How to Create a Flat Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  April 22, 2015
How to Create a Flat Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you step by step how to create a warm cityscape using some simple tools such as the Rectangle Tool and Pathfinder from Adobe Illustrator. Step 1 – Setting up a New Document If you’ve read some of my previous tutorials you should by now know that the first thing I usually set up when starting a new illustration is the document...

How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  April 20, 2015
How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

So you need a great website, right? Everyone does. But if you are not skilled in the art of web design or development, you will need to hire a designer or design company to complete the job for you. This can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. But we can help. This article will take you through some questions to ask and things to look for when hiring a web...

Free Plugins for Sketch App in Help to Improve Workflow

Nataly Birch  •  Resources, Tools  •  April 17, 2015
Free Plugins for Sketch App in Help to Improve Workflow

While the team at the Bohemian Coding continues improving its leading product, constantly revamping and reinforcing list of features, the designer/developer community does not just sit around, it also makes its significant contribution. Some give away pre-made graphic stuff that can be quickly customized such as GUIs, icons or mockups, and others, who focus on creating tools...

Evaluating Web Design Education: What is the Best Way to Learn?

Rudolph Musngi  •  Design, Website Design  •  April 15, 2015
Evaluating Web Design Education: What is the Best Way to Learn?

The world is changing rapidly. Just when we were just getting used to seeing websites came mobile phones, now screens have gone into our eyeglasses. With the web design world changing almost every day, it’s almost daunting to think how one learns web design. Of course, when it comes to learning, there are a lot of avenues to choose from, and sometimes it’s not a matter of...

Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  April 13, 2015
Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

Easy and effective navigation menus effectively contribute to the user experience and improve search. Today, we are going to examine some interesting, original and even pioneering navigation solutions that are truly attention-grabbing and memorable. Some of which will be more complex than what you expect from common navigation concepts. The originality of this idea is not the...

Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different?

Anna Lisnyak  •  Design, Website Design  •  April 10, 2015
Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different?

Two similar design styles, one based on the other. One the “hot new thing,” one — some speculate — on its way toward becoming a passing fad. One a spontaneously-adapted design trend, the other a purpose-built set of guidelines. You’re probably familiar with the conflict between flat and material design by now. But what are the differences between the two, really? Is...

Introducing Qards 1.2: Available for Posts and Pages, Typekit Integration and more!

Adrian  •  Plugins, WordPress  •  April 8, 2015
Introducing Qards 1.2: Available for Posts and Pages, Typekit Integration and more!

Qards has been updated to v1.2 and has some new awesome connections with WordPress Plugins and Themes for you to use. It has also become several times faster and lets you use Qards without a...

Free Icons for Illustrator and Sketch App (SVG, AI, EPS, SKETCH)

Adrian  •  Freebies, Icons  •  April 8, 2015
Free Icons for Illustrator and Sketch App (SVG, AI, EPS, SKETCH)

Looking for the perfect icon pack? Try the freebie or buy the expanded icon kit with more than 1,500 high quality icons in 16 different categories. Every vector-perfect icon comes in three editable styles — outline, filled and colored. Every icon comes with a pixel perfect design for guaranteed sharpness and consistency. Built on a 60-pixel grid, icons render beautifully...

Prepare Landing Pages for Google’s “Mobile Friendly” Algorithm, Beginning April 21

Adrian  •  Resources  •  April 7, 2015
Prepare Landing Pages for Google’s “Mobile Friendly” Algorithm, Beginning April 21

Google’s mobile ranking algorithm will be released at April 21 and is going to include mobile-friendly usability factors. It’s a change in the search and mobile search era because the impact of this algorithm will be higher than Google Panda, Google Penguin and Google Hummingbird. Be sure your website is mobile-friendly; it is now more important than ever. Why go...

Guide to the Onboarding Process in Mobile Apps

Paula Borowska  •  App Design, Design, UX Design  •  April 2, 2015
Guide to the Onboarding Process in Mobile Apps

Onboarding can take on a few different shapes. Sometimes it’s as simple as account creation or logging in. Sometimes it’s more extensive where it includes a walk-through or a tour of your app. No matter how extensive your onboarding process is, it’s always valuable to see how others are doing it to see what you can learn. Below I’ll go through the...