Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 31, 2012
Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline

Designers talk about grid structures all the time. It’s not surprising. Grids are the backbone of just about any design project. But what about the rule of thirds – a mathematically-based grid that can be traced to design projects that are hundreds of years old? Do designers think about it? The answer should be yes. The rule of thirds is an important grid concept that...

25 Free High Resolution Blurred Backgrounds

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  October 30, 2012
25 Free High Resolution Blurred Backgrounds

Dear readers, today, we have an unusual distribution of free items. Today, you can download for free a large set of blurred backgrounds. Recently, blurred backgrounds have been very widespread, they have been used for creating backgrounds for websites, applications, infographics, presentations, or just for showing up and beautifully designing one’s work on niche websites on...

Metro User Interface: Description and Web Design Examples

Adrian  •  Design  •  October 29, 2012
Metro User Interface: Description and Web Design Examples

The new Metro style interface is a key feature of Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. But no the only one: it is already clear that this user interface arrangement will be used by Microsoft in all products, including the flagship Windows 8. So, the Metro interface will anyways exist for a long time, and it is worth getting acquainted with it more closely. In this article, we will...

Free Tileable and Seamless Patterns for Photoshop and Illustrator

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 26, 2012
Free Tileable and Seamless Patterns for Photoshop and Illustrator

Website designing has come along way in the past two decades seamless patterns play an extremely important role in the modern web designing. During the initial stage of web development the main criteria was to provide information to people in all corners of the globe, but with the passage of time and technological innovations, website designing became a class of its...

Feeling Comfortable with Wireframing

Chaz  •  Design  •  October 25, 2012
Feeling Comfortable with Wireframing

Wireframes can be shaped in different types of fidelity and there are not always specific guidelines on what to do and follow in order to achieve the purpose of your wireframe. In this article we will talk about how intermediate wireframing can help you shape a good beta and planned version of your product without sacrificing time and user experience. The first step that we...

How to Create a Vintage Photo Camera icon for App Store in Adobe Illustrator

Sergii Korolko  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  October 24, 2012
How to Create a Vintage Photo Camera icon for App Store in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated completion time: 4 hours Hello everybody! Today I will tell you how to create a Vintage Photo Camera icon for App Store in Adobe Illustrator. What we need: Adobe Illustrator CS5 or CS6; Black leather texture (you can download it from here); Free plug-in for working with gradient mesh – Mesh Tormentor; And 3 or 4...

Interview with Designmodo Designers and First Milestone

Adrian  •  Design, Interviews  •  October 22, 2012
Interview with Designmodo Designers and First Milestone

This week DesignModo passed the milestone of 1 000 000 Downloads and 10 000 Sales! We were able to reach these numbers in just six months (our first collective release was made in March, 2012). This is our first indeed important milestone, and we would like to share our success with you. We want to celebrate this important event, and we would like to put you in touch with our...

Create Interest with a Novelty Typeface

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 19, 2012
Create Interest with a Novelty Typeface

Novelty typefaces are everywhere. They are some of the most commonly found free font available for download and can be fun and interesting. But will a novelty font work for your next project? Maybe. Proceed with caution. Novelty typefaces can be the most difficult to use. But when used sparingly and to match the context of a project, they can work wonderfully. A novelty font...

Custom Post Types in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  WordPress  •  October 18, 2012
Custom Post Types in WordPress

WordPress started as a blogging engine to create blogs. As WordPress has gone more and more popular because of its ease of use, flexibility and beautiful user interface there was a need to make WordPress a platform for a wide variety of sites. WordPress as a platform now has great features which can be extended and customize to create a variety of sites with lots of different...

How to Create Seamless Subtle Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  October 17, 2012
How to Create Seamless Subtle Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 30 minutes In this Illustrator tutorial we will take a closer look at the process of creation of the seamless patterns and the techniques which make this work easier. These techniques are universal, i.e. they are good for any version of Adobe Illustrator. Moreover, we will create one subtle pattern in...