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.
The “hamburger” icon has become the recognized metaphor for the menu, which allows designers to hide away their links until they’re needed.
Today’s post features 30 modern website designs which make use of pop out navigation menus. These sites cleverly bring the menu into view using slide-in or overlay effects.
If you want to show off your web design credentials to the world, then WordPress is the perfect blogging platform to use: it’s simple, accessible and highly customizable. Nevertheless, you’re not going to be able to create a professional standard WordPress blog with great work and creativity alone, you’re also going to need some rather nifty plugins.
If you’re looking to get to grips with creating websites, one of the first skills you’ll need is to be able to create a concept website design in Photoshop. This post rounds up 35 of the best Photoshop web design tutorials on the web. Learn how simple effects and techniques are used to create detailed layouts in a range of different styles and how page elements are mocked up into complete page designs.
The everyday doodle is often left hiding away in a designer’s sketchbook, never being fulfilled in life as a complete design, but every now and again doodles get their chance of being part of the big picture. In web design, designers often strive to inject creativity into their interfaces and layouts. The good old pencil can be a highly useful tool that can easily add personality to a design, giving that feeling of originality that you just don’t get with crisp, smooth digital effects. This showcase of creative doodles in web design provides a wealth of inspiration and shows how hand-drawn elements can add that tactile and low-fi feel to a website design.
Because the showcase of responsive website designs proved pretty popular, we decided to revisit the topic and look at some super handy responsive web design articles, tutorials, and guides that will help you get started with @media queries in order to create your own responsive or adaptive web designs. The resources in this collection have been hand picked as the best the web currently has to offer.
One of the best ways to get into web design is to learn the process of transforming your Photoshop concept into a fully working coded website. Luckily there are various handy tutorials from across the web that document the process of writing a site with HTML and CSS in a step by step guide.
The world that surrounds the topic of Web Design is home to many debates and opinions on best practices or generally how things should and shouldn’t be done. While many of these opinions are accepted and taken on board by everyone, there are some that end up being split into two opposing camps. One camp will provide an expert opinion for one side of the argument, while the other contradicts with an equally valid argument. Let’s take a look at the five most popular debates; the ones that often end up developing into digital riots with opinions flying like arrows across the vast no-man’s land known as the comments section.