Articles by Nataly Birch

Inspiration

Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

December 22nd, 2014
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Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

Considered to be an act of vandalism, defacement and even a despicable crime, Graffiti is a controversial type of art that, as a matter of fact, has already managed to win over numerous artists and spectators and has amassed a large army of minions and fans. While authorities and communities hotly debate about pros and cons of this urban branch of creative activity, being...

Essentials

The Right Mood #2: 25+ Free Christmas Cards, Flyers, Tags and Printables 2014

December 17th, 2014
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The Right Mood #2: 25+ Free Christmas Cards, Flyers, Tags and Printables 2014

Last Christmas I said that all I want is you in this winter wonderland. But, you all know how that story went. The very next day she gave my love away. This year, to save me from tears, I will give free Christmas resources to all of you instead of only to that someone special. So, if you don’t want a lot for Christmas...

Essentials

The Right Mood #1: Free Christmas Icons, Patterns and Mockups 2014

December 15th, 2014
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The Right Mood #1: Free Christmas Icons, Patterns and Mockups 2014

“Ho, Ho, Ho”,  Xmas is looming and Santa is coming to town. It is time to fetch the Christmas toys from the closet, buy the Christmas tree, and equip oneself with pleasant things that are capable of turning a simple room into a fairy-tale charged with a cheerful and festive mood. The, relax and enjoy the end of the year. Taking care of creating a...

Essentials

27 Free Texture Packs for Your Next Design Project

December 5th, 2014
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27 Free Texture Packs for Your Next Design Project

Sometimes in order to take your website design from blah to bling, you do not have to put a great deal of additional effort into it. If the project fits, a texture can make a big difference. Thanks to a pretty rich assortment, textures are able to provide projects with absolutely different aesthetics. For example, if you adopt a more rough and grainy texture...

Essentials

25 Free Hero Images and Mock-ups: The First Impression Counts

November 24th, 2014
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25 Free Hero Images and Mock-ups: The First Impression Counts

The use of giant, so-called Hero images is a trend of the younger years. Some say it was Apple who brought it forth, some say gigantic images have been there forever, but couldn’t be used due to poor bandwidths. The latter is becoming less and less of a problem, so why not start using hero imagery today? It will make for a solid first...

Essentials

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

November 21st, 2014
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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...

Inspiration

World of Design No. 2: New Zealand

November 4th, 2014
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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...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

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

October 13th, 2014
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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...

Design

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

October 9th, 2014
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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...

Essentials

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

October 2nd, 2014
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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...