Working with icon fonts rather then image based icons has a ton of advantages. As Icon fonts are served as a font, rather then as an image you can use CSS to alter their appearance, rather then having to edit and image and re-upload it each time you want to make a change.
Using an icon font is a great time saving tool and is perfect for quick editing and use on retina displays, with this in mind I wanted to share a collection of 9 stunning, super handy icons fonts that I have used in various recent projects.
On a recent design project I was on the search for some new fonts to use, I usually bookmark or download my favourite fonts I come across in order to keep my font collection fresh and increase my choices.
Today I wanted to share some of the lovely fonts I recently came across, hopefully you can download and find a use for these in your next project.
Sketching before getting started with your project is an invaluable tool, both in terms of time saving, idea creation and providing you with direction as you move forward with the project.
Sketching can be applied to all creative niches, from web design, illustration and for todays focus icons. In this post I wanted to bring you a collection of crazy detailed icon sketches. Hopefully this inspires you to pick up a sketchbook and pen and get drawing.
This month I have been bookmarking some awesome WordPress agency themes all of which are available to download and install on your WordPress site.
These WordPress themes are geared towards creative agencies, individual freelancers and businesses, the themes are responsive, retina ready and all provide an absolutely beautiful look for your work and blog.
Today I wanted to bring you some awesome new single-page website designs I have had my eye on for a while. Creating a single-page web design is deceptively hard to successfully pull off, the single page designs I have included today combine both a pixel perfect UI and well thought out functionality.
Love it or hate it, the initial iOS7 release is out and causing quite the stir. Regardless of opinions relating to the design, functionality and direction of iOS7 there is some rather eye catching iOS7 icon design work going on behind the scenes.
In this little inspiration roundup I wanted to showcase some of the recent icon designs that have been specifically made to suite the iOS7 direction.
On a recent project I needed to serve an image as a full size background on both a page and a block level element, the image had to be scaled correctly and also be responsive on small devices.
Serving fullsized images onto backgrounds or block level elements can pretty much be done with pure CSS3, however I wanted to explore what possibilities and improvements jQuery offered in terms of serving a better quality image and handling different device sizes.
Here are ten jQuery plugins that are perfect for serving fullwidth image backgrounds, I personally chose to use the Backstretch plugin.
If you have ever followed a wrong link on a website or typed in the wrong URL, chances are you will have come across a 404 page. The 404 page is most often displayed when a server cannot locate the requested page, in many cases these pages are rather annoying and boring.
Many people decide to add a little creativity and flare to their 404 pages, its a great viral marketing tool and in some cases is more intuitive to a user then a regular error message.
With this in mind I wanted to collect and showcase some recent rather funny 404 pages that have been doing the viral rounds, do share your 404 page in the comments.
For a recent design mockup I was on the hunt for some decent flat browser surrounds and flat iPhone and iPad PSD’s.
I also came across tons of awesome flat design resources that I bookmarked for various future projects, I thought it would be useful to you all if I shared with you some of favorite flat design resources of late.
I love looking over a good, well printed set of business cards. Its something that always makes me super envious, some of my favourite business card printing techniques are the combination of letterpressing and edge painting onto a thick stock.
Today I wanted to put a focus on the use of typography work used on these collected business cards, some of my favourites in this collection is the Solis card and the Jake Brandford card, which uses a minimal monogram.