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  • 10. Februar 2016 by peter

    Giveaway: Win 1 of 2 Subscriptions to Adobe Creati…

    Thanks to Adobe, we have 2 one-year subscriptions for the full Creative Cloud plan (worth $49.99/month) to giveaway, so you can use the very latest Photoshop features …


  • 9. Februar 2016 by peter

    The Best New Portfolio Sites, February 2016

    It’s time to fall in love with all-new work, by all-new designers. Yes, I went there.Dig in, enjoy, and let us know which were your favorites. If you’ve got a port…


  • 6. Februar 2016 by peter

    Google redesigns Chrome browser for Material Desig…

    Material Design is Google’s design language that was announced by the company way back in June 2014. Google’s upcoming version of its popular Chrome browser will f…


  • 5. Februar 2016 by peter

    Design trends: Flat Design 2.0

    Flat design has taken the design world by storm in the few years it’s been around, but no design movement ever stays 100% pure to its roots and ideals. That’s exac…


  • 4. Februar 2016 by peter

    Uber Relaunches with a New Brand Identity

    Uber has relaunched its brand, with a new logo, identity, app icons, and site designs. One of the most well-known startups in the world, and not always for the right r…


  • 2. Februar 2016 by peter

    50+ fresh resources for designers, February 2016

    This month’s roundup comes with some amazing freebies for you to download and try out; including line icons, material design assets, gesture icons, mobile app presen…


  • 1. Februar 2016 by peter

    Interview: Adobe’s Stephen Nielson discusses the…

    Adobe Photoshop has been an essential part of designers’ toolboxes for over 25 years. Continually evolving, arguably it has undergone its biggest changes in the last…


  • 30. Januar 2016 by peter

    Essential Design Trends, January 2016

    Apps are everywhere. They have become an integral part of our daily lives thanks to the number of smartphones and wearable devices that we own.
    And because of th…


  • 28. Januar 2016 by peter

    8 more predictions for web design in 2016

    2015 witnessed a lot of changes and innovations, but 2016 has a lot more in store. With more people accessing the Internet via mobile devices than desktop computers, a…


  • 28. Januar 2016 by peter

    Illustrating the Web: deconstructing the trend

    Illustrations are taking over the Web. Designers are creating websites with everything from full-screen illustrations to hand-drawn divots that are used throughout pro…


  • 26. Januar 2016 by peter

    Essential navigation patterns in 2016

    To create a very credible reputation as a designer—and to be an in-demand designer—you have to master one of the most basic aspects of web design. That’s creatin…


  • 20. Januar 2016 by peter

    Prevent UX fails with smart design

    One thing that not enough designers focus on when designing websites is cutting down on user errors. That’s a pity because user errors have a direct impact on a site…


  • 19. Januar 2016 by peter

    9 eCommerce design trends to embrace in 2016

    In today’s fast-changing eCommerce world, it’s challenging for any web designer to predict the future. What’s new today may be outdated tomorrow! To deliver cust…


  • 18. Januar 2016 by peter

    What’s New for Designers, January 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of jQuery resources, theme and mockup collections, email tools, productiv…


  • 14. Januar 2016 by peter

    IE8 is back from the dead

    Some site owners may well have been surprised this morning, when checking their analytics, to discover that customers are still visiting them using Internet Explorer.A…


  • 13. Januar 2016 by peter

    Designing Adobe portfolio

    In November 2015 I did a little talk at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City about designing Adobe Portfolio, and product design. You can watch the talk he…


  • 12. Januar 2016 by peter

    50+ Fresh Resources for Designers, January 2016

    We’re back again with another roundup of some of the best freebies available for designers and developers. To help you through the post-Christmas blues and kick off …


  • 9. Januar 2016 by peter

    Usability Isn’t Just for Users

    A lot of web developers are making me angry. Why? Because they’re literally trying to make it harder for me to build websites. Well, they’re making it harder to us…


  • 8. Januar 2016 by peter

    Matching Site Design to your Target Demographic

    When creating a website project, it’s always important to think about the end users of the site. Frequently it’s the case, however, that many designers focus too m…


