23 Flat Design iPhone Apps

by Brant Wilson
on April 18, 2013

in design Inspiration

Flat design is becoming increasingly popular in the design and development space. When we say “flat” we are referring to the minimalist approach to design. We remove borders, shadows, variants, 3d elements to come up with a very clean simple and flat design. Minimal design has been popular for a while and it seems that flat conceptual working is taking that to next level. In this post we have put together some beautiful iPhone applications with flat design. If you like these designs you might also want to check out our previous post below.

30 Beautiful iPhone Application Websites

34 Incredible Brand New iPhone and iPad App Icons

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Swift Web Development Techniques for Startup Landing Pages

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 14, 2013

in design

When launching a new startup online you need to consider the features which will draw attention. Visitors can often be easily distracted when browsing the Internet. So ask yourself what value does your page really offer to the average visitor? Developers should think about these topics from a user experience point-of-view. Then the process of constructing usable website layouts should be a whole lot simpler.

I want to use this article for sharing a few tips and techniques on building startup landing pages. The process is not easy and doesn’t provide any foolproof method. Interesting features will change based on the type of service or product you are selling. But I do not think these generic models are too overbearing after you work out the kinks fitted into each design.

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15 Tips to Create Better Images in Photoshop

by Brant Wilson
on April 2, 2013

in design

Photo editing can be real hard work if you are not familiar with the software you’re using. It’s important to have the software that’s tested and proven to create professional looking images and there’s no better software out there right now that can compete with Photoshop. Many professional photographers and editors have used Photoshop and even amateur photographers now know how to use it. With this program, you can create wonderful digital images and make a boring photo into something that you would want to hang on your wall.

Make sure you familiarize yourself first with Photoshop to get the hang of how it works. Play around with it, try out different tools and see what they can do to your photo. Soon you will learn what these tools are intended for and you can be as creative as you want and add different designs to your photos. The choices are endless really and Photoshop is the best tool you can find.

Here are the 15 tips you can try to create better images in Photoshop. Give them a try and find which ones of these tips will work best for the type of image you have and what result you have in mind.

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Studying User Experience Trends in Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 14, 2013

in design

As a web designer you always want to stay on top of the latest ideologies. User experience design is the process of building around what the user needs to do. You have to consider specific reasons for why users are coming to your website in the first place. And the goal is to build a layout which is ease to use, easy to navigate, and provides quick access to the most important information.

In this article I would like to share a few ideas for studying UX trends among other websites. While browsing the Internet you should consider these ideas and pinpoint good design vs bad design. As you understand what to do(and what not to do), the planning process will be a lot easier. And building a usable website will follow an understanding between what your users need and how they interact with a typical webpage.

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