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...

Pandora UI for iOS – User Interface Pack

Adrian  •  Shop  •  October 15, 2012
Pandora UI for iOS – User Interface Pack

After we released Impressionist UI, designers from all over the world requested a pack of elements for mobile interfaces. This is a challenge in today’s do-it-yourself mobile development world. Apple, the leader in qualitative design, introduced iPhone and iPad models with high-resolution Retina displays. This inspired us to meet the challenge. The result is Pandora UI, with...

15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch

Rachel Sanders  •  Inspiration  •  October 12, 2012
15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or insight, these 15 videos cover everything from personal happiness to the future of web design and internet. Mike Matas: A Next-generation Digital Book Mike Matas demonstrates the first full-length interactive book: Al Gore’s “Our Choice”. Displayed on the iPad and combined with the written text is an hour of documentary...

A (Background) Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Using Photo Backgrounds in Web Design

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 11, 2012
A (Background) Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Using Photo Backgrounds in Web Design

Using a photo as the background image for a website is becoming more and more popular. Great images are hard to beat. They sell your site, draw in visitors and can be a great way to showcase a product if you are in the business of sales. But you can’t just use any old image. And where do you put the type? There are a variety of factors to take into consideration when...

Typographic Style: Identifying Type Categories

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  October 9, 2012
Typographic Style: Identifying Type Categories

Typography is about so much more than just picking a couple of fonts and working them into a design. A designer must understand some of the basic characteristics of type in order to effectively use fonts. Different typefaces can create very different tones for a project. Think of some of the most-well known logos in the world and how they might be different using another...

Words UI – User Interface Kit

Adrian  •  Shop  •  October 8, 2012
Words UI – User Interface Kit

Words UI is a large user interface pack for web designers and developers. This one-stop shop pack includes all the necessary elements for your project and site. The package contains site elements such as posts, testimonials, lists, blocks, quotes, block quotes, hint, podcast, image sliders, menus, recent activity, galleries, tabs, news forms, events, documents, comments and...

20+ Brilliant Wallpapers for Designers

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 7, 2012
20+ Brilliant Wallpapers for Designers

So you’re a designer? Wicked! That means your creativity is your strongest weapon and it’s the lens that focuses all of your ideas and stimuli in order to form a final product that you can be proud of. This, in turn, means that you must give this lens a source of light and sparks of inspiration in order to constantly feed and nurture it. More often than not, your workflow...

Download Free Online eBooks for Web Designers and Developers

Adrian  •  Resources  •  October 7, 2012
Download Free Online eBooks for Web Designers and Developers

There is hardly any part of our life that has not been changed with the touch of the magic wand of internet. Be it shopping or finance, entertainment or sports; every sector has been redefined with the advent of internet. The availability of free eBook downloads (for web designers and developers) gives them the chance to gather much knowledge without digging a hole into their...