Articles by Nataly Birch

Design

State of Design: United Arab Emirates

May 10th, 2015
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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

Being deeply religious people, residents of United Arab Emirates live in a peaceful world hemmed in between the inhospitable desert and the Persian Gulf. Here, religion plays a significant role, affecting not only everyday life but also culture and art. It is not a secret that the UAE sports numerous distinct national characteristics that some may find outdated or obsolete. Although despite such constraints,...

Inspiration

Incredible Typography: 28 Sculptural Fonts (Showcase)

May 5th, 2015
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Incredible Typography: 28 Sculptural Fonts

Typography is considered to be a fine art that at first place adorns print media. Although it is widely used for its primary purpose, which obviously is displaying text, it is able to not just bring the content to view but also reflect its meaning. It can dish out data in the way you imagined it to, easily conveying a gamut of emotions, setting the...

Design

World of Design No. 3: South Korea

April 29th, 2015
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Design in South Korea

Driven by high-tech goliaths such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai-Kia, South Korea is considered to be one of the most innovative countries in the world. However, this impressive fact does not call the tune when it comes to website design. It seems that the Korean-based creatives are trying to stick to the golden mean and maintain the ideology of “haste makes waste” and populate...

Design

100 Free Resources for Sketch App

April 27th, 2015
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100 Free Resources for Sketch

More and more creatives switch from powerful and universal image editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to simpler, less sophisticated, much handier and just cheaper software for carrying out their tasks. These unidirectional yet feature-rich programs enable talented folks to focus particularly on designing and nothing else, providing a set of instruments exactly for this sphere. Sketch App is one of that kind....

Themes

Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

March 14th, 2015
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Blast from the Past #9: 100 Best Free WordPress Themes – Responsive, Huge Images, Flat Style, and More

With more than 3,000 themes available in the official repository and hundreds available on third-party websites, to say nothing about plugins for extending functionality, WordPress is the leading content management system that provides power to large parts of the web. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest offerings of the eco system. That’s why we focused on free themesfollowing closely along the...

Apps

Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

March 12th, 2015
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Blast from the Past #8: 90 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

Smart navicons, chic slide out menus, heavily blurred backgrounds, sophisticated control centers, elegant outline graphics, splash screens – these clever solutions were incepted to improve mobile application interfaces in the first place. They also work well when it comes to refining website designs, unintentionally. Smart concepts successfully migrate from one platform to another, reinventing traditional layouts. Last year the integration of principles of mobile...

Essentials

Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

March 7th, 2015
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Blast from the Past #7: 100 Free Photorealistic MockUps to Win the Pitch

In a global marketplace with gazillions of website themes, app interfaces and print designs created by gifted artists, it is quite difficult to fight off the competition. Winning customers is becoming harder and harder. Impressing the online audience with a visually stimulating presentation that demonstrates an upcoming product in its natural surrounding displaying it for its intended use, is probably a way out. Here,...

Design

Blast from the Past #6: 100 Best Free Business Cards, Resume Templates and Other Corporate Identity Packages of 2014

February 22nd, 2015
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Blast from the Past #6: 100 Best Free  Business Cards,  Resume Templates and Other Corporate Identity Packages of 2014

Welcome to part 6 of our series "Blast from the Past". By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs, 100+ PSD templates, the same number of HTML templates as well as over a hundred fonts, in flavors desktop, web and icon. Now you are fully equipped to perform the creation of...

Essentials

Blast from the Past #5: 100+ Best Free Fonts of 2014

February 21st, 2015
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Blast from the Past #5: 100+ Best Free Fonts of 2014

Welcome to part 5 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, you are already in possession of a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs, 100+ PSD templates and the same number of HTML templates. So, what’s missing you might wonder. Not much, that’s for sure. But, let’s think about it. Yes, I have an idea. What...

Design

Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

February 8th, 2015
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Blast from the Past #4: 100 Best Free HTML/CSS Themes of 2014

Here we are again with part 4 of our series “Blast from the Past”. By now, we have equipped you with a vast collection of 90 free carefully executed GUI sets, 100 icon packs and more than 100 free PSD website templates. With them, building up almost any kind of website, starting from stylish and sought-after one page portfolios and not ending with complex...