Articles by Nataly Birch

Themes

Best of 2015: 100+ Free WordPress Themes

May 12th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100+ Free WordPress Themes

Among numerous content management systems, WordPress is the one that grabs the biggest piece of pie. It is a favorite choice whether you need to create a simple personal portfolio or a sophisticated online magazine. Even eCommerce projects can be built based on it. Its massive regularly updated repository of plugins, modules and themes is one of its main advantage over others. There is...

Essentials

Best of 2015: 100 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

April 18th, 2016
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100 Free Resources for Mobile Designers

With the constant updates in a range of iPhones, Android-powered devices, and other smartphones, it is not surprising that mobile user interfaces take up a huge market share. Material design, a brand new Google’s visual language, adds fuel to the fire, strengthening this field and placing it in the dominant position. Good graphical material that can assist in this matter such as profiles, slide-out...

Essentials

Best of 2015: 100 Free Resources for Sketch App

April 14th, 2016
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100 Free Resources for Sketch App

Lightweight, handy, cost-effective and powerful – Sketch App was a dark horse that took the web by storm not so many years ago and became an alternative to goliaths such as Photoshop or Illustrator. Although it is available just for aficionados and lucky owners of Macs, this does not stop it from conquering the creative offices around the world. The majority of the premium...

Essentials

Best of 2015: 100 Best Free HTML and CSS Themes

March 16th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100 Best Free HTML and CSS Themes

Creating a website from scratch is a challenging task. You have to combine the skills of a designer and a developer to build something worthy; something that will meet trends as well as comply with requirements. The workflow is time-consuming and requires remarkable effort. However, in some cases, this can turn out to be an unjustified expenditure of resources. Sometimes, all you need is a working HTML/CSS...

Design

Best of 2015: 100+ Free Photorealistic Mockups to Make Headers and Presentations Rock

March 7th, 2016
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100+ Free Photorealistic Mockups to Make Headers and Presentations Rock

For us, it is always about the first impression. We trust our instincts, so why not use this knowledge to achieve our goals. If you want to sell a product or increase conversion rates on your website, it is a really good idea to take care of the ‘wrap’. Any service or digital merchandise requires a proper environment to draw the readers’ attention. If...

(Free) Services

Best of 2015: 100 Resources for Web Developers

February 18th, 2016
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100 Resources for Web Developers

While we were primarily focusing on the graphical material, having provided you with all the sorts of stuff, including GUIs, icons, fonts, website layouts, the time has come to pay attention to another fundamental side of the development workflow. This routine is challenging, tricky and time-consuming. Thus it is not surprising that developers are eager to employ third-party resources that help to sort out issues...

Design

Best of 2015: 100 Free Fonts for Designers

February 11th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100 Free Fonts

When it comes to adding visual variety to the design, there is no simpler way than to use a couple of typefaces, which on the one hand, should match each other and, on the other hand, should have some distinguishing traits. Whether you need to craft a print design or create a website interface, there is always a typeface that meets the requirements of the...

Essentials

Best of 2015: 100 Free PSD Website Templates

February 9th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100 Free PSD Website Templates

Regarding website design, 2015 has passed under the auspices of flat style. However there were also other factors that shaped the Web the previous year, such as asymmetrical arrangement, which helped projects to break away from traditional boxy structures, a ton of multimedia, which was huge, lavish and overwhelming, nifty and intriguing two-column homepages, enthralling long landing pages, and of course, one of the freshest...

Essentials

Best of 2015: 100 Great Free Icon Packs

February 1st, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100 Great Free Icon Packs

Icons, although the tiniest constituents of the interface, can make the whole difference. They improve projects in terms of intuitive and handy exploration, enrich the user experience, give zest to aesthetics, finish off the theme and create a specific visual language. Much like UI kits that are quite popular among the designers, collections of free icons are also the stuff that creatives constantly chase...

Essentials

Recapitulation of 2015: Best Free User Interface Kits

January 27th, 2016
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Recapitulation of 2015: Best Free User Interface Kits

One can argue that 2015 was a year of flat style. Designers showered the web with site and mobile app designs that were elegant, tidy, clean and skeuomorphic-free. Along with this dominating tendency, Material design, principles presented by the Google team, also gained popularity. Vibrant colors, intuitive icons, layout with carefully outlined blocks, and handy navigation patterns empowered every second concept. Together they produce...

Inspiration

Capture the Christmas Mood: 20+ Festive Websites

December 11th, 2015
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Capture the Christmas Mood:

Are you ready for Christmas? We hope you are. Since we have collected twenty-some cool websites that will draw you away from the preparation and decorating routine. The web hides lots of valuable stuff. While last year we have posted several articles helping to put you in the right mood, this year we are aiming to entertain you as well as offer several relevant services and...

Inspiration

State of Web Design: Chile

November 14th, 2015
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State of Web Design: Chile

In our series on the state of web design in countries throughout the globe, we are proud to present you the design industry of Chile today. We always focus nations that wouldn’t immediately spring to mind when one thinks about design competence. I had never heard anything about Chilean design before we decided to check their assets for our article series. Be surprised or...

Design

20 Code Snippets for Interactive Buttons

October 26th, 2015
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20 Code Snippets for Interactive Buttons

Can you imagine a website without buttons? I bet you can’t. And it is not surprising since these tiny, mostly rectangular-shaped objects much like navigation or copyright information are one of the fundamental details of any UI. Not only do they make links look more weighty, appealing and pushy, but they also help to increase conversion rates and make user experience handier and more...

Inspiration

15 Best Practices of Mobile App Landing Pages

September 23rd, 2015
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No one likes to be overwhelmed by data (textual or multimedia) or graphics. Smart and compact arrangements in collaboration with an optimal balance between those two are what is needed to successfully win customers, especially when it comes to promoting upcoming digital products. Apps that are created to work on cell phones and tablets look great and consistent on various platforms and screens. To...