Apple’s newest operating system has simplified the app design process. Mobile UI design now focuses on flat elements with simple buttons and line icons. Although there are plenty of great apps out there it’s tough to know which ideas are best for UI inspiration.
In this gallery you’ll find 34 lucrative dark iPhone application interfaces. Most of these designs are just simple mockups but a few have been released live on the app store. If you want to internalise more about iOS7 or iOS8 then these examples should get you started on the right track. But remember to keep practicing and don’t be afraid of trying new ideas!
Today Justas Markus presents an inspiring and motivating interview with designer Paula Borowska, a travelling freelance designer and writer.
A visitor will always be judging your website from the first pageload. Sometimes this could be an internal page but most of the time people will land directly onto your homepage. The job of a web designer is to captivate their audience with a stunning homepage layout complete with beautiful graphics, usable navigation links, and plenty of relatable content. The problem is that every homepage looks different so there is no winning formula – but it’s precisely because of these differences that a homepage will stand out from the masses.
In this post I’ve organised a series of homepage website layouts from Dribbble designers. Some layouts have gone live on the Internet while others have been posted simply as design mockups. Either way you can learn a lot from these homepages to determine what you like, what you don’t, and figure out why certain designs make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Trends seem to ebb and flow much like the ocean tides – and opinions are just as critical. While you might prefer high tide for a little water adventure, old granny might be waiting on low tide to shrivel up and dry out on the sandy beach. Some people might not even like the beach at all! But nevertheless design trends have their place and will always flow where attention goes.
Flat design has risen to popularity in a few short years. Modern operating systems like Win8 have begun switching over to this design style without hesitation. I’ve also seen this effect in modern websites that flatten their colors, icons, even buttons. And I know what you’re saying – but Mr. Jake writer person, wouldn’t flat buttons just look like regular hyperlinks? And how could a flat UI design work for so many different layouts? Also can I flatten my mother-in-law and toss her onto a website?
Well I say we should delve into the world of flat design and see exactly how this trend behaves on the screen. Take a peek at some of these website mockups created with flat UI design. This gallery is perfect if you’re trying to understand how to create your own flat elements and how to match everything nicely on a single webpage.
You know how some people engrave their company’s name into live cattle? Although this may not be your idea of branding it seems to denote the same ideology. A company’s brand should be easily recognizable and help to label a product or service. Yet to create something so recognizable would require a lot of study and practice. It might be helpful if you deconstruct existing brands to study what works and what doesn’t.
Great typography can often represent a logo all by itself – think about how easy it is to recognize the Coca-Cola letters. But pairing up some text with a catchy and relatable logo is the best way to draw attention and leave a searing impression that will last a lifetime(without the nauseating smell of burnt hide). In this post I’ve organized a handful of beautiful logos with unique typographic styles for individual & company branding.
One of the hottest design styles at the moment is retro/vintage designs. In modern life, retro style never loses its popularity and you can see retro and vintage styles in almost every business. When it comes to web design, retro style is also popular among designers.
In today’s article I collected showcasing modern retro style websites. Hope you like the collection. You may also take a look at our past website collections for inspiration.
To help app designers with their own tab bars I’ve collected a panoply of examples ranging the full gamut of interfaces.Since the iPhone’s original inception there have been plenty of apps using tab bars with some very unique icon designs. The release of iOS 7 ushered into a new era where all graphics have been changed over to flat colors with thin line icons. It seems to be Apple’s newest UI style pending the release of OS X Yosemite following by iOS 8.
To help app designers with their own tab bars I’ve collected a panoply of examples ranging the full gamut of interfaces. There’s icons and tab designs in here for every type of iOS application. Whether you’re just getting started or need some fresh ideas for your next iOS app – this post will surely have a little something for everybody.
Learning to develop pretty handwriting can be compared very closely with learning to draw. Both skills require time and patience, and I also believe that anybody can learn these skills with enough practice. Handwriting is something we all need to use and sloppy handwriting can turn into hieroglyphics when trying to decipher notes from a few months or years in the past.
To improve your own handwriting all it takes is practice and somewhere to start. This gallery includes 36 brilliant samples of hand-drawn lettering, logos, and typefaces. See if anything catches your interest and have some fun redrawing these letters. Most creative people like to structure their own unique style of handwriting – and we all tend to develop this style based off different lettering written by others.
Our modern era of technology is fast and efficient. Streaming MP3 music has never been easier with the advancement of countless websites and social networks. Mobile applications also come into the picture with support from many audio streaming services. But how would any of these services function without a clean audio player UI?
This gallery features some creative music players for desktop software and mobile apps. If you plan to design your own interface then these examples are perfect to help with brainstorming. As time goes on music player will surely get cleaner and even simpler to use. See what talented designers have already created and try to push the boundaries even further.
The Mac operating system is used by millions on laptops and iMacs around the world. Each program for OS X uses an app icon which can be resized in the dock(among other locations). This means icon designers need to create multiple icon sizes for each OS X application. The level of detail is often exquisite and these icons are nothing short of a masterpiece.
This gallery contains 35 Mac OS X app icons created by designers on Dribbble. Many of these apps have gotten published onto the App Store, while others were just created for practice. A few icons even include a free PSD download if you’re into that kinda thing. But regardless of your operating system these icons are truly exceptional and easy to appreciate from a designer’s point of view.