10 Easy Ways to Engaging User Experience

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There is no way of overstating the importance of user experience when designing an app or website. That’s why we went on the interwebs, and started doing a bit of research, to see what specialists recommend we should do when designing UX. We have selected a few of what we think are the best pieces of advice, but we will, of course, link the articles where they’re taken from, so you can read everything the specialists had to say.

Freebie of the Week: Get 10 Premium Ornamental Vectors worth $15 for Free

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Our sister website Inky Deals has a brand-new freebie for you guys! We know how much you love free stuff and they do have a lot of freebies. Today Inky Deals prepared for you an incredible sample with 10 top-quality ornamental vectors that are extremely versatile and can be easily used in various design projects.

8 Most Creative Playing Cards Designs

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Cards have helped humanity not die of boredom, and this thing is going on for millennia. You can play canasta, poker, trick taking games, matching games, shedding games, accumulating games, comparing games and the list can go on and on. I managed to round up 8 most creative playing cards designs to get out of the rut of playing the same card game each time the power goes out in my building – at least I will look at something pretty rather than playing war games with myself.

Deal of the Week: The Sugar Skulls Giga Vector Set – 248 Stunning Vectors for Just $29

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We have another surprise from our sister website Inky Deals. There’s something about sugar skulls that fascinates anyone– no matter if you’re designer or not. Their color, the elements and the overall design is simply amazing. They look great and make a design easily stand out in the crowd.

8 Best Animators to follow on Twitter

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If you’re looking the get inspired by beautiful art work, you have come to the right place. We have rounded up a list of 8 best animators that you can follow on Twitter. We all need a push sometimes – either by just watching someone else’s work, or by trial and error, we all need to find inspiration somewhere.

Artist of the Week: 3D Beach Art By Jamie Harkins

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Jamie Harkins, an artist based in New Zealand, creates marvelous 3D art on beaches. How cool is that? To use a medium such as sand to explore your creativity. You can do basically anything with sand – the only thing you need to have is the ability to think out of the box, just like Jamie did.

Hyperrealistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee

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Art is expression, and drawing is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) for of expression and communication that mankind has. Cave paintings are tens of thousands of years old, and evidence from 2011 suggests that it is because of drawing that we eventually came up with written language.

Worst Case Scenario for Web Developers and Designers

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We all dread the worst case scenario will actually happen. Some of us have already been through those terrifying moments when nothing makes sense, everything starts to disrupt and logic and common sense disappear altogether. If you are just starting your journey of being a web developer/designer, or the stars have shined on your parcel, and haven’t yet faced head on a worst case scenario, read carefully and see how you might get pass them, easily.

Freebie of the Week: 12 Vector Illustrations with an Extended License worth $48

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It’s time for another marvelous freebie, courtesy of our sister website Inky Deals! And this freebie is this week’s star of the show (besides those huge bundles of course). I’m talking about a huge collection with worth a massive $48! This freebie is a part of The Complete Illustrations Set and will definitely be a great addition to anyone’s library – no matter if beginner or pro!

Deal of the Week: Get Over 300 Premium Ornamental Vectors + Bonus for Only $24

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Inky Deals knows that creating ornamental vector elements from scratch is far more difficult than it seems. You have to pay attention to a lot of details and waste a lot of time on order to get that perfect vector. But let’s be honest – nobody has that much time to spare. That’s why our sister website Inky Deals partnered with the guys from Designious in order to bring you a huge ornamental giga set! I’m talking about a collection of 321 top-notch vectors, such as: vintage ornamental vectors, floral frames, calligraphic & decorative elements, swirls and more! You can use them in websites, backgrounds, flyers, banners, postcards, product packaging, and pretty much anything you can think of!

6 Death-Defying Photographs from Dizzying Heights

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For all of you adrenaline junkies out there, and for all of you scared of heights, this article will take you on a rollercoaster. Just when you thought it was over and it couldn’t get better it does in a remarkable way. You just have to stare with admiration at these photographs and at the men and women behind them – because they are not your ordinary Joe. No, they are completely crazy. Crazy in love with taking the best adrenaline pumping picture out there. Did I get you all stirred up? Well, let’s scroll down and go on this wonderful trip.

Design for Emotion: How to Create a Connection with Users

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Emotions are powerful things. They are swift and intense, and they lead to long-lasting, stable feelings towards a product. But how do you use emotions to create a connection with users? Fact of the matter is that it is pretty much impossible to be 100 percent sure will have the desired effect on users. That does not, however, mean that you can not plan as best you can. After all, web design is a thing that people do (you included), so it has to work at some level. To answer this conundrum as best we can, we put on our explorer hats, and set of on journey through the internet, looking for knowledge, or at least a few tips.