Designing a Great Photography Website

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  February 18, 2015
Designing a Great Photography Website

You’ve got a pile of great images. Now what can you do with them? Designing a website to showcase all that great photography is not as simple as just dumping all your images into a package made with CSS and HTML. It needs to be planned and designed to support those images. Here we’ll look at 10 ways to design and make the most of a website that features a lot of...

Effective Web Typography: Rules, Techniques and Responsive Design

Sam Norton  •  Coding, Design, Responsive Design  •  February 16, 2015
Effective Web Typography: Rules, Techniques and Responsive Design

Responsive Web Design isn’t just about columns, grids, images and icons. All of this will not make sense without text for content. As Bill Gates once said “Content is King.” When it comes to content, we need to talk about web typography. Looking at modern web design trends, having responsive typography is a big factor every web designer and web developer...

How to Set Clear Terms That Will Get You Paid

Patrick Dodd  •  Resources  •  February 13, 2015
How to Set Clear Terms That Will Get You Paid

You can be the best designer or developer in the world, but if you don’t know how to invoice, you’re going to have problems getting paid on time — or at all. The best way to get paid on time is to be extremely clear with clients about payment terms. When is payment due? How are they going to pay you? What is the penalty if they are late? Setting clear payment terms will...

How to Create a Coding Page Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Andrei Ștefan  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  February 11, 2015
How to Create a Coding Page Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

With all the flat style madness going on in the design community, we can quickly see how this is the direction of the future. Whether it’s icon design, mobile design, or web design, beautiful playful colors, lines and shapes are creating a new world for us to play in. Having said that, the current tutorial will focus on helping you create a simple and attractive illustration...

Free Photo Realistic Apple Device Mockups

Adrian  •  Freebies  •  February 9, 2015
Free Photo Realistic Apple Device Mockups

Apple Device Mockups are an important part of every design presentation because all these devices look nice and can improve the appearance of every project. We have prepared a collection of five photo realistic Apple devices which are available as free downloads. This set was created exclusive for Designmodo readers by Kaja Świerczyńska. She runs the blog Graphic Twister. A...

Wireframing & Prototyping: The Past, Present, and Future

Jerry Cao  •  Design, UX Design  •  February 5, 2015
Wireframing & Prototyping: The Past, Present, and Future

Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content. To learn the methods, tools, and processes of UX prototyping, download the free Ultimate Guide to Prototyping. Knowing the origins of wireframing and prototyping will help you put everything into a historical context, allowing you to comprehend...

Best Website Designs from France: The Citadel of Fashion and Art

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  February 4, 2015
Best Website Designs from France: The Citadel of Fashion and Art

France is considered to be the citadel of fashion and a cradle of numerous art directions and movements. Web artists, who live in such a fertile and inspirational environment, are destined to come up with original ideas, exquisite designs and matchless projects; and the burden of proof lies on the best French website designs that are presented in the list below. French culture...

How to Build a YouTube Video Website Background

Sam Norton  •  HTML, jQuery, Tutorials  •  February 2, 2015
How to Build a YouTube Video Website Background

Big video backgrounds are a recent, and popular, web design trend. Browser-sized videos have brought about a new era of web design in a creative way. If implemented well, video backgrounds add dramatic effect to a site, making it more attractive and engaging to visitors. Aside from the message, one cool thing about video backgrounds is that they play smoothly compared to...

Examples of Hidden Menus in Website Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  January 29, 2015
Examples of Hidden Menus in Website Design

Use of a Navicon is a web design trend that forces us to take a look at navigation menus, their place in design and role in user experience. Although the concept does not diminish its significance and importance of navigation, it can provide designers and developers with more creative freedom. Navicons vary depending on the project, though the majority gives preferences to the...

What is an Interaction Designer?

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  January 28, 2015
What is an Interaction Designer?

These two little words are being used a lot in the design sphere these days. But what truly is interaction design? And what makes you an interaction designer? Here, we’ll answer both of those questions and offer a showcase of some great interaction design work. Interaction Design 101 Interaction design is a process in which designers focus on creating engaging web interfaces...