30 Beautiful Nature Inspired Web Designs

Let’s start the week off with some nice inspiration from mother nature. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring! Enjoy this collection of 30 nature inspired web designs.

You might also want to check out the posts below from our archives:

600+ Nature Brushes For Photoshop
35+ Inspriational Photos of Nature

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28 Bar & Grill Restaurant Website Layouts

A recognizable online presence should be one of the top priorities for any new restaurant. Patrons and new customers alike both prefer to find information about restaurants from the comfort of their desk, couch, or doctor’s waiting room. In the past we’ve covered food-related sites but haven’t been focused on specific types of food. This […]

32 Detailed Text Effect Tutorials for Photoshop

The best way to learn Photoshop is to push the boundaries of your knowledge. If you don’t know the basic tools then it can be difficult to get started. But true learning occurs with practical real-world application of skills by creating unique projects from scratch.

30 Illustrator Tutorials for User Interface Designers

With such an abundance of free Photoshop tutorials online many UI designers tend to ignore the benefits of Adobe Illustrator. Vector workflow is one of the best methods for creating full-scale website mockups, icons, mobile apps, and really anything related to interface design.

Each of the following tutorials focuses directly on interface design from the perspective of vector shapes. With practice and repetition you’ll be able to master Adobe Illustrator and outperform yourself in just a few months’ time. Check out these examples and see which ones catch your attention. Remember that progress occurs over time so you’ll always want to push yourself into new areas whenever possible.

Weather App Design for iOS

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33 Interior Design & Decorating Agency Websites

Interior design agencies provide in-demand services just like digital design or marketing agencies. Business and residential clients often hire professionals to help them decorate and renovate rooms based on architecture and space constraints. Even though this type of work is physical, interior design agencies still need a digital online presence to attract new customers and offer a professional view of the company.

This gallery focuses on 33 brilliant examples of interior design & decorating agency website layouts. Some agencies are smaller with a team of 1-2 people while others can be much larger employing 10+ people. These websites are often very clean and provide great conceptual ideas for agencies of any variety.

KMID

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Your Stop For Black Friday Development Deals Is Right Here

For all of you out there surfing for the perfect Black Friday deal we bring you the most amazing deals for web development tools you’ll find anywhere. Take a breather and have a look.

1. X by Themeco

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We’ve always been accustomed with the very best releases from Themeco and now they’ve done it yet again with the new 3.0 release. Their one and only X theme is all the rage when it comes to flexibility, aesthetics, functionality and good taste. Moreover, it comes with four different stacks that allow you to select from multiple designs with just the click of a mouse. The Integrity stack astonishes with clean and elegant lines, thus being best suited for business or creative sites. The Renew stack rocks the trendy flat design and goes perfectly well with creative personalities and websites. The modern blogging networks inspired Icon, a stack with a minimal style that can be customized to suit all preferences. Lastly, if you want to create cool magazine or newspaper sites, choose the Ethos stack. What’s really amazing about Themeco is that they’ve come up with an unsurpassable offer: if you purchase one Themeco X license for your projects, with each purchase you make you will get all stacks, the Live Previewer and many more benefits: the 3.0 release comes with new extensions as well as beautiful WordPress plugins which excel in functionality (for example e-mail integration with MailChimp and marketing tools such as video lock and content dock). Check out all the perks by clicking the link below.

Link for offer: http://theme.co/x/

200 Portfolio Sites for Web Design Inspiration

Designers and developers are growing in numbers and plenty of these folks have outstanding portfolios. The common advantage of the Internet is that anybody from anywhere in the world can check out your projects during any time of the day! If you wish to land more freelance work then I would recommend taking a peek at your current portfolio to see if anything could be updated.

And to help with building ideas for your own website, I have collected 200 various portfolios of graphics designers, developers, writers, and other digital creatives. This is a massive showcase gallery full of design inspiration for unique portfolio layouts. I strived to include only designs which really change things up from the typical portfolio website templates. Plus in addition to these design examples, I would love to read other people’s thoughts on how to build a great portfolio site in the comments section.

Lean UX – How to Apply Lean Principles to User Experience Design

The process of putting together a good user experience design has always been talked about as a deliverables-based practice where bureaucracy, specification documents, wireframes, mockups and site maps took the center stage. This deliverable based practice, meaning that everything, each step of the process, has to be delivered with proper timing and documentation, witch often demands a lot of time and creates a lot of waste (something that won’t be used in the working product). Fast forward to times where the web changes quickly than we would like to, and times where we have to make sure our users get what they need, and the process of ux design has to evolve too. Enter the Lean UX practice, which allow us to remove waste from the UX design process while letting designers focus on what works instead of having them worrying about features and documents.