Emoticons have a long history on the world wide web. They got started back in the day of chatrooms and AOL Instant Messenger but have since grown to all chat programs. Even smartphones have them in the form of emojis. The purpose of an emoticon is to display an emotion or facial expression using a […]
There is no denying the popularity of Apple’s iOS App Store. There are more developers joining and publishing their apps every week. And the process is moving so quickly that smaller apps with amazing features can get pushed underneath the rug. This showcase is dedicated to amazing iPhone and iPad app icons worth checking out. […]
Studying the cultural trends in other countries helps to bridge the gap between common notions of UI/UX in web design. A great example would be this piece showcasing beautiful Japanese websites. It can be useful to draw inspiration specifically from non-English speaking countries, which often have different means of publishing content online.
I always love to find personal sites that reference a photo of the person. It gives visitors a better look into who they are. Some creatives may be uncomfortable with this while others simply adore the spotlight. Either way, it is a wonderful design idea for Internet-based portfolios. If you also like this idea, take […]
The process of designing a website can be long and arduous. Typical static content websites are more of the bread-and-butter layouts we see every day. However, there are plenty of more detailed examples involving message boards, forums, and other social communities.
Agency websites have become much more commonplace relative to the growth of online businesses. Different styles will benefit different agencies and this is especially true of architecture firms. As the old saying goes: measure twice, cut once. If you’re designing an agency website, these examples should help you measure ideas before cutting right into the […]
Anyone who builds websites knows that responsive design is important. In fact, any modern website should be built with responsive techniques in mind. While there are plenty of tools for creating responsivity, it’s tougher to find debugging & testing tools. And what good is an untested layout? About as good as an uninspected car, although […]
It is difficult to locate websites that are designed following a strict black-and-white theme. Remember that colorful tones and imagery will catch the eye when it contrasts off a colorless canvas. It offers a unique sensation in websites and very few designers venture into this area. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 30 […]
Color-centric websites usually focus on beautiful layout designs utilizing a specific color scheme. Often times graphics and other UI elements can blend nicely with a monochromatic theme – or even incorporating a small handful of colors together. In this gallery, you will find 30 eye-catching blue websites for design inspiration. Blue is a very common […]