Upcoming Features of WordPress 3.6

Abbas Suterwala  •  WordPress  •  May 3, 2013
Upcoming Features of WordPress 3.6

A software however good has to improve continuously or will be outdated very soon in this time of fast technological change. WordPress is highly popular and a strong community around it also is enhanced continuously to make it more and more useful to its users. WordPress generally makes a new release every three to four months. Generally the ideas for the for the new features...

Revealing your creative nature: Catchy Art-Inspired Websites

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  May 2, 2013
Revealing your creative nature: Catchy Art-Inspired Websites

Numerous types of art have penetrated into digital designing. Many conventional art forms received its second rebirth; a prime example of this is watercolor technique that has become really popular in a world of digital design in these latter days. Another good example is photography (which is considered to be widely-used art direction) that accompanies almost every other...

Interview with Designer: Fred Nerby

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  May 1, 2013
Interview with Designer: Fred Nerby

Fred is another one of the well known faces within our industry thanks to a few of his projects getting very popular on online communities especially Behance. He is a great inspiration for many – including myself – as his skills are simply breath taking. Under his belt you’ll find that he has worked with a variety of big names. Fred’s style of work is very sexy but...

Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 29, 2013
Use of Blur Backgrounds in Website Design: Beautiful Examples

Together with wide screen photo backgrounds which are frequently used tools for website decorations, blur backgrounds have thoroughly settled and found their niche in modern website design. Although, at first glance, it is rather difficult to understand what could be so amazing and attractive in blur technique that instantly kills all the detail of spectacular shot or image....

Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  April 26, 2013
Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends

We’ve talked a lot here about the flat design trend here at Designmodo. We’ve raved about it, showed you plenty of cool examples and even developed a free user interface kit for you to download and use for projects. But what if you want to do it yourself? One of the most important parts of the trend is color. Flat Design Refresher Flat design is a technique that uses...

Skillfully Crafted Event Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 25, 2013
Skillfully Crafted Event Website Designs

For many organizations that stay behind different kinds of events or exhibitions, including festivals or conferences, there comes a time when simple flyers, forums and traditional banner advertisements stop effectively working. Whether event becomes widely popular and it has to offer much more information than just a simple brief description, or whether organizers want to make...

Interview with Patrick Rogan and James Fletcher, The SmorrsCast Founders

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  April 24, 2013
Interview with Patrick Rogan and James Fletcher, The SmorrsCast Founders

We started with a simple idea: What drives our community of creators? We wanted to get to know the community and get a glimpse into the minds of designers, developers, and pioneers, while recreating the personal experience that one gets when meeting one in person. SmorrsCast also encourages designers to rethink their workflow, their opinions, and gives, we hope, a desire to...

Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  April 23, 2013
Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds

Looking for a new approach to website design? Why not try video? Done right, using a video background can create a jaw-dropping design that will stop users and encourage them to watch. (Just look that the popularity of Vine, the six-second video sharing app.) Using video, though, does come with its challenges and may not work for every project. But use of video backgrounds is...

How to Control Gradient Fills in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  April 22, 2013
How to Control Gradient Fills in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 15 minutes Gradient fills are used to create transitions between colors. Most often they are used to add volume to flat vector objects, creating light and shadow. Today we’ll learn how to create gradients and control them. Adobe Illustrator has only two types of gradient fills. These are linear and...

Typography in Mobile Design: Important Aspects and Examples

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Responsive Design  •  April 19, 2013
Typography in Mobile Design: Important Aspects and Examples

What makes mobile typography special is the restrictive nature of mobile screens; they are small and used in brightly lit areas so that it is difficult to see anything. Therefore, when it comes to typography for mobile devices you have to be very careful about how you go about it. Most people would agree that there are three big components that help making mobile typography...