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Free Android GUI & Wireframe Templates 2014

It’s been a couple of years since we last took at Android GUI templates, and a lot has changed in that time. Ice Cream Sandwich had just arrived back then, then Jelly Bean came, currently we are on KitKat, and pretty soon we will be seeing Android “L” rolled out, which will include Google’s new and exciting design language Material…

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Introducing Briefbox – Practice Briefs for Designers

For many designers, especially when your starting out, the devil that is the creative block can rise at any time and not just when your looking for style inspiration but also for where to even start. Something along the lines of… Damn!! I’m feeling creative, but.. Damn!! What the hell shall I work on??? Joel Alexander, Co-founder of UK based…

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The Typographic Details Behind 10 Type-Driven Websites

What exactly makes someone say a website has “nice typography”? It’s more than a matter of just using nice fonts. Good typography is all about perfecting the small details. In this post I’m going to analyze 10 websites that are primarily driven by typography. I’ll write about the typographic details that make the designs great and I’ll also mention some…

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Building Minimum Viable Products at Spotify

Many companies face the paradox of wanting to build a delightful product without knowing if people actually want the product until it’s released. Spotify’s vision was to give people the right music at the right time while incentivizing artists by paying them based on number of shares their music received. A tall order, no doubt, when you consider how hard…

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How Flat Design Increases Conversion Rates

There are many arguments for and against flat design, so in this article I wanted to take a quick look at how flat design can actually affect your bottom line. When it comes to arguments, nothing speaks louder than actual dollars. I examine three case studies where flat design has increased conversion rates (and in some cases sales!) and how…