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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

May 10th, 2015
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State of Design: United Arab Emirates

Being deeply religious people, residents of United Arab Emirates live in a peaceful world hemmed in between the inhospitable desert and the Persian Gulf. Here, religion plays a significant role, affecting not only everyday life but also culture and art. It is not a secret that the UAE sports numerous distinct national characteristics that some may find outdated or obsolete. Although despite such constraints,...

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HTML5: Screen Orientation API Uses Javascript to Rotate the Screen

May 8th, 2015
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html5-screenorientationapi-teaser

Media queries allow websites to adjust their layout depending on the screen orientation of a smartphone or tablet. But sometimes you may want your website locked to a particular orientation, portrait or landscape. The format of native apps can be specified in such a case. The app will then only be displayed in the preset format – independently from the actual device orientation. By...

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World of Design No. 3: South Korea

April 29th, 2015
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Design in South Korea

Driven by high-tech goliaths such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai-Kia, South Korea is considered to be one of the most innovative countries in the world. However, this impressive fact does not call the tune when it comes to website design. It seems that the Korean-based creatives are trying to stick to the golden mean and maintain the ideology of “haste makes waste” and populate...

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100 Free Resources for Sketch App

April 27th, 2015
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100 Free Resources for Sketch

More and more creatives switch from powerful and universal image editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to simpler, less sophisticated, much handier and just cheaper software for carrying out their tasks. These unidirectional yet feature-rich programs enable talented folks to focus particularly on designing and nothing else, providing a set of instruments exactly for this sphere. Sketch App is one of that kind....

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Link of the Day: Webdesigner News – All the Latest and Greatest in Web Design and Development

April 23rd, 2015
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Webdesigner News - Landing Page

Staying up to the latest innovations in web design and development is not an easy task to accomplish. My personal Feedly is cram packed with over 500 feeds. And it costs me a lot of time to even keep up with these news, although they are more or less easily digestible through RSS – much easier than having to visit all these sites manually...

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HTML5 and CSS3: Get Your Website Ready for High-Resolution Displays

April 22nd, 2015
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HiDPI and HTML5/CSS

When Apple introduced a new high-resolution display – the so-called Retina display – for its iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks a couple of years ago, they ushered in a new era of display quality. On such screens, the human eye can’t discern individual pixels anymore. With high-res displays being the norm rather than the exception today, you’ll find more and more middle-range high-res mobile devices....

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6 Best Practices for Designing Landing Pages

April 9th, 2015
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6 Best Practices for Designing Landing Pages

Online ads are a great way to get the word out about your online marketing campaign. However, an ad can’t simply lead to the home page of the website or visitors will be unsure as to what to do next. And an unsure customer usually ends up becoming a lost sale. This is why knowing some best practices for designing landing pages is so...

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In Vogue: 9 Material Design Frameworks for Cutting-Edge Websites

April 8th, 2015
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In Vogue: 9 Material Design Frameworks for Cutting-Edge Websites

When introducing its Material Design for Android, Google triggered one of the biggest current design trends. It took some time, but Android looks nice at long last. Some say it can even keep up with iOS others claim it has been more beautiful than Apple’s iteration anyway. And Material Design does more than supporting mobile apps. A growing number of websites use it, too....

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15 Unique and Inspiring Business Card Designs

April 8th, 2015
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15 Unique and Inspiring Business Card Designs

If you’re the sort of person that regularly attends networking events, then chances are that you’ll have seen your fair share of business cards. The problem with most business cards is that they’re nothing particularly special. It takes something really special to stand out from the crowd, so if you’re seeking inspiration for your next business card redesign, look no further than our list...

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10 Free Tools to Create Your Own Font

April 7th, 2015
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10 Free Tools to Create Your Own Font

Fonts are a very powerful, individual way to present content. They influence our perception and how we interpret a content. Typography is very popular today, especially in a synergy with responsive web design, which has its own rules. There’s a plethora of free fonts available online. Just have a look at the huge Google Fonts directory that (currently) provides 671 fonts. Those can’t be...

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Fotor: Free Image Editor for Everyone and Any Device

April 5th, 2015
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Fotor: Free Image Editor for Everyone and Any Device

Finding a truly decent and powerful image editor is a rare event. Especially if you want it to be free on top of that. Enter Fotor – the image editor is one of those noteworthy exceptions. It’s not only free, but also available for all platforms: There are excellent smartphone apps for Android and iOS, respectively, and the desktop versions work with Windows or...

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New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: April 2015)

March 30th, 2015
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New and Unspent: 10 Fresh Free WordPress Plugins (Edition: April 2015)

Once again we have browsed the plugin directory of WordPress to find the best new WordPress tools for you. Plugins round WordPress off and without them you would have an extremely limited CMS. You won’t find well-known extensions in this list, but a potpourri of really fresh, new and unspent plugins that give you the best benefit. There should be something for most WordPress...

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Web Design: Transparency as a Design Element (plus Best Practices)

March 27th, 2015
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Web Design: Transparency as a Design Element (plus Best Practices)

Transparency has become a big hit in web design since most browsers can display it. Transparent elements are used to either set accents or draw attention to a certain area like images or text passages. But there are a few things that can go wrong while developing websites with transparent effects. Today we’ll show you what you should pay attention to. Let’s create a...

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International Language: The Emergence of Icons and Pictograms

March 24th, 2015
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International Language: The Emergence of Icons and Pictograms

Symbols and pictograms have been used since the beginning of history, in every stage of the evolution of the many forms of human communication, from the use of visual signs and figures to convey the meaning of concepts, words and sounds, to the development of spoken language to writing. As a communication form, pictograms have maintained their varied functions which have now become more...