The best way to learn design is to copy other works and watch tutorials. It’s not enough to know the how to design, we need to know how our tools are working. That’s why at the main beginning you should look for articles or tutorials about the tools. Today I’m talking about my new favourite design tool – Sketch 3.
If you’re beginner or even never tried Sketch 3 check these two articles The A to Z of Sketch & Sketch for Beginners for the explanation about the tool and best tips. When you will know what every function do, and how to rule your tool you are to design so stuff!
Today I’m sharing tutorials to faster learn design with Sketch 3. Almost all tutorials are article type, but at the end of the article there is short list of websites with video tutorials.
While designing websites, designers try to create the best design and try to compete with the latest websites trends. Infinite scroll is one of the aspect that is becoming very popular these days.
The reason behind the use of infinite scroll might be because of wide use of smart phones use so the webmasters make their lists vertically. Sometimes though, a site design uses a technique that is just right.
Today I want to show you 20 Examples of infinite scroll websites. Some of them tell wonderful stories and most of them are highly interactive.
Today our author Justas Markus talks to the award winning freelancer Dalius Stuoka. Dalius is a 25 year old self-taught graphic designer from Lithuania. He specialises in logo design and corporate identity.
Various styles have been adapted over recent years pertaining to icon design. Websites and mobile apps utilize their fair share of icons to convey a much clearer meaning in regards to a user interface. Those with perspicacity recognise the importance of symbolic pictograms. But how do you decide on a theme among the many various styles to choose from?
Although there is no right answer to that question, I’d like to focus on one of the more obscure styles: circular icon design. The beauty of circle-themed icons is how they can break into other themes. Some icons may be more flat while others are more realistic. Any icon-set can become circular as long as the boundaries follow a rounded shape. And each example below is the epitome of design excellence!
Everyone who’s been keeping up with mobile app design should know about Google Material Design. It’s a new design language created for Android which has extended into mobile apps and websites. Although material design was created for any interface, its primary purpose is to guide mobile designers toward a more functional application UI.
To get you up-to-speed I’ve organized 26 brilliant mobile applications using concepts from Material Design. The online documentation is quite detailed and explains all the major concepts. But words and simple demonstrations are not always enough – sometimes it helps to see what other designers have created. Take a look over this collection to see if you can find any interfaces that catch your interest.
There are hundred of thousand programmers, designers, writers and even developers in every continent. Sometimes it is hard to compete with other professionals, especially when you are a freelancer.
But somehow you need to find a ways to attract customers. One of the way is to create a portfolio website. The key is to make the personal portfolio website as unique and eye catching as possible to make the customer find you and check your work examples.
Since there are already so many websites available for the users to surf, it is crucial to create a personal website in such a way that it stands out in the crowd and states its purpose beautifully. To achieve these ends it is not easy to come up with very different ideas but inspiration, motivation and ingenuity can lead the way to bright results with potential of infinite positive possibilities.
Never ending learning is a mindset all the successful individuals have adopted. Design is a complex field that takes years to understand and master. It is no way a separate field and includes many different topics great designers need to dig in, just to mention some, you will definitely need to learn about design history, human behavior, psychology, business and more.
There are many great books out there that will help you to become a better designer and build better products for our world. In this compilation I’ve gathered some great books including classics like “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug and some new promising pieces published just couple of months ago. Let the 2015 begins with some fresh knowledge.
It used to be that videos would have taken 20-30 minutes to fully stream over dial-up Internet. But now people can browse YouTube and watch videos streaming from their phone with a 4G connection. This has paved the way for many video-integrated websites including fullscreen background videos.
In this gallery I’ve compiled a series of 30 brilliant websites featuring large homepage video backgrounds. Each layout is structured in a unique yet systematic way according to the video quality and color scheme. Fullscreen background video is a newer trend which has gained a lot of attention over recent years. Use this gallery for both design inspiration and generating cool new ideas in your own projects.
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.
Although circular interfaces have been common since the iPod it has been a slow transition from physical into digital. Nowadays modern interfaces are just as much physical as they are digital. Touchscreen’s have completely changed how we interact with devices and they’ve given a breath of fresh air to interface designers everywhere.
In this post I’d like to highlight a choice selection of prime cut radial interfaces. Locally designed with no growth hormones, these circular interfaces are sure to inspire with their delectable beauty. Whether you’re creating a mobile application or website interface these radial interfaces can offer a unique palette of ideas into your visual spice rack. You might also try re-creating these interfaces using Photoshop or Sketch just for a bit of design practice.