3D Modeling in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  March 17, 2013
3D Modeling in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 30 minutes In this tutorial we will learn how to model vector objects in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Revolve, Extrude & Bevel and Rotate effects. Then we will apply a symbol to 3D model and make it ready for our further work. In my practice I often use 3D effects for icons creation. The figures...

It’s time to look Alternatives to Futura Font

Zolani Stewart  •  Fonts, Resources  •  March 16, 2013
It’s time to look Alternatives to Futura Font

It’s not that Futura is bad, quite the opposite. Futura is glorious. It’s a classic, and a personal favorite of mine. The issue is when artistic and cultural trends narrow the ranges of expressions that we see in typography. Stay within the popular eye for enough decades, and typefaces begin to gain use merely for their name. But Futura isn’t as plagued by this. Most...

Skeuomorphic vs Digital interfaces and what will 2013 bring us

António Pratas  •  Design  •  March 15, 2013
Skeuomorphic vs Digital interfaces and what will 2013 bring us

We’re well into 2013 already, but now that 2012 is gone, it’s the time to talk about one of the biggest trends in web and user interface design of the past year, and also one of the most loved and hated one, the Skeuomorphic interface. 2012, the year of Skeuomorphic 2012 was specially prolific in mobile and web applications, and with them, several skeuomorphic...

Beautiful Examples of iPhone Application Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  March 14, 2013
Beautiful Examples of iPhone Application Website Designs

Apple is known to be a stickler for perfectionism that affects every aspects of its industry, and design is no exception. Its official website is a shining example of minimalism, neatness and highly attention to details which at one time generated a lot of followers and extended their influence over a great deal of artists. Also, such a thirst for a nonpareil significantly...

Interview with Damian Madray the founder of Hunie

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  March 13, 2013
Interview with Damian Madray the founder of Hunie

Hunie is the new up and coming community that is getting a lot of buzz within the industry. The website is know for providing designers with feedback to improve their pieces and therefore their work overall. Hunie is all about giving and getting support from fellow designers in order to make each other stronger. I interviewed Hunie’s founder and mastermind Damian Madray...

Twitter Bootstrap 3: New Release Preview – Mobile First

Christian Vasile  •  Coding  •  March 12, 2013
Twitter Bootstrap 3: New Release Preview – Mobile First

The popular framework created by two Twitter employees some years ago, Twitter Bootstrap, reached huge success on the internet because it helps designers build websites faster and helps them a lot on their way to become better at what they do. Twitter Bootstrap is a free collection of tools containing HTML and CSS-based templates for forms, charts, buttons, typography,...

Reflections on Web Design Trends in 2013

Vladimir Kudinov  •  Design, Website Design  •  March 11, 2013
Reflections on Web Design Trends in 2013

Let’s try to reflect on today’s trends and look a bit ahead. Today, design is developing by leaps and bounds, and changes in styles are happening almost daily. A huge impact on design comes from inspiration boards. When in years past, a designer showed his creation to his granny, she nodded her head and the designer was satisfied. And then, the stream of thought...

20 Plugins to Create jQuery Sliders for WordPress

Adrian  •  Resources, Scripts  •  March 9, 2013
20 Plugins to Create jQuery Sliders for WordPress

One of the easiest ways to improve the quality of your WordPress site is with features that enhance the quality of your content. Content sliders can help make your website easier to scroll through and better to look at than most other sites. WordPress optimizes their functions for the usage of these sliders. It’s likely that you’ve encountered sliders before all across...

Flat UI Free – Framework and Bootstrap Theme Design

Adrian  •  Freebies, UI Kits  •  March 8, 2013
Flat UI Free – Framework and Bootstrap Theme Design

Flat UI Free is made on the basis of Twitter Bootstrap 3 in a stunning flat-style. Flat UI Free contains many basic and complex components which are great for designers to have at hand: buttons, inputs, button groups, selects, checkboxes and radio-buttons, tags, menus, progress bars and sliders, navigation elements and more. We have considered your needs in developing the HTML...

Overcome Designer’s Block: Tips and Tricks

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  March 7, 2013
Overcome Designer’s Block: Tips and Tricks

During the last few weeks I seem to keep having those days where nothing creative seems to happen. I try – really hard – but the creative juices just aren’t flowing. And trying harder just seems to make the problem worse. Ever get stuck in those situations? How do you get out of them? For me, the answer was two-fold. First, I had to get away from the desk and re-energize...