Why Prototyping is Essential to Your Design Process

Why Prototyping is Essential to Your Design Process

Whether it’s just a quick sketch in your notebook or a post-it note, a wireframe made using your favorite graphics software, or a high-fidelity mockup created by a web app — incorporating some form of prototyping within your workflow is a critical step. I’d like to share some reasons why I believe prototyping is an integral part of the design process.

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Free Download: Hand-Drawn Vector Speech Bubbles

Free Download: Hand-Drawn Vector Speech Bubbles

This freebie contains 8 hand-drawn vector speech bubbles. This free download comes with an AI, EPS, and PDF file for your convenience. You can easily use these vectors as part of your designs.

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40 Beautiful Web Designs that Use Photographic Backgrounds

40 Beautiful Web Designs that Use Photographic Backgrounds

There’s a popular trend in web design that makes use of huge photos as a site’s background. Often, the big background photos will automatically change after a set interval, giving the site a captivating interactive component. For some creative inspiration, check out these inspiring web designs that use large photographic backgrounds.

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What Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Do You Use the Most?

What Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Do You Use the Most?

Keyboard shortcuts can really help us with our workflow and efficiency. Regular users of Photoshop will have that one keyboard shortcut that we tend to use on a daily basis. We would love to know what your most frequently used keyboard shortcut is! We’ll tally up your responses and publish the results in an article.

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Free PSD Template: Presentation Folder Mockup

Free PSD Template: Presentation Folder Mockup

Convert your print-ready artwork for a standard 9"x12" presentation folder into a visually stunning mockup using this free template from CompanyFolders.com. The template allows you to turn your own custom artwork into a polished representation of your finished product.

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10 Free Beautiful Script Fonts to Download

10 Free Beautiful Script Fonts to Download

There are plenty of fonts you can freely download on the Web. In this collection, you’ll find beautiful and elegantly crafted script fonts. Using these types of fonts can give your designs an organic feel and characteristic.

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50 Beautiful Minimalist Website Designs for Inspiration

50 Beautiful Minimalist Website Designs for Inspiration

Minimalism is tricky to get right. Beautiful typography, well-executed whitespace, a carefully chosen color palette, and — perhaps most importantly — making smart decisions about which design elements to include and leave out are some of the things that are factors in producing a great minimalist design. For inspiration, take a look at these 50 minimalist, clean, and simple website designs.

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Winners of WordPress Themes Bundle from DX Themes

Winners of WordPress Themes Bundle from DX Themes

We recently ran a giveaway for five of DX Themes’s WordPress Themes Bundle Package, which gives you access to all of their available themes. In this post, we’ll let you know who the five lucky winners of the bundle are.

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50 Free UI Kits for User Interface Designers

50 Free UI Kits for User Interface Designers

This is a massive roundup of beautiful, free UI kits from all over the Web. They can be used to design and mock-up web, app and software user interfaces. Before using a UI kit from this list, please do read its license/terms of use.

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10 Beautiful and Free Slab Serif Fonts

10 Beautiful and Free Slab Serif Fonts

Slab serif fonts, which have blocky shapes at the end of some (or all) characters, are versatile and can be used in many situations. This collection of free fonts includes a handful of excellent slab serifs for you to check out and download. By the way, this our third collection of free slab serif fonts (check out the first and second collection as well.)

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Giveaway: Premium WordPress Themes from DX Themes

Giveaway: Premium WordPress Themes from DX Themes

DX Themes has teamed up with us to give out five of their premium WordPress themes bundle package that contains all of their available themes and responsive web templates. Read on how you can win one!

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Create Vector 3D Cogwheels in Adobe Illustrator

Create Vector 3D Cogwheels in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw 3D cogwheels using basic vector objects that we’ll then convert into 3D objects. I’ll also demonstrate a technique for making reflections that you can later adapt and use in other illustrations.

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