Digital and Web Design Resources #140

Every week we collect some of the best web and digital design resources that will be useful for designers. Check out any of the links below and leave any comments about your favourites in the replies.

 

FREEBIES

9 Free PSD Hi-Res iPhone mockups

iPhone clay mockup

This is an awesome set of 3D iPhone mockups released by CreativeDash for showcasing mobile websites or apps. The package contains 9 different mockups from multiple views and perspectives.

Link: 9 Free PSD Hi-Res iPhone mockups

 

29 Free Stunning Web Icons Sets To Enhance Your Web Design

social media icons

A website design isn’t complete without a set of icons. Every website we see today features at least a few icons. These icons offer a great way to add more style to the design and quickly attract visitor attention.

Link: 29 Free Stunning Web Icons Sets To Enhance Your Web Design 

 

Free Fully Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

wordpress theme

Elanzalite is a beautifully designed free WordPress blog theme for bloggers. It is fully responsive and multipurpose theme which can be used for any type of blogging site. The theme is minimal and loads super fast.

Link: Free Fully Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

INSIGHT 

The Real Effects Of Bad Web Design

bad web design

Web designers often talk about the importance of a good, user-friendly web presence, yet businesses still struggle to justify the expense of a web redesign and optimisation. In today’s world, which is synonymous with technology, a robust web design is far more than a status symbol.

Link: The Real Effects Of Bad Web Design

 

How to Use Minimal Design to Create Practical Design Systems

Design systems can help teams start great products. But designers sometimes forget that the system itself is a product worthy of attention. Like any project that involves UX, design systems must solve people’s pain points, like being able to find the right pattern under deadline pressure.

Link: How to Use Minimal Design to Create Practical Design Systems 

 

Web Design Trend: New Stock Imagery

new photography

You’ve probably noticed that over the last few years, there’s been a serious reduction in the volume of terrible stock photography. The truth is, the stock photography hasn’t actually gone anywhere – what’s changed is how brands and websites are using it.

Link: Web Design Trend: New Stock Imagery

 

Building Your First App – A Beginner’s Guide

mobile app

Mobile apps have become so prevalent that in response to a stated need, someone is likely to offer up, “There’s an app for that!”. However, it is not enough for your business to have an app.

Link: Building Your First App – A Beginner’s Guide

 

How to Balance Information Density in Web Design

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Information density is the amount of information in the form of content that a site visitor is greeted with as soon as he lands on a website or webpage. The greater the information density, the greater the amount of content a visitor will see on the site or page.

Link: How to Balance Information Density in Web Design

 

INSPIRATION

Are We Witnessing a Return to ‘90s Web Design?

90s web design

Many aspects of pop culture are cyclical. Just as an example: There was a time in the 1980s when skinny ties were very popular. By the 90s, you’d be mocked for wearing one. These days? Well, they’re back in style. As the saying goes – everything old is new again.

Link: Are We Witnessing a Return to ‘90s Web Design?

 

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