Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.62)
This is our weekly column were we share our favorites posts, articles and resources with our readers from the previous week.
People (mostly) use apps because they’re useful, not because they look pretty. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore good UI design, or just slap together a generic-looking user interface. Good UI design adds to the overall user satisfaction of any web app. In this in-depth article you will find a number of principles and ideas for designing a great user interface.
How to Design a Great User Interface →
This article is a discussion on designing hyperlinks, offering a few tips and best practices for designing them. We will conclude with a small showcase of exceptional hyperlink designs on live sites.
Designing Hyperlinks: Tips and Best Practices →
This first of a two part tutorial series will take you through the process of building a simple and stylish portfolio website design, begining with the concept in Photoshop and fleshing out every little detail before cutting up the design and building it all into a working website next week.
Create a Stylish Portfolio Site Design in Photoshop →
There are so many technical aspects of web design and development that it can be pretty hard work getting to grips with all the intricacies that have become a part of our ever-growing industry. This A-Z list attempts to assigns each letter of the alphabet to an important aspect of our work as professionals that make websites.
The A-Z List for Web Designers →
Have you ever wondered how to create an infographic? In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to create an awesome infographic and explaining the creative process, discuss the gathering of the necessary data. You will also find some infographic inspiration.
Create a Vector Infographic Poster →
Creating light effects is often a pretty easy process. Giving those light effects life and making them resemble real-life objects can require a bit more skill, time, and patience. In this tutorial, they will demonstrate how to create a grungy, Street Fighter inspired composition that includes light, photo, and text effects.
Create a Street Fighter Inspired Composition in Photoshop →
The book template comes in 3 colors — leather, blue and green. All the three templates come in PSD format with each template organized in a named folder. The book graphics also come in PNG format in sizes 128×128, 64×64 and 32×32 pixels.
PSD Book Template & Icons →
This freebie is a set of 12 high-resolution denim textures with each texture sized at a whopping 2500x1667px, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble including these within your designs.
12 High Resolution Denim Textures →
This set includes 15 pre-made layer styles that you can apply to Photoshop layers or text.
Exclusive Style Pack – 15 Incredible Photoshop Styles →
Null is an Opentype (.otf) free font, with a 162 character set. It could be used for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos.
NULL Free Font →
This article is a collection of the best HDR tutorials, perfectly executed HDR-pictures and list of software you will need for creating HDR images. It’s worth a look for some great inspiration.
HDR – The Evolution Of Photography →
French designer Jérôme Olivet (Jerome Olivet) came up with a new outfit for Coca-Cola here is dressed in a, as he calls it, a “Mystic Bottle”.
Beautiful New Outfit for Coca-Cola →
LEGO enthusiast Andrew Carol has built three versions of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, the computational machine originally designed by Babbage in the mid C19th century but not built during his lifetime. A working model was built by the London Science Museum in 1991 and now there's another replica – in LEGO Carol's models is not just a gimmick – and it really works!
Lego Difference Engine →