Articles by Nataly Birch

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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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...

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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...

Inspiration

Test the Limits: Chalk Style Typography

July 13th, 2015
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Chalk style typography has an old-school vibe, a slightly juvenile character, and urban nature. It managed to carve out an ideal niche for itself as well as mature into an art direction of full value. It is a favorite choice among designers that finds wide application in various spheres and leaves an artistic imprint on everyday life, brightening up some of our standard routines....

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Let it Glow: 30 Electrifying Examples of High-end Typography

July 6th, 2015
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There are some mind-blowing types that radiate of marvelous high-tech Magic and exude an image of sophistication and a subtle sense of brutality. Whether it is a flawlessly reproduced steampunk style lettering that just fascinates by polished shiny bronze surfaces and inventive construction. Or it is a gloomy yet bold and grotesque professionally executed neon sign planned down to the latest detail and enlivened...

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Maintain Focus: 20 Website Designs with Centered Layouts

June 29th, 2015
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Website designs with fixed width centered layouts are like a blast from the past that remind us of those good old days when a majority of web sites were based on the formerly popular 960px grid system – center-aligned and with distinctive borders. With the increasing popularity of wide screens, designers began to opt in favor of full-screen layouts that gave the content more...

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30 Best Practices in 3D Typography

June 3rd, 2015
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Next in our infrequent series of typography setups is splendid multi-faceted 3d typography. For sculptural type artists opt in favor of Cinema 4D or Zbrush, while for creating an illusion of dimension, designers move heaven and earth resorting to all sorts of tools and material. From rendering in Cinema 4d as a primary instrument for building a simulating environment to manipulations with Illustrator’s toolbox...