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5 reasons to use illustration in your designs

When you need to decide between illustration and photography in your design work, sometimes the choice isn't clear cut. Both have their pros and cons …

Graphic Design

This Stunning Home in Austria Sets a New Bar For Alpine Retreats

Horizontal larch cladding and a copper pitched roof lend textural detail to a contemporary farmhouse.<p>In Tschengla, a high plateau in the Western Austrian village of Bürserberg, a minimalist retreat allows a local couple to work in the lively town of Feldkirch and escape to the solitude of the …

Infographic: 10 Web Design Trends To Keep An Eye Out For In 2018

<b>What’s the direction</b> for web design this year? Branex, the Toronto-based digital marketing and custom web design agency, has compiled 10 web design …

2018's UX Designer Salary Forecast – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Experienced designers can expect wild disparities in pay ranges by region and specialty, as wide as $80,000<p>This article will focus on the job …

UX Design

New electric car from Sweden comes with 5 years of free charging

But only if you live in Sweden<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published on December 6, 2017, and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>The competition for electric carmakers is starting to heat up—so much so that Swedish car company Uniti is trying a new tactic to get ahead of …

Electric Vehicles

A Recipe for Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse

Sugar-free, low carb chocolate mousse is rich and creamy. It also contains less than four net carbs per serving, so it is a good low-carb dessert …

What to Ask Graphic Design Clients

At the start of a project, it is important to know what to ask graphic design clients to gather as much information as possible. This will often …

Typography

Can’t Stand Your Obnoxiously Noisy Office? 4 Architects Share Their Quiet Hacks

“When [I] asked where a young client goes for privacy, the response was ‘Starbucks,’ which is not unique.”<p>With the rise of the open office has come the rise of what I’ll call the open office symphony: the consistent click-clack of a colleague who types a little bit too aggressively, the boisterous …

Workstations
UX Design

Bus carrying seniors crashes on German highway, killing 18

BERLIN (AP) — A bus carrying German seniors on holiday slammed into the back of a truck that had slowed for a traffic jam and burst into flame Monday, killing 18 people on a major highway in Bavaria, authorities said.<p>More than two dozen people who were hurt escaped the bus before it became fully …

Latin America

Build Your Dream Deck with One of These Free Do-It-Yourself Plans

9 Free Do-It-Yourself Deck Plans<p>Build Your Dream Deck with One of These Free Plans<p>Updated February 22, 2018<p>These free deck plans will help you build …

Woodworking

Graphic Design: Paper Craft Project Inspired by The Little Prince

Le Petit Prince is a graphic design project created and shared by Rafa Miqueleto. It was a commissioned work done inspired by The Little Prince …

Graphic Design

7 killer ways to influence user behaviour

Websites employ psychological techniques to influence the behaviour of their users. Drawing on decades of academic research that explains how our …

UX Design

6 free resources to improve your portfolio

From inspiration and advice to tools and website builders, the internet is full of handy resources to help you improve your portfolio. However, it …

Web Design
UI Design

Google open-sources JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35%

If you’re building an app or site that stores, manipulates or serves a lot of images, you’ll want to consider implementing Google’s new image compression algorithm, which promises to reduce JPEG file sizes by 35 percent more than other methods.<p>It’s called Guetzli, and it works with existing …

5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Your business may be small, but a business website …

Small Business

Core77 / Design Awards

How To Enter<p>Entries Closed<p>Judging starts soon...<br>Announcements Coming in June.<p>14 Categories of Design Discipline<p>In addition to the beloved standards, …

Product Design

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are…Continue …

UI Design

Product Design for Startups – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Everyone wants to build great products. Here’s how you can do so.<p>Product Design is at the heart of a startup. An idea needs a <b>LOT</b> of work before it …

Web Development Reading List #170: Hamburger Alternatives, Libsodium In PHP And Choosing Profit

As web developers, we need to rely on our knowledge, and choosing solutions we’re already familiar with is often the most convenient approach to …

Web Development

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

Introducing Lottie

<b>Our new open-source tool makes adding animation to native apps a snap.</b><p>By Brandon Withrow, Gabriel Peal, Leland Richardson and Salih Abdul-Karim<p>In the …

Get noticed: 6 tips for getting your portfolio seen

So you’ve built yourself an online portfolio. The first version wasn’t that great, but you followed our tips for how to improve your portfolio …

Web Design

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2017

Every year, the web design industry goes through some sort of evolution cycle to stay relevant and inspiring.<p>Last year, I wrote about the top web design trends to watch in 2016, many of which have taken root and changed the way we understand design forever.<p>This year, like a number of UX experts, …

Web Design

Creating a Design System Language

It seems like Design System Language is the current buzz word in the design industry and everyone wants one.But how exactly can a product benefit …

UX Design

20 of the Best Free Fonts for Designers

Finding stylish fonts for your design projects can be a major time sink -- especially when you have to wade through seemingly endless pages of …

Typography