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25 Free Christmas Resources for Designers

Christmas is just a few weeks away and we know that all you designers will be starting to plan the design of your personalised Christmas cards, invitations, wallpapers and everything else inbetween that is Christmas or holiday season related. So just to help you guys out we have a bunch of FREE Christmas related resources we know you will love…

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The Beautiful Cinemagraphs of Julien Douvier

French graphic designer Julien Douvier has truly taken the art of creating cinemagraphs to an all new level. Armed with a tripod and a Canon 600D, he captures beautiful and tender moments from everyday life, and creates some truly inspiring cinematic-style animated photographs that give the viewer a sense of longing, nostalgia and at times even adventure. The collection of…

Free e-book: Web UI Best Practices

Great web UI design must strike a perfect balance between captivating aesthetics and effortless interactivity. Like an invisible hand, a web interface should guide users through the experience at the speed of thought. Web UI Best Practices by UXPin explains techniques spanning visual design, interface design, and UX design. Visual examples of UI design are also shown from 33 companies…

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Productivity Tools for Creatives

If you are working in a creative industry (design, advertising, technology, media, entertainment, architecture etc.) chances are that you are working remotely. You don’t sit desk-to-desk with the people you work with every day. Your co-workers and clients sit on other floors, in other buildings, other cities and even in other countries. You cannot just roll over to your colleague…

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What You Need to Know about Designing Information Dashboards

We come across information dashboards everyday in various applications we use. Have you seen a dashboard that looked plain ugly? Have you come across one that didn’t inform you, the viewer, but confused you about what it’s trying to say? Or have you seen one that you were drawn to because of how visually appealing, and how informative it is?…

Creating an Origami Style Vector Swan in Illustrator

Creating an origami-inspired design is an easy feat when you know the technique. Follow the quick tutorial steps below to learn how to bend your digital paper to create a fantastic design. We’ll be using Adobe Illustrator, but you can adapt these techniques to other vector or vexel programs as needed. Tutorial: Origami Style Vector What You’ll Be Creating Step…

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Exploring Social Design Patterns For the Web

Although many people are designing mobile products that are social in nature, few understand what that really means, how it works, or why it’s important. While social features are becoming increasingly important for many reasons, they require careful thinking about the identities and respective communities impacted by them, and how the nature of the product changes with this kind of…

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Free Ebook: The Guide to UX Design Process & Documentation

Design documentation is much more than a pile of papers for occasional browsing. It is product narration, a formalized vision, and a compass for when things become unpredictable. Smart documentation brings people together and gives form to ideas. Documentation should inspire, not dictate. The Guide to UX Design Process & Documentation by UXPin looks at real-life examples of design processes…

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The Importance of Navigation Design Patterns

In this article we discuss the importance of navigation design patterns using examples from some of the hottest websites and web apps. Once someone starts using your website or web application, they need to know where to go and how to get there at any point. If they can’t navigate through your your application easily, you’ll quickly lose them. Thus,…

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10 Massively Successful Minimum Viable Products

Today, lean startups and tech titans alike are increasingly using the minimum viable product (MVP) as a starting point for building successful software products. In the article 4 Reasons MVPs Fail we looked at the major risks you face in getting your product to market and how to overcome them. A successful minimum viable product helps you start the learning…

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Creating Native HTML5 Dialog Windows

The dialog window is one of the most commonly used elements in a website’s user interface design. It is used for multiple purposes, including displaying notifications, carrying a subscription form, alerting of errors/warnings, and drawing a visitor’s attention to vital pieces of information. When dialog windows are designed effectively and used right, they can ease the user’s task. Previously, creating…