Use of Huge Sliders in Website Design: Best Practice

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 18, 2013
Use of Huge Sliders in Website Design: Best Practice

Being one of the main conditions of creating website designs, multi-device support is a definitely hot trend and must-have nowadays. But when we are speaking about responsiveness we usually mean adaptation for mobiles and tabs, and only at the end recall wide screen monitors that actually permeate into offices by leaps and bounds. And since they are no longer luxury, more and...

Beautiful Examples of Flat Icons Design

Christian Vasile  •  Icons Examples, Inspiration  •  April 17, 2013
Beautiful Examples of Flat Icons Design

Flat Design is one of the newest approaches in web design, aiming for simplicity and powerful visual impact and using shapes as patterns and backgrounds. Microsoft’s Metro user interface is probably the most popular Flat Design example. We already discussed the Flat Design approach in-depth, and we did it for quite some time now. Most of you know Designmodo promotes Flat...

Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  April 16, 2013
Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers

Admit it, as a designer you are always looking for cool new tips, tools and tricks to enhance your projects and make your life a little easier. Thankfully, new tools, products, apps and even great user interface kits hit the market almost daily. There are also a host of old favorites out there a well – some you may know about and others that you might think about trying for...

Interview with Drew Melton – Graphic Designer and Typographer

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  April 15, 2013
Interview with Drew Melton – Graphic Designer and Typographer

Drew lives by the words of the dear Chuck Close who said “Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.”  This mindset has led him through in taking action and becoming a well-known designer within our community. His typography, illustration and overall sense of design are beyond impressive and inspire many designer, new and veteran. I’ve...

Circular Elements in Website Design – Best Practice

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 14, 2013
Circular Elements in Website Design – Best Practice

Despite of being one of the basic geometric shapes, circle is not such a frequent guest in website design; of course, I do not consider social media icons. There are a lot of reasons why designers resort to commonly used elements of polyhedral shape such as squares or rectangles. Whether it depends on grid structure and form of a web page that historically has right angles;...

Designing Mobile Apps, Where to Start?

António Pratas  •  App Design, Design  •  April 11, 2013
Designing Mobile Apps, Where to Start?

Mobile Design is an area of design that started to develop and evolve a couple of years ago. With the launch of the iPhone and the App Store in 2008, the development of mobile applications started to become a more interesting market, since there was finally good mobile hardware and ecosystem. With the development of more and more mobile apps, the design of such apps started to...

Explicit Grid-based Website Designs: Showcase and Practice

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 10, 2013
Explicit Grid-based Website Designs: Showcase and Practice

Nowadays, majority of website designs are based on grids; days of chaotic layouts are gone, and today is the era of ordering and structuring, although it is invisible to the naked eye. Such layouts are well-balanced, and, as a rule, aesthetic and neat. Grid frameworks that are the basis of all modern sites do all the work, providing the end-user with perfect undistorted...

Using the Parallax Trend to Create Visual Interest and Surprise

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  April 9, 2013
Using the Parallax Trend to Create Visual Interest and Surprise

Cool scroll effects are begging to pop up on more and more site designs. The most popular and trendy of these effects is parallax scrolling. The technique – in which website screens or panels seem to flip with a quick scroll, or objects animate or move – can add an extra level of interest to a site and generate increased user interaction. But you need a solid...

How to Obtain the Right Color in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  April 8, 2013
How to Obtain the Right Color in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 15 minutes In this tutorial we will discuss a couple of ways in how to obtain the right color in Adobe Illustrator. Then we will select the most optimal one, which will let us work on professional level. Color Models First, that you need to know is in what color mode you need to work. Some beginners...

How to Choose a Typeface

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  April 5, 2013
How to Choose a Typeface

Something I hear from a lot of people is that, when choosing typefaces, they go straight to the popular ones because it’s a lot simpler for them. It’s possible that the process of choosing typefaces is complicated and frustrating for a lot of people, so I figure it might be helpful to write up a guide on the best way to do it without exploding. Let us start. You already...