15 Examples of Stunning Hotel Web Design

Jody Moss  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  August 24, 2012
15 Examples of Stunning Hotel Web Design

As with pretty much all areas of business and consumer branding, hotels are increasingly becoming almost completely dependent on the internet for their bookings and subsequent sales. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that the hotel’s website gives off the right impression to potential visitors. After all, first impressions always count. Therefore a bold, busy website...

Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Christian Vasile  •  Adobe Photoshop, Tutorials  •  August 23, 2012
Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Back when I started using Photoshop, the shortcuts available were still a new thing for me. I was using the mouse way too much and I can say this always slowed down the processes I was undergoing. I actually taught myself to use shortcuts in a brief period of two weeks when my long-serving IBM mouse broke down. While waiting for my new mouse to arrive, I had to use my trackpad...

How to Create an Interactive Graph using CSS3 & jQuery

Valeriu Timbuc  •  CSS3, jQuery, Tutorials  •  August 22, 2012
How to Create an Interactive Graph using CSS3 & jQuery

Topic: jQuery (Flot) & CSS3 Difficulty: Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour In this tutorial we will code an Interactive Graph using jQuery and CSS3. We will use the jQuery’s popular plotting plugin “Flot”. Flot is a pure JavaScript plotting library for jQuery. It produces graphical plots of arbitrary datasets on-the-fly client-side. This plugin is simple but...

Wireframing and Prototyping a Mobile App

Marcin Treder  •  App Design, Design, UX Design  •  August 21, 2012
Wireframing and Prototyping a Mobile App

Get Ready for a Mobile Boom We live in a mobile decade. No questions here. According to Business Insider already more smartphones than PCs are sold annually. By the end of 2015, most probably, there will be more smartphones in use than, so-called, feature phones (or dumb phones, as we might call the old lousy devices). That’s an exciting growth! And well…let’s just...

Going Green: Color Connects with Nature

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  August 20, 2012
Going Green: Color Connects with Nature

We all dream in color. Every design concept and sketch comes with some sort of color association. But what do those colors mean? What associations are we making just with that choice alone? Green is strongly associated with nature – green grass, green (or eco) friendly. Here we take a look at green – meanings, color pairings and sites that are doing it well. While...

Free and Premium Shopping Cart/eCommerce Plugins for WordPress

Adrian  •  Plugins, WordPress  •  August 19, 2012
Free and Premium Shopping Cart/eCommerce Plugins for WordPress

With the advent of internet and newer technologies, the concept of shopping has completely changed. Now you don’t need to roam from one shop to another or run from one shopping mall to another to find out your required items or to enjoy the discounts. All of these are now on your computer screen; just few clicks away. Enjoy a completely new and virtual   shopping...

How to Choose a Responsive Design Images Tool

Christian Vasile  •  Design, Responsive Design  •  August 16, 2012
How to Choose a Responsive Design Images Tool

Responsive web design is not a fancy concept anymore – it is a necessity. There is no doubt about the fact that mobiles and portable devices are taking over and most websites out there need a scaled-down web page to better fit those new devices. I am sure you already you already know everything about this topic, but today we go a bit more into details and talk about one of...

The First Design Hardly Ever Wins. The Iterative Approach to UX Design

Marcin Treder  •  App Design, Design, UX Design  •  August 14, 2012
The First Design Hardly Ever Wins. The Iterative Approach to UX Design

Welcome to the fourth part of our UXPin and DesignModo course on wireframing and creating design documentation. This course is meant to be an introduction to User Experience Design documenting techniques for new and aspiring designers, product managers and developers; and a solid refreshment of knowledge for experienced specialists. In the first part you learnt what the...

CAPTCHA: Is it a Panacea For All Spamming Problems?

Hazel Raoult  •  Resources  •  August 12, 2012
CAPTCHA: Is it a Panacea For All Spamming Problems?

CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) need no introduction. All of us who have used the internet, have come across some or the other CAPTCHA while creating a new account, filling online forms or downloading software. The main aim of CAPTCHAs is to prevent spam, so when a CAPTCHA is developed, it is with the assumption that...

Top 10 Overused Fonts in Design

Marty Reardon  •  Fonts, Resources  •  August 11, 2012
Top 10 Overused Fonts in Design

You’ve seen them thousands of times – on blog posts and emails, in logos, in print advertising. They may even begin to haunt your dreams at night. They serve as a constant reminder of how difficult it is to design truly distinctive pieces today in a market inundated with written and visual media. They are the most overused fonts in design. So what’s the...