Want to be a great designer? Start with these resources and tools

by iulian

August 13, 2014 in Resources

You’ve probably noticed that no two projects are alike – nor are there two web designers with the same skills, preferences, and opinions. However, despite their uniqueness, chances are most designers have one thing in common: They all think they know the best resources for online materials for their websites.! Today I’ll be sharing with you the tools that every good web designer needs to be successful, from web builder templates to images, stock photos, fonts and icons, all the way to project management tools, Photoshop to HTML conversion services, and even e-commerce solutions. So sit back, relax, and learn what awesome tools are available to you, most at little to no charge.

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ALLYOU

allyou

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Freebie PSD: Minimalist Single-Page Portfolio Mockup

by Jake Rocheleau

August 11, 2014 in Freebies

Some say that less is more, but critics will often disagree. Yet how do you explain the success of Google, chihuahuas, or Gary Coleman? This minimalist rule can be applied to single-page websites that require a very small yet detailed amount of information. Landing pages & portfolios often work best. This PSD freebie is a […]

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Tips for Designing a Beautiful Single-Page Portfolio Website

by Jake Rocheleau

July 22, 2014 in Business/Freelance

Many trends in general web design can also be applied to single page layouts. But there are some unique features to the lone webpage which can add more flavor into a design. Like most of the web design field, common sense and user experience always trumps inessential creative ideas.

But that doesn’t mean anybody can just understand the best techniques for creating a single page design. In this post I’d like to share a few ideas on how to create usable, tactile portfolios with content featured on a single page. Mobile users are growing rapidly so you have to be thinking about clickable and swipeable interfaces at all times.

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35 Mobile Responsive Portfolio Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

July 17, 2014 in Inspiration

A portfolio is used to showcase your creative work to anyone with Internet access. The goal is to present your talent front & center making it easy to navigate. Responsive layouts will look stunning on any device allowing visitors to can check out your work from their laptop, tablet, or even smartphone.

It’s tough to build a naturally responsive layout without a bit of practice. You want to understand which traits work best and how people normally interact with your website. This gallery includes 35 outstanding examples of fully-responsive portfolio website designs. Take a look over this collection and see if you notice any repeating trends. UI Patterns may help you identify solutions when designing your own portfolio.

GoodBytes

goodbytes professional web design development

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