Line icons are some sort of a trend at the moment and it seems that everyone is using them in web design as well as in app design because of their sleek style.
Given the fact that I consider my subscribers a group of designers who want to be up-to-date with the latest trends, I thought that an article like this one with a lot of useful line icons would be the thing that was missing from this site.
If you happen to be working on a website or an app for a client or you just want to gather resources for future projects, this article will be quite a treat. It contains several icon packs created by designers who wanted to share their resources with the rest of the design community.
If you are a designer who is aware of the fact that icons are a vital part of any interface design, then you should download these icon sets.
Every good web designer knows that a website needs to be harmonious as well as being functional. Some web designers, even those with years of experience, find it difficult to explain just what it is that’s crucial for harmony in a website. They instinctively know when they have created something that is pleasing to look at and flows well. Whether they are aware of or not, they may have achieved this result by using the golden ratio in web design.
Anyone who uses the golden ration in web design is working with the same concept that has been known to artists and architects over many centuries. This concept is based around a natural order of proportion that we as humans appreciate for its perfection.
Natural proportion is the basis of the golden ratio, also known as Phi from the Greek letter it has as its symbol. It’s a mathematical ratio that is sometimes referred to as the golden section or the golden mean. When the golden ratio is applied to any sort of design, it always creates a composition that looks very natural and is most pleasing to the eye.
In nature the golden ratio appears in many living organisms, including the human form. In ancient times the philosophers recognized this as being a divine proportion and it was used by the Ancient Greeks in all their designs for sculpture and architecture. We may not always recognize it in quite the same way, but the golden ratio is all around us in familiar buildings, art and designs, as well as existing in the natural world.
In the world of business the Pareto principle is the rule that says 80% of profits come from 20% of customers or clients.
Using the Pareto principle in web design involves the same 80/20 breakdown. It means that your profits can be maximized simply by placing the focus on the 20% of processes, activities or products that are generating 80% of the results that you want from your website.
As a result of using the Pareto principle in web design, or for when you are designing an app, you will have a website with greatly enhanced functionality, better user experience and more powerful content. All this can be achieved with less effort than you might think.
The idea might seem too good to be true, but the reality is that if you want a better conversion rate, what your website needs is an 80/20 optimization plan. Whether your goal is to generate more sales, or if it is your intention to gain more registered members, subscribers or email opt-ins, you will get better results from your website.
Using the Pareto principle in web design means that you end up having a much leaner site. It will have been reduced down to feature the 20% that is most rewarding, and which produces 80% of whatever it is you want to achieve. With a less complex web design you will achieve a much better conversion rate.
Sketch App has really gained a lot of popularity since its first release and this is because the people at Bohemian Coding listened to their customers’ needs and improved the app significantly with each new version.
Even if the app is gaining a significant amount of popularity, there are still people who don’t know what it is or why it should be used, or for what, for that matter.
Sketch is an app that was created as an alternative to Photoshop and a good alternative, if I may say that. Unlike Photoshop, Sketch is being used primarily for designing apps and websites, but it also offers image editing options, although the image editing option is fairly limited.
The most important thing that this wonderful app does and does really well is that it creates everything in vector format and that’s a relief for a lot of designers. You can create icons, websites, interfaces or anything else you can think of and edit them in vector format.
If you’re leading a relatively small web design or development team, then the most common ways to organize and share information are meetings, e-mails, and spreadsheets. These methods are faulty, for a number of reasons. For instance, e-mails don’t always manage to deliver the intended message on time, meetings are notoriously unpredictable and time-consuming, not to mention that spreadsheets tend to pile up as you take on more and more projects.
Web based solutions for project management upend this norm. Some of these give creative start-ups the perfect environment to control their projects. Check below for 15 suggestions of top-class collaboration apps.