Posts by Jake Rocheleau

33 Interior Design & Decorating Agency Websites

by Jake Rocheleau

January 12, 2015 in Designer Showcase

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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Tips for Powerful Photography in Web Design Mockups

by Jake Rocheleau

January 8, 2015 in Web Design

Arguably one of the most important stages of a website design is the mockup phase. Building upon a general wireframe is quite detailed because you need to think about composition and specific user interface elements. Including photographs in a website mockup is one way to encapsulate a specific tone or style of content. When done properly it looks outstanding; When done improperly it looks puerile and inefficacious.

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In this post I’d like to share a few tips for composing websites with the use of stunning photography. While the quality of a photo itself is exceptionally important you must also consider placement and direction. Photography in web design should add to the overall company image or add to some pieces of content on the page. Along with these tips browse through some related photography websites to get ideas for your own mockups.

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Freebie PSD: iOS 8 To-Do List iPhone App UI

by Jake Rocheleau

December 29, 2014 in Freebies

To-do list apps are very popular because of their pragmatic application to everyday life. They’re also fun to build and design offering plenty of room for ingenuity. So for my love of task management I created this free iOS 8 mobile app UI PSD exclusive to DesignM.ag readers. It focuses on a clean user experience with simple iOS 8 line icons. The design utilizes a dark color scheme to deviate from other common task management applications.

featured preview - ios8 iphone todo tasks app ui psd

The freebie was created giving prominence to the simple flat design style of iOS 8. It uses a tab bar along with some basic icons in the header section. I chose a dark interface because it seems easier on the eyes with a more comfortable level of contrast. All of the elements are editable and free to manipulate at your whim.

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Modern Interface Patterns for Mobile Application Design

by Jake Rocheleau

December 21, 2014 in design

There are now more app developers than we have ever seen in the short history of smartphone devices. Google’s newest Android OS coupled with Apple’s advancing technology makes for a force to be reckoned with. Although mobile interfaces can borrow traits from the web, they can’t be perfectly emulated because mobile apps rely on touch-based interactions.

I want to share a few mobile interface patterns to help designers craft purposeful applications that run smooth and behave as expected. This is no easy task and it requires a lot of practice to figure out the best methods for any individual application. But I suggest looking for these interfaces in other applications to determine how they feel and behave on a typical device.

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