The humble animated GIF has become a popular tool for designers to share their UI designs. How a web or app interface works is just as important as how it looks, and the animated GIF—while it lacks refinement and quality—is the most accessible file format that can be easily viewed directly in the browser, making it perfect for sharing on social sites such as Dribbble. In today’s post I showcase 20+ examples of how designers use animated GIFs to present the interactions and gestures in their UI designs.
Posts from March, 2015
I originally documented the trend of vertical split layouts back in 2013 when I noticed some new web designs being divided vertically into two halves to display separate areas of content. I wondered if this trend would become more common, and surely enough, we continue to see cool web designs with centrally divided layouts in 2015. Check out this updated showcase to see great examples of websites that split their content down the centre of the screen.
Are you in need of a slick design for your resume or CV? If so, this roundup of free templates is just what you need! We’re not talking about Microsoft Word documents here, these are layouts for professional designers that use industry standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. With structured layouts and neat graphics these templates will definitely help you stand out from the crowd and secure the job.
Website layout designs naturally tend to make use of horizontal and vertical lines due to the blocky nature of the coding behind them, but designers are breaking free from these constraints by using dynamic angles in their designs. Sometimes these angled lines are simply background images created in Photoshop, but others are animated elements made directly in code. Check out today’s web design showcase to see some great examples of website interfaces with angled lines.
WordPress themes are great sources of design inspiration, but it’s even more interesting to check out the best selling premium themes to see the kind of styles are popular with the general public. In today’s web design showcase I round up some of the most purchased themes from multiple marketplaces to compare their layouts. Can you see any common trends?