Visually Build Native Apps Right In Your Browser With Dropsource

Dropsource is a brand new mobile application development platform that was built with the developer’s needs in mind. What does this mean exactly? It means that its sole purpose is to make a developer’s job easier and to make building a data-driven native mobile app as simple as drag and drop. Dropsource comes equipped with… Continue reading Visually Build Native Apps Right In Your Browser With Dropsource

How to use breadcrumbs (the right way)

Bread crumbs…they bring up associations with the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves bread crumbs to help him find his way home again. Although the association with bread crumbs is perhaps still stronger in the realm of Grimm stories, that’s gradually changing as breadcrumbs in navigation help web designers create a better… Continue reading How to use breadcrumbs (the right way)

How to delight your users with subtle animation

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! Animation is nothing new in digital interfaces. They have had an interesting history of rising, falling and now rising again in popularity. Subtle animations add personality and empathy into an otherwise dull interface. They make experiences fun, delightful and memorable. Animation in web design has been around for… Continue reading How to delight your users with subtle animation

Poll: should coders learn to design?

Okay developers, it’s your turn. People have ranted on and on for years about whether or not designers should learn to code. Heck, I’ve ranted about it. I still contend that… no. No no… This is about you devs, now. Should people who primarily code the back end of web products learn to design the… Continue reading Poll: should coders learn to design?

eBay experiments with a visual search engine

eBay, the giant auction site, has just launched a new site specifically for people looking for furniture and other complementary products and items for the home. eBay Collective, to be sure, is a site that’s aimed more at the high-end crowd, as it features items like antiques, fine art, contemporary design, and other unique items.… Continue reading eBay experiments with a visual search engine

What You Need To Do To Be A Great UX Designer

The concept of user experience design is a relatively new idea, and now it is an appropriate time to find a way of defining it, by identifying UX design skills and by looking at how these need to be put into practice. In design terms, everything that goes into user experience can make UX a… Continue reading What You Need To Do To Be A Great UX Designer

What Is A User Experience Designer And What Do They Do

The term ‘design’ can be a deceptively simple one. It sounds curiously vague, and when offered in response to most people, it elicits a degree of confusion. For example, when somebody says ‘Oh, I work as a designer,’ a lot of people do not entirely understand what this means. This is because, for such a… Continue reading What Is A User Experience Designer And What Do They Do

Looking for a Prototyping Tool? Here are Some Very Good Ones

Posted · Category: Best Collections First of all, how exactly do you intend to present your design, or elements of it, to others, or test the UX? With a prototype of course, but there are also wireframes and mockups to consider. All three serve a purpose, but they are not one and the same. The… Continue reading Looking for a Prototyping Tool? Here are Some Very Good Ones

Web Design In Action: A Sample Design Workflow

Advertisement Designing and building an entire website from scratch involves many different pieces. It can get easier with time and practice, but you’re always starting from a blank slate for every new project which can be tough. The best thing to do is fall into a creative routine that you can follow every time. This… Continue reading Web Design In Action: A Sample Design Workflow

Apply to Top Tech Companies with 1 Application

Posted · Category: Information Most everyone working or training in the technology field understands that they will be changing jobs every three years—this is part of being involved in the fastest growing and most lucrative industry in the world. Indeed, the top employment site in the world, has created a special site just for tech:… Continue reading Apply to Top Tech Companies with 1 Application

Don’t Buy a WordPress Theme Unless It Can Offer These 4 Things

Posted · Category: Best Collections Choosing a WordPress theme is not necessarily an easy task if you are looking for the very best. It often comes down to one or two truly outstanding features that differentiate a theme from all of the others. Here are a few things well worth looking for that can get… Continue reading Don’t Buy a WordPress Theme Unless It Can Offer These 4 Things

6 Principles for Timeless Web Design

How do you stay relevant when your audience always changes? Just like fashion, film, and food, web design and UI are subject to an ever-changing set of standards and expectations. While you might sometimes want to cater to the crowd, having the know-how to create something that does the job and does it well is always… Continue reading 6 Principles for Timeless Web Design

