Whether you’re just starting a career in graphic design, web design, photography or in any other possible art domains, the first and most important thing you need to consider is your portfolio. But building an interesting and most appealing portfolio is not such an easy thing to do, not even for professional and experienced designers.
And if you don’t settle with plain C Vs featured on freelancer job portals it means you’ve already decided to have your own portfolio website. And that’s when the pain begins.
Vintage modernism has been around as a trend in web design for a decade or so, but an exact definition and relevant examples are scarce. As Ian Yates put it in an insightful article, it’s all about “clean layout, sometimes even minimalist, strong typography, and attention to decoration and detail”. And because I believe that the easiest way to learn is through the power of example, let’s take a look at 15 websites created in true vintage modernist style.
Ask any veteran webmaster their least favorite metric of managing a website, and bounce rates will almost certainly be near the top of that list. Keeping visitors on your site long enough to explain your product or service can be difficult, as you truthfully only have a few brief moments to hold a new viewer’s attention before their mouse quickly moves toward their browser’s “back” button. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize the importance of creating a landing page that both immediately grasps the curiosity of the viewer as well as answers questions just as quickly.
For today, I put together a small but hardy collection of free web design resources containing: vector florals, labels, advertisement coupons, tags, ribbons, PSD price tags, Photoshop and Illustrator graphic styles, an awesome free WordPress theme, CSS3 buttons with hover effect and the biggest GUI pack you’ve ever seen.
Due to responsive web design, visitors can enjoy your websites on all their favorite gadgets: mobile phones, netbooks, tablets, Kindles, video game consoles and TVs; and you don’t have to use separate themes, plugins, stylesheets, or sacrifice website quality. Part of being a successful designer is staying up to date with the latest trends, so don’t miss the chance to grab these awesome WordPress themes for your projects!
Independence Day is just around the corner and you should be prepared for themed design projects, so today I put together for you guys a showcase of vector illustrations to help you with that. Uncle Sam, the U.S. Flag, the Statue of Liberty, eagles and stars which you can use for posters, stickers, banners, flyers, backgrounds and even web design. I even threw in a couple of free vectors to get you started.
I got the feeling that you guys appreciated our web design related posts lately, so I thought I’d put together yet another showcase of inspiring websites and focus on responsiveness for once. Seeing as the most important things on a designer’s mind when creating a website are visual impact and usability, more and more accent is being put on responsive web design.
Today’s design inspiration comes with double entendre, which in this case is good news for you because you get a set of awesome free design resources. I’ve put together a collection of 15 cool free jQuery navigation menus for your web design projects. They’re actually really useful for large websites because they save a lot of space and make navigation easier – especially the dropdown menus which encapsulate a great amount of content.
Videos are some of the most powerful visual tools, because they engage multiple human senses. This actually makes them ideal for presenting a product or brand and in a medium such as web design, in which they’re uncommon, they provide extra appeal for the visitors and create a memorable experience. So I thought we’d take a look today at the 10 most creative and intriguing design websites with a video background.
I thought I’d prepare a nice surprise for you guys today and put together a small but extremely useful showcase of the most unique and interesting free WordPress themes out there. So we’re going to take a look at some of the coolest themes for photography portfolio websites, restaurant, cafe and food related websites, magazines, blogs and business websites.
Web design is a powerful branch of the graphic design business, which provides the two with a lot of common ground to stand on. Web designers also stack up on premium design resources for their projects and have to deal …