Restaurant websites are quite frequently disasters of both design and usability. Even good designers can go very wrong on this particularly tricky task.
Before you attempt your next restaurant website design, check out this article. We’ll go over some super practical tips for success in addition to a few pitfalls to avoid.March 3rd, 2011 Posted in Inspiration
This week’s awesome Design Shack Deal allows you to snag a commercial license of the awesome CouchCMS for a mere $9! CouchCMS offers designers the option of creating custom CMS-driven sites for their clients without any knowledge of PHP.
We sat down with the developer behind CouchCMS to learn what it’s all about, why he created it and why you should consider using it on your projects. If you haven’t picked up your copy already, you won’t want to miss this!March 2nd, 2011 Posted in Interviews
For this week’s post we’ve rounded up fifteen cloud brush sets that collectively contain over 150 brushes to add to your Photoshop library. Some are super realistic, others are more artistic so you can pull off any look you’re going for.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments below!March 1st, 2011 Posted in Freebies
Every week we take a look at a new website and analyze the design. We’ll point out both the areas that are done well in addition to those that could use some work. Finally, we’ll finish by asking you to provide your own feedback.
Today’s site is the personal website of Sabina Nore.February 26th, 2011 Posted in Critique
The Wireframe Toolkit for Keynote allows just about anyone with a basic grasp of how to use presentation software to rapidly build user interface mockups for iOS and the web. If you don’t have Keynote, don’t worry, there’s a Powerpoint version included as well!
Today we’re going to give you super quick run through of how to use the Wireframe Toolkit for Keynote to build a basic web app layout. If you can copy and paste, you can do this!February 25th, 2011 Posted in Graphics
Etsy is a community that fascinates me. Thinking it was limited to scrapbooks and crafts I paid little attention to the site for years, but recently I discovered that there’s a lot more to this group than meets the eye. It turns out there are several very talented designers on Etsy making a decent amount of cash selling stock designs.
Today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the successful sellers of graphic design templates on Etsy to see if we can glean any trends and tips from them.February 25th, 2011 Posted in Business
So you’ve finally graduated and you’re ready to hit the bricks and start looking for your first real 9-5 design job. You searched some job postings and lined up a few interviews, what now? How can you impress potential employers fresh out of school?
In this article we’ll go over some of the dos and don’ts of preparing for design job interviews. You’ll learn what employers are looking for in a portfolio, resume and candidate so you can be better suited to land that dream job.February 24th, 2011 Posted in Business
Abstract watercolors are useful when you need a background that really draws interest from the viewer. No two are exactly alike and all of them are fascinating to behold.
Today we’ve rounded up a great collection of abstract watercolor textures and texture packs for you to use in your designs. Collectively you’ll be able to grab over 60 awesome textures from this post!February 22nd, 2011 Posted in Graphics
Congratulations so our three winners! Jano, Dave and Lance will be receiving emails soon from the good people at LemonStand with more details.
Thanks to everyone who entered!February 21st, 2011 Posted in Competitions
This week’s deal gives you a fantastic saving on the Keynote Wireframe Toolkit. This Keynote/PowerPoint package contains all the elements you need for mocking up and designing iPhone, iPad and Web applications.
It will make your wireframes look incredibly professional, and saves hours over creating each graphic manually. Not a Keynote user? Don’t worry – the wireframe kit also functions perfectly in PowerPoint!
Usually priced at $12, today you can download the wireframing kit for just $6!February 21st, 2011 Posted in Deals