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CSS / 11 Sep 2017

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design

Animation is not just for cartoons anymore. From full-screen moving images to small hover effects, touches of animation are popping up everywhere. Animation is trendy, fun and user friendly.

And the obstacles to using animation have started to fall. With most users on high-speed connections and the ease of creating anything from simple movements or a silly gif to several minutes of action, animations have become practical and useful web design tools.

Inspiration / 5 Sep 2017

10 Best Places to Find Free Fonts

Typography plays a big role in all types of designs, from product packaging to mobile apps and more. Today we’re taking a look at the best places to find free fonts, and take your design work to a new level.

But why is typography so important? Remember what happened at the Oscars 2017, when they gave the Best Picture award to the wrong film? Typography is to blame for that huge mess. As the creative strategist Benjamin Bannister points out, a simple change in the font and the design could have helped avoid such an embarrassing incident.

This is why it’s important to have more options when designing a new project. Don’t settle for those overused default fonts. Be brave enough to try something new.

There are many places you can download a great looking font free of charge. We narrowed down the list to the top 10 websites for finding free fonts. Have a look.

Inspiration / 4 Sep 2017

Design Inspiration for Scroll Actions

Scrolling is a key component of any website design that extends beyond a single landing page. Anyone who thinks the scroll is dead needs to jump out of 2005!

Scroll actions move users through content vertically or horizontally and are a commonly accepted user pattern. The scroll is alive and well thanks to plenty of interesting design techniques and a shift toward accessing full websites on smaller screens. Let’s take a look!

Inspiration / 29 Aug 2017

20+ Minimal Bootstrap Templates

Clean, minimal layouts are all the rage in web design these days. Whether it’s to have your work stand out in your portfolio, send a clear business message, or showcase your blog content — a minimal theme or template might be the answer.

Today, we’ve collected a selection of minimal Bootstrap templates that fit the trend. Most simply use HTML and CSS with Bootstrap as the foundation, but some are also integrated with WordPress as well. All of these templates are fully responsive, flexible, clean, search engine optimized and come with an advanced framework with plenty of powerful and flexible options.

Inspiration / 23 Aug 2017

10 Free Color Palettes From 10 Famous Paintings

If you want to learn a thing or two about color, why not look to the true masters whose artistic work has stood the test of time? Great painters almost always possess a keen understanding of color that is truly impressive when you stop to appreciate it.

Follow along as we pull color palettes from ten of my favorite artists and paintings and learn a thing or two about art history in the process. You’ll be able to see each palette as an Adobe Color CC swatch, and drop it right into Photoshop!

Inspiration / 22 Aug 2017

40+ iMac Mockups: PSDs, Photos & Vectors

The Apple iMac display can provide a beautiful surround in which to display your work. And the web is filled with some amazing iMac mockups, which make it easy to edit and drop in your own work showcase.

Whether your project relates to design or business, a high quality mockup is always useful to quickly present your work in an efficient manner. Today, we have tracked down 40+ brilliant iMac mockups, all of which provide easy manipulation and editing. These mockups are mixture of Photoshop templates, Illustrator vector files and even stock photos. Just pick the type of file that you need, and you’ll be all set!

Graphics / 16 Aug 2017

Design Trend: Using Authentic Imagery and Photos

The virtual world has to be authentic to captivate users. Childish imagery or clip-art just won’t cut it. But there are still so many websites out there that use over-the-top stock photos, or images that don’t resonate with readers. It’s a problem.

To connect, you have to feel realistic and use authentic imagery and photos, so that users feel something when they interact with the website. It has to feel real. Join us as explore this trend, and share how you can use it to best effect!

Inspiration / 15 Aug 2017

20+ Best Facebook Cover & Post Mockups

If you’re a social media manager or a small business owner looking to supercharge your Facebook content strategy, then you’ve come to the right place.

Developing high-quality content for Facebook can be tough when you’re managing everything by yourself. It’s easy for big corporations with big budgets to design unique and beautiful content to grow their Facebook pages, but how can you afford the time to craft each post?

You don’t need to spend hours creating awesome content for your Facebook page. Try these Facebook mockup templates and you’ll be able to easily create a proper content strategy for your Facebook promotions without even having to hire a graphic designer.

Inspiration / 10 Aug 2017

100+ MacBook PSD & Vector Mockups

Whether you’re looking for a mockup of the MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockups, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these Apple notebooks.

Totalling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but we really like them all!

Inspiration / 1 Aug 2017

20+ Best Vinyl Mockups

Are you working on a vinyl cover design? Then we have a set of vinyl mockups that are perfect for showcasing your design to your client!

People are now falling in love with vinyl records all over again. If you’re working on a vinyl design, you should consider treating your presentation with the same enthusiasm. The following vinyl mockups are just the thing you need to nail your client presentation.

Inspiration / 20 Jul 2017

50 Free & Premium Tumblr Themes

Tumblr has been the go to place for bloggers, inspiration finders, and creatives for years as a way of posting to the web. With that popularity came a whole culmination of themes. Themes varying from grid-based, portfolio style, and even ones specifically made for type.

Today we’ve rounded up a collection of over 50 of the best Tumblr themes, designs, and templates for you to browse through. Some of these are free, and some are commercial. We hope you find something that fits what you’re looking for!

Inspiration / 18 Jul 2017

30 Stunning Desktop Wallpapers From Unsplash

Need a little extra design inspiration? Start with your Mac or Windows desktop background. A stunning desktop wallpaper can provide an extra little spark every time you fire up your computer, and browsing through great photos is a sure fire way to get the creative juices flowing.

Unsplash, a free stock photography website, is packed with amazing images that you can use in any way you want… including as a desktop wallpaper! Here’s a list of our favourites that we’ve put together to help you feel a little more inspired. Whether you like a minimal, patterned, or stunning photographic wallpaper, we’ll have something for you!