Effective Use of Icons as a Crucial Part of Web Design

Effective Use of Icons as a Crucial Part of Web Design

Icons are small elements, but they can make huge difference, if the designer uses them well in the web page’s layout. Their positions are not specific, therefore we see them in almost every website and in every area, such as navigation bars, sidebars, headers, footers, etc. Where there is a free space on the page…

The Top 5 Techniques for Staying Up to Date in an Ever-Changing Field

The Top 5 Techniques for Staying Up to Date in an Ever-Changing Field

It can often times be difficult to find the time to stay up to date in a technology-related field. With the growth of the web and of the web design and development communities as a whole, that also means that there’s far more to learn and it’s coming about at an exponentially faster rate each…

Custom Products Webpage Layout via the Etsy API

Custom Products Webpage Layout via the Etsy API

Anybody who is familiar with Etsy knows they provide an excellent service. Members can sign up to create their own Etsy shop and sell custom-made goods such as clothes, jewelry, posters, and tons of other neat stuff. It’s almost like eBay except for custom (usually hand-made) goods. In this tutorial, I want to jump into…

30+ Handy and Free UI Kits for Web and Mobile

30+ Handy and Free UI Kits for Web and Mobile

User interface design involves a lot of creativity, inspiration, testing and motivation along with the people-skills necessary to communicate effectively with clients. Very often, a lot of patience is required, and quite honestly, a creative mind is not normally associated with a patient person, so the whole process of user interface design can be stressful,…

What Designers Can Learn From “Gangnam Style”

What Designers Can Learn From “Gangnam Style”

“Gangnam Style” is an extremely popular music video produced by South Korean singer and rapper Psy. The video has rapidly gone viral, and is being posted on all sorts of social media. In just two months, the original video has received over 290 million YouTube views and over 2 million likes. It has been a…

Beautiful and Creative Stores with a Unique Concept

Beautiful and Creative Stores with a Unique Concept

In the 1960s the high street saw the emergence of ‘Boutiques’, which were usually small shops offering a select range of one type of product, very often clothes. Then in the early 90s, the ‘Concept Store’ came into being. This type of store offers a carefully selected range of various items based on a theme….

Freebies: Free Cool Metallic and Glassy Web GUI Pack for Designers

Freebies: Free Cool Metallic and Glassy Web GUI Pack for Designers

Graphical User Interfaces, commonly known as GUIs are used by designers to represent information and actions available to a user through visual indicators and graphical icons. Many different variations of GUIs are readily available on the web, as designers always like to try out new GUI sets to suit their projects. Today, we are glad…

Assets Loading in HTML5 Game Development

Assets Loading in HTML5 Game Development

Due to such advantages as cross-platform and no plug-in restrictions, HTML5 games have been undergoing rapid development in recent years. We have already seen some really nice HTML5 games on the market, especially on mobile platforms, such as Angry Birds HTML5 version, Cut the Rope HTML5 version, etc. Developing an HTML5 game is not an…

How to Design a Useful & Informative Wedding/Engagement Website

How to Design a Useful & Informative Wedding/Engagement Website

The wedding season is here again. While a few weeks ago we showcased 25 Save the Date and Wedding Invitation Designs by Web & Graphic Designers, today we’ll guide you through things you should consider when designing your wedding/engagement website. First of all, why do we even need one? Well, the answer is not absolute….