Typography is an essential tool for any web designer. For many sites, it’s the stimulus that takes the design from serviceable but bland to dynamic and intriguing. Just try imagining any of the examples that follow with a plain, one-size typeface, and you’ll see just how much the designs rely on having interesting type choices, layouts, and effects. Now that web designers are finally able to use specialized typefaces and complex effects in their designs, it’s a good time to really take a look at how typography really works to elevate web designs.
Metro style, also known as flat design was fathered by Microsoft in order to be used by on the Windows Phone. The design is based on a minimal approach, stripping the user interface to its core elements. The flat UI is becoming increasingly popular as it is easy to use, it offers good functionality and has a very elegant look.
There is a new free tool for designers and developers made by Freepik’s team (remember they also developed by Joaquin Cuenca the free CSS3 free tool CSSMatic), called Flat Icon. In Flat Icon you can find nearly 3,000 free icons you can download as webfont, so you can use them in all your projects, SVG and PNG. All of them are scalable and accessible to each screen reader. In Freepik they are looking for gives you the best performance of the icon whatever device you use.
Since Microsoft launched the unique Metro UI, the market has been flooded with design resources created in this particular style, meant to help designers adapt to this emerging trend. Our friends from Freepik wanted to do just that, so they created this amazing flat user interface kit and are giving it away for free, through the Inky Deals website.
Designers once believed that more equaled better. More options, more graphics and more words meant a more qualified and impressive portfolio. Providing your audience with this type of sensory overload can still have its place with the right company or product, but designers are now discovering that going the opposite direction can make an even bigger impact.
Inky, the mascot of our sister website Inky Deals is back with another design bundle, this time dedicated to web designers and developers from all over the world. You probably noticed lately a few web design deals here and there. Inky’s branching out to provide you with a full range of premium products suited for any creative professional. And what better way to start than through one of his famous bundles? Completely free!
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.
Codeinwp.com is a motivated and dynamic team of creative professionals who launched their website back in 2010 and are one of the few in the business who offer quality PSD to WordPress theme conversion services. With their help, you can turn any one of your designs into a cross-browser compatible W3C Valid WordPress Theme.
Most web designers browse around the web to get inspired to create a new design. I have taken some time to put together not only a list of inspiring website designs, but designs that are free for you to download. This is the ultimate collected on free PSD website themes. The best part is you can download these themes and use the elements within them to create your next masterpiece.
WordPress is a premier content management system that has gained immense popularity among web designers as well as bloggers. The easy to use interface and diverse customization options make it one of the most sought after CMS in the recent times. Here are some tips that are going to be extremely helpful for the web designers who are contributing to this active community by developing an exclusive WordPress design.
As far as I can remember, not so many years ago horizontal scrolling websites were considered a pretty bad idea due to usability issues, and they still are, in some cases. But the truth is that, if it’s put to use wisely, this type of web design will not only give visitors a unique scrolling experience but it’ll also allow the developer to set his imagination free.
A lot of things can be said when trying to answer the question ‘ What makes a user interface design excellent? ‘ . Numerous fellow developers may come up with thousands of opinions and arguments, but you can bet your bottom dollar that they will all agree on this one: it’s all about appearance and usability. Now, since none of you is crazy enough to disagree with these web design basics, I’ve put together this awesome collection of free UI kits which I’m sure will be more than useful to many of you developers out there, and not only.