Designmodo Looking for New Authors

Adrian  •  Resources  •  December 14, 2012
Designmodo Looking for New Authors

With the launch of Designmodo’s new design, we’ve decided to increase the number of articles we post on the site. We need authors to write on a regular basis who can produce high-quality, beautiful and useful articles on web design and development. All authors are paid as agreed in advance. We are looking for tutorials and practical articles about web design. We want our...

Creating a 3D Button in CSS3

Nathan Barry  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  December 13, 2012
Creating a 3D Button in CSS3

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 mins Today I want to show you how to use some of the awesome new features in CSS3 to create an animated, three-dimensional button. To start off, we care about creating a fun experience that works to its full potential in the browsers that support it, but degrades gracefully in the browsers that don’t. In other...

Introduction in New Designmodo

Adrian  •  Resources  •  December 12, 2012
Introduction in New Designmodo

This week, we’ve decided to launch a new website design which has already gotten a lot of positive feedback on Twitter, thanks to you. Now, we are officially rolling out the new design and sharing the new features with you. Here’s what’s new and why we’ve decided to change the design, including the switch from a dark theme to bright, light scheme. New Logo The logo...

Free Fonts: Ultimate Collection 2012

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  December 11, 2012
Free Fonts: Ultimate Collection 2012

Here it is the long-awaited panel of free fonts for the year 2012! We have tried to gather a large collection of fonts for all occasions. You can download them for free, and some can even be used for commercial purposes. This year was very rich in new fonts and the choice is very large, since the topic of typography has been rapidly developing this year and fonts have become...

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, Tools  •  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...