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...

Free iPhone X Mockups (PSD, Sketch, AI, Adobe XD)

Nataly Birch  •  Graphics  •  September 21, 2017
Free iPhone X Mockups (PSD, Sketch, AI, Adobe XD)

The web is teeming with highly realistic iPhone X mockups with outstanding quality. We’ve handpicked some of the best in this roundup that includes 15 freebies that are ideal for app exhibitions, to make presentations in different styles (realistic or sketchy) and in different programs (Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and Keynote). For multiple generations,...

Are You a Creative? Uncode will Help you Create Stunning Websites

Andrian  •  Themes  •  September 21, 2017
Are You a Creative? Uncode will Help you Create Stunning Websites

Are you a busy creative person? if the answer is positive, you should understand the meaning of the adage – “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” Try as you might, you never seem able to find the time to showcase your own work. Showcasing your work solidifies your professional standing. You’ll go from being busy to being super-busy – a good thing since...

6 Creative Ways to Use Repeat Grids in Adobe XD

Caleb Kingston  •  Tutorials, UX Design  •  September 20, 2017
6 Creative Ways to Use Repeat Grids in Adobe XD

AdobeXD recently made a big splash during their announcement because of a few unique features, including the “Repeat Grid.” This magical button that turns any group of elements into a grid that repeats those objects. That’s not the best part, though. Using repeat grids, you can easily populate text and images so each grid has unique content. This makes it an obvious tool...

UX at Scale 2017: Free Online Conference with 20K+ Registrants

Andrian  •  News  •  September 19, 2017
UX at Scale 2017: Free Online Conference with 20K+ Registrants

Scaling design is one of the biggest challenges that UX and product teams face today. That’s because design just doesn’t scale like engineering. As teams, products, and processes grow, things eventually break. Luckily, plenty of companies have developed their own best practices over the years. Now they’re gathering in one place for four days to share their lessons with...