  • 6. Januar 2016 by peter

    8 ways to optimize your site for mobile

    When the world shifted from desktop computers to mobile devices, designers became even more focused on UX. Although the user interface plays an important role in creat…


  • 4. Januar 2016 by peter

    UX in email design

    You spend weeks, months, maybe years, creating a product with an amazing UX. You’ve put all this time and effort into creating something awesome.So why aren’t you …


  • 26. Dezember 2015 by peter

    Designing the Holidays

    It’s that time of year again. You know, the time when we all write articles about “that time of year”? I thought it would be fun to research how design (and the …


  • 25. Dezember 2015 by peter

    Indispensable Tools for Low-budget Startups

    Starting a web design studio can be an expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be impossible! In this article, I will take you through some of the software and…


  • 24. Dezember 2015 by peter

    Proactive UX design

    When it comes to designing UX, it’s a good idea to take a proactive stance. This means anticipating everything a user is likely to do, or want to do, and providing a…


  • 23. Dezember 2015 by peter

    How Google’s changes will affect your designs

    A large number of new websites — perhaps even the overwhelming majority of them — have started to take on a really familiar look.There is a navigation bar at the t…


  • 21. Dezember 2015 by peter

    The case for drag ‘n’ drop web design

    In the beginning, everyone designed in the browser. This is because we literally did not have any other options. A text editor and a browser were the only tools we had…


  • 16. Dezember 2015 by peter

    How to Write with your Brand’s Voice

    Businesses obsess over their visual brands. They spend days debating the typeface selection, but give no thought to the words.In most cases, a company will assign the …


  • 14. Dezember 2015 by peter

    The Best New Portfolio Sites, December 2015

    Nothing sells design work quite like a good portfolio.We’ve gone hunting for the latest portfolios to hit the Web. Here you’ll find some of the most exciting desig…


  • 12. Dezember 2015 by peter

    Understanding the value of ux

    I took this as a personal challenge — to help define the term UX Design in a clear and concise way that everyone was able to understand. I found this to be more diff…


  • 9. Dezember 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, december 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of startup apps and resources, educational resources, marketing tools, de…


  • 8. Dezember 2015 by peter

    How to be hired by the best clients

    Hiring a web designer is a bit of a minefield for a budding entrepreneur. Most are not particularly tech-savvy, and the idea of coding a basic site, let alone the impl…


  • 5. Dezember 2015 by peter

    The secrets to effective card-based design

    So you want to get on-trend with a card-style interface? That’s probably a great idea; cards are a popular and user-friendly option for all types of digital design o…


  • 3. Dezember 2015 by peter

    60+ fresh resources for designers, December 2015

    Here we are again with a cool collection of more than 60 fresh resources for you to download. You’ll find stacks of icons, tons of web development tools, new respons…


  • 2. Dezember 2015 by peter

    Flash is dead, long live Adobe Animate CC

    Alongside a host of new features for its CC applications, today Adobe has announced that it’s finally killing Flash…sort of.Flash is being repurposed as Animate CC…


  • 1. Dezember 2015 by peter

    How to design UX for millennials

    Ah, millennials. They’re coming of age and are estimated to have annual purchasing power of more than $200 billion by 2017. That’s very significant, especially whe…


  • 28. November 2015 by peter

    How we redesigned Youthletic.com

    Youthletic began as a repository of youth organization data, targeting both parents and organizations. For parents, the site was intended to be a one-stop-shop to sear…


  • 26. November 2015 by peter

    Building effective web design teams

    When you are just starting out in a web development business, it can be really tempting to try to handle most (if not all) of the work entirely by yourself. It’s not…


  • 25. November 2015 by peter

    The secret of web success: figure out what your us…

    We all want to give our users an optimal user experience; it has been one of the more recent pillars of web design. Most people equate good user experience with such s…


  • 23. November 2015 by peter

    How infinite scrolling breaks UX

    By now, users are more than familiar with infinite scrolling — the design technique that relentlessly keeps refreshing a page when you scroll down it.
    Sometime…


