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In design, wireframes are useful because they help put the focus on important structuring issues before considering detail-oriented challenges. Wireframe Showcase is a site based on wireframes showing how designers transformed mock-ups into working designs. There is a short explanation of each piece and a chance to provide feedback or ask the designer questions through a comment form. Most of the websites grew out of digital mock-ups, which have the advantage of being easy to tweak and rearrange. The result is a pleasing and informative collection of wireframes.
Wed, 18/08/2010 - 08:26
Web design resource organised to element type.
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 09:48
Creativity needs a jumpstart at times. One of the best ways to get inspired is to admire and look at exceptional web designs.
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 09:47
There are tools for creating unique typography, references and articles that can teach you typographic principles, and plenty of inspiration and news to keep you updated on the state of web typography.
Wed, 16/06/2010 - 10:01
Contact forms have evolved a lot since the days of simple bland html forms. This holds especially true for portfolio websites and design agencies.
The current designs are beautiful and can be extremely creative. Besides the common fields that everyone expects, forms can be enhanced by adding extra features such as maps, social networking information and appealing illustrations.
A solid and elegant contact form reassures the viewer’s confidence in the person or company behind the site and improves the overall experience.
Thu, 06/05/2010 - 11:33
Every web page is a chance to communicate with your users and 404 pages are no exception - usually a missed opportunity to support your brand!
Wed, 21/04/2010 - 11:52
As we are gearing up for summer time and starting to plan vacations I wanted to take a look at an area that can help us in our travel plans and perhaps give us some great design ideas at the same time. Today lets take a look at 20+ of the best tourism sites from around the world whose one goal is to impress you, quickly give you the information you need and then get you to visit.
Mon, 29/03/2010 - 12:03
Nowadays the need for an easy way to add interactive charts becomes essential because we are shifting from pc applications
to web application. jQuery and other libraries allows to make accessible data visualization in (x)HTML, giving us this needed functionality.
In this article we are going to present 5 chart libraries that suit different needs from simple charts to high complex charts. Most of them are free for personal and commercial use.
Thu, 25/03/2010 - 12:40
Websites designed for children have been largely overlooked in web design articles and design roundups, but there are many beautiful and interesting design elements and layouts presented on children’s websites that are worthy of discussion and analysis. There are also a number of best practices that are exclusive to web design for children’s sites — practices that should usually not be attempted on a typical website.
Thu, 18/03/2010 - 14:43
There are those times when starting a new project that we ask “what colors do you want me to design with?”, and we get the answer we always thought we wanted to hear…there are no specific colors and we can use our imagination. The opportunities are endless, and that is sometimes a problem. With this perceived lack of limits it can sometimes be difficult to find focus and direction in our designs.
Where do we start? What colors work best? When developing a full color logo and we don’t know where to begin, we should look to be inspired by the best in order to keep the creativity flowing.
In this article, you’ll find 45 awesome colorful logos and tutorials to inspire you the next time you are going to design for yourself or a client.
Wed, 17/03/2010 - 09:19