Nataly Birch

  • Double Tap, Check, Swipe: 25 Free Gesture Icons Packs for Your Mobile App

    Finally, you are ready to put a new mobile app on the market. Surely you expect it to take the audience by storm. As we all know, people buy not only the product but also its packaging. So without a well-thought-out presentation, chances are, it simply won’t do. Presentations of old won’t do either, neither will lengthy feature lists or plain screenshots. Why not jump on an upcoming trend? Present your new app in a vibrant, lively way by showing someone actually use it. This can be done with GIF or HTML5, where GIF seems to be the preferred path these days. We have compiled a set of 25 free gesture icons packs in different formats, such as vectors, sketches, PSDs and more to help you get that presentation straight. Furthermore the GIFs you are about to create are very useful in tutorials too. You should definitely give it a try…



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  • World of Design No. 2: New Zealand

    We are accustomed to believe that web design trends as well as their ardent supporters and followers tend to accumulate in the northern hemisphere: Europe, UK, America traditionally are the center of all that is happening. But what about others, extremely remote, pristine, almost unspoiled parts of the world, such as New Zealand. Is it an active and equal participant of the mainstreams? As it turns out, yes it is. In the days of high technology in the Internet era, the geographical location has lost its relevance, allowing to bridge the gap between semi spheres and unite everyone in one virtual space.



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  • Sass-based Grid Systems: How to Split Columns, not Hairs

    When it comes to website development there is not a lot better than a semantic, flexible, professionally crafted grid system, forming a “safe and sound” structure. It is the most viable and reliable solution that skillfully and effectively deals with all the dirty issues of today’s designs. For the past decade, the diversity of this kind of instruments has been considerably increased and constantly improved. There are pure CSS grids and mixed ones, simple style sheet files and complex pre-made frameworks, responsive and fixed, well-formatted and poorly formatted, some includes gutters others not – you are confronted with a plethora of choices. However, as you delve more deeply into this concept, it becomes obvious that each project requires its own solution and not every underlying system meets every project’s requirements and personal preferences. As always, the choice will depend on what you want to achieve in the end.



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  • Quick, Not Dirty: 30 Free Wireframe Style UIs, Mockups and Templates

    Attention to detail is important in any kind of design. Web design means no exception. Yet before we get into that detail we should always scribble up a quick mockup of what we want the project to look and feel like. Some put detail even into that mockup, some stay minimalist. Whatever your approach is, we have curated a nice collection of recent mockup templates for all purposes. Have fun…



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  • Intelligent Wearable Devices: 24 Free Apple Watch Templates for Your Perfect Mockup

    While some manufacturers opt in favor of huger devices and bigger screens, others vice versa prefer going for a more minimalist approach, slimmer gadgets and smaller screens. High technologies do not stand still. They always evolve, progress and improve, endowing masses with top-notch pioneering devices as well as surprising them with really unexpected solutions. The perfect examples for the latter are intelligent accessories that are on everyone’s radars these days.



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  • World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

    From Sevastopol to Kiev, from Lviv to Donetsk – the Ukraine is a huge country with a long, rich history as well as dramatic landscapes and seascapes. Under its wings live various ethnic groups with a wide and diverse cultural background. The Ukraine or better the Ukrainians definitely have something to show off. It is a motherland of splendid embroidery, lavish traditional costumes, and highly decorative arts and crafts. It is no wonder that it is the home of a great deal of virtuosos who not only are engaged in traditional types of art but also in modern ones including website design, mobile app design, typeface design and others. Sharing common roots with both Eastern European and Western European civilizations, its cultural heritage is a unique blend that bears remarkable and exceptional elements that couldn’t but help to encourage talented folks on eloquently expressing themselves through creating projects that can be hailed as real masterpieces. Ukrainian designers and agencies are active participants of different trendy mainstreams. They work inside the world arena and compete with others on high levels, making their own incomparable contribution as well as blessing the web with matchless high-end projects. Today we are going to shed some light on several Ukraine-based and really talented individuals as well as creative companies that have already managed to leave their mark.



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  • For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

    Typography in the world of web design is only still growing in importance, while in the world of print design noone doubts the importance of great type choices and craftsmenship. Every artist understands that this is able to either make or break your design, no matter how lavish or unique it looks. Harmony in design aesthetics is what really matters, and typography plays a crucial role here. There is no more powerful tool than a properly-selected typeface that will help to harmoniously blend text into composition, and at the same time, make its presence felt.



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  • 30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

    Of course could you delve into flat style design digging through informative aka dry articles that cover fundamental principles and basic techniques and let you know all of the principles and theory behind what you are about to do. Or you could go studying real world examples. This will let you get the hang of prototyping flat style projects quickly and effectively. What we found for you today is not only suitable in terms of education, but can also be used to speed up your workflow by giving you predefined and ready-to-use elements for the next-gen user interface you were just about to create. Moreover, all the following packs are free to use…



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  • Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

    Establishing your company in the real as well as the virtual world is an essential step towards success. While websites, profiles in social media, and mobile apps help to conquer the internet, in the real world things are less simple and straightforward. Still you are blessed with a wide selection of choices. You can go for press/television advertisements or various public campaigns, but before that you should take care of creating a corporate identity design that will clearly and attractively stand for what you are standing for. Logotype, tagline and coloring will form your brand in users’ minds. To achieve this, printed material is simply irreplaceable. And that’s where we want to help you with today. Get inspired by our 30 free stationery mockup templates in PSD format…



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  • Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

    The modern way of emphasizing cleanliness, sharpness and objectivity in your designs is by trying to avoid all lavish stylistic choices such as textures, fake feeling of 3d dimension, illusory decorations, shiny/glossy effects and giving the flat style a shot. Being here not just since yesterday, it certainly becomes obvious that this trend not only has put down its roots but also has matured dramatically in a short period of time. The concept implies getting the most out of minimalism, harmoniously marrying Swiss style with a bright coloring and some interesting solutions (such as a long 5 o’clock shadow). It sticks to simple shapes, solid color backdrops, neat sharp typography, generous portions of whitespace, intuitive glyphs, gorgeous bright coloring in order to provide designs with an absolutely clean, crisp, brilliantly simple, properly-balanced and highly enticing look. Not only the large-scale artworks are able to gain considerable advantages from it, but basic GUI elements such as buttons, icons, and controls can benefit as well.



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