  • 21. November 2015 by peter

    What print design teaches us about UX

    Part of UX design, of course, is the written word, and how it is presented to the user. Print design was around long before the Internet, and it has permeated everyone…


  • 19. November 2015 by peter

    9 proven ways to enhance UX with microcopy

    Two words of microcopy can double a site’s sales or lead conversion numbers.Microcopy is more than just verbs on buttons. It’s the words that show someone how to s…


  • 18. November 2015 by peter

    Google+ undergoes huge redesign

    The ugly duckling of the social media world, Google+, has just undergone a significant redesign. Far more than a simple facelift, the social network has been entirely …


  • 17. November 2015 by peter

    Everything designers need to know about Foundation…

    Foundation 6 is almost ready to exit beta, and it’s better than its predecessors in nearly every conceivable way: it’s more streamlined, it’s simpler, and yet so…


  • 16. November 2015 by peter

    The latest UX challenge: designing for personaliza…

    Users want individual experiences when they interact with devices. From geolocation tools to voice activation systems that respond to a voice or call someone by name, …


  • 12. November 2015 by peter

    Can BPG replace JPG?

    BPG stands for Better Portable Graphics, and it’s a new image format, the aim of which is to replace JBut wait a second, there’s more: BPG also supports animation.…


  • 10. November 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, November 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of productivity apps, design plugins for Photoshop and Sketch, best pract…


  • 9. November 2015 by peter

    Keeping UX simple with anticipatory design

    With web users increasingly time-strapped and suffering from information overload, there’s definitely a sense of relief when encountering a site where “less is mor…


  • 7. November 2015 by peter

    How to perfect first-time UX in apps

    Somehow, we’ve come to accept the notion that digital technology is the answer to all of life’s problems. That conclusion has resulted in more and more app ideas, …


  • 5. November 2015 by peter

    How to design the perfect contact page

    The contact page of a website can make or break conversions. If your visitor has had a good experience up until the point of visiting the contact page (would they stil…


  • 3. November 2015 by peter

    What Netflix’s rebrand teaches us about responsi…

    Last week, streaming media service Netflix unveiled its new identity. Designed by New York-based agency Gretel the rebrand aims to unify the company’s output across …


  • 2. November 2015 by peter

    50+ fresh resources for designers, November 2015

    Here we are again with another month-worth of freebies for your enjoyment! Scroll down and you’ll find amazing icons, templates, mockups, themes, ui kits, fonts, lay…


  • 1. November 2015 by peter

    How to use balance in web design

    Achieving balance in web design takes some thinking, effort and skill, but it’s absolutely worth it. The great thing about balance, which can be applied to the broad…


  • 29. Oktober 2015 by peter

    101 best free fonts, fall 2015

    2015 continues to be a bumper year for type design, there have been literally hundreds of quality free fonts released so far this year with fresh designs being release…


  • 27. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Sketch 3.4 is released

    The UI designer’s tool of choice, Sketch, has just received a significant update. The version 3.4 release from Bohemian Coding includes dozens of new features, and e…


  • 26. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Working with writers: what designers need to know

    Writers don’t want designers to hate us, but we ‘get it’. Designers see us as defensive babies — that’s fair. You assume we’re only killing time until we s…


  • 23. Oktober 2015 by peter

    FontReach ranks the Web by font

    FontReach is a simple web app that scans the top 1,000,000 sites on the Web in order to rank font usage.Visit the site, enter the name of a typeface, and the site will…


  • 21. Oktober 2015 by peter

    How touch impacts UX

    Like most people, I manipulate objects with my hands every minute of every day giving it little to no thought. I used my fingers to type this post, I clicked on my mou…


  • 20. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Punched card coding: the secret of interactive ema…

    This is the dawn of interactive email. What if you could use image galleries in email, tabbed layouts, or multi page layouts? What if you could play a game, read a liv…


  • 16. Oktober 2015 by peter

    500px unveil a distinct new brand

    500px is one of the best photo communities on the Web, a great place to post images, and download unique stock. And to celebrate their sixth birthday, they’ve rolled…


  • 15. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Hurdle UX obstacles with design sprints

    If you’re in the process of creating a website or application, and run into a problem, it’s important to stop and take a step back. As well as looking beautiful an…


  • 13. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Will the Web like Facebook emojis?

