Web designers can use a variety of applications to get the job done, but for three main reasons I've always preferred Photoshop.
The UI kit is not dead. UI or "user interface" kits save time and money. Using one isn’t stealing, being lazy, or not being a creative web designer. These kits improve workflow, your paycheck, and your websites. Guest Contributor Shire Lyon wants you to work smarter, not harder. Find out why she uses UI kits.
Last month I covered some of my favorite go to places for powerful website design inspiration. But why stop there? As a designer, I need to keep my creative juices flowing for a multitude of different kinds of projects—some of which may aren't web design-related. This month, I’m sharing my current inspiration hotspots for business card design.
Designers look for inspiration everywhere, and one of the best places to find every possible kind of inspiration is online - whether it be a web design gallery packed full of creative designs or a blog post with trending new concepts. Here’s a roundup of the six places I’m currently drawing some serious inspiration from.
I sometimes feel like I get stuck in a bit of a web-font rut. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing – in fact I feel like as long as you have a collection of favorites, keep using them until they start feeling a little stale to you. From my vault of fonts – here is a collection of my current favorites, in no particular order.
With craft beer becoming as popular and ubiquitous as it is, it’s becoming harder and harder to choose which breweries to visit, which beer to purchase, which growlers to collect and so on!
Tired of the same old iStockphotos? Could your dev sites use a little pizzaz in the placeholder department? Could you benefit from more cute creatures and/or Bill Murray in your design work?
Designers love icons. Our love of creating meaning from an image, of using symbols and pictures to tell a story - that’s why many of us became designers in the first place. Online or off, designers are all about icons.