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Free Ebook: Web UI Design Patterns 2014

In web UI design, there now exist many new approaches to transition cleanly between devices while preserving the user experience. And in this free eBook – Web UI Design Patterns 2014: A Deeper Look at the Hottest Websites and Web Apps Today – UXPin analyzes a selection of 63 UI design patterns through the lens of today’s top companies, including…

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Hilarious and Clever Illustrations of Common Phrases

Graphic designer Abdul Latif Nabhan has created a fantastic series of clever and hilarious minimalistic illustrations based on common household objects, that represent some of our most common everyday phrases. These ridiculously simple illustrations collectively showcase Nabhan’s brilliant insight for conceptual design. Putting the design and charm aside, these clever illustrations are hilarious. Some of my favourites include the ‘Just…

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What To Do With Spare Ideas

We all get tons of new ideas constantly as designers. Which is awesome – don’t get me wrong – but sometimes we get way more ideas than we can actually get to in one sitting. Or even in one lifetime. Often, designers simply jot down those excess ideas in a notebook and file them away somewhere, but that’s boring and…

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What Designers Can Learn From Copywriters

Designers and copywriters have a symbiotic relationship. In our modern, web-based industry, one can’t really exist without the other. Copywriters provide the engaging content that snags users’ attention and prompts them to buy, and designers provide the overall framework that facilitates a great experience for said user. In fact, designers and copywriters have quite a bit to learn from each…

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Memorable World Cup Moments Illustration Series

And so the world cup comes to an end… Overall it has been a fantastic tournament, with some truly great goals and plenty of memorable moments. Some of those goals and moments have been immortalized by Dipanjan Biswas, an Indian based digital illustrator, who has created a series of illustrations depicting all of those golden moments from the world cup,…

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Free Ebook: Mobile UI Design Patterns 2014

Mobile applications today attempt to utilize a greater range of functionalities to incorporate an increasingly greater amount of information. With such a relatively small user interface screen to work with (as compared to a laptop or other computer screen), mobile app designers must decide which design patterns they will use to create the most intuitive UI without sacrificing major app…

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Skymetrics – Contrasting Minimal Urban Photography with a Beautiful Blue Sky

Neapolitan designer Lino Russo has recently published a photography series entitled Skymetrics. The project contrasts modern geometric, colorful architecture with a beautiful clear blue sky. The results are simply breathtaking. Describing his project, Lino said that what these shots have in common are a “completely square, regular and schematic, so achieving geometric shots in a minimalist context, where the simplicity…

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Create Revealing Content Overlays With CSS3 Transitions

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create revealing content overlays with CSS3 transitions, allowing you to minimise content clutter and provide a neat user experience. Download Source FilesView the Demo Introduction I’ll introduce this tutorial by presenting a very suitable use case. Imagine your company offered a bunch of different services, and on your website’s services section,…

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Are Personal Portfolio Websites Dead?

We all know blogging and personal portfolio sites have been very important for designers looking to increase their visibility to clients and others who admire their work. But there are some key developments that have risen up over the past decade which, in my opinion, are threatening to eliminate the need for having a personal domain. Information is spread so…