Did you know you can give your website its very own app icon for iPhones and iPads? It only takes a few seconds and it makes your site look really smart when it’s saved on a user’s home screen, or when viewed in popular apps such as Reeder.
To really promote your product, service or cause you’ve got to design for emotion and make a connection with your viewers. There’s no better way to tap into the dreams of visitors than presenting them with awe-inspiring scenes of the great outdoors. This post showcases 30 sites that use beautiful scenes of nature to construct a serene atmosphere and whisk their viewers away on an adventure in their imagination.
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.