The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at Flat icons, whether or not you should be using Bootstrap, as well as using HTML5 to create fullscreen video backgrounds and much more.
Today is the day where Apple is expected to unveil the new iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. Even though they have already been leaked, by Apple themselves, it will still be interesting to see what other goodies the Cupertino company has for us.
Designing your own website for ecommerce is a lot easier than you might first imagine. There are web-building tools and programs available everywhere that allow you to create a full website without knowing a lick of programming or coding. But while building a website on your own using pre-built templates and themes will make the whole process simpler and faster, is it really worth it? Or would hiring a dedicated web designer be a better route to take?
When the creative well runs dry, it’s important to know how to replenish it. To become inspired, you now only need to visit your device’s app store. Here are a few of the best apps for graphic designers and artists to kick start their next projects:
If you’re a freelancer and a homeowner, you’ll have big decisions to make as you get older; most notably, whether or not to sell your family home and downsize. This is a practical decision that brings many benefits – a number of which are financial, such as the reduced cost of living and equity release. It is no surprise then that more than two million over 55s plan to downsize in the hope of raising extra cash for their retirement but with the emotional connections you’re likely to have to a property, deciding if this option is right for you can be difficult.
I came across a useful post the other day (you can read here), which was informative and eye opening about something we designers don’t often consider when creating a new site – and that is the speed the site loads. It’s an easy assumption to make that because broadband and crazy fast fibre is everywhere these days is that all sites will load quickly regardless. However this post points out that is in fact not the case and that the overall speed of your visitor’s internet connection doesn’t actually help too much.
After waking in the morning most of us head straight to the bathroom. When we come home from work we often like to relax with a shower. The bathroom is one of the most commonly used rooms in the house, and its design should reflect this with a calm and relaxing décor. Having a beautiful bathroom design can also make your guests feel welcome, and should portray strong interior decoration features to reflect who you are as a person.
Easy, quick and efficient, it’s no wonder that shoppers across the country are using online stores for everything from the weekly shop to finding that special something for that special someone.
The design field is growing, specifically web design, logo design, and the graphic design fields. With growth comes competition and, in order to survive, you need to stand out from all the rest. I wanted to give some advice to designers coming into the field, as well as create a refresher for current designers.