The newer iOS software comes with a redesigned interface for iPhones and iPads. The familiar tab bar icons are now typically replaced by smaller line icons – often very thin yet easy to interpret based on the design style. Line icons have grown to encompass website layouts and other types of interfaces.
This gallery includes a large set of line icon designs created for digital interfaces. Some of these are freebie icon sets that you can download and use in creative projects. Others are just design examples you can use for inspiration and research to further understand this trend. Read More
There are a plethora of techniques and styles to use when creating a new website design or printed design, today I wanted to focus on the use of whitespace in web design and the positive effect it can have for your brand and user experience. Read More
Freelancers and designers are often looking for ways to spice up a typical portfolio layout. You want to show off your most recent works to potential clients, while also offering a quick way to learn about your talents and get in contact. Single-page layouts are great if you have the design capability. But there are also other unique types of portfolio user interfaces which are stunning as well.
In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build a dynamic filtered portfolio list using jQuery. To speed up the development process we can use a jQuery plugin Quicksand to help with the sorting animations. This is a lucrative method for people who build various types of products and want to showcase their work together in one place. You could also link the portfolio images to display embedded text or photobox modal windows. Read More
In this months business card showcase I wanted to bring you a collection of absolutely beautiful minimal business card designs. These business cards rely heavily on strong type, subtle print techniques such as letterpressing and of course are totally fluff free.
One of my favorite business cards featured is the ‘Has Bean Coffee’ card, I love the combination of simple, strong type and color selection, these features always make me want to get my own cards printed up! Read More
Using WordPress to power your website gives you unbelievable flexibility enabling you to build and manage anything from your own eCommerce store to your own portfolio website and pretty much everything in between. It also enables you to develop or download your own WordPress theme to sit on top of the CMS, this open up a plethora of different WordPress themes, theme shops, and free themes for you to choose from, download and install on your website.
In today’s post I am focusing primarily on showcasing minimalist WordPress themes that have been recently released and are available for you to download and install onto your website. These minimal WordPress themes focus on super clean structures and feature relatively simple and elegant designs that allow the content be the core focus to the user.
The minimal WordPress themes featured do not rely on an overly designed graphic UI, they focus rather on quality, fine detail and geometric structures, using a consistent layout model and slight, modest components to provide design unity. The minimalist themes also use subtle and elegant color contrasts to provide a fine finish to the theme, which again only serves to showcase your content. Read More
This tutorial is the second installment of how to create a minimal single page portfolio using HTML5 and CSS3, take a look at part one where I initially designed the single page portfolio concept. In this tutorial I will walk you through the basic front-end build and what resources I used to rapidly build the page. Read More
For the past year I have been busy bookmarking, collecting and posting some of the best premium WordPress themes that I have come across each month. In this post I have put together a collection of the best WordPress themes of 2011, this collection is intended to grow each day as I find more themes or as more themes are submitted. Read More