A Closer Look at the Best UX and UI Tools and Apps

There are various ways to build a prototype, and a prototype can be used as a measure of design progress or to test final result. In most instances, a web designer goal is to create a high-fidelity prototype has the look and feel of the end product, and is also capable of supporting team collaboration… Continue reading A Closer Look at the Best UX and UI Tools and Apps

7 Tips for Delighting Users With Great UX

A great user experience starts with the designer. You have to imagine and create something that people will want to touch and engage with, time and time again. Sounds easy, right? The key to delighting users is to think like one. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel with every new design project; use tools and… Continue reading 7 Tips for Delighting Users With Great UX

Weekly Inspiration for Designers Week 07

Daily Routine Icons by Burnt Toast Creative BB-TRUMP by Tony Babel 6-inch Skatergramps by Markus Magnusson Bitcoin App Design by Julien Renvoye Senna. A legend. My Hero. by Studio–JQ Icons by Nick Kumbari for Leavingstone Library Widget by Sergey Valiukh for Tubik Studio Kids Fashion by Gleb Kuznetsov TaskManagerUI by Daniel Klopper Spacegramps by Markus Magnusson TOKYO  byChris LaBrooy – Full project BAFTA 2016 Best Film posters… Continue reading Weekly Inspiration for Designers Week 07

The Best New Portfolio Sites, February 2016

Welcome everyone to February’s portfolio roundup. It’s time to fall in love with all-new work, by all-new designers. Yes, I went there. So, when looking at this list, I recommend that you take inspiration from the good ideas, and simply ignore the bad. All right, let’s do this… Taiki Kato Taiki Kato’s portfolio proclaims him… Continue reading The Best New Portfolio Sites, February 2016

Weekly Inspiration for Designers #39

ToFind – Transition Test by Leo Leung BB-FAT by Tony Babel Fantasy Shopping by FΛNTΛSY Eido by Jona Dinges Swapper (4 of 4) by FΛNTΛSY Hex Sweepers by Dave Whyte Kolab UI Bitcoin app concept by Julien Renvoye Devil Planet Hulk – Full project Call KEROZEN if you need to… – Full project Oswald-2 – Full project Grupo Triple S – Full project ESPN NBA Ranks… Continue reading Weekly Inspiration for Designers #39

The Importance Of Usability When Designing A Site

Web usability is an approach to make web sites easy to use for an end-user, without the requirement that any specialized training be undertaken. The user should be able to intuitively relate the actions she needs to perform on the web page with other interactions she sees similar contexts, e.g., press a button to perform… Continue reading The Importance Of Usability When Designing A Site

10 Explanations Why Web Projects Fail

Nowadays every task utilizes some form of CMS. In place of painting a canvas in the old days of HTML, the necessity is always to build applications that require to follow more traditional development approaches. If the project is coded improperly, then quite often you have to throw it away and start over. The cost… Continue reading 10 Explanations Why Web Projects Fail

User Experience Design: Complete UX Fundamentals Course

Course Description Interested in learning what makes a great web or mobile app? How to understand users? Or do you want to expand your web design or development skills? If so, you’ve come to the right place. User Experience Design: The Accelerated UX Course is the quickest, and most cost-effective UX course you’ll find on… Continue reading User Experience Design: Complete UX Fundamentals Course

46 Cool Blog Header Designs for Your Inspiration

Inspiration There are people claiming that the design of your blog is not that important. Just install one of the free themes for your WordPress and you’re good to go. In the end, we all know that content is king. If you must, upload your logo but then that’s that. In fact, it’s not so… Continue reading 46 Cool Blog Header Designs for Your Inspiration

How To Design An App Walkthrough

Image source: Dan Machado[2] There are so many walkthroughs-misuse situations, that it is questionable whether designers really understand their purpose. There are many complex apps which don’t have walkthroughs, the same as simple ones which don’t need them, but they still incorporated them in their design. This makes the decision on whether to use walkthroughs… Continue reading How To Design An App Walkthrough

An Introduction to Intel RealSense Technology for Game Developers

Intel RealSense technology pairs a 3D camera and microphone array with an SDK that allows you to implement gesture tracking, 3D scanning, facial expression analysis, voice recognition, and more. In this article, I’ll look at what this means for games, and explain how you can get started using it as a game developer. What is… Continue reading An Introduction to Intel RealSense Technology for Game Developers