Characters and Mascots in Web Design and their Role

Stelian Subotin  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 20, 2013
Characters and Mascots in Web Design and their Role

What is your first action as soon as you visit a website. You explore its graphics, user-interface elements, the logotype (branding) and the content is last. But have you ever thought what makes you remember the site except for the good (or bad) content the site has? Website’s logotype, and especially the graphic (if it has any). In this article we will try do discuss the...

Most Popular Commercial Fonts for Web Designers

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  January 19, 2013
Most Popular Commercial Fonts for Web Designers

Designers around the world today need to stand apart from the rest when they are working for serious contracts. Web design, posters, brochures and logos all have high expectations so that the company can be on top and be the best in the crowd. Using free fonts will not allow you to do that since they are used by everyone. The obvious and simple solution is to use a...

Create a Retro Navigation Menu with CSS3

Tiberiu Butnaru  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  January 19, 2013
Create a Retro Navigation Menu with CSS3

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated completion time: 50 minutes In this you’ll learn how to create a vintage-looking navigation menu using pure CSS3. I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial and you’ll learn some new techniques. Resources needed: Pixel Patterns UI Icons Optional (for the background): Subtle Patterns Step 1: HTML Markup <ul...

Coming Soon Pages 101: Their Importance and Main Tasks

Stelian Subotin  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 19, 2013
Coming Soon Pages 101: Their Importance and Main Tasks

When you think of a coming soon page what picture does immediately have appear in your mind? Well, it depends. If you started to browse the internet in 2000s then most likely you’ll have a picture of a “working man” with an orange cone near it on a white background, and a headline saying “Under Construction”, but well, if you’re somewhat new to the internet you...

Show me your cart: Shopping Cart Design Examples and PSD’s

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  January 18, 2013
Show me your cart: Shopping Cart Design Examples and PSD’s

Despite of prolonged economic crisis, the increase of online store appearance is hard to miss. To a greater extent its quick approachability makes them attractive and popular. But what makes any ecommerce website successful? Of course, first thing that comes to mind its range, but in the days of severe competition wide assortment is not a fundamental factor. What really makes...

How to Use Icon Fonts in Your Website

Haris Bacic  •  Coding  •  January 17, 2013
How to Use Icon Fonts in Your Website

Icon fonts are quickly becoming a web design trend and there is a good reason for that. Creating icons with icon fonts gives designers the ability to manipulate the icons with CSS. The days of creating two different icon images for rollovers or effects are long gone. Now we can easily change color, size, and even animate the icons just as we would most other HTML...

Creating Objects Using Basic Geometric Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  January 16, 2013
Creating Objects Using Basic Geometric Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 10 minutes The shape of most objects represents a combination of simple geometric shapes. Therefore it is very important to learn how to work effectively with the tools that create such objects. This is what we are going to talk about today. Creating simple geometric shapes At the beginning of this...

Monospaced Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  January 15, 2013
Monospaced Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Have you ever used a typewriter? Banging the keys with your fingers and ensuring you hit them hard so as to put enough ink on paper has been the popular method to create documents aside from handwriting and more expensive blocks used for mass printing. During that time, printers are massive and are only used for published books, spreadsheets and marketing. Typewriters allow...

The Ultimate UX Design of: the Credit Card Payment Form

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  January 15, 2013
The Ultimate UX Design of: the Credit Card Payment Form

In this series Marcin Treder of UXPin – The UX Design App explains how to design the User Experience of the most important ingredients of web and mobile apps. Step-by-step tutorials and examples from the most important services in the world will help you in your own, everyday practice. The Peak Point of eCommerce and SaaS – the Credit Card Payment Form If you’re...

Create a Simple Contact Form in Adobe Photoshop

Eugeniu Zaitev  •  Adobe Photoshop, Tutorials  •  January 14, 2013
Create a Simple Contact Form in Adobe Photoshop

Software: Adobe Photoshop Difficulty: Beginner Estimated completion time: 40 minutes In this tutorial we will show you how to design a Contact Form with Adobe Photoshop. When using a website, users have a particular goal. If designed well, the website will meet that goal and align it with the goals of the organization behind the website. Standing between the user’s goal and...