Apple’s announcement of iOS 7 (the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system) adopting a flat design is a game-changer for designers. Apple has even released a guide to help mobile developers move towards the flat design style. The flatter user interface of iOS 7 is a stark departure from the earlier design philosophy of previous versions of the operating system.
This giveaway is near and dear to me (and you’ll read why in just a little bit). In this giveaway, we’re working with Bluehost — web-hosting providers trusted by millions of websites — to give out a free web hosting account for 3 years accompanied by free domain name registration. This is perfect for those of you needing a website. Read on to see how you can win this giveaway!
Data visualization makes numbers and statistics easier to comprehend. The key to effective data visualization is presenting data in an intriguing and visually appetizing way. In this showcase, you’ll get to see web app dashboards, mobile app interfaces, infographics, etc. which beautifully use charts the right way. If you’re looking for charting, graphing, and data visualization inspiration, you’re at the right spot.
According to a usability study, photos of people effectively attract a site user’s attention. That’s a great thing when it comes to web design. There’s a trend right now of using photos of people as major components of a website’s design. In this showcase, I share to you 30 inspiring examples of websites that masterfully integrate photos of people in their designs.
We’ve partnered up with Train Simple — providers of online technology training on Adobe software and web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress — to give 5 annual memberships to you, our beloved Design Instruct readers! Read on to see how you can win one of these memberships (which are worth $99 each)
Pinterest exploded out of nowhere, didn’t it? The social media site launched quietly last year and every so often you’d see a friend talking about joining it. Then, suddenly, it felt like everybody and their dog was joining the network! Should you join the bandwagon?
Websites with a dark color palette appear alluring, elegant, and strong. They’re also a rare breed of websites at the moment because the flat UI style and clean, simple website designs are currently the popular themes in the industry right now. Here are some gorgeous and inspiring dark websites to check out.
You probably know already that it can be hard to get things done and still have a balanced life when you’re a freelance designer. On one hand, if you work too little, you won’t be able to make ends meet. On the other hand, you’re also worried that if you work too much, you’ll miss out on your life.
The flat UI design style is rapidly positioning itself as one of this year’s hottest subjects in the web design community. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Designmodo to give out 5 personal licenses to their Flat UI PSD that’s aimed at designers and are worth $39 each. Want to win one? Then read on!
Responsive web design is the concept of designing a website’s layout so that it adapts to the screen size of the user — making the user’s experience on your site optimal for whatever device they’re using. There are many free jQuery slider plugins that integrate well with responsive web designs — you’ll find a handful of them in this post.
For this inspiration collection, we came upon somewhat of a trend: Skulls and skeletons. It seems that skull and skeleton motifs are all the rage with you artists out there, so we’ve collected a few really great examples from some immensely talented folks to showcase and inspire. As most of you know, we’re always looking for great artists doing great things — it’s one of the most favorite tasks we have as editors of Design Instruct! Please don’t forget to visit the portfolios of the artists featured here to support their work.
In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you my technique for creating text that has a semi-transparent, three-dimensional appearance. We’ll use Illustrator and Photoshop to achieve our desired results.