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Weekly Design News Roundup – 10 May 2013

May 10, 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 at great WordPress themes, CSS, beautiful fonts as well as Web design vs SEO and the first website gets its original address back.

Adobe’s Project Mighty Input Tools Look Pretty Awesome

The Adobe Mighty Pen is designed for sketching on tablets, and it’s got at least two brilliant features integrated with their drawing app: Since the screen can distinguish between the pen’s nib and your mitts, you can draw with the pen, then erase with your finger. No more having to click a submenu to change the tool. And when you do need a submenu, you click a button on the pen itself to make it appear on-screen.


50 Beautiful Mobile UI Design with Amazing User Experience

The actual fact of User Interface (UI) as well as User Experience (UX) is that both UI/UX are the two sides of the same coin. Both are keeping up the relationship between the users and their products.  The User Interface (UI) describes the dealing with the as well as and the products, while another, the user experience (UX) is dealing with the user’s experience and the observation of the products. Moreover, simply saying, the User Interface (UI) deals with technical as well as formal features of a site and the user experience (UX) is dealing with the understanding and response to the user. Here is the big list of cool examples of Interaction Mobile UI/UX Design. Enjoy!


30 Great Examples of Web Design Sketches

Although sketching is an old school method for web design,it is still the first for website creation.There are times you get stuck and frustrated in design process of a website so a piece of paper and a pencil will be a great helper for you.Sketching will help you stay focused on designing websites or blogs. In today’s post we bring together a showcase website sketches for your inspiration.The below website sketches are great examples of how web designers plan their own website designs before going live.

Ultimate Resources For Mobile Web Application Design

The advancements of smartphones have improved the quality of mobile web development. It is now possible to generate entire webapps using only HTML5 and CSS3. Coupled with many JavaScript libraries the possibilities for mobile development are endless. In this post, I have put together just over 70 resources for developing mobile websites and web applications. This collection is more focused on HTML5 / CSS3 / JS webapps as opposed to frameworks or native applications. The purpose is to give your mobile webapp a similar look & feel commonplace with native interfaces.


Common usability errors to avoid at all costs

One of the most important tasks on your plate as a web designer is usability. Usability is defined as a gauge of the quality of the user’s experience when interacting with your website. Any website you design should always be seamless from the standpoint of the user. They should find your site easy to navigate without having to first undergo special training. Usability is normally based on several different factors.


It’s Time for a Web Evolution – Introducing the Smart Site

The mission of digital-telepathy is to make great design accessible to anyone by creating new standards that improve how people interact with and create digital design. From websites to mobile apps, TVs and beyond, we’re committed to making experiences that define the future of the screen interface. Though there is plenty of ground to cover to accomplish our mission, the higher we push the standards for publishers and designers, the better the experience becomes for all web users.


The ultimate guide to Adobe’s new software

If you use Adobe products, you’ve got a big decision to make. The Creative Suite is no more, and the latest versions of Adobe’s leading design software packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver will instead be released exclusively through its subscription service. Which means these titles will be called not, as we’d expected, Photoshop CS7 or Illustrator CS7 etc but Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and so on.


There’s More Than One Way to Build Mobile Apps

It turns out this topic of building a mobile application is difficult to write about. In our experience at meltmedia, all the methods discussed below have their merits and their caveats. In reading around the blogosphere and web-o-whatever-it’s-called-sphere for more opinions, I’ve found that there are many great discussions about building mobile apps and even more opinions and defenses for each of them. After all that, my answer to your question, “Which method?” remains the same: “It depends.” Today, for you only, that advice is FREE.


Best Designers In Technology

Last month, Business Insider asked our readers to submit nominations for the most talented designers in the tech industry. After sifting through reader submissions and scouring the web for qualified designers, we’ve come up with a list of the 75 best designers in tech. The list includes product designers, mobile app designers, web designers, user interface designers, human interaction designers, you name it. When determining the ranking, we took into account a few different criteria: experience, quality of work, number of nominations, and size of company.


40+ Memorable Travel WordPress Themes

WordPress travel themes are great for moving your travel business or travel memories online fast and at a low cost. Most people love to travel, visit new places, relax and get away from the daily routines. When getting home again however, it is time to make sure the memories, stories, photos and videos are nicely arranged, and easy to browse during the dark and cold winter season. At the same time, new vacations are planned and travel websites glow from the many vacation hungering visitors. Also take a look at this Adsense wordpress theme.


