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12 Must-Have Tools for Web Designers Sometimes, it’s hard to keep up with everything on the web that can help you do your job better. We love finding new tools for design, and we love sharing them when we do. Here’s a list of tools we love to use when we’re designing sites. See anything we missed? Let us know, in the comments section below :) 12 Must-Have Tools for Web Designers
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app.itize.us - Home app.itize.us - Home Rounak Jain Browse Dribbble on your mobile and scroll through images posted by other designers, view animated GIFs, share the images or save them for later in your Reading List. Posted Saturday, March 08, 2014
Interactive Portfolio and Resume Websites to Inspire You While creating a website, tons of aspects should be taken into account, especially when it comes to resume and portfolio sites. A portfolio helps all creatives to showcase their work, get new clients, and share information. It’s extremely important to make your visitors feel that they control the website and are completely involved. Interactivity is one of the tools to achieve that. Interactivity is the best way to keep your old clients and to get new ones. Interactivity means the degree of interaction between objects. Interactive Portfolio and Resume Websites to Inspire You
Typography is one of the oldest disciplines of website design – it's roots can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, when Mesopotamian cities used stamps to make impressions on bricks. Any form of text can be labelled typography – it is simply the art of arranging type either evenly or unevenly to make it readable. These days we use the term Typography as a beautiful arrangement of type, and it can be applied to both digital and hand-drawn/written type. Examples of the Effective Use of Typography in Web Design Examples of the Effective Use of Typography in Web Design
The February edition of what’s new for web designers includes new web apps, icons, color resources, webmaster tools, graphics programs, CSS frameworks, JavaScript resources, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always, if we’ve missed something you think should have been included, please let us know in the comments. And if you have an app or other resource you’d like to see included next month, tweet it to @cameron_chapman for consideration. GV Library What’s new for designers, February 2014 What’s new for designers, February 2014
20 Beautiful UI & UX Designer Portfolios For Inspiration A modern world requires new rules and you just can’t be a successful graphic designer without a personal portfolio website. Even when it comes to mobile user interface or user experience, without the ability to showcase your skills, you will have a hard time acquiring clients. In that thought, we have collected a showcase of breathtaking UI & UX portfolios by a few talented designers and carefully chosen a few work examples that bring out their true genius. Not only are they good with catchy mobile interfaces, they also take the cake when it comes to website design. Make sure to not only check out the samples of their work here, but also to check out their original sites for more of their work. Let us know which are your favorite and if you have other designer portfolios you would like to share with our readers. 20 Beautiful UI & UX Designer Portfolios For Inspiration
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2013 has ended with a great blast and I’m pretty sure that everyone has done their countdowns and throwback blog posts, tweets and even status updates. It’s a pretty cool thing to do because you get to remember all the awesome things 2013 has given you. You look back at how bad you were design-wise last year and how well you’ve improved. 70 Best Web Design Tutorials of 2013 • 1stwebdesigner 70 Best Web Design Tutorials of 2013 • 1stwebdesigner
Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014 As a web design enthusiast, I’m constantly on the look-out for what’s hot and what’s not in the web design world. While some may think that trends are just passing fads, I beg to differ – trends are what makes ideas grow to fruition, and what better way jump early on the first bandwagon than to predict these trends yourself? Here are some web design predictions I collected. There are only single day left until the month of January is upon us – hopefully most of them would come true. Trend #1: Interactive Infographics will Continue to Shine Ask any web designer about the creation of infographics and you will be greeted with nods of approval. Trends and Predictions: How the Future Looks Like for Web Design in 2014
How to really defer loading javascript How to really defer loading javascript None of the above are solutions to the problem of actually allowing a webpage to fully load and then (and only then) loading external JS. Nor will any of the above always get you past that "Defer loading of javascript" warning you are getting from the Google page speed tool. This solution will and is the recommended solution from the Google help pages. How to defer loading of javascript The below code is what Google recommends. This code should be placed in your HTML just before the </body> tag (near the bottom of your HTML file).
There are many ways to make your website standout from the crowd, creating Illustration Websites can enhance your websites creativity and feel. Illustration Websites is a great way to bring more color and visual appeal to the viewer, using elements like Photography, Digital Illustrations or Hand Drawn Illustrations can really bring your website to life. If you're looking for beautiful artwork, go here. 35 Stylish Illustration Websites for Inspiration 35 Stylish Illustration Websites for Inspiration
50 Powerful Minimalist Website Templates | Bashooka | Cool Graphic & Web Design Blog Minimalism has been a popular website design style for years. It has so many benefits; minimalist sites load faster, take fewer server resources, and are often faster to develop than more graphically complicated designs. Plus, they give a professional, clean impression to visitors. Many people still view minimalist designs as boring. But there’s a real art to effective minimal website designs, something not all designers can effectively master. When you limit the number of graphic elements you use and put the focus on negative space and typography, a good eye for spacing and proportion becomes crucial.

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I’ve had an unusual number of interesting conversations spin out of my previous article documenting that mobile web apps are slow. This has sparked some discussion, both online and IRL. But sadly, the discussion has not been as… fact-based as I would like.

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Following up on my previous article on introducing the best flat ui kit from Designmodo, this article will showcase some of the best inspirational flat ui design. When it comes to the flat ui design, there are a couple of key characteristics that you need to be aware of. First, there is ZERO use of effects such as shadowing that creates a depth effect. 40 beautiful flat ui design inspiration
30 Beautiful Landing Pages Optimized for Converting Visitors into Users Landing pages are web pages that primarily serve to convince site visitors to take an action (such as signing up for an account, buying a product, etc.) For inspiration, have a look at these 30 beautiful and well-designed landing pages. The landing pages featured in this showcase provide potential users with compelling information and calls-to-action about the featured product or service.
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