10 Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for 2013

John Conor  •  Resources, Tools  •  April 1, 2013
10 Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for 2013

Creating a website or application is not limited to deciding what to put on the homepage or what photos to use to match the site’s subject. Visual designs are necessary to attract searchers and be user friendly. Therefore, project developers must first be able to visualize a good output and see how it could get the interest of people. Well, this requires lots of creativity...

Use of Ribbons and Tags in Web Design – Inspiring Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  March 31, 2013
Use of Ribbons and Tags in Web Design – Inspiring Examples

It was not long before creative layouts become popular not only for portfolios or online design agencies but also for any other regular website. Creative approach and high attention to details dictate modern criteria of creating website outward, from year to year updating the list of current trends. Something disappears without a trace, something becomes habitual so it’s...

Free and Premium CSS/HTML Admin Templates And Skins

Adrian  •  Resources, Templates  •  March 30, 2013
Free and Premium CSS/HTML Admin Templates And Skins

There are lots of website templatesthat you can download for free. Even so, it is not a secret for any developer that it can be very difficult to find a professional high-grade and flexible admin template. You will also have to pay attention to it being user friendly as this is also pretty important. You can create one on your own, but it will take lots of work and it might...

50 Time-Saving Web Design – Developer Tools

Ezequiel Lavaca  •  Resources, Tools  •  March 29, 2013
50 Time-Saving Web Design – Developer Tools

In our field it is important to know how to do specific tasks and use creativity to achieve our goals, however it is necessary to have the right tools in order to get our aims in a more efficient way. Here you have several tools for different steps on our daily work, from scratch to production: Mock Up Tools MockFlow MockFlow is an application based on Flash which allow  you...

Designers Workspace: Creative and Inspirational Examples

Paula Borowska  •  Inspiration  •  March 28, 2013
Designers Workspace: Creative and Inspirational Examples

What’s in a desk? A pen and a laptop, with a chair and maybe a mug? On a typical desk, yes of course – however, on a creative’s desk there is so much more. There is inspiration, passion, ideas and sweat. We all can agree that our workstations are anything but a simple desk. They are our friends, our companions – partners in crime – that help us get our ideas into...

Negative Space is an Important Design Tool: Here’s Why

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  March 27, 2013
Negative Space is an Important Design Tool: Here’s Why

Seeing more white space in websites these days? You’re not alone. While white and negative spaces have always been a popular design tool (and topic among designers), the technique seems to be making more of a comeback. Clean design schemes are in, more sites are using breakpoints in responsive design frameworks and there is a newfound focus on readability and user...

The new Mobile Design trend – Colour

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  March 26, 2013
The new Mobile Design trend – Colour

Mobile design is growing in quality for sure. I must say that the one big thing that is taking over the mobile design scene is colour. Colour hasn’t been popular in mobile design as people were playing it safe and therefore underutilizing colour. However, that is changing – thankfully – as colour is becoming a big component of mobile design and deserves to be called a...

Create an E-Commerce Web Element with CSS3

Tiberiu Butnaru  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  March 25, 2013
Create an E-Commerce Web Element with CSS3

Topic: CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated completion time: 1 hour In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a web element very popular among E-Commerce websites. The design of this element can be found in The Bricks UI. Let’s get started: Step 1: HTML Markup First, include this line inside the head of your HTML file, because we’re going to use the...

Effective 404 Error Pages: Best Practice and Examples

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  March 23, 2013
Effective 404 Error Pages: Best Practice and Examples

Every year the Internet is replenished by more and more sites with sophisticated designs that amaze us with its vibrant and extraordinary realization. A lot of advanced elements such as high-detailed illustrations, full screen HD photo backgrounds, animations, parallax, etc. can be found in a modern website designs. All these become possible thanks to new specifications of...

Jony Ive (Apple) Working Closer with iOS Designers, Pushing for Flat Design

Christian Vasile  •  App Design, Design  •  March 22, 2013
Jony Ive (Apple) Working Closer with iOS Designers, Pushing for Flat Design

In the past couple of months we here at Desigmodo did a lot of improvements to our flat user interface package, which you can find here, but it seems we are not the only ones focusing on it. Very hot news come from Apple, where it seems Head of Design and Human Interface Manager Jony Ive, Steve Jobs’ right hand when he was still alive, worked in the past months on the new...