35 Free Fonts For Designers

Typography is one of the most important aspect in modern web designing. We are always trying to share best downloadable high-quality Fonts, which stand in a unique class of their own, and which will serve as a excellent base for any graphic designer project. So today’s we’re happy to share with you a collection of High Quality Free Fonts for commercial use that were carefully chosen by the licensee. High-quality free fonts has always been a fundamental aspect of stylish headlines, but many graphic designers are now making type the centerpiece of their designs. Not only is typography becoming the design, but type is being pushed to the limits by being used in cool new ways such as  stylish free fonts.


Creating a 3D Interactive Gallery with CSS and jQuery

Today I will guide you through a series of steps to achieve a beautiful 3D interactive gallery using only CSS3 and jQuery. This tutorial is inspired by the website of Tapmates. With this tutorial we will add some interesting interactions which can be applied to anything from an image driven website to your portfolio website. Let’s begin(Webkit Browser Only).


A Showcase of Flat Design Websites

Less is more. Minimalism in design has become a popular trend today especially in UI design for websites. Characterized mostly by minimalist and flat colors and icons, flat design promotes a clean user interface that is clear and easy to understand. While some people just didn’t like it, saying it is boring,  more and more applications of this design trend are seen on app development, web design and even on print and advertising. And today in YTD, we showcase some of the most inspiring websites which use the flat design to communicate their message in the simplest way possible.


Getting Started with WordPress Post Formats

Since WP 3.1, we’ve had post formats. Most people don’t know what that is and most developers don’t make use of this great tool. You should know about it since we’ll probably have a great increase on post formats usage with the upcoming WP 3.6 version. There we’ll find a better post formats UI, and certainly a big incentive for users to understand and use it accordingly.


13 Great Websites Where You Can Showcase Your Designs

As a digital artist or designer, receiving feedback or ensuring visibility for your work is crucial. Setting up your own online portfolio is an option, but then there’s the problem of driving traffic to it. So before you get there, you can showcase your work alongside fellow designers on websites created especially with this purpose. Let’s take a look at 13 of the most popular and successful websites where you can showcase your designs.


8 New Greek Mythological Vector Packs and Freebie from Designious

The Greek mythology is well known about its beautiful stories and teachings about the gods and heroes, about the beginning of the world and religion. It also has a specific type of art which is distinct and very representative. Each of these vectors has a beautiful line art and a simple, but stylish color palette which allows you to easily scale them up and down, recolor them into a completely different color palette and even reduce the number of colors used, specifically for garment printing! And the best part is that all these resources come with and extended-royalty license which means they can be incorporated into your merchandise for sale, t-shirts, mugs, banners, websites or whatever comes through your mind!


50 Best Tumblr Themes of All Time

Here we have a tendency to includes some exceptional and very stunning Tumblr themes to boost your Tumblr expertise. we have a tendency to all have noticed that over the previous couple of years, the recognition of Tumblr has greatly enhanced. Tumblr is pretty versatile, potent, and, most unco, easy to figure with. Tumblr may be a blogging platform that allows you to squarely share everything from videos, photos, text, links or thoughts from an online browser, email or phone and it’s all customizable. As we discussed so many lists of themes,After getting good response now we collect the list of 50 Best Tumblr Themes Of all Time Enjoy the list and so not forget to share your views with us.


30 Free Rose Brushes Set For Designers

Roses have always been used in art such as paintings and sculptures etc from quite a long time and have always been a source of inspiration all around the world. Roses have captivated and enchanted man’s imaginations since long. The main reason for it is the fact that roses are extremely beautiful. Roses are usually associated with love/romance, beauty, friendship, compassion, feminism, and delicacy etc. The use of roses in graphic design is also quite common. Roses are one such thing that is never out of fashion, thus can be used anywhere and everywhere. Thus new and good Photoshop rose brushes are always in demand; which can be used for making romantic or feminine themed greeting e-cards, wallpapers, posters, scrapbooks, photo manipulations and digital arts etc. Below we showcase a collection of some amazing and high-quality rose brushes for Photoshop. Check them out and pick the ones you like the best! Here goes the list of 30 Free Rose Brushes Set For Designers.


25 Free Shopping Cart Psd Files For Your E-commerce Website

Nowadays , All kinds of shopping carts widget are made by designers and there are several approaches and trends that will make your cart attractive and proper. For designers it is necessary to add all the important ui elements like “add to cart” and “remove” buttons in the shopping cart widgets where user can add or remove items without going anywhere else. Thats why finding free photoshop psd filescan save a lot of time but finding a good design can be a hard process. In today’s we have gathered are 25 amazing , proper and elegant Free download Shopping Cart Psd Files that you can use in your e-commerce website project.



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