Progress Bars in Web Design: Best Examples

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 10, 2012
Progress Bars in Web Design: Best Examples

A progress bar is an indicator of the downloading process. A progress bar is an important element of the interface, which aims to show the user the current downloading progress. This small graphical element makes the interface not only more convenient, but also more understandable. Let’s take an example, imagine that you go to a site where you need to download videos,...

Design Tools: Website Review UICloud

Carrie Cousins  •  Resources  •  December 10, 2012
Design Tools: Website Review UICloud

Ever wish you could search one place for user interface design tools? There are so many icons, buttons, navigation elements and forms out there. And it is tough to find them all in one place. But UICloud changes that. The site, which is in Beta, collects, categorizes and allows users to search a whole host of UI parts. The goal of the site is to provide a search engine the...

Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends

Tatiana Titkova  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 6, 2012
Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends

What actually do we want from a restaurant website? Once we enter a website belonging to some café or restaurant, the first thing we start looking for is the menu. Fortunately, most of restaurants managed to improve their online menus by replacing PDF-only downloads with web alternatives that are more user-friendly. The next thing we would be glad to see/read is specials and...

Get in on Gamification: Tips for Building Easy Site Badges

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  December 4, 2012
Get in on Gamification: Tips for Building Easy Site Badges

It seems like almost every website is adding a game to its interface these days. Are these play-along gimmicks just a fad? Or is the game add-on something that your site needs? While we are too early in the trend to really know how long it will last one thing is for certain – gaming badges are incredibly popular. What is Gamification? So what is gamification anyway? Simply...

Websites Design for Mobile Applications: Trends and Examples

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  December 3, 2012
Websites Design for Mobile Applications: Trends and Examples

Over the past few years, the market of mobile applications has grown significantly, which, in part, was contributed by the rapid development of online stores like App Store and Android Marketplace. Thanks to these stores, we have a wealth of choices on the market of mobile applications, and can continuously improve the functionality of our phones. As the number of happy owners...

Responsive Typography in Web Design: Understanding and Using

Christian Vasile  •  Design, Responsive Design  •  November 30, 2012
Responsive Typography in Web Design: Understanding and Using

Responsive web design, also abbreviated as RWD, is a well-known concept on the internet nowadays. It is very popular and was introduced about 4-5 years ago to the masses. Since then, everybody talks about it and website owners without a responsive layout look on how to change that. RWD is important because the internet nowadays is mobile, not static. We do not only browse from...

Understanding and Using Featured Images in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  WordPress  •  November 28, 2012
Understanding and Using Featured Images in WordPress

WordPress has good level of functionality and features to add different kinds of media to your post. You can add images, videos etc while adding a new post or editing its content. WordPress also lets you add a special kind of the image to the post called as a featured image. This featured image is not a part of the content but can be used in the various places in the theme to...

New Treads in Real Estate Website Designs Middle East

Johnny Huntington  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  November 27, 2012
New Treads in Real Estate Website Designs Middle East

8 things that make the latest generation of real estate website designs stand head-and-shoulders above their 2008 antecedents. The business of real estate is changing and so too is the technology used by agencies to get their message across to clients and prospects. This is particularly true for real estate websites, which have seen significantly improved over the previous...

The Elegance & Authority of Black in Web Design

Alex Bulat  •  Design, Website Design  •  November 26, 2012
The Elegance & Authority of Black in Web Design

“It is difficult to look for a black cat in a dark room, especially when it’s not there” Confucius. Actually, perfect black – it’s not even the color. This is complete lack of color, darkness, nothingness, the “black hole.” Therefore, no object that can be perceived by us is absolutely black. By the way, astronomical “black...

Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  November 22, 2012
Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

Typography is a big part of web (or any) design project. It can be a fun, but also challenging process for those who are uncomfortable with the basics of typography. But it is pretty easy to learn a few basics about type to get you headed in the right direction. Developing a font palette for almost any project can be almost as simple as learning to identify font styles, slant...