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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am currently traveling and working as a freelance designer and writer. My job would be much more harder without digital tools that make everything more organised, simpler and more efficient. Whether it is creating a wireframe or presenting a design concept to your client there is a tool for it.
In this post I am sharing 10 cool tools and web apps that will definitely enhance your workflow and make your remote working experience more productive and enjoyable.