
The Bricks – User Interface Framework

The Bricks is a Free set of User Interface components designed to facilitate the creation of design or prototype for the future website. This package will help you save your time in the process of development of components, and will become an excellent basis for creating website from design to code. Don’t waste your time drawing numerous shapes, when they are already...

Useful Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorials

Adrian  •  Resources  •  August 5, 2012
Useful Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorials

Adobe has many more things to give to the industry of Photoshop and that was proved once again on 23 April 2012 when Adobe launched Creative Suite 6, which is considered as one of the best release of the industry. Professionals are calling it one of the best upgrades in the history of Photoshop. We all know that Adobe illustrator is a great tool for graphic designers. However,...

Five Ways to Encourage Investment in Your Web Design Business

Cindy Lau  •  Resources  •  August 4, 2012
Five Ways to Encourage Investment in Your Web Design Business

A successful web company is one based on innovative ideas and online capability. Not only is it necessary to establish a functional, easy to use and beautiful web page, much of your business’s success online will be down to your web marketing strategies. Your company’s ongoing success, maintenance and expansion will inevitably become dependent on an injection of...

Expert Tips on Designing the Ultimate User Experience

Jenna Scaglione  •  Design, UX Design  •  August 3, 2012
Expert Tips on Designing the Ultimate User Experience

User experience (UX) is one of the most important aspects of a website’s design and structure. It determines how visitors interact with the site, how they feel while using it, and their overall experience. If the experience is valuable and pleasant, you have done your job. If not, you need to adjust until you find the sweet spot. Is user experience that simple? Hardly....