    Announced late last week, the new Facebook experiment, dubbed “Reactions,” will let users express six different emotions that previously were neglected by the very…


  • 12. Oktober 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, October 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of startup resources, productivity tools, educational tools, freelancing …


  • 9. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Medium 2.0 launches with great features, and dread…

    Medium is just two years old; staggering considering that the site has redefined how we think about blogging. With an elegant editor, great dashboard tools, social con…


  • 7. Oktober 2015 by peter

    How to customize UX for mobile

    So what does psychology have to do with it? When it comes to user experience, almost everything.With so many device types and sizes and so many different ways to desig…


  • 5. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Adobe unveils a revolutionary UX design applicatio…

    Debuted today at their own MAX conference, Adobe have just unveiled a brand new design system that could revolutionize the way we work over the next few years.Codename…


  • 4. Oktober 2015 by peter

    50+ fresh resources for designers, October 2015

    Hello there! Here we are again with this amazing bunch of resources for your web and graphic design projects. Come and have a scuba dive around this ocean of unique fo…


  • 2. Oktober 2015 by peter

    Every website looks the same, and that’s ok

    Surely you’ve noticed by now that most websites for design agencies, designers, startups, or even products, and personal blogs all look a bit… similar. Even if you…


  • 1. Oktober 2015 by peter

    The Huffington Post debuts a bold new design

    The Huffington Post used yesterday’s Advertising Week event in New York to announce the first major redesign in its ten year history.The new design was produced in c…


  • 29. September 2015 by peter

    How to design forms that convert

    Web forms are the scourge of many a designer, and by extension, their clients.Forms play a vital role on any site because they’re how sites gather all-important info…


  • 26. September 2015 by peter

    12 e-commerce solutions for selling on mobile

    According to recent research published on Internet Retailer, mobile commerce now accounts for 30% of all U.S. e-commerce; and mobile commerce is expected to grow 2.58 …


  • 25. September 2015 by peter

    Do web designers really need to know UX?

    The short answer is “yes”, but it is not as straight forward as that; not all web designers need to be UX designers or UI designers, but they should all have some …


  • 23. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    99 Jokes Only Web Designers Will Understand

    From time to time, even web designers need a good joke to keep the humdrum away. We’re sure that you’ve seen some or all of these jokes already. What we did is com…


  • 23. September 2015 by peter

    Modern web layout with flexbox

    Let me say this first: flexbox is easy. Whether it’s because of early-adoption issues, or because we’ve learned to think in terms of floats and blocks, I often hea…


  • 23. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    Mobile SEO – Can You Optimize For User Experienc…

    Unlike many years ago, you can’t just be satisfied to only meet your needs in today’s web environment. Instead, you need to please two factors equally: the user an…


  • 21. September 2015 by peter

    How directional cues maximize UX and boost convers…

    If there’s a common question that web designers ask themselves, it’s usually: How can I improve user experience? User experience is always front and center—or at…


  • 21. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    Top Web Design Layout Trends of 2015 Explained

    Find out what are the top layout trends from 2015 you must use in your web designs.


  • 19. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    Why Learning JavaScript and CSS Won’t Make You t…

    Looking at the headline, you might do a double-take and exclaim, ”Say what?!?” ”Are you kidding?” JavaScript and CSS are two of the foundations…


  • 18. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    17 Incredible Free Fonts From 2015 For Your Web De…

    Fonts make up ninety-five percent of design making it a very essential and crucial element. Fonts, like action, speak louder than the content you put. Therefore, it i…


  • 17. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    50 Books Web Designers Should Read

    Learning is constant. As web design professionals, you have to be constantly in the know about the latest trends and technologies in web design. Aside from those skill…


  • 17. September 2015 by Dainis Graveris

    80+ Free Web Design Resources You Thought Didn’t…

    Let’s face it: no matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web designing, you cannot come up with the best web page design if you don’t have the right tool…