12 Apr 2013
in apple, apps, Design, Ipad apps, User experience Tags: apple, design mania, Ipad apps, Map, Mobile apps, UX design
Designing Mobile Apps, Where to Start?
Mobile Design is an area of design that started to develop and evolve a couple of years ago. With the launch of the iPhone and the App Store in 2008, the development of mobile applications started to become a more interesting market, since there was finally good mobile hardware and ecosystem. Read More
Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users
Microsoft has rolled out a new visualization feature for Excel called GeoFlow. It’s definitely pretty, and if you’re using Windows and trying to track activity over space and time, it might be useful, too. Read More
Twitter Music App is Launching Friday
Get ready to rock. Twitter is about to launch its long-rumored standalone music app Friday, according to a report. The app’s existence was rapidly becoming one of the worst-kept secrets in social media, especially after American Idol host Ryan Seacrest randomly tweeted about its existence earlier Thursday. Read More
App of the Day
With its gorgeous interface and game changing engine, it’s easy to see why Procreate is one of the hottest iPad apps available today. Whether storyboarding the next Hollywood blockbuster, illustrating a children’s book, or just having fun, Procreate will put you into a league of your own. Read More
14 Nov 2011
in Branding, christmas, Creative Resume, Design, design mania, design resources, Icons, Logo design, Photography, PSD Tags: Christmas Icons, Creative Resume, design mania, Free PSD, Icons, inspiration, Logo design, Logo trends 2011, Photography, Resources
Forced Perspective Photography
When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. Photography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of our past work. Here we talking about photography of Specific form named as “Forced Perspective Photography” which I find usually amaze me. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment and perfect timing.
Christmas snow globe icon (PSD)
Christmas Snow globe icon
Friends, as the Christmas season is oncoming, I am excited to release this beautiful Christmas snow globe icon in Photoshop format. This realistic illustration can be used as icon for your Christmas related web and graphic projects. The download comes with 3 PSD files each tweaked to fit on white, red and blue backgrounds. All the layers in the PSD files are full vector shape layers, so this means you can resize it to any resolution without losing quality.
10 Beautiful Resume HTML Templates
Beautifuk Resume in HTML
10 Beautiful Resume HTML Templates Posted November 8th, 2011 in Inspiration by Eko S A resume is a place to summarizing your life experiences, and you needs a resume which should represent your abilities in such a beautiful and inspiring way. However, today you are no longer limited our resume to text on a a piece of paper. You have the opportunity to be much more creative with how you present yourself to interviewers, so why not make use of it.
2011 Logo Design Trends
Logo design Trends 2011
Every year, it’s worth noting that this is a report on trends, not a recipe book of styles. It is also not a finite list: There are other valid trends out there that are not mentioned here.The report should serve you as an ongoing view of where logo design is headed. The word “trends” in itself can have a very negative cast, but in truth, trends aren’t bad. They reveal our growth. It’s our take on them that allows us to move even further forward.
20 Jul 2011
in Design, design mania, Ipad apps, Iphone apps, iPhone4, Photography, Print Design, Typography, UI design, User experience Tags: Appstore, color, creative thoughts, design mania, inspiration, Ipad apps, Iphone app, iPhone4, Print Design, Typography
30 Excellent iPad App Interfaces
iPad, often called a revolutionary device, came to the design industry with new possibilities for designers to show off what they can create for this modern gadget. There are no doubts that apps for Apple iPad look beautiful and stunning. Multi-touch and other modern technologies allow users to actually feel the designs. In this post, you will find 30 excellent designed iPad app interface examples. Read more
Typography in Print Media Advertisements
Choosing the proper type for a project is really important since we need to think about the message we want to communicate, the “consumer” we want to reach and the tone we want to impress. We can have serious type for a serious message and funny type for something more humorous. Combining the right typography with nice elements, colors and shapes will get you a really nice result. Read more
Is a color just a color?
