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The Origins and Evolution of Flat Design

Ever since Windows 7 Mobile was released in a distinctly anti-skeuomorphic format, the explosion of flat aesthetics has been obvious, evident, and pervasive. Anything with an edge is eschewed, gradients are grinding to a halt, and shadows are even more insubstantial of late than usual. Flat design is considered modern, corporate, and cucumber cool. Its influence can be witnessed from…

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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,…

Weekly News for Designers (N.240)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Web Starter Kit from Google Based on the Google's Web Fundamentals recommended best practices, Web Starter Kit…

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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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Free Ebook: The Guide to Wireframing – For Designers, PMs, Engineers and Anyone Who Touches Product

Whether you’re building the next hot startup or a solid website or mobile application, wireframes are invaluable in keeping everyone on the same page in the collaborative and iterative nature of product design and development. Wireframing is not just for product managers, designers, and engineers – it’s for anyone who touches the product in the process. This is why “The…