Designing A Realistic Chronograph Watch In Sketch

October 5, 2017
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If you’re into wristwatches, like me, and are also a fan of the Sketch app (or just want to get better at it), then this is the tutorial for you. In it, you will learn how to create a very realistic and detailed vector illustration of a watch using basic shapes, layer styles and cool Sketch functions such as “Rotate Copies” and “Make Grid.”

Designing A Realistic Chronograph Watch In Sketch

You’ll learn how to apply multiple shadows and how to use gradients, and you will see how objects can be rotated and duplicated in special ways. No bitmap images will be used, which means you will be able to easily adapt the final image to different sizes and resolutions.

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Minimalistic Design With Large Impact: Functional Minimalism For Web Design

October 4, 2017
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As web design focuses more and more on good user experience, designers need to create the most usable and attractive websites possible. Carefully applied minimalist principles can help designers make attractive and effective websites with fewer elements, simplifying and improving users’ interactions.

Minimal Design With Large Impact: Functional Minimalism For Web Design

In this article, I will discuss some examples of minimalism in web design, things to consider when designing minimalist interfaces, and explain why sometimes “less is more”. If you’d like to get more creative with your own designs, you can download and test Adobe XD, and get started right away.

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Best Online Courses & Video Tutorials For Learning Adobe Illustrator

October 2, 2017
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Every professional designer should know Illustrator. It’s used in pretty much every area from print to digital illustration, web design, icon design, you name it. We covered a detailed intro to…

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Non-Disclosure Agreements For Developers: What To Know Before You Sign

October 2, 2017
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Most days, your goal as a developer is to design, develop and program awesome software. However, part of the job is also finding new clients, and you don’t want to be caught off guard by unexpected legal documents that come up while you’re establishing new clients.

Non-Disclosure Agreements For Developers: What To Know Before You Sign

The most common legal document you will be asked to sign when working on a website or app is a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). If you’re not sure whether to sign an NDA as a developer, this article will guide you to make an educated decision.

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Free October Wallpaper

September 30, 2017
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Our October wallpaper features a beautiful autumn vector set and the cute (& free) Buttercup font. Due to numerous requests, we’ll now be including two files per device–one with the calendar and one without the calendar so you can use the option you prefer. Enjoy! For personal use only.  

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Pumpkins, Spooky Fellows And Fall Inspiration For Your Desktop (October 2017 Edition)

September 30, 2017
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Bright, colorful leaves, rainy days, Halloween. That’s October — at least if you’re living in the Northern hemisphere. To provide you with some fresh inspiration even when the weather is gray, artists and designers from across the globe once again challenged their creative skills to design beautiful, one-of-a-kind (and this time around also spooky) wallpapers for you to indulge in.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars October 2017

This monthly wallpapers mission has been going on for nine years already, and we are very thankful to everyone who has and still is contributing to it each month anew. The wallpapers in this collection all come in versions with and without a calendar for October 2017 and can be downloaded for free. Happy October!

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CSS Grid Gotchas And Stumbling Blocks

September 28, 2017
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In March this year, CSS Grid shipped into production versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari within weeks of each other. It has been great to see how exci…

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Best Responsive Conference & Event WordPress Themes

September 27, 2017
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Launching your own conference website on WordPress is the easiest way to go. You have so many great themes to pick from and there’s a design for practically every topic from tech conferences to…

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An Overview Of The Most Common UX Design Deliverables

September 27, 2017
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What do UX designers do on a daily basis? A lot of things! UX professionals need to communicate design ideas and research findings to a range of audiences. They use deliverables (tangible records of work that has occurred) for that purpose.

A Comprehensive Overview Of UX Design Deliverables

I’ve created a list that contains the most common deliverables produced by UX designers as they craft great experiences for users. For better readability, I’ve combined the deliverables according to UX activities.

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3 Ways to Use Photos to Improve Your Online Presence

September 26, 2017
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You don’t have to know or be a photographer to have a great web presence, but it certainly helps. Images have become the currency of social media and many forms of online news and communication. Images distill thoughts into a form that can be consumed in an instant, much faster than the thousand words or […]

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