For centuries color has been used to provide distinction between classes, businesses, kings, courts and everything else in between. So what exactly is in a color? Does it matter that purple has been used in connotations with royalty?Does it matter that most fast food places logos are red to stimulate your appetite? So a color is a color right? Not exactly. Read more
20 iPhone apps to help you create amazing photographs
With the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, iPhoneography, a new art form for photography was born.Developers have been working fast and furiously to keep up with the frenzy of interest with apps that are moving photography to a new level. Read more
21 Mar 2011
in apple, design mania, Interface Guidelines, Iphone, Iphone apps, Iphone3G, iPhone4, Mytax india Tags: apple, Appstore, design mania, Iphone, Iphone app, Iphone apps, iPhone4, Mytax india
Our iphone app, Mytax India is #1 in Indian app store in finance category. we are getting a lot of mails and reviews from users. Everybody says one thing in common, and that our app is really easy to use. As a UI designer who participated in this project i would like to share some interesting things, like how we started and designed the UI.
When Mr. Y came up with an app idea of calculating tax, our mission was very clear,”To help individuals to calculate their tax liability and plan on their investments effectively using a simple application.”
I am a lazy goose who hates calculation and calculating Tax is herculean task for me. I am bad at remembering numbers too. So my intention was very clear from first stage of discussions. The user should be able to use without typing and should be more user-friendly than a math app. We wanted it to be easy to use and understand each and every splits..
I believe in the UI design theory “please, DONT MAKE ME THINK
” and i like story telling in whatever i do.
so i started scratching on paper. Actually i drew more than ten different styles of presenting this app. We needed all the data in one single screen. It was challenging in 320×480 pixel place.
we split our UI in three parts – the bottom two parts are called income and investments. A user can use either keyboard or tap on add and subtract button or slide on slider to enter his figure. The second one is investments. We again split that part into six. each part indicated as an icon which can easily understand. The question mark icon will give you a complete idea on investments.
There are so many apps in which you kinda enter some numbers and it gives back a PLAIN number answers. We wanted to do it in an animated / interesting way. we thought about a glass of water which grows, graphs and all blah blah. at last we got an idea about coins. That was a turning point in designing. the developing geeks did an excellent effort and made it extraordinary. so in one page a user can understand all things. we knew that our users will be enjoy this and that set our app apart from others. The page TAXSPLITS page i got inspired from abacus. again our developers made it really nice.
The developer team really supported the design team to make all our crazy visuals convert in to reality. Its a free app very useful for all Indian iPhone users…
Have you seen it? please check it out. let me know what you think..
31 Jan 2011
in creative thoughts, Design blog, design mania, design resources, HTML5, Posters, Typography, web design Tags: creative thoughts, design mania, HTML5, inspiration, Typography, web design
Fun & Clever Examples of HTML5
HTML5 is here to stay and it IS the new standard. We’ve done some cool round-ups on here before that give several great examples of new sites made with HTML5. Instead of a repeat performance I thought I’d hunt down a few examples that are a bit out there on the edges, showing off some of the cool new things you can do with HTML5. A few of them have been around for a while but I’ve made sure to include a few new ones too. And some that, though subtle, show a keen use of design given some new native abilities.
Electrifying and Colorful Typography Poster Designs
Lets share with you some electrifying and amazing poster designs for your inspiration and boost your creativity. I compile some of the awesome work and the use of color and typography in these posters is mind blowing and worth to watch. The mixture of illustrations, bright and bold colors and the typography make these posters kind of unique and special. Great resource of graphic design and you can fetch bundle of ideas to design posters.
Are You An Armchair Creative?
As creative professionals, we pride ourselves on doing — making ideas happen — instead of passively consuming, like the couch potatoes with their remote controls. As Jakob Nielson said, television is “lean back” media, and we prefer the “lean forward” experience creating something with our computer
Starting A Web Design Business
If you don’t like the idea of working for somebody else and you’re quite attracted to idea of world domination then starting a web design business might be right up your alley. Unfortunately though, contrary to popular speculation, it’s not an easy ride. In fact it’s probably the number one most difficult path which you could choose to follow in this industry.
02 Dec 2010
in Design, Design blog, design mania, design resources, Photography, Portfolio Designs, Tutorials, Typography, web design Tags: creative thoughts, design mania, inspiration, Photography, Portfolio Designs, Resources, web design
The Word Art of Juan Osborne
“A picture is worth a thousand words’. We’re sure you’ve heard this expression a million times before, but you probably have not quite ‘seen’ it yet…Juan Osborne is a Spanish architect and designer, that has literally taken this expression and created stunning art with this concept. His amazing compositions are made up of words, literally thousands of words!
