For many, it’s understandable to want to fast-forward through all the rookie mistakes and the fumbles at the beginning of our careers. We all want to be great designers and creatives right away. But there’s something to be said about being a beginner that you just can’t get when you have a few notches under your belt. Here’s why you should cherish being a beginner designer:
Simplicity can be a valuable asset, especially when it comes to web design. Simplicity makes websites look sleek, reduces navigation confusion, and it helps achieve the desired goals and results (i.e., more signups, subscribers, and sales) in the most efficient way possible.
But too often, simplicity eludes many of us designers in our attempts at a well-designed site, often giving in to feature creep or scope creep or just plain old whimsy. So what’s a website designer to do? Fret not, for we’ve put together a few starting points to get you on your way.
Editor’s note: Juan Pablo (JP) Sarmiento is the founder of the ShockFamily (IconShock, DesignShock, and more). He’s also one of the biggest aficionados of design resources I know, curating them in his spare time. In this post, he highlights some fresh UI kits he’s come across recently as well as two free UI kits by DesignShock.
There are inevitable tasks that designers have to face daily, like the constant need to generate new ideas for user interface designs. If there are resources out there that can help, things can become less complicated.
This roundup contains a hand-picked selection of UI kits with different styles and file formats for mobile and web interfaces. All of them are free, fresh, and ready to be downloaded!
These beautiful websites exhibit how typography can drive designs. In this showcase, you’ll find fascinating and unapologetically bold implementations of typographic elements.
Designing metro transit route maps is possibly one of the most challenging graphic design jobs one can have. These maps need to be legible, communicative, and almost universal — especially if designing for one of the world’s most visited and travelled cities. If you’ve ever travelled to a foreign city and have had to use their subways, you’ll know how important these route maps can be to getting around.
rel="nofollow" attribute to a link informs search engines that the link is commercial in nature, or that it’s a link you don’t endorse.
Links that have the the
rel="nofollow" attribute are often called nofollow links.
Just so we’re on the same page, here’s an example of a link that uses the
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://example.com">nofollow link</a>