How to Get Inspired: the Right Way

William Channer  •  Inspiration  •  March 30, 2014
How to Get Inspired: the Right Way

In an Office Hours session I recently held, somebody asked Jason Santa Maria where he got his inspiration from, “I usually go for a walk” he promptly responded. Whilst this is valuable advice, it still exemplifies the inherent nature of inspiration; nobody knows where it comes from. We designers go through erratic creative mood swings, one moment we’re on the...

Playing with CSS3 Animations

Vincent Tantardini  •  Coding, CSS3  •  March 28, 2014
Playing with CSS3 Animations

I would like to share with you a personal experience I had while trying to build advanced visual animations with CSS keyframes. The topic we’re going to address is animating several HTML elements simultaneously and taking advantage of keyframe flexibility. To explain this subject, we will create a simple fluid menu based on four squares. Clicking on one of them will...

Free Responsive Website HTML and CSS Templates

Adrian  •  Resources  •  March 27, 2014
Free Responsive Website HTML and CSS Templates

Love it or hate it, but HTML and CSS templates are one of the most sought-after free products. Though it would seem that coding an elementary web page populated with simple boxes, sliders, images and text is a really piece of cake, actually sometimes it takes nerve to create a basic html layout spiced up with regular CSS styles. Moreover, if this is a part of a standard...

Animated Gifs is a New Way of Good App Presentation

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  March 27, 2014
Animated Gifs is a New Way of Good App Presentation

Everything has a habit to return, and gif animations that for a long time lost its dominance, popularity and utility among developers has taken a fighting stance nowadays. Although it is still the same array of images that are consistently shown, yet there are no more rough plain transitions between frames that in the good old days recreated a sense of a quite abrupt video...

5 Useful Photoshop Tips That Will Improve Your Workflow

Eelco Guntlisbergen  •  Design  •  March 26, 2014
5 Useful Photoshop Tips That Will Improve Your Workflow

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how to work smoother in Photoshop. In that thought process, I have come up with five things that really helped me over time to work faster and more efficient. These tips are not rocket science, but merely a couple of tricks I use on a daily basis and found worthy of sharing. Edit Text Fields More Easily The following scenario has...

Free Responsive jQuery Image Sliders and Galleries

Adrian  •  jQuery, Resources  •  March 25, 2014
Free Responsive jQuery Image Sliders and Galleries

Fancy effects, smooth transitions, various fade modes, simple navigation, responsiveness, gracious fallbacks, cross-browser compatibility – all these characterize one of the most essential and commonly used component of the website the slider. Coming with the myriad of configuration options, it is responsible for carrying out only one function – vividly demonstrate your...

25 Design and Development Tools, Analytics Solutions and More

Marcin Treder  •  Resources  •  March 24, 2014
25 Design and Development Tools, Analytics Solutions and More

In the following article – Marcin Treder, CEO and Co-founder of UXPin – the UX Design Platform shares the story of company’s early days and the list of tools that let them get the first 1000 paying customers. Building an internet product and growing its customers base is a combination of skills and effort in several interdependent areas. At the highest level, the...

New Sets of Free Social Media & Bookmarking Icons

Adrian  •  Resources  •  March 24, 2014
New Sets of Free Social Media & Bookmarking Icons

Social Media icons are of great help to designers and good quality icons make it possible for designers to it. Social media icons has been influential nowadays and a requirement for blogs and websites to have a proper social media account. For this reason blogs and web designs require the social icons to be incorporated. It is also well known to experienced bloggers that these...

Life in Motion Road and Travel Theme in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  March 21, 2014
Life in Motion Road and Travel Theme in Website Design

Images of roads, videos featuring highways and a keen sense of spiritual journeys and voyages – today we are going to take a look at diverse well-crafted website designs that bear imprint of a travel theme. Though it seems that such factors are inherent only to specific websites, those that deal with expeditions, logistics or some kind of adventure, in fact all these...

Responsive CSS Keyframe Animations

Joni Trythall  •  Coding, CSS3  •  March 20, 2014
Responsive CSS Keyframe Animations

I know I am not alone in the pure love and happiness I feel towards CSS animations. I also know I am not alone in the love and happiness I feel towards my mobile phone. Yet, the joyful experience of using a site with animations is often absent on mobile. If our goal is to create the best user experience possible, and we acknowledge that animations enrich this experience, we...