What your Web Design says about You

Ella-Raye Dickens  •  Design, Website Design  •  November 4, 2012
What your Web Design says about You

When people ask me to describe the importance of web design – I often compare it to the front cover of a book. As with a book – you often judge the content inside on the front cover – whether you consciously intend to or not. The same applies to web design – whether someone intends to or not – they’ve already made judgment on your website without reading a single...

Black Friday & Cyber Monday for Designers and Web Developers! All Items 75% OFF!

Adrian  •  Resources  •  November 2, 2012
Black Friday & Cyber Monday for Designers and Web Developers! All Items 75% OFF!

It is our first-ever Black Friday & Cyber Monday here at DesignModo and we are celebrating with super savings. We are making it easier for you to check things off your gift list with an awesome week-long sale. All prices are reduced by 75 percent! Hurry now and to get the best deals on ALL our products at incredibly low prices. Black Friday comes only once a year and we...

20 Examples of Bright and Colorful Website Designs

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  November 2, 2012
20 Examples of Bright and Colorful Website Designs

Website colors are always a huge issue and responsibility for any designer. Colors play a crucial role. They affect the mood and, as a result, the user’s behavior on the site. The use of quiet tones attracts users, at the same time, the use of bright and funky colors can make your web project individual or completely ruin it. Given the importance of site colors, it is...

Understanding and using $wpdb object in WordPress

Abbas Suterwala  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  November 1, 2012
Understanding and using $wpdb object in WordPress

WordPress being a highly customizable platform one can create a large number of plugins on top of it. These plugins can range from simple functionality to a completely complex plugin which performs a large number of tasks. WordPress provides a large number of functions to perform different tasks which read or write data in the WordPress database like reading the contents of a...

Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  October 31, 2012
Using the Rule of Thirds as a Grid Outline

Designers talk about grid structures all the time. It’s not surprising. Grids are the backbone of just about any design project. But what about the rule of thirds – a mathematically-based grid that can be traced to design projects that are hundreds of years old? Do designers think about it? The answer should be yes. The rule of thirds is an important grid concept that...

25 Free High Resolution Blurred Backgrounds

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  October 30, 2012
25 Free High Resolution Blurred Backgrounds

Dear readers, today, we have an unusual distribution of free items. Today, you can download for free a large set of blurred backgrounds. Recently, blurred backgrounds have been very widespread, they have been used for creating backgrounds for websites, applications, infographics, presentations, or just for showing up and beautifully designing one’s work on niche websites on...

Metro User Interface: Description and Web Design Examples

Adrian  •  Design, Website Design  •  October 29, 2012
Metro User Interface: Description and Web Design Examples

The new Metro style interface is a key feature of Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. But no the only one: it is already clear that this user interface arrangement will be used by Microsoft in all products, including the flagship Windows 8. So, the Metro interface will anyways exist for a long time, and it is worth getting acquainted with it more closely. In this article, we will...

Free Tileable and Seamless Patterns for Photoshop and Illustrator

Adrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  October 26, 2012
Free Tileable and Seamless Patterns for Photoshop and Illustrator

Website designing has come along way in the past two decades seamless patterns play an extremely important role in the modern web designing. During the initial stage of web development the main criteria was to provide information to people in all corners of the globe, but with the passage of time and technological innovations, website designing became a class of its...

Feeling Comfortable with Wireframing

Chaz  •  Design  •  October 25, 2012
Feeling Comfortable with Wireframing

Wireframes can be shaped in different types of fidelity and there are not always specific guidelines on what to do and follow in order to achieve the purpose of your wireframe. In this article we will talk about how intermediate wireframing can help you shape a good beta and planned version of your product without sacrificing time and user experience. The first step that we...

How to Create a Vintage Photo Camera icon for App Store in Adobe Illustrator

Sergii Korolko  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  October 24, 2012
How to Create a Vintage Photo Camera icon for App Store in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated completion time: 4 hours Hello everybody! Today I will tell you how to create a Vintage Photo Camera icon for App Store in Adobe Illustrator. What we need: Adobe Illustrator CS5 or CS6; Black leather texture (you can download it from here); Free plug-in for working with gradient mesh – Mesh Tormentor; And 3 or 4...