Tips & Resources for Enhanced Checkout Forms

by Jake Rocheleau

March 31, 2015 in UI Design

eCommerce websites are some of the most complicated and time-intensive projects. Each design requires many page styles like the products listing, single product page, user profile, and naturally the shopping cart. Adding onto the project is a concern of security, and just building a single eCommerce site can be quite draining and very stressful. But when you approach the whole design from a user experience perspective ideas tend to make a little more sense.

I’ve put together a few guidelines and free resources for enhanced checkout forms. These should prove useful on any website including responsive layouts. Checkout pages are certainly detailed but not overwhelming. Once you learn how to organize content the presentation becomes like second nature. Regular checkout forms work – enhanced checkout forms work even better.

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Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Instant Messaging Chat iPhone App UI

by Jake Rocheleau

March 22, 2015 in Freebies

Do you love building mobile apps and working with pretty pixels? Are you an Apple fan who also enjoys free design resources? Assuming you answered yes to these rhetorical questions, you’re gonna love this new freebie released exclusively on DesignMag. This free iOS 8 IM/Chat Application follows the iPhone 6 screen dimensions and design guidelines. The PSD is completely free to download and edit for any project, personal or otherwise.

digimag - freebie psd iphone 6 ios8 chat app ui

All of the icons are vector-based which means they’re scalable to any size. Plus you can edit the vector paths to reshape everything! The fonts are all typical Apple fonts along with the Google Webfont Montserrat. Everything in this PSD is flexible and really easy to customize. Scroll down to check out the fullsize preview(750×1334 retina).

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Introduction to Grid-Based Typography in Web Design

by Jake Rocheleau

March 16, 2015 in Typography

What do math teachers and city planners have in common aside from indispensable yet low-compensating jobs? A love for grids, of course! This is one of those special topics that seems really important because it is really important but still doesn’t get enough attention. It’s on par with balancing a checkbook and learning to properly mimic funny accents.

grid typography styles book glyphs lettering

Thankfully grids can be useful to many career paths outside of mathematics and architecture. I want to focus on the benefits of grid structure when it comes to designing web typography. A typical layout often uses many small blocks of text which are crucial to a good user experience. This post should offer some introductory ideas for designers who want to create better websites focusing on organized typography.

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Web designers: Generate income easily with Stamplia, the email templates marketplace

by iulian

March 10, 2015 in Sponsored

As a web designer your mission is to create hight-quality design. The problem is that you’re out of time.

Nowadays, web designers spend most of their time on finding customers and less on honing their craft. Working directly with a client usually means insufficient time to perfect designs and having to deal with demands that aren’t always clear and that can sometimes change in the middle of the project.

Luckily, there’s another way. Stamplia is a marketplace for email templates that provides web designers with a way to get sales and increase revenue easily.

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