News, News Roundup

Weekly News roundup – 1 March 2013

March 1, 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 new frameworks for developers, flat design vs. Skeuomorphism, as well as take a stroll down Windows and Mac OS memory lane, furthermore we look at why there is no mobile internet and 45 HTML tutorials you need to see.

10 Recently Released Frameworks for Developers

A framework is basically regarded as a software application which aids developers in quickly designing and developing dynamic websites. With the advent of HTML5 and CSS3, design and development is becoming an easier endeavor for nearly everyone.. A well structured CSS framework serves as the basic conceptual foundation by which one can use as “scratch” for their web-projects. In order to save all of you code geeks some time and frustration, we have collected some of the latest and most recently popular frameworks which will assist you within your coding undertakings and make your life somewhat easier, and also save you time so you can step out and do more things you enjoy in life ! We hope these frameworks will serve your code purpose and projects.



5 Brilliant Web Form Designs You Should Know About

Web forms are everywhere…but people hate them, I’ve got a friend who works in the tech support of a hosting company, he says that every day their department receives from 10 to 15 emails about errors in web forms. According to tech support web forms are the nastiest things on any website. They break for no reason, and when they get fixed they break again. If you’re designing web sites, it’s likely forms will be there, whether it is a simple feedback form or a supercharged web application. In this article we’ve united 5 tips for designers/developers.



7 Usability Mistakes That Will Kill Your Online Sales

Right now, on your site, 7 deadly usability mistakes could be hacking and slashing away at your sales… And you probably don’t even know they are there. Fortunately, there is a lot of research in the UX (user experience) and eye-tracking space, and today you’re going to get these insightful studies served up in laymen’s terms, allowing you to incorporate their findings into your site’s design and interface.


Flat Design and Skeuomorphism

.Flat design existed long before it became a buzz word. It’s just finally been packaged. When talking about “flat design” we’re talking about design that is simplified and leaning more toward minimal in aesthetic. Besides being a mouthful, skeuomorphism is defined as “a physical ornament or design on an object made to resemble another material or technique.” You could call it an imitation, or a representation. For comparison the iPhone 5 versus Nokia Lumia – Skeuomorphic vs. “Flat Design” respectively Most noticed in Apple’s popular skeuomorphic treatments such as the calendar, video, camera, passbook and newsstand icons. The shiny, glossy nature is one aspect – but the literal representation of an object is a recurring theme throughout the interface and the applications themselves


There Is No Mobile Internet!

It’s time to stop thinking about the Internet and online communication in the context of a device, be it desktop, tablet or mobile. Advances by Google and Apple have heightened consumer expectations, which now require stricter focus from us to create seamless online communications — communications that work everywhere and that get their point across.


35 Awesome Swirl and Ribbon Photoshop Brushes

Just like fonts, when it comes Photoshop brushes, you just cannot have enough of them! In fact, the Brush tool in Photoshop is, quite unarguably, the designer’s best friend. Today, we bring to you an amazing selection of 25 awesome swirl and ribbon Photoshop brushes. So go ahead, check them out, and get ready to add some style to your designs!


Choosing the best custom fonts plugin for WordPress

Custom fonts have swept the web, starting with Flash & Javascript based solutions such as sIFR and Cufon. Next came @font-face and high quality hosting services such as Google Web Fonts, Typekit and Whichever you choose, you’re eventually going to have to install it on your website, and if you don’t want to take the path of installing it yourself, there are a plethora of plugins that can help you.


Photoshop Touch for Android and iPhone Brings Simple Photo Editing to Smartphones

Adobe released its Photoshop Touch app for smartphones today. The app has the same basic features as the iPad and Android tablet apps released last year, including layers, fills, selection tools, and plenty more. Photoshop Touch works surprisingly well on the smaller touch screen. You can edit photos, crop, and retouch.


 45+ HTML5 Tutorials – Start Modern Web Development Today!

So what is HTML5 and should you start learning about and use it in your projects? Answer is simple and a big YES! A good way to get started is to work yourself through some HTML5 tutorials and learn from experienced web developers. It is also an option to look at HTML5 templates and see how they have been developed; you may even find a solution to quick-start your website project.


Pixel Dropr Lets You Create Icon Sets in Photoshop

Pixel Dropr is a Photoshop plugin created by UI Parade which allows designers to create collections of icons, illustrations, photos, buttons and other elements that can be draged and dropped to any PSD file. The concept behind the Pixel Dropr panel is simple: certain elements — particularly UI elements, like buttons — are often used across documents, and used multiple times in each. In cases like these, having a quick way to group, reuse and share designs can be quite helpful.


Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009

A Graphical User Interface (GUI for short) allows users to interact with the computer hardware in a user friendly way. Over the years a range of GUI’s have been developed for different operating systems such as OS/2, Macintosh, Windows, Amiga, Linux, Symbian OS, and more. We’ll be taking a look at the evolution of the interface designs of the major operating systems since the 80′s.


(Visited 131 times, 1 visits today)