Branding, graphic design, typography and web design I put the call out on Facebook and Twitter recently to see which typographers and calligraphers were inspiring people at the moment. The results were interesting, because very few of them were “typographers” in the true sense of the word, in that, they don’t “arrange typefaces for print”. What they do, is actually use typographic forms in an artistic, or “illustrative” way. In fact, I was interested to see there are very few recognisable typefaces amongst the works of these artists at all, most of them preferring to hand draw their own letterforms from scratch. I want to thank everybody for their suggestions. I’m flattered to say I was among the suggestions, as well as a few people I love and admire, and quite a few I had never heard of, so sit back and enjoy.
The Messy Art Of UX Sketching - Smashing UX Design Advertisement I hear a lot of people talking about the importance of sketching when designing or problem-solving, yet it seems that very few people actually sketch. As a UX professional, I sketch every day. I often take over entire walls in our office and cover them with sketches, mapping out everything from context scenarios to wireframes to presentations. My desk. Although starting a prototype on a computer is sometimes easier, it’s not the best way to visually problem-solve. 65 Excellent Flash Designs Advertisement With Flash you can do more than just displaying videos. You can create stunning visual experience and offer your visitors incredible user interaction. Although Flash is definitely not the favourite medium for usability and accessibility advocates, it has its advantages and it empowers the Web with functionalities which make it an incredibly interactive medium. With Flash designers can achieve results which simply aren’t possible with (X)HTML and CSS.
Website speed test Nobody Likes a Slow Website We built this Website Speed Test to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on. The best new portfolio sites, June 2016 Greetings, readers! Summer is here. It’s time to beat the June heat by staying inside where the air conditioner is. Colorful Light Effect in Photoshop Last week I was waiting hours in airports, as usual, I was wandering and checking out banners and signs when I found a beautiful Sony ad of a cel phone called Xperia. The thing that really caught my attention was the wallpaper of the phone. It was a colorful light bean crossing the screen . 25 New Fonts for Graphic & Web Designers - Download Now Russell Brown: Tips and Techniques for Using Tilt Shift, Iris Blur, and Field Blur in Photoshop CS6 Robots of Brixton Origins - A Beautiful 3D Animated Short Film
Top 10 Best Flash Websites of 2012 Here are our editor's picks for the Top 10 Best Flash Websites of 2017 based on visual artistry, integrated sound, ease of use, and uniqueness. 1 | Pharrell Williams - Happy Pharrell Williams has employed Flash and his creative style to create the world's first 24 hour music video. More importantly he uses the full complement of Flash media integration to create a web experience that fully conveys the song's theme in a way that a traditional video could not. 2 | Clouds Over Cuba This interactive multimedia documentary uses the immersive nature of Flash to allow the audience to relive the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later and discover what might have been. Produced by the JFK Library this chilling website entertains and teaches.
50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015 We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a daily basis. Not only do these impressive designers speed up our work with more free resources than we can use, but they drive us on to more and more ambitious work of our own. Every month we collect together the best free resources for web designers and developers, and this month there truly is something for everyone; we’ve got great icons, UI kits, and mockups; as well as scripts, tools, and extensions. 30 Grid-Based Websites Recognition and prestige for Web Designers and Agencies 30 Grid-Based Websites February 22 By awwwards-team In Web Design Grid-based layouts have become very popular in web design Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on Stumbleupon Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin In the last two years or so, grid-based layouts have become very popular in web design.
30 Beautiful and Innovative Flash Designs This post was written by Jacob Gube of Six Revisions. Flash is unparalleled when it comes to providing users a highly rich, memorable, and interactive experience. For developers, nothing matches Flash’s relative ease in allowing them to develop dynamic, complex web-based applications. For a vast majority of users, the required Flash Player plug-in is already installed, making it the most popular choice when it comes to animation and effects on the web. If you’re looking to learn more about design websites, please see our post Learn Web Design for plenty of resources to help your educational pursuit. When should you use Flash?
20 Creative Grid-Based Sites Designs for Inspiration Lately grid-based layouts become really popular in web design. In this particular design, there are horizontal and vertical lines that determine the place of design elements. It’s easier for both designer and developer to work on this kind of design. (Really) Funny Photo Manipulations Instead of another serious article, we decided to publish something lighter today … to get some endorphins flowing. Anyway, we prepared cool and first of all funny photo manipulations. As you are used to, the artworks featured were handpicked by our talented co-workers … which means the quality is guaraneed :). Guys enjoy .. and we’ll prepare something more serious again tomorrow.