Best Practices for Accordion Menus in Web Design

Best Practices for Accordion Menus in Web Design

Feb 23, 2015 / Menus

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…

Building Websites with a Focus on Usability & Performance

Building Websites with a Focus on Usability & Performance

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…

50 Delightful Android Mobile App Icons

50 Delightful Android Mobile App Icons

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).

Getting Started with Low-Fidelity Wireframe Sketches

Getting Started with Low-Fidelity Wireframe Sketches

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.

10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs

10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs

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…

Intro Guide to Theme Design for Shopify

Intro Guide to Theme Design for Shopify

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.

20 Free AngularJS Resources & Tutorials

20 Free AngularJS Resources & Tutorials

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…

Online Magazine Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

Online Magazine Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

Jan 13, 2015 / Inspiration

It seems that modern blogs have grown into a new field of editorial design. Since print content requires a lot of publishing capital to get started, a new age of digital content has risen to popularity. This includes both online newspapers and magazines on various topics and in many different languages.

Testing & Planning Typography Choices for the Web

Testing & Planning Typography Choices for the Web

Jan 12, 2015 / Tips

Designing a font library for a new website is no picnic in Central Park. The process can feel like a chore when you have so much to choose from and no clear direction. But when you have the ability to test out font choices the whole process becomes much smoother and simpler. Understanding the nitty-gritty…

30 Flat Circular Vector Icons

30 Flat Circular Vector Icons

Jan 7, 2015 / Freebies

It can be difficult to find exactly the right type of free icons online – but this iconset is sure to fill the gap. This freebie pack includes 30 flat vector icons created with Adobe Illustrator. Each flat icon is inside a circular background with a drop shadow effect. This is a very popular technique…