Challenges and Opportunities of UX in Augmented Reality

Armen Ghazarian  •  Design, UX Design  •  June 5, 2014
Challenges and Opportunities of UX in Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is a recent technological innovation that is widely used in marketing by major brands like Pepsi and IKEA. It adds layers of computer-generated content over real life objects enhancing the user experience and perception of the brand. The reason why UX designers should care about augmented reality is that it is yet another type of user interaction, albeit a...

20 Free Adobe Lightroom Presets for Download

Andrian  •  Resources, Tools  •  June 5, 2014
20 Free Adobe Lightroom Presets for Download

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most powerful images managing application databases introduced by Adobe. It helps professional photographers to manage thousands of images and also allow them to get high quality pictures or images. It is possible to create time saving Lightroom presets that can be used repeatedly. One can also download free Lightroom presets from Adobe websites...

Animating SVG Gradients

Joni Trythall  •  SVG, Tutorials  •  June 4, 2014
Animating SVG Gradients

SVG gradients are so handy. We can fill complex shapes and create depth and character for our artwork all while having access to it in the DOM. Within SVG linear and radial gradient elements there are several attribute options available for thorough customization. Animating these gradients takes this customization even further and presents a unique opportunity that can be used...

Create Vertical Rhythm on Your Webpage

Paula Borowska  •  Coding, Design, Website Design  •  June 2, 2014
Create Vertical Rhythm on Your Webpage

The technical side of typography can be a bit tough to grasp since it means dealing with numbers and proportions. However, it means that you will understand typography more and be able to adjust it to make better designs and better reading experiences. Vertical rhythm is the term that comes to mind when talking about typography on the web, which can be difficult to get...

How to Choose the Best Website Builder

Chris Anderson  •  Resources, Tools  •  May 31, 2014
How to Choose the Best Website Builder

The tools available to designers for creating websites have evolved a lot over the years. As trends and technologies change rapidly, the plethora of different approaches for designing, publishing, and managing websites can be overwhelming. Of the countless options and tools out there, hosted website builder platforms have started to gain popularity in recent years, as a way to...

How To Build a Social Media Profile Widget in WordPress

Agbonghama Collins  •  Tutorials, WordPress  •  May 30, 2014
How To Build a Social Media Profile Widget in WordPress

One of the core feature of WordPress is widget areas, which are used to add content to theme sidebars or other widgetized areas. Activating a widget in your theme sidebar is as easy as dragging and dropping the widget in the desired widgetized area. (Recommended reading – Understanding and Using Widgets in WordPress.) Many of today’s websites contain social network...

How to Predict Web Design Trends

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  May 29, 2014
How to Predict Web Design Trends

So how will you know the next big thing when you see it? Flat design took designers by storm — evolving from a few simple projects to becoming a significant part of web, and especially application, design. But what’s next on the horizon? And how will you know it? Here are a few ways to predict web design trends (with a few trendy web design examples) … and maybe even...

9 Photoshop Alternatives For Big and Small Tasks

Dylan Feltus  •  Resources, Tools  •  May 27, 2014
9 Photoshop Alternatives For Big and Small Tasks

“That looks Photoshopped.” We have all heard (or used) that phrase. The very fact that we now use a program name as a verb shows how prevalent it has become on the market. From designers to marketers, Adobe’s flagship software is everywhere. And it has has fooled many into thinking it has a monopoly on image editing. Not true; there are many fantastic alternatives to...

How to Use a CSS Preprocessor to Avoid UI Inconsistencies

David East  •  Coding  •  May 23, 2014
How to Use a CSS Preprocessor to Avoid UI Inconsistencies

Inconsistencies in UI design can be quite bothersome to users. The problem can stem from CSS inconsistencies. By using a CSS Preprocessor like LESS, you can create mixins for components that generate needed styles. This process will create UI components that have a much stronger tendency to stay consistent as an application is developed. The video tutorial takes you through...

Free Logo and Web Design Contract Templates

Andrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  May 23, 2014
Free Logo and Web Design Contract Templates

Designers use various types of logo and web design contract templates in designing website. Especially, when it comes to the designers who work on a freelance basis, the first and foremost quality that he or she should have is an astounding contract base that will fetch him or her works on a regular basis. Especially, when it comes to those graphic designers who are just...