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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…

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Thought-Provoking Conceptual Illustrations from Davide Bonazzi

Italian illustrator, Davide Bonazzi has in recent years created an impressive portfolio of thought-provoking conceptual illustrations, covering provocative topics such as global security, proportionality of criminal offences & penalties, racism in football, comparison of old and new journalism, and many more. Without ever taking a pro or con stance, his remarkable illustrations will remain in your mind for a long…

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50 More Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

The photo manipulation tutorials that we have chosen for this post are all aimed towards beginner and intermediately skilled manipulators. So if you are a Photoshop expert, there is nothing here for you, move along please. We are also not going to pretend that these tutorials will make you a guru, mastering Photoshop is hard, really hard. What they will…

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ESPN World Cup Posters

World Cup excitement is rising. Recently we came across (via Business Insider) the work of Brazilian artist Cristiano Siqueira who was hired by ESPN to design posters for all of the national teams that would be participating in 2014’s Brazilian world cup. And he simply nailed it. Combining his natural design-style and love of football, Siqueira has created some of…

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Busting the UI=UX myth

Identifying user goals and helping them accomplish those goals through your product – that’s the key objective of all organizations that build digital products. There are various elements that influence the usability, desirability and reliability of a digital product. The most common ones that we hear today are UI & UX. These fields, even though significantly different in nature, sometimes…