Articles by Nataly Birch

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...

Inspiration

World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

September 22nd, 2014
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World of Design No. 1: Ukraine

From Sevastopol to Kiev, from Lviv to Donetsk – the Ukraine is a huge country with a long, rich history as well as dramatic landscapes and seascapes. Under its wings live various ethnic groups with a wide and diverse cultural background. The Ukraine or better the Ukrainians definitely have something to show off. It is a motherland of splendid embroidery, lavish traditional costumes, and...

Essentials

For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

September 19th, 2014
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For the Love of Typography: 30 Free Decorative TypeFaces for Graphic Designers

Typography in the world of web design is only still growing in importance, while in the world of print design noone doubts the importance of great type choices and craftsmenship. Every artist understands that this is able to either make or break your design, no matter how lavish or unique it looks. Harmony in design aesthetics is what really matters, and typography plays a...

Essentials

30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

September 17th, 2014
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30+ Free GUIs for Website Builders: Late Summer 2014 Edition

Of course could you delve into flat style design digging through informative aka dry articles that cover fundamental principles and basic techniques and let you know all of the principles and theory behind what you are about to do. Or you could go studying real world examples. This will let you get the hang of prototyping flat style projects quickly and effectively. What we...

Essentials

Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

September 16th, 2014
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Corporate Design Made Easy: 30 Free Stationery Mockup Templates

Establishing your company in the real as well as the virtual world is an essential step towards success. While websites, profiles in social media, and mobile apps help to conquer the internet, in the real world things are less simple and straightforward. Still you are blessed with a wide selection of choices. You can go for press/television advertisements or various public campaigns, but before...

Essentials

Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

September 8th, 2014
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Abandon Skeuomorphism with these 30 Free Icon Sets in Flat Design

The modern way of emphasizing cleanliness, sharpness and objectivity in your designs is by trying to avoid all lavish stylistic choices such as textures, fake feeling of 3d dimension, illusory decorations, shiny/glossy effects and giving the flat style a shot. Being here not just since yesterday, it certainly becomes obvious that this trend not only has put down its roots but also has matured...

Apps

30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

September 1st, 2014
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30 Free Mobile App UI PSDs for Developers: Summer 2014 Edition

While prototyping interface designs, we are always striving for the spur that will force our imagination to run riot. Inspiration gives us a boost, but when it comes to an actual workflow, we are in need of something more pragmatic and effective such as sets of pre-defined components. Even if you are a great supporter of creating everything from scratch, sometimes you can be...