Qards – Responsive Page Builder Plugin for WordPress

Andrian  •  Shop  •  October 18, 2017
Qards – Responsive Page Builder Plugin for WordPress

Qards is a WordPress tool with a variety of pre-designed cards that you can combine together in order to create the website that best matches your needs. You focus on content, the purpose of your website and the story you want to tell. Leave the rest to...

A Guide to Payment and Invoicing Tools for Designers/Developers

Ben Bate  •  Tools  •  October 18, 2017
A Guide to Payment and Invoicing Tools for Designers/Developers

For freelance designers and developers, managing payments and invoicing is an unavoidable consideration and form a key aspect of running a small business. As such, it’s important to use effective tools and platforms to handle both aspects. Luckily, we are in an exciting era which is seeing more innovation and competition in these areas than ever before. Great design is...

Mega Navigation Menu Design Trends in Modern Websites

Jake Rocheleau  •  Website Design  •  October 16, 2017
Mega Navigation Menu Design Trends in Modern Websites

We’ve all seen mega navigations and fullscreen dropdowns online. They’re common across the web and especially useful on sites with tons of links. But designing a mega nav that works can be a real pain. There are no strict guidelines for these menus so you have to study what others are doing and try to make something that’ll fit with your project. Learn here: How to...

Block Reveal Effect, a New Design Trend for Entrances and Exits

Nataly Birch  •  Design  •  October 12, 2017
Block Reveal Effect, a New Design Trend for Entrances and Exits

For all those who adore the beauty of simplicity obtained by regular geometric shapes and modular layouts, there is an excellent solution. It is the block reveal effect and it is pretty trendy. It ideally refines interfaces as well as adds a subtle dose of interactivity. Being blocky, a bit rigid and in some way bold, it also owns characterstics of minimalism, elegance and...

Explore and Share Your Skills with Skillshare, the Learning Platform for Creatives

Doru Ciobanu  •  Resources  •  October 11, 2017
Explore and Share Your Skills with Skillshare, the Learning Platform for Creatives

Two years ago, I became a subscriber to Skillshare, a community of learners and creators. The creative director of a project I’ve been working for sent me an invite. Since then, I’ve been a loyal follower. Why? Because “the future belongs to the curious.” Designmodo readers can also enjoy two months of premium learning, which uncovers more courses and offline...

Web Development Portfolio Tips: Ultimate Guide to Show Your Skills

Jake Rocheleau  •  Coding  •  October 9, 2017
Web Development Portfolio Tips: Ultimate Guide to Show Your Skills

Portfolio design articles usually focus on creating portfolios for visual designers. But web developers & programmers need portfolio sites too! Custom developers portfolios typically have varying trends for showcasing their work. It’s tough knowing where to start a new website but it helps if you can study others to get some ideas. That’s why I’ve organized this post...

The Design Side Of Conversion Rate Optimization

Jake Rocheleau  •  UX Design, Website Design  •  October 6, 2017
The Design Side Of Conversion Rate Optimization

Conversions drive the web but most designers don’t think like this. Whenever you write an article and someone finds it in Google, their click is a conversion onto your site. If they keep reading and sign up for your newsletter that’s another conversion based on different goals. Web design is about usability but it’s also about KPIs and user engagement. I’d like to...

How to Speed up the Design to Development Handoff: Use Justinmind

Doru Ciobanu  •  Tools  •  October 6, 2017
How to Speed up the Design to Development Handoff: Use Justinmind

Looking for a tool that designers and developers can agree on? Justinmind is made for web and mobile app prototypes and Hi-Fi website wireframes. It has all the capabilities expected in prototyping tools such as resizing, drag and drop placement, formatting and more. In addition, it features a lot of goodies including widget libraries, reusable components, conditional logic,...

Designing Responsive Search Forms: Tips & Trends for Web Designers

Jake Rocheleau  •  Website Design  •  October 2, 2017
Designing Responsive Search Forms: Tips & Trends for Web Designers

Every modern website should use a responsive layout. This makes it easier to browse on any device but it makes the page trickier to design. The beloved search field is one example of a tricky page element. With responsive layouts on the rise web designers have new trends for search forms making them both accessible and stylish. Let’s take a look at some examples of search...

The Inspiration Behind Brutalism in Web Design

Ben Bate  •  Design  •  September 25, 2017
The Inspiration Behind Brutalism in Web Design

A stripped-down internet inspired by architecture of the 90s. Brutalism in web design, in its most basic form, incorporates stark colors, bold and unforgiving shapes and layouts, and typography that is often clumsy and oversized. By now, we have all experienced some form of the brutalism web design trend that has gained traction over the past year or so. Even Bloomberg has...