The ultimate guide to flat design It is easy to say that 2013 has so far been the year of flat design. Even Apple, the driver of the skeuomorphic design trend for many years, is trying some level of flat design when it releases iOS 7 later this year. So are you ready to try it out as well? Not sure how to get started? 25 Free, Easy to Download Paper Textures - Photoshop Tutorials & Photoshop Resources I’ve organized 25 free paper textures: 5 crinkled paper textures, 5 worn paper textures, 5 torn paper textures, 5 burnt paper textures, and 5 grunge-stained paper textures. No funky zip files or random secondary blog posts, these are all laid out neatly and ready to be downloaded easily. The other day I was searching for some paper textures for another Photoshop tutorial I wanted to do and I was having some problems. It really isn’t hard to find paper textures; they’re all over deviantART, Flickr, and everyone and their mothers’ blogs.
Top Photographers Photos From 2013 Tweet Now 2013 is coming to a close we have put together a collection of some of the best photographers photos from year. Take a look and tell us which one you like the most. Photograph by serhei @ Panoramio Photograph by NinjaViking on reddit Photograph by SCOTT HOTALING Responsive Type, part 3: Headers and hiearchy This third instalment of this basic introduction to responsive typography focuses on how best to use size, contrast and style changes to create a strong typographic hierarchy. Our base font has been defined. So far, so good – but what about the rest? Type hierarchies don’t just make themselves. (That said, the default hierarchy defined in modern browsers isn’t half bad. Despite looking generic and ‘un-designed’ – an obvious misconception – it does a very good job of separating different headings from each other, and from the paragraph.
18 rules for using text We visited The Visual Communication Guy and found this – one of the best infographics we've seen that provides designers with 18 rules for using text – so we had to share it with you. The use of typography can be confusing – which font do you choose, and what size? If you follow these 18 rules you won't go wrong and quickly start to see a world of difference in your designs. 10 Things To Do When Launching A Site - Webvamp Please note that this guide only lists things that you should do when launching a site and not during the build process. I expect you to have already executed a good build process with testing of code, following standards, observing accessibility guidelines, checking in different browsers and correct navigation heirachy. 1. Check HTML/CSS Validity Check your site one last time to make sure it is valid to the WC3 guidelines.
Stars and Stripes and ISO Codes · An A List Apart Column This is the real story of a promising French start-up expanding into the U.S. market. The founders now have West Coast offices and the app has been fully translated into English. One minor detail though: to switch to the website’s English version, American customers have to click on… the Union Jack. A red flag about flags#section1
Fresh Education For Creative Professionals Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Big Collection The biggest collection of inspirational videos for designers is here. TED videos for designers The Best of Creative Mornings You see, as much as I love full-length features, sometimes what you really want is just something quick to watch and get inspired by. 50 Intuitive Dashboard UI Designs This post brought together a showcase of intuitive, stunningly beautiful dashboard concepts & designs to help inspire you. If you’re about to start a project that deals with data visualization, hopefully this collection will give you some inspiration into how you can show your information in a useful, simple and uncluttered way.