21 Inspiring Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design

Dec 27, 2012 / Inspiration

For our last web design inspiration list of 2012 we decided to gather examples of beautiful illustrated elements in web design. We believe that illustrated elements can give a nice touch and personality to a design. From subtle illustrated details to complete colorful sketched pages, the key is finding the right amount to use for…

21 Inspiring Examples of Texture Use in Web Design

Dec 17, 2012 / Inspiration

Using texture is a great way of adding personality and depth to a webdesign. It doesn’t matter if you choose to use texture only in the navigation menu, the header or if you go with a totally textured background, as long as you pick the right texture and don’t over use it, the result, most…

21 Inspiring Minimalist Web Designs

Dec 11, 2012 / Inspiration

I’m reading the book The Laws of Simplicity and it is really nice to browse around looking for minimal and clean designs after understanding more about the laws John Maeda talks about. My favorite law is probably “reduce” – the simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. If we get the concept of…

Best Free Fonts of 2012

Dec 10, 2012 / Freebies

It’s that time of year again, time to recap the best about the year ending and prepare for a new year. Last week we kicked off our “Best of…” series with the Best Best Free UI PSDs of 2012. So for this week, we will show you the best free fonts we saw here in…

Best Free UI PSDs of 2012

Dec 7, 2012 / Freebies

It’s that time of year again, time for our “Best of…” series, where we look back over the past year and pick our favorite freebies and resources. For this week, we’ve went back through all the UI PSDs that we’ve covered over the past year and picked the ones that really stand out. Because there…

Parallax Tools and Techniques

Dec 5, 2012 / Tools

The parallax effect has been around for a while and since we noticed that our readers really like the technique, we decided to gather a few tools and tutorials to help you implement parallax scrolling in your own projects. This effect creates an illusion of depth and movement in the screen, and if well applied,…

21 Examples of Beautiful Images in Web Design

Dec 3, 2012 / Inspiration

Have you noticed that lately the use of images in web design is getting very popular? More and more, we can see that images are being incorporated in designs in an inspiring way, and the result can be spectacular. When properly edited and positioned, an image can give a design a nice and elegant look,…

8 Books Every Designer Should Read

Nov 29, 2012 / Tips

It is pretty interesting to realize that at the same time that design tools and techniques are always evolving, some principles remain the same. And usually these principles are the most important ones. Today we gathered a list with eight books we believe every designer should read. Some of them are old, others new, but…

21 Beautiful iPhone and Android App Websites

Nov 26, 2012 / Inspiration

It’s always inspiring to browse some well designed app websites. From pricing to eye catching images, interesting headers and product info, you can find a lot of inspiration in a app site. Today we gathered a few examples of beautifully designed app websites – apps for both iPhone and Android, that provide us with a…

21 Inspiring Examples of White Space in Web Design

Nov 19, 2012 / Inspiration

White space is the blank space, the empty space, between elements. It’s the space we leave between elements to give a layout an elegant look, a clean look. Lately we can see that more and more designers are realizing the importance of creating clean designs, designs that are user friendly and that take advantage of…