Scroll Activated Animations – New Trend in Web Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  February 21, 2014
Scroll Activated Animations – New Trend in Web Design

Each year animation is gaining more influential and domination position; web developers carry out diverse experiments with it, starting from creating basic effects and ending up with pioneering ones. Without doubts, such an avalanche of projects that are driven by animations is caused by advances in web technologies and insatiable desire of web developers to take a website to...

Build a Website using Blocks of Startup Design Framework

David East  •  Tutorials  •  February 20, 2014
Build a Website using Blocks of Startup Design Framework

What you will learn in this tutorial: How to use blocks and create a web page from scratch using the Startup Design Framework. Video run time: 5 minutes Here is step-by-step tutorial through the process of using Designmodo’s new Startup Framework (demo) to create a web page. In this video tutorial, David will show you how to set up folders properly and insert CSS and...

10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  February 19, 2014
10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to pull off successfully. You have to have the right photo, a good eye for typography and know what you want to accomplish to make the most of adding type to an image. If you feel like you are ready to take on the challenge, here are...

Coming and Going Web Design Trends for 2014

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 17, 2014
Coming and Going Web Design Trends for 2014

Over the last couple of years we saw such a change in web design that it is unbelievable to anticipate what could possibly the next hot things. However, I have a few hunches of my own as to what trends will flourish this year and which ones will fade off. Let’s see if you would agree with me! (Here are Reflections on Web Design Trends in 2013). Trends that are coming There...

Great Typography in Mobile Apps – 8 Best Examples

Marcin Treder  •  Inspiration  •  February 14, 2014
Great Typography in Mobile Apps – 8 Best Examples

Following article is a chapter of a free ebook by UXPin – The UX Design Platform and Movade (media partner – Designmodo) – Mobile Design Trends 2014. I have a small theory that I’d like to share with you – great typography equals design maturity. Web designers, until a couple of years ago, weren’t paying nearly enough attention to typography. When...

Less Text more Multimedia – New Approach in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  February 12, 2014
Less Text more Multimedia – New Approach in Website Design

Less text more multimedia, to be more specific using more videos in website design, is considered to be a new web design trend of 2014. Some hold to opinion that this is a quite controversial and bold statement, since content/text was always the king; others break this general consensus and adhere to the more progressive point of view, mainly relying on a power of human...

Free jQuery Image Galleries and Slideshow Plugins

Adrian  •  Resources  •  February 10, 2014
Free jQuery Image Galleries and Slideshow Plugins

jQuery slideshow and jQuery gallery has really revolutionized the way the websites look nowadays. The extremely attractive galleries and slideshows which are being developed are attracting more and more people to have the first hand experience of these stunning slideshows and the images embedded in the galleries. Slideshows can create extremely smooth and flexible effects on...

The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design vs. Mobile Website vs. Native App

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  February 10, 2014
The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design vs. Mobile Website vs. Native App

What is the best way for your business to go mobile? Mobile optimization is becoming more and more trendy these days and it is no surprise. According to Mashable in August 2013, 17.4 percent of all global web traffic came through mobile devices and this number will continue to grow in 2014. So if you don’t want to lose your piece of the pie, it’s time to step into mobile...

Interview with Designer: Justin Mezzell

Paula Borowska  •  Design, Interviews  •  February 6, 2014
Interview with Designer: Justin Mezzell

I have taken the liberty of asking the awesome Justin Mezzell for an interview to get inside his creative head. Who is he? A designer and illustrator currently living in Orlando, Florida with his wife, daughter, and an incredibly pampered Papillion. I will let him introduce him a little better to get to know him in depth! I read a lot of comic books, drink a lot of coffee,...

Compact and Elegant Side Menus in Website Designs

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration  •  February 5, 2014
Compact and Elegant Side Menus in Website Designs

Last summer we published the article dedicated to use of vivid vertical navigations in mobile apps, and surprise-surprise, during this period of time this solution has managed to migrate into website design, carving out its own distinctive niche. Nowadays you can stumble upon various types of websites that has adopted this fresh approach. So it’s not surprising, that...