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.
I’ve noticed a lot of apparel companies being featured in web design galleries recently, which makes sense because these small indie companies are often run by creative designers, illustrators and artists. They might be small companies compared to the mainstream high street stores, but the character of their online presence really makes them stand out. Today’s web design showcase features 25 cool websites from the apparel industry that all boast modern creative designs. Expect to find large processed photography, edgy designs and unusual layouts!
Hipsters are described as valuing vintage styles, disconnecting themselves from mainstream trends and commonly being involved in the creative industries. If website designs could be described as being hipsters, this showcase features some perfect examples! They all boast a retro or vintage theme; many of them pioneer unusual web design ideas and techniques; and they’re almost all representing the creative industries that accommodate this cool culture of.
Show off your web designs and app interfaces in style with these free PSD mockup templates. Mocking up your user interface designs can really boost the value of your work by giving clients an insight into how the design works in context, especially when used with responsive web design to show how the layout changes over a range of devices. I’ve personally downloaded and tested every file in this roundup and categorised them to allow you to quickly and easily find the type of mockup you need to present your own projects.