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20 Animated Icons from Animaticons
Animation is tipped to be one of the biggest web design trends for 2016, especially micro-animations on UI elements and icons. So we’re delighted to bring you this exclusive set of animated icons from Animaticons. (Download)
Allergy Info Cosmetic & Food Icons
A set of 36 clean and modern cosmetic and food icons carefully crafted by Vandelay Design available in AI, EPS, PSD, SVG, PNG. (Download)
Apple Watch Stainless Steel Mockup
A realistic Apple Watch stainless mockup including Photoshop smart objects to easily replace screens. Free PSD released by Anders Jildén. (Download)
Butler is a free serif font inspired by Dala Floda & the amazing Bodoni family. It includes 14 weights and it is ideal for posters, big titles, books & fancy stuff. Designed by Fabian De Smet. (Download)
September is a free font inspired by old school knuckles tattoos. Designed and released by Borja Fernández. (Download)
Zoom UI Kit
Zoom is a UI kit that you can use to create awesome landing pages for showcasing mobile apps. Free PSD released on UIMint. (Download)
9 Things We Learned About Design in 2015
2015 is nearly over, but what have we learned? For the creatives at digital transformation agency TH_NK the answer is quite a bit, actually – and they’d like to share their newfound knowledge with the community.
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When Native Apps Don’t Make Sense
I’m not going to download Gap’s native app just to shop there every Christmas. I’m also not going to download the American Eagle Outfitters app because I buy a gift card there once a year for my sister.
I’m not even remotely invested enough in these brands to download their native apps. That’s space that I could be filling with pictures and videos of my kid and my puppy.
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The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015
2015 saw Apple’s design criticized, designing beyond the web & mobile screen, even more prototyping tools (including sneak peaks from Adobe), and it seemed everyone started UX podcasts.
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User Goals vs. Business Goals: Finding the UX Tipping Point
Design is about solving problems, and beautiful design comes from function just as much as aesthetic. As digital marketing becomes more understood, marketing, sales, and other “business” departments are spilling over into design and user experience roles.
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What You Need to Know About Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs)
You may have heard the term “AMPs” thrown around lately. What exactly are Accelerated Mobile Pages, what do they mean for search, and how can you prepare for it all? Will Critchlow and Tom Anthony of Distilled lay out all the important details.
Understanding the Value of UX
If you are at all involved with any type of online business, you have most likely seen the term UX Design used and abused. You’ve probably heard people try to explain what it is with colorful metaphors, that may be entertaining, but fail to really explain how UX Design serves the user.
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Don’t Overdo Web Design Trends on Your E-Commerce Site
The “rules” for e-commerce design can run contrary to what designers want to do. While minimalism, streamlined interfaces and limited text and messaging are commonly associated with some of today’s best design projects, they aren’t as practical on a retail site.
How to Prevent Flat Designs from Falling Flat
Flat design made a huge splash in the web world back in 2013 with the release of iOS 7 and it’s been steadily gaining steam and a surprising amount of variation since then.
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The 15 Most Beautifully Designed Apps of 2015
It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.
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Designing the Future of Banking
It started with the idea of redesigning the iOS navigation. We wanted to move from a hamburger menu to a tab bar, so we could make the navigation even more simple.
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The 4 Top Colour Trends for 2016
Studies have shown that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on colour alone, so choosing the right one can be crucial – which means you need to know 2016’s top colour trends, whether you use them or not.
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