There are many WordPress themes, page building tools, design element sources, and related services on the market today. With eachContinue Reading
A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers. You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Webdesigner News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.
There are many excellent multipurpose WordPress theme choices on the market today, but those listed below tend to stand out among their peers due in part to their multiple features, including more than a few features the majority of themes are, in one way or another, lacking. Several of the themes listed below have just entered the marketplace, but they have nevertheless managed to compile a number of excellent reviews and ratings in a short time. Nearly every theme on this list is worth a look, no matter what you are focusing on, such as blogging, WooCommerce, or a nonprofit site. Browse the list and tell us what you think. If you don’t see what you want, come back a little later.The X WordPress theme is by far the most versatile theme on the market today. Powerful might be an even more appropriate description. You can choose among multiple, unique designs from four available stacks. X is the fastest selling WordPress theme on the market today, and by most accounts, it is the best theme as well. A Version 4 release is imminent, and once it becomes available, the X-standard for versatility and excellence for WordPress themes, which is already higher than most competitors can hope to attain, will no doubt be set even higher.Moreover, a new major update is planned to go live a couple of weeks after version 4 will be released.
The significance of a portfolio website cannot be overstated. Everyone has access to the Internet and you never know who's looking at your work. This is the best reason to ensure you have an excellent design showcasing your most powerful work. In the past I've covered more general portfolio designs which should prove useful to a wide array of designers.
In this gallery I want to put a direct focus on photography portfolio websites. The goal is to naturally showcase photographic and/or cinematographic talents in project work. As you examine different portfolios you'll gain a level of perspicacity which makes the design process a whole lot smoother. Take a look over these photography portfolio sites to see if you can pinpoint any recurring themes or design trends.
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.