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Key Elements for a Successful Mobile User Experience

Many graphics designers are moving towards the popular trend in mobile apps. You can design some incredible native applications and mobile web interfaces by working with well-deserved techniques. The best mobile experience should function as quickly and effortlessly as possible. In this article I want to introduce some important elements for any mobile design. You’ll have to consider many situations…

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We have 5 x Business Plans (worth $99 each) from Web Icon Set to Giveaway – Comment to Enter

For this weeks giveaway we have 5 x Business Plans (worth $99 each) courtesy of the guys from Web Icon Set. Each Business Plan gives you a 3 year membership and access (with unlimited downloads) to their entire icon library, including pictograms (720 icons), stock icons (460 icons) and mini icons (500 icons). And includes unlimited downloads. All you have…

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Don’t Just Wireframe – Tell the Design Story

The growth of the User Experience Design field is astonishing, but well deserved. Thanks to UX Designers all over the world, the quality of products has increased dramatically. Design really does matter now. It’s not only Apple on the scene anymore. Samsung gizmos look better than ever. Google has redesigned all of its products. Literally every successful startup looks and…

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Free WordPress Security E-Book Available from Code Poet: Locking Down WordPress

Code Poet, launched in May by Automattic, has this week released a new e-book on WordPress security. In the pages of “Locking Down WordPress,” three WordPress developers provide important advice on taking the right precautions. The book interviews the three seasoned WordPress pros, all of whom recommended updating all server code in the event of a security breach and requiring…

30 Stunning Examples of Still Life Photography

Ever since the inception of photography itself, still life photography has been in vogue. And with the advancement of modern-day cameras, you can now have greater control over lighting, mood and composition of your photographs, thereby creating amazing still-life photography masterpieces. Still-life photography as a form of art takes a great deal of learning and experience. You need to master…

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The Parallax Scrolling Effect: 40 Examples and Tutorials

In this roundup, we have some fantastic examples of the parallax scrolling effect for you. The parallax scrolling effect, now a firm design trend, is a technique that uses multiple background images that move at different, yet synchronized, speeds as the user scrolls down (also, less popularly, horizontally) a web page. The overall effect gives the viewer a seamless and…

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Ten Key Ways to Secure a Typical WordPress Installation

In just under a decade, WordPress has evolved from a fledgling content management system to the most-used such solution online. The software has accumulated more than 60 million users around the world, both on typical blogs at major news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post. This notoriety, generally speaking, is good for the entire community….

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The 10 Commandments of Web Design

As creative a field as it may be, web design is nevertheless bound by certain time-honored rules and best practices, and abusing them can jeopardize a site’s design and usability foundations. While designers should always strive to create experiences that are unique, innovative and visually striking, sometimes, thinking too far outside the box can yield more brickbats than bouquets. These…