Smartphone mobile apps have taken the design world by storm. Even most web designers have taken a liking to app design by learning the common dimensions and interface elements of Android and iOS devices. One such example is the sliding drawer menu, also putatively called the hamburger navigation.
While these sliding nav menus are not perfect for every situation, they do provide an exceptional solution for applications with a lot of content. In this gallery I’ve put together 25 examples of stunning hamburger-style menus of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re designing a new application or just trying to understand the creative process these examples will prove to be quite inspirational.
Let’s face the facts: anything that takes up the entirety of your computer screen is going to draw some attention. Fullscreen images have been used in backgrounds and slideshows for quite a few years now. But ever-improving Internet connections have allowed for much larger images that relate better to content on the page. This style is predominantly seen on the web and looks fantastic in the right context.
For this gallery I’ve organized a series of 28 sample website mockups using fullscreen hero images. When crafting your own mockup it helps to look over what others have done for some inspiration. Take these ideas into your own workflow and see what you can build.
Modern web design trends have evolved from archaic despots of fixed HTML4 layouts into the realm of parallax animation, flat graphics, and responsive layouts. This transition has been accompanied by a growing attachment to interactive websites with user profiles. So it should come as no surprise that login & signup forms can be seen everywhere and they probably wouldn’t make great Halloween costumes.
Even though these forms aren’t very shocking they have come a long way since the early 2000s. More UI trends have been implemented to create sleek and readable input fields meant to invigorate user interaction. This gallery has plenty of brilliant login/signup form examples and some even offer free PSD downloads.
Web is just another medium for designers to portray their creations. Personally I find inspiration anywhere I go, parks, cinema, airports, libraries, also reading physical books, magazines and other publications spark a lot of ideas.
Web design can even be influenced by geometry and all the weird shapes you hated at math classes. Sharp corners, interesting angles, pure circles and more can be implemented in web design to stylize the look and feel of the website and give that memorabilia advantage to your competition.
In today’s compilation I’m sharing 20 latest examples of geometry used in web design.
First impression is very important whether we are talking about a person, brand or product. People tend to make assumptions on what they see and your job as a designer is to portray positive emotions to make people experience something beautiful when looking to your work. Facts don’t sell, emotions do.
Packaging design was always fascinating field for me as it is extremely competitive market and requires lots of creativity, innovation and psychology knowledge in order to design a successful package design.
In today’s compilation I’ve gathered some brilliant examples of packaging design for your inspiration. I especially liked Just Laid packaging.
The process of creating a website varies dramatically based on the content. An ecommerce site will require more elements than a simple portfolio page. So creating a website with a focus on multimedia is often graphically-oriented with a focus of visually and conceptually sharing information.
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.