Beware of Orange: Active and Controversial

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  August 30, 2012
Beware of Orange: Active and Controversial

We all dream in color. Every design concept and sketch comes with some sort of color association. But what do those colors mean? What associations are we making just with that choice alone? Orange could be called the most controversial color. People either love it or hate it. Here we take a look at orange – meanings, color pairings and sites that are doing it well. Orange...

Efficient Wireframing of a Web Form

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  August 28, 2012
Efficient Wireframing of a Web Form

Hello and welcome to the #6 part of our course on Design Documentation and Wireframing. We’ve spent the last 5 weeks delving deep into the philosophy and practice of User Experience Design. This week we continue our journey with yet another important topic: Web Form Design. How many times have you stared at a form in some shameful website and not known what to do? How many...

Responsive Email Newsletter Design: Increase Mobile Readership

Christian Vasile  •  Design  •  August 27, 2012
Responsive Email Newsletter Design: Increase Mobile Readership

We’ve been talking about the concept of Responsive Web Design (RWD) quite a lot lately and we took it even further away with tools for responsive images and others. Soon we will also provide an article covering the subject of Responsive Typography, but until then let’s focus on email newsletters and how we can turn them into responsive layouts, so they can fit the screen...

15+ Free and Premium jQuery Scrolling Plugins

Adrian  •  Resources  •  August 26, 2012
15+ Free and Premium jQuery Scrolling Plugins

jQuery Scrolling plugins help to make a website look extremely responsive as well as synergistic apart from providing its contents a better look. It gives the users the liberty to present the contents in the most appropriate manner as well. Certain plugins are there to help the designers in shaping up contents and overall look of the websites. They provide the scope of...

Free Online Real-Time HTML Editors

Adrian  •  Resources  •  August 25, 2012
Free Online Real-Time HTML Editors

A real time HTML editor is used to create websites and web pages for internet. It is possible to write HTML in almost all text editors. The benefit of having a fully featured editor of HTML is that it offers some basic features that are necessary to add functionality and convenience of web developers. These online editors offer different ways of editing and creating HTML code...

15 Examples of Stunning Hotel Web Design

Jody Moss  •  Inspiration  •  August 24, 2012
15 Examples of Stunning Hotel Web Design

As with pretty much all areas of business and consumer branding, hotels are increasingly becoming almost completely dependent on the internet for their bookings and subsequent sales. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that the hotel’s website gives off the right impression to potential visitors. After all, first impressions always count. Therefore a bold, busy website...

Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Christian Vasile  •  Resources  •  August 23, 2012
Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Back when I started using Photoshop, the shortcuts available were still a new thing for me. I was using the mouse way too much and I can say this always slowed down the processes I was undergoing. I actually taught myself to use shortcuts in a brief period of two weeks when my long-serving IBM mouse broke down. While waiting for my new mouse to arrive, I had to use my trackpad...

How to Create an Interactive Graph using CSS3 & jQuery

Valeriu Timbuc  •  CSS3, jQuery, Tutorials  •  August 22, 2012
How to Create an Interactive Graph using CSS3 & jQuery

Topic: jQuery (Flot) & CSS3 Difficulty: Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour In this tutorial we will code an Interactive Graph using jQuery and CSS3. We will use the jQuery’s popular plotting plugin “Flot”. Flot is a pure JavaScript plotting library for jQuery. It produces graphical plots of arbitrary datasets on-the-fly client-side. This plugin is simple but...

Wireframing and Prototyping a Mobile App

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  August 21, 2012
Wireframing and Prototyping a Mobile App

Hurray! We’ve made it to the fifth part of our wireframing and documenting design course. I hope the previous chapters provided all the basic knowledge and now you’re ready to go deeper into practice. Today I’m going to take you on a trip through the meanders of mobile design – a super demanding and rapidly growing in importance part of the design industry. To follow...

Going Green: Color Connects with Nature

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  August 20, 2012
Going Green: Color Connects with Nature

We all dream in color. Every design concept and sketch comes with some sort of color association. But what do those colors mean? What associations are we making just with that choice alone? Green is strongly associated with nature – green grass, green (or eco) friendly. Here we take a look at green – meanings, color pairings and sites that are doing it well. While...