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Weekly Design News Roundup – 31 May 2013

May 31, 2013 • By

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 Adobe programs, how to optimize your website, as well as how to make you app design stand out and much more.

6 Creative Ways to Use Evernote

There’s a reason the Evernote logo is an elephant. Because when used correctly, this helpful, versatile, free app will make sure you never forget anything ever. Just like an elephant. If you’re unfamiliar with Evernote, the app utilizes “notebooks” — basically a system of folders and subfolders that become increasingly helpful as you create more. Greater organization makes it easier to recall exactly what you need at a later date, across any platform.

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Web & Mobile UI Tutorials

Photoshop can be used for many purposes and one of the most common uses is for designing web and mobile User Interfaces (UI). Here are some tutorials that will teach you how to design complete sites and various site elements mainly in Photoshop, and also a couple making use of Illustrator.

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43 New and Inspiring Examples of Flat Web Design You Should See

Flat design is a newish term for both print design, web design and mobile operating system design. Flat web design refers to a design form that does away with busy-looking patterned textured backgrounds, drop shadows around lettering and boxed sections within a web site. Google was one of the first to overhaul their suite of web apps using flat web design principles and many other sites have now followed suit as well.

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Must-Read Web Design Articles for Beginners

There will always be new people getting into the process of learning web design. It is a convoluted topic at first, but if you stick with your studies it can be an extremely rewarding experience. The web design community is full of useful freebies and tutorials which you can find all through Google.

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Fantastic Web Development Tools by Adobe

Adobe offers some website development tools which are better than the old ones because these are smarter and flexible. Using them in creating your website will make your internet page more attractive to the people. These new Adobe tools are highly interactive not only in their performance but in the style too.

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Tips And Tricks For Testing WordPress Themes

Whether you offer free or premium themes, testing should be a major part of your development process. By planning in advance, you can foster a development environment that deters some bugs by design and that helps you prevent others. The aim of this article is to share some of the tricks I use personally during and after development to achieve a bug-free product.

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Is Your Home Page Just One Big Cliche?

There are literally zillions of articles and resources out there telling us how to create a good home or landing page. And there’s definitely an argument for adopting best (and/or most successful) practices in our work.

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Good Examples of Music-related Mobile App Designs

In a world of mobile applications music-related programs occupy one of a leading position. They are definitely one of the most sought after.  One of the main reasons for such popularity is that you not only become a happy owner of tech-savvy extension, but you can also get pleasure of truly advanced and exquisite background for your music satisfaction.

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5 ways to make your app design stand out

With so much competition on the App Store, how on earth do you make yours stand out? In order to answer that question, it’s worth taking a look at what’s happening in a specific sector. Let’s examine the recent mania for weather apps… Lately, the App Store has been inundated with user interface-focused weather apps. In a tight market, not all weather apps can succeed. But some new apps have done so by presenting a refreshingly simple and elegant twist on the idea (*including an open-minded approach to profanity – which means the easily offended might not want to scroll down further).

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Flat UI Kits, Best for Web and App UI Design

UI design kits are the basic requirement of any web related projects and good quality design elements are like a treasure for designers. If you are looking for that perfect user interface design elements for your web site, blog, web app or mobile apps, you will find them here. Enjoy and let us know by commenting below: I just gathered all of these Flat UI Kits for my readers, and I ask nothing in return but it would be awesome if you’d be kind enough to share this article via your preferred social network.

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 18 Interactive HTML5 Websites

Earlier websites were built using flash to give all those cool effects to the websites because flash was the only possible way-out. But flash has many disadvantages. Now it is possible to add all the effects that were possible only with flash without using flash. All this is possible with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Here are 18 examples of interactive HTML5 websites.

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40 Free Html5 Responsive Templates

There is just no reason why you would not use HTML5 theme templatesfor your website, especially it looks so professionally done, attracting many of your site visitors to explore your page even more. Aside from the appearance that’s surely created to please, another reason why HTML5 patterns are the bomb is because of its responsiveness and fluidity, which is evident on animations found in the said themes. Colors, font styles, and accents are also evidences of how such themes have been meticulously done, even though they are offered as free html5 responsive templates.

 

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