Icon fonts are extremely useful resources for web designers. There’s so many benefits to using a icon webfont over traditional image sprites, such as the ability to have the icon infinitely scale and retain perfect quality; easily change the colour of the icon artwork using CSS; and have a whole library of glyphs available within just one file. There’s a bunch of great icon fonts out there, but this post rounds up the best. These are the largest and highest quality collections that are all downloadable for free!
Posts from March, 2014
As well as immediately grabbing your attention, bright colour schemes can also help elicit happy emotions from your viewer. There’s a massive spectrum of colours available to web designers working in RGB, which means website designs often boast some beautifully bright and vibrant hues. Today’s showcase rounds up over 30 intense designs that are made with extremely saturated colours.
Photography is often used to set the mood in a website design, but illustrations are what really add character to a site. Today’s web design showcase features 25 fun websites that all boast colourful and bold illustration work in various styles, including flat landscapes, cute characters and detailed cartoons.
With the abundance of gestures and animations being implemented into mobile apps designers are facing the tricky problem of how you present these UI concepts. Storyboards and static screenshots don’t show any dynamism, whereas wireframes are visually plain and boring. There is one solution that seems to be catching on; the reinvention of the animated GIF. Today’s post rounds up 20 creative examples of how the traditional GIF is now being used to create some amazing UI concepts, presenting the design not only in full colour, but also with all the transitions, gestures and animations of a completed app.
It’s always nice to find free icon packs being shared by generous designers, but let’s face it, many of them contain so few icons they can’t really be used in any real world projects. For today’s roundup post I’ve scoured the web for the biggest free collections of icons, all containing over 100 designs each. These packs have plenty of images to choose from to represent the various actions in your UI designs.