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Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

By / Mar 5, 2015 / Tips

Whether you’re a curious new designer or an experienced professional the subject of vertical navigation is an exquisite talking point. It seems like the very idea of vertical page elements would break a cardinal rule in the field of web design. Yet searching through Google I often find plenty of clean, usable layouts that incorporate…

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How To Design a Mesmerizing Studio or Agency Website

How To Design a Mesmerizing Studio or Agency Website

By / Mar 3, 2015 / Web Design

Creative studios are becoming much more popular with such an interconnected world of digital design. Large-to-medium sized companies are found all over the world, coupled with freelancers and small teams who launch their own personal studio. Thus competition is fierce and understanding how to design a captivating website is pivotal to success.

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10 Free Vintage Retro Labels(PSD)

10 Free Vintage Retro Labels(PSD)

By / Feb 27, 2015 / Freebies

There’s something to be said about that old nostalgic feeling of retro design. Although it doesn’t fit into every project, it certainly does give off a sense of nostalgia and connection to the old days. Specifically in this exclusive freebie PSD of retro-styled text labels. Who said old school wasn’t cool anymore?

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Best Practices for Accordion Interfaces in Web Design

Best Practices for Accordion Interfaces in Web Design

By / Feb 23, 2015 / Web Design

The word “accordion” typically conjures a mental image of your favorite polka band. Although polka music can offer a rip-snorting good time, the term is associated with something different in the realm of web design. User interface accordions might refer to menus, widgets, or content areas which expand like the musical instrument. These interfaces have…

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Building Websites with a Focus on Usability & Performance

Building Websites with a Focus on Usability & Performance

By / Feb 8, 2015 / Trends

The total number of usability designers worldwide is small but growing. Most designers consider themselves an expert in specific fields like graphic design, icon design, website layouts, animation, or mobile applications. But when it comes to UI design the most important part always boils down to the user experience. A sumptuous user experience is created…

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50 Delightful Android Mobile App Icons

50 Delightful Android Mobile App Icons

By / Feb 5, 2015 / Inspiration

With seemingly everyone jumping onto the smartphone bandwagon it’s no surprise that Google has taken their slice of the pie. Google’s Android operating system is quite popular among techies and non-techies alike. The Google Play store has given Apple’s App Store a run for it’s developers(and money).

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Getting Started with Low-Fidelity Wireframe Sketches

Getting Started with Low-Fidelity Wireframe Sketches

By / Feb 2, 2015 / Tips

Most UI designers understand the process of wireframing, yet it still hasn’t caught on as a vital part of the creative process. When you’re new and just getting started in the field preliminary sketches may feel bloated and unnecessary. But once you adapt to wireframing it becomes a fun & adventurous process.

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10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs

10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs

By / Jan 26, 2015 / Freebies

Ever need a simple template to rework your business card idea? Look no further than this set of 10 free business card mockup templates made for digital and print design! The cards are split into separate PSD files which have a front and back design. All of the fonts are open source and free to…

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Intro Guide to Theme Design for Shopify

Intro Guide to Theme Design for Shopify

By / Jan 19, 2015 / Guides

Webmasters and business owners alike have been steadily gravitating towards Shopify. It’s a fantastic system packed with all the features you would expect from an eCommerce shop. With Shopify’s growing popularity there are hundreds of new & upcoming shop owners who need custom themes built using the Shopify theming engine.

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20 Free AngularJS Resources & Tutorials

20 Free AngularJS Resources & Tutorials

By / Jan 16, 2015 / Resources

While jQuery is easily the most popular open source JavaScript library there are many competitors. Among the many alternatives I want to focus on AngularJS. As a designer it can be tough getting into JavaScript because it might feel a little bit like programming. Getting past the initial learning curve is tough but worthwhile in…