Articles by Nataly Birch

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Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014

February 1st, 2015
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Blast from the Past #2: 100 Great Free Icon Packs of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

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Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

January 31st, 2015
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Blast from the Past #1:  90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

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Late-breaking: 29 Free Vibrant Flat UI Packs

December 23rd, 2014
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Late-breaking: 29 Free Vibrant Flat UI Packs

Still working? It’s the last day before Christmas and this client keeps demanding a more vibrant look to the UI you designed for him? It needs more pop and sizzle, he told you on the phone. It’s boring like it is. Do something about or he’ll send you the ghosts of Christmas. As chances are, you’re not Ebeneezer Scrooge, who knows how their visits...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...