Mind Blowing Showcase of Glamour & Beauty With a Sense of Creativity
Glamour photography is a genre of photography whereby the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in a romantic or sexually alluring way. The subjects may be fully clothed or seminude but glamour photography stops short of deliberately arousing the viewer and being hardcore pornography.
Modern Element Trends In Magazine-Styled Webdesign Of 2010
Many web designers today are moving away from the traditional layout of a website. One of the layouts that are in trend today is magazine or news style of website. Magazine-styled website offer good usability, clean typography, and professional interface.
20 Creative Web Portfolio Designs Of 2010 From deviantart
Every one love Web Design and giving inspirational designs to others. I think this can be show by portfolio web designs because this is the way where you can represent your work and about yourself with beautiful textures, colors and have creative user interface.
09 Nov 2010
in advertising, Branding, creative thoughts, Design, Design blog, design mania, design resources, Portfolio Designs, web design Tags: backgrounds, creative thoughts, design mania, inspiration, Resources, Useful PSD Files, web design, web designs agencies
Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design
A trend in web design that has been popular for a while, and still seems to be gaining momentum, is the use of big background images. It’s an easy and effective way to add lots of interest to a design and set the overall tone with one photo or illustration.
Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website
So you’ve just launched your website. The only thing left now is to start creating content and arranging for some promotion, right? Well, not so fast. You first have to do several things to ensure that your site is set up properly and ready for the public. Here are a few things you should do right after launching a website
30 best web designs agencies around the world
It is why I decide today to let you discover what I found; also, find now the selection of the 30 most beautiful, efficient and original companies websites..
Stunning & Useful PSD Files & Resources
We are going to share with you above 35 useful and handy psd files and resources for free download. Its a mixture of various graphics components and files made available in photoshop psd file.
11 Oct 2010
in advertising, Branding, creative Ads, Design, design mania, Minimal design, Photography, Tutorials, User experience, web design, Web interface Tags: advertising, design mania, Minimal design, Print Media Advertisments, web design
Inspiring Advertisement Designs
Advertisements can be dull and boring, or they can stand out with their own unique flare. In this post I will be sharing 20 inspiring advertisement designs that step outside the normal boundaries.
Fresh Examples of Minimal Web Design
There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and minimal website. A design with few elements representing something. The saying “less is more”, even though somewhat cliche, couldn’t be more true.
Excellent Photography-Related Tutorials
With the advent of affordable digital cameras and photo-editing software such as Photoshop, what used to be an expensive profession is more and more accessible to casual individuals.
Can Experience be Designed?
Do experience designers shape how users feel or do they shape with respect to how users feel? A small but important nuance. Did you catch it? No?
22 Sep 2010
Must Know Usability Tips for Web Designers
The hot topic in design news is all about usability. Developers must concern themselves with properly functioning interfaces and applications via the web. However as designers we must tackle projects from a different angle, trying to design beautiful webpages which also run smoothly from a user’s standpoint.
Roundup of Free & Exclusive Social Media Icon Sets
We gather for you free and absolutely fresh social media and other design related icon sets for download. Blogs on the web release and offer free icons for free download and with commercial license. These icons are very handy and useful in any design related project or whatever you want to design.
Limitations Are An Opportunity
Planning, sketching, and building are a big part of the architecture process here in the Meier workshop: Every new hire goes through a prototyping bootcamp, doing a six-month stint in the model shop as a rite of passage. Meier stresses the importance of scale, space, and light – elements that can only be grasped by stepping away from the computer and creating a truly tangible object.
14 Sep 2010
As many of you right now, the <canvas> element is one of the most popular additions to the HTML5 standards. It is widely supported by popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera (Internet Explorer supports it in their IE9 beta version). This guide will explore the use of HTML5’s <canvas> element through a fun example: bouncing a blue ball around.
Simple Ways to Get Paid More by Clients
As freelancers, we all want to make more money. But freelancing doesn’t scale, so there’s always a ceiling. There’s a limit as to how many clients you can take on, right? So how do you make more money, if you can’t or don’t want to take on more clients?
Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques
Wherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web.
Generative Digital Art: Tutorials and Inspiration
Generative art is a sort of blanket term for any sort of art which is created or composed using algorithmic or random processes, such as Brian Eno‘s 77 Million Paintings, which composites Eno’s visual art in such a way that there are literally 77 million possible combinations.