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.
Party invitations and wedding invitations in particular, are exciting to receive in the mail. Weddings have a long tradition of beautifully designed paper invitations. But in a world of paperless statements and online news, how much longer will paper wedding invites hold out? Party invitations in general have certainly started moving into the digital-invitation realm.
We’re right in the middle of baseball season and with the All-Star break coming up, I thought it might be a good time to take a look at the branding of Major League Baseball teams.
Another day, another trend. Or anyway, that's how it seems, right? We see styles come and go and history often repeats itself or borrows from itself. Graphic design is no exception. Take, for example, the current "flat UI" trend sweeping across websites and mobile apps. It bears a striking resemblance to the "color blocking" trend appearing in fashion design for the past few years.
We all want higher web conversions and buttons that people actually click, right? After all, that’s what a website is all about – getting a user to take a desired action: buying a product, requesting a demo, making a donation, sharing your articles, becoming a customer. This week, I’ve gathered some articles about how to get better web conversions – utilizing design, buttons, content and layout.