Professional Proposal and Invoice Templates

Adrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  February 6, 2013
Professional Proposal and Invoice Templates

There are many options when it comes to writing proposals and making invoices. Countless businesses and self-employed individuals have counted on expensive software options to create templates for these vital documents. Still others have relied on old-fashioned methods like physically writing out the invoiced or proposals with a pen and paper. In the 21st century, there are...

Alignment and Combining Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  February 6, 2013
Alignment and Combining Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 15 minutes Today we will be talking about objects alignment using the Align panel and combining them with the help of the Pathfinder panel and Shape Builder Tool. What you read here is the basic minimum that will allow you to work efficiently with these tools in Adobe Illustrator. Alignment of vector...

Best Photoshop Text Effects & Styles Add-ons

Adrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  February 6, 2013
Best Photoshop Text Effects & Styles Add-ons

Photoshop is perhaps best known as the program in which images can be altered to look real or at least more aesthetic. Most people have seen before and after Photoshop “makeovers” at some point in their lives. But, Adobe Photoshop has an incredible amount of other uses beyond touching up photos and making fantastical images. It’s used often to make all kinds of different...

The Monthly Fonts Roundup, January 2013

Zolani Stewart  •  Fonts, Resources  •  February 5, 2013
The Monthly Fonts Roundup, January 2013

At Designmodo we want to give you the best tools to be creative.  Today, we’re quickly rounding up the most notable fonts that were released last month: 16 paid fonts, and as many free ones as we could find (quality ones are quite scarce, sadly). And they’re low to high priced, of course. Many of the fonts I put here aren’t the most conventional. It’s quite easy to...

Polaris UI Free – User Interface Pack

Adrian  •  Freebies, UI Kits  •  February 4, 2013
Polaris UI Free – User Interface Pack

Polaris UI Free is a set of beautiful free UI components, which includes Edit Boxes, Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, Page Navigation, Menu, Buttons and more. Use this UI Kit in any of your projects, and even learn with it, by examining each component to see how it is put together. You can easily use these elements in your design, or create a new one. Polaris UI will be suitable...

Linecons – Free Vector Icons Pack

Adrian  •  Freebies, Icons  •  February 4, 2013
Linecons – Free Vector Icons Pack

Linecons is a set of remarkable free vector icons. The set contains 48 fully scalable vector icons with outline styles. You can use these icons when creating web and mobile interfaces. They will suit any site themes and any design. Each icon is thoroughly pressed in its specific and new style. If you need professional pixel perfect icons, use Linecons – for free, even...

Understanding and Using Widgets in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  February 3, 2013
Understanding and Using Widgets in WordPress

WordPress widgets give the developer a tool to create functionality for the site. Then these widgets can be displayed on any widgetised area of the theme by the site admin. These widgets can have a wide variety of functionality from displaying static text to complex operation like logging into some external system and fetching information from there. WordPress provides good...

Premium Responsive Website Admin Templates

Adrian  •  Resources, Templates  •  February 2, 2013
Premium Responsive Website Admin Templates

Everyone who’s got a website probably understands the value of a functional and unique admin template. For the most part, these website admin pages are going to found in the backend portion of your website. The default options for most services tend to leave a bit to be desired. Indeed, some functions can be difficult to find and the interface itself might be clunky and...

Skeuomorphism in User Interface Design, What is It?

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 2, 2013
Skeuomorphism in User Interface Design, What is It?

In the last few weeks the debate over skeuomorphism has been getting more and more heated. I would like to make two points for you in this post. First, what skeuomorphism actually is – as I’ve seen so many people not fully understand it – and two some examples of it for you to get inspired by. What skeuomorphism actually is? Skeuomorphism is the imitation of another...

A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

Zolani Stewart  •  Fonts, Resources  •  February 1, 2013
A Quick Guide to Serif Fonts

Even if you’re an experienced designer, it’s never a bad time to refresh your memory a little with the structure of serif typefaces, a few recommendations and a little history. Yes, there’s history. It’s painless I promise. Humanist and Old Style In the Middle Ages, nearly all moveable type, books and portable documents, was written in blackletter. Although there are...