Maybe it’s because we’ve had a not-so-awesome summer here in Montreal but lately I’ve been more and more interested in website designs that make good use of weather elements like clouds, skies, suns, earth, stone, etc… So I figured, why not try to find some of the best designs and start with the ones that […]
In a previous article, I explored the design trend of iPhone app website designs. You’ll imagine my surprise when I realized that the 25 websites featured were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to kick ass iPhone app website designs – and today, I’m featuring 20 MORE of the coolest iPhone app […]
More and more we see people using horizontal sliding panels on their websites. And they usually look very nice! Some will put a contact or login form in there, others will put some information about them and their website, or even things like a tag cloud or social networking buttons.
Horizontal sliding panels are great for many situations, but like everything else, they’re not always ideal. It depends on the project. To see what I mean by ‘horizontal sliding panel‘, go have a look at my other site Design-Newz, and click on the ‘want more‘ button that’s on the right above the navigation bar.
Over the past couple month/years we’ve seen grungy-looking websites and designs popping all over the place (I much prefer that over the glossy web 2.0 look). Of course using patterns and textured backgrounds can help give a website a dirty and grungy feel, but let’s not forget about typography. While most of the fonts on […]
It’s no secret that all of us here at SpyreStudios like left aligned website designs (I mean, look at SpyreStudios). Yes, at one point in time the left aligned websites were all we had, but then people found out about CSS and the centered websites dominated. This post is our attempt to show that left […]
I always enjoy working on new things and learn about new CMS and how they work and all. I recently connected with Cory at Surreal CMS, and I decided to write a tutorial on how to create a portfolio site and run it with Surreal CMS. It’s pretty simple actually. In this tutorial I’ll show […]
In your career as a freelance designer you’ll probably use tens, if not hundreds, of different tools to perform all the tasks needed to run your business. From image editors to accounting apps to text editors. There’s no way I could list all the tools available in one post, and if I did they would […]
Reading blogs and tutorials is pretty good, in fact it’s great! You can learn a lot by doing this, but actually seeing and hearing (video and/or audio format), is a whole different world. I’ve gathered some resources and sites that produce audio and video content. Of course, most of them offer RSS and also iTunes […]
While building a site for a client, I had to figure out the best way to display additional navigation in a horizontal menu (and not make it look like it’s 1999 again), so I went ahead and started looking for some inspiration. I’ve found many sites that had drop-down and sliding menus and I thought […]
If you’ve been following me on Twitter or this blog in the past couple months I’m sure you’ve noticed that I had a bad case of redesign-itis… I must have redesigned SpyreStudios something like 3 or 4 times in the last 6 months. Maybe more. You see, I can’t even keep track of how many […]