design, Inspiration

23 Flat Design iPhone Apps

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

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

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

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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30+ Abstract Brushes and Patterns

A good piece of art always contains the aspect of attraction, which provides the initial prompt of glances from potential onlookers. But a great piece of art is able to capture and compel their gaze to linger for that extra span of time. Every true artist shoots to achieve this secondary level of interest, but few know the techniques to use to create that deeper level of interest. Adding texture to various aspects of your designs is an easy way to do this quickly and effectively through the use of Photoshop brushes and patterns.

So we’ve put together a list of more than 30 brushes and patterns that you can add to your text, backgrounds, or other digital art layers in your composition to add interest and intrigue to your designs. And when your goal is to stand out, what works better than to use abstract designs?

Check It Out! Our 30+ Top Freebies for Abstract Brushes and Patterns

Make your designs “pop” with this Dot Splatter Brush
Dot Splatter Brush

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20 Best Responsive Web Designs

A website is considered responsive when it is designed in such a way so that the viewers can read the content of the website, navigate through it with easy from different kinds of devices like Android phones or Smartphones, computers, tablets and other such gadgets. Since the number of mobile internet users are increasing at a fast pace, the webmasters should also take some serious steps to provide the browser with the best experience so that they take the initiative to come back to your site time and again.

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design, Resources

Tips for Improving Your CSS Code Comments

Building a CSS stylesheet is not often the most difficult task when constructing a website. However putting together readable styles which still make sense months down the road may be a challenge. Web developers often get lazy and struggle to keep their documents organized.

featured photo css code comments and stylesheets

Thankfully there are some easy steps you can take to build your stylesheets with a very clean codebase. In this article I would like to introduce some ideas for writing clean CSS comments in your code. Commenting is a useful practice not just when coming back to your own files in the future, but also for other developers who are picking up your work. Play around with just a couple of these techniques and you will certainly notice a difference in the readability of your stylesheets.

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