Best Web Dev/Design Conferences You Should Attend in 2017

Doru Ciobanu  •  Inspiration  •  June 5, 2017
Best Web Dev/Design Conferences You Should Attend in 2017

I’ve never been a fan of conferences, boot camps or any other large meetings where introverts like me are usually found in the darkest corner of the room. Still, if you are looking to get an insight on the latest developments in web design and web development, you should, at least, keep an eye on keynotes and press releases. Of course, the real deal is attending at least...

Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams

Andrian  •  Tools  •  June 5, 2017
Wake Launches a Free Design Collaboration Tool for Teams

Wake is the fastest way for designers to share work with their team, and it’s now available for free. Led by early Facebook product designer Chris Kalani—Wake is used by some of the world’s most influential design teams such as Airbnb, Spotify, Facebook, Stripe, IBM, Intercom, Capital One, and Microsoft. Since its launch in 2014, Wake has focused on bringing openness...

Summer Discount on Designmodo – 50% Off!

Andrian  •  Resources  •  May 30, 2017
Summer Discount on Designmodo – 50% Off!

Summer is underway and we have a HOT discount! If you are web developer or designer, our products can help you find more time to enjoy your summer and have some free time for relaxing. This week only you can buy discounted products from Designmodo Shop and Designmodo Market as well! 50% Off on Designmodo Shop & Market Look at these price drops! Slides (regular price:...

How To Manage White Space in Mobile Responsive Layouts

Jake Rocheleau  •  Responsive Design  •  May 29, 2017
How To Manage White Space in Mobile Responsive Layouts

White space is a crucial design tool whether you realize it or not. Many designers adjust page elements until they “look good”. Most often this leads to a natural balance of white space between page sections just from gut instinct. But when you get into responsive design this subject gets a bit tricky. White space needs to be adjusted at different breakpoints to create a...

Grimag, an Ad Optimized WordPress Theme that Will Keep Ad Blockers Away

Doru Ciobanu  •  Themes  •  May 26, 2017
Grimag, an Ad Optimized WordPress Theme that Will Keep Ad Blockers Away

Are all WordPress themes created equal? To see that, visit the ThemeForest market, and randomly open 20 themes. You’ll notice that along the usual boilerplate marketing wording such as “unique,” “modern,” “bug-free,” “revolutionary,” at least half of them will come with the “ad-optimized” tag. What exactly is an ad-optimized theme? Shouldn’t all...

Introduction to CSS Grid

Raul Dronca  •  Coding  •  May 25, 2017
Introduction to CSS Grid

CSS Grid is the most powerful layout system available in CSS. It brings a two-dimensional layout tool to the web, with the ability to place items in rows and columns. The importance of grids in modern web design is high so this new spec solves a lot of age-old problems with laying out elements in-browser. Before we get started, be aware that this tutorial is not going to be...

Tools & Services Small Companies and Freelancers Must Use to Generate The Best Results

Andrian  •  Tools  •  May 24, 2017
Tools & Services Small Companies and Freelancers Must Use to Generate The Best Results

As any freelancer or small business owner will contest, the online community is a never ending stream of advice, business, and resources to help you grow and prosper. But between the tight deadlines and demanding client expectations, freelancers and small businesses are often overstretched and struggle to generate the best results. Often, freelancers and small businesses find...

Desktop-First Design Tips for Responsive Websites

Jake Rocheleau  •  Responsive Design  •  May 22, 2017
Desktop-First Design Tips for Responsive Websites

Most web designers know about mobile-first design and how it has dramatically affected responsive design. But there is another technique that may be less popular but can solve problems in a clearer fashion. With a desktop-first approach you can build all the features you want and create them to the highest specs. Then as you test on smaller devices you’ll focus on keeping...

The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form

Marcin Treder  •  Design, UX Design  •  May 18, 2017
The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form

A typical sign-up form contains a couple of form fields (it seems like the most popular number nowadays is 3: e-mail, password and a peculiar “repeat password”) and a button. Is there anything to design in this minimalistic structure? Isn’t it too simple to focus on? Unfortunately, many non-designers and some designers think exactly this way. If it’s visually simple...

Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System

Doru Ciobanu  •  News  •  May 14, 2017
Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System

At the 2017 Microsoft Build Conference, the company announced the Fluent Design System, Microsoft’s new design language. Fluent was no secret. Developed under the “Neon” codename, Fluent adds translucency and animation to Microsoft Design Language 2, the design system used for Windows 10. MDL2 was not a name of choice for Microsoft. After getting burned with Metro,...