Fred is another one of the well known faces within our industry thanks to a few of his projects getting very popular on online communities especially Behance. He is a great inspiration for many – including myself – as his skills are simply breath taking. Under his belt you’ll find that he has worked with a variety of big names. Fred’s style of work is very sexy but simple which the exactly what is hot right now and which is also exactly why we all love his designs.
We started with a simple idea: What drives our community of creators? We wanted to get to know the community and get a glimpse into the minds of designers, developers, and pioneers, while recreating the personal experience that one gets when meeting one in person. SmorrsCast also encourages designers to rethink their workflow, their opinions, and gives, we hope, a desire to explore the world around us. continue reading →
What makes mobile typography special is the restrictive nature of mobile screens; they are small and used in brightly lit areas so that it is difficult to see anything. Therefore, when it comes to typography for mobile devices you have to be very careful about how you go about it. Most people would agree that there are three big components that help making mobile typography great: size, contrast and spacing.
Drew lives by the words of the dear Chuck Close who said “Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.” This mindset has led him through in taking action and becoming a well-known designer within our community. His typography, illustration and overall sense of design are beyond impressive and inspire many designer, new and veteran.
What’s in a desk? A pen and a laptop, with a chair and maybe a mug? On a typical desk, yes of course – however, on a creative’s desk there is so much more. There is inspiration, passion, ideas and sweat. We all can agree that our workstations are anything but a simple desk. They are our friends, our companions – partners in crime – that help us get our ideas into concrete concepts of awesome. We spend more time at our desks then we should, for sure. But where else could we possible be?
Box-sizing basically is an alternative to the standard box model we have in CSS. To fully understand box-sizing you need to understand the box model. Practically, they work just about the same but there is one key difference – one that will be discussed in depth later. So, let’s get started by examining the good old box model.
Martin Oberhäuser is an amazing designer that I’m sure you’ve all seen his work at one point or another. His work is very popular on both Behance and Dribbble networks and it inspires us all. I have interviewed Martin to get inside his head, to so what he thinks about design and what his philosophies are. On top of that I got into his head to see how he got to be a successful, respected and well know designer.
I have looked at so many portfolios for inspiration and motivation; I have noticed many great pieces and portfolios too but there were just some that were hurting based on the unnecessary stuff included in addition to the awesome work. I found that very unfortunate and that helped me learn a few things of what not to include in my online portfolio. For me, a portfolio is supposed to showcase what I did and what I did great and the following items cloud that.
Many posts out there don’t actually talk about mobile design trends; some talk about mobile design being a trend but that is by far very different. Because mobile apps and websites are growing in popularity and design quality, I wanted to write a post about the up and coming mobile design trends. I’m certain that if you haven’t already utilized these trends yourself, you will.
This is a post about whitespace. It is a short post that is very straightforward in which I will explain what are the benefits of whitespace in web design. I will then answer the title’s question of what does whitespace small like. Lastly, a twist. I will leave you with a question to answer for me. And a bonus of a small showcase of whitespace in web design.