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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...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

15 Websites for Free Bootstrap Themes

September 9th, 2015
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‘Seek, and ye shall find’. With the extremely intelligent and all-embracing search engine Google, it is pretty hard to argue this eternal saying. However, when the time plays against you, you’ll be struggling for some efficient ways of speeding up the process to achieving the goal. In this case, various directories, collections and articles with a quick access to a bulk of helpful links and resources that...

Essentials

Energize Bootstrap: 12 Fresh Free Themes, PSD Templates, Code Snippets

September 2nd, 2015
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Among numerous free and premium frameworks that are used to provide web projects with a solid and reliable base, Twitter Bootstrap is considered to be one of the most attractive and viable options. With an excellent structure that is simple and straightforward to every tech-savvy person and a quite vast potential, the boilerplate allows prototyping absolutely different websites starting from simple one-column blog and...

Inspiration

15 Code Snippets for Timelines

August 27th, 2015
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Remember all those personal portfolios that present an artist in a unique and eye-pleasing manner. Those that breathe with modernity and originality, instantly capture the attention and make you stay. Well, today we are going to replenish your toolkit with some excellent, fast and clean code snippets that spice up your personal portfolio with one of the integral elements of such projects: a dynamic and captivating timeline. Actually,...

Essentials

CSS Icons: 20 Vibrant, Fast, and Light Code Snippets

August 12th, 2015
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CSS Icons: 20 Vibrant, Fast, and Light Code Snippets

Use of modern and cutting-edge features of CSS3 has long ago moved from experimental to ordinary. Developers often turn to advanced properties such as animations, pseudo-classes, selectors, calculating values, 3d transforms, etc. without fear of browser compatibility or possible crashes. With an excellent support from JavaScript that can be used for fallbacks, creating websites from CSS-only elements nowadays has become a reality. It concerns...

Inspiration

Test the Limits: Delicious Typography

July 20th, 2015
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Although in general we understand that the larger part of jaw-dropping posters that owe a wow factor to an incredible typography are artificial and made in some advanced image editors, yet there are still mind-blowing letterings that look so delicious, mouth-watering and realistic that doubts creep in our mind, starting to play with our imagination. For justice’ sake, it should be noted that not every work that...