To find some truly inspiring iPhone app interfaces you have to move away from all the commercially popular titles in the app store and instead take a look at some of the UI concepts designers are creating either for small projects or just for fun. This post showcases 40 beautiful iPhone app interface concepts, all of which are cleanly designed and offer some great creative inspiration for your own projects.
Constructing icons is one of the most time consuming tasks when working on a web or interface design, but thankfully there’s loads of fantastic ready made icon packs being shared for free by generous designers. This post rounds up over 20 free web icon and glyph packs all featuring a range of monochrome symbols to represent various actions and objects.
One layout trend I’m sure we’ve all noticed recently is the use of full screen horizontal stripes. These horizontal sections are often identified with differing background colours or photos and span the whole screen to create a striping effect as the user scrolls down the page. This post showcases 30 great examples of websites utilizing these horizontal stripes and shows how this layout helps split up the page into clear sections while making use of all the available screen space across all resolutions.
Uploading samples of your work to sites such as Behance or Dribbble is a great way of getting noticed, so it’s worth spending a couple of minutes adding some polish to your images so they stand out and catch the attention of viewers. This free pack of abstract backgrounds will help you enhance your designs by mocking them up on abstract backgrounds. The vibrant colours and subtle textures help complement your pieces and turn them into stunning pieces of eye candy.
Working with colors is a time consuming task for a web designer, for starters you need to pick out a color palette for your designs, then there’s all kinds of code values to remember and convert from hex to RGBa. To speed things up and make the designer’s life much easier a bunch of handy tools are available online. These tools help you pick, choose and convert your color selections with ease for your next web design project.
WordPress is a pretty robust application that is kept up to date with regular bug fixes and security patches, but it really benefits from a bit of maintenance to keep it running fast and efficiently. Over time WordPress saves snippets of information to its database, which can become bloated with unnecessary values, thus slowing down your site and putting more stress on your server setup. In this post we’ll look at 10 ways you can give your WordPress install a spring clean to trim the fat and put everything in its place.