Designing dashboards is difficult, whether it is done for web or mobile apps. This is the case because you find yourself having to put a lot of data into a limited amount of space.
The easiest way to do a dashboard is to simplify. You don’t have to make it complex. On the contrary, you have to make it as simple as possible, containing just enough elements for the user to find out what he or she wants.
To design a great dashboard you have to put usability above else. I know designing something eye candy is tempting, but the function of the product that you’re designing must be above everything else.
Also, to make a beautiful dashboard interface you also have to pay attention to the colors that you are using. They play an important role in web and app design and you mustn’t ignore their importance. Pick a good color scheme for your design and make sure the elements are easily distinguishable. You want certain buttons to stand out from the rest, so a good contrasting color can do the trick easily.
To make it easier for you to design a dashboard, we picked a few great examples of dashboard designs that you can take as examples for elements positioning, colors palettes, typography etc.
Chances are you know what to expect when you see a file name with an extension like JPG, GIF or even PNG. You know when you open that file, you are going to be presented with an image of some sort. What about when the file name is accompanied by the extension SVG? Just what the heck is an SVG, anyway?
Scalable Vector Graphics. Okay, now you know everything you need to use SVG file everything you need to use SVG files. Go out and fruitfully populate the world with your genius.
Yeah, now you see why your enjoyment of image files has never really been noticeably compromised by ignorance of what letters like JPG and GIF actually stand for. Clearly, it is not enough to know that SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.
It may not even be enough to know that SVG files are preferred among web designers because they can be easily scaled to look good on computers running a host of different resolutions. Or that SVG files offer significantly more accommodating than the more rigidly constricted JPG.
You will definitely want to understand that SVG files are not exactly ideal for pixel management. Graphics involving sophisticated vectoring, sure, but if all you expect from an image editing program is to turn red eyes blue, you might want to reconsider the advantages that come with working with Scalable Vector Graphics.
Websites with magazine style designs have changed a lot in the past years thanks to the ever evolving web technologies and have reached a point where their design is a balance between clean, functional design and complex layouts.
Most websites with magazine layouts are based on WordPress and that’s no surprise at all considering its multitude of features, widgets and customizations that can make a website better both visually and in terms of usability.
This article is a showcase of how you should design a magazine WordPress theme, if you’re planning on doing that in the immediate future. In case you don’t want to design a WP theme for yourself and simply want to download one, this gallery will most likely help you set a standard for what you should be looking for in a WordPress theme for a news/magazine/blog website.
Being a web designer involves a lot of passion, creativity and dedication to what you do. Unfortunately, it also involves struggling to find clients when you’re going at it alone.
However, there are marketplaces out there that can make it easier for you to get exposure for your work and increase your revenue easily, like Stamplia.
Stamplia is the first marketplace dedicated to email templates. It was launched back in 2013 and has grown to become one of the biggest marketplaces in the field. Stamplia offers over 200 email templates and has an international community of more than 6,000 members.
Stamplia started of as a place where web designers can showcase their talent and find customers easily and it remains true to its origins. Anyone who can design a unique, eye-catching email template is able to send it to Stamplia. All you have to do is create an account and submit your work.
It is no secret that CSS frameworks have been the cornerstone of web design for many years now, but, in the age of responsive design, a framework’s value has multiplied. A well-designed CSS framework or boilerplate can reduce the designing process tremendously by saving time spent on the development phase, while ensuring that your website is rendered properly on all devices.
However, with so many choices out there, choosing the right framework to build upon can be difficult.
CSS frameworks are divided into two distinct categories based on their complexity: simple and complete frameworks. This distinction is totally subjective, however, and does not mean that one is necessarily better than the other. It simply means that they offer different solutions, depending on the complexity level or flexibility required for a particular project.
Fortunately, there are a number of leaner alternatives to Bootstrap and Foundation. Most of them contain just the right amount of tools and styles for the fledgling designer, while at the same time offering expansion capabilities to match your growing needs.
Pure.css is incredibly small. All the modules contained in the set take up only 4.4kb of space when minified and gzipped. Designed primarily for mobile devices, the designers felt it was important to keep the file size as small as possible. And by restricting your usage to a single subset, you save even more space.