There are over 500,000 iPhone Apps available on Appstore, ranging from maps and entertainment guides to business and money management. The more apps you download, the more you realize there’s almost no limit to what your iPhone can do.
In almost all cases, mobile apps are going to be used while in someone’s hand. Therefore, designing your mobile app around touch and ergonomics is very important. Think about how you hold your phone in your hand. Now, think about where you thumb sits. That’s why many applications have main menus and selectors at the bottom of the screen and content near the top of the screen.
There are many well-designed iPhone apps available at the moment. Here we have selected some of the best for your inspirations when designing your own mobile apps. Please feel free to suggest the ones we did not mention too.
Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more.
2. 360 Panorama
Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad 2 into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.
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Mobile Tuxedo gives you mobile application development resources in one place. You can check out the frameworks, plugins, tools and design resources when developing your iOS or Android applications.
One of the best things about Mobile Tuxedo is that they offer Mobile Application User Interface Patterns, so that you can get inspirations from UI Patterns like navigation, comments, logins, splashscreen, settings and etc. The design of the site is very clean and easy to use.
Dribbble is show and tell for designers, developers and other creatives. Share sneak peeks of your work as “shots” — small screenshots of the designs and applications you’re working on. It’s also a place to talk design, give and receive feedback and iterate toward better work.
However, there is no sign up for Dribbble at this time. Membership is entirely driven by existing users – all members of Dribbble have been drafted (invited) by other members. Dribbble has a narrow focus on high-quality design work. They know there are many fantastic designers who have not received an invitation. But it allows them to grow the content and community at a pace where they can preserve the Dribbble ethos.
Macintosh computers are really known to bring out the creative side of people. To harness it, and refine your potential there are some great Mac tools that you can use online and some of them for free.
As Microsoft burdens you with tons of softwares that serve the purpose and slow downs the computer at the same time these serve as a better alternative. The best part is that abundant tools are available to do things from simple text editors to image processing tools. Most of these tools provide an easy to use interface and work efficiently. Here is a list of useful Mac applications, which looks really slick too.
Fontcase is an elegant font management software. It combines simplicity and raw power all underneath a streamlined workstream. It organises your installed fonts with a powerful tagging system to automate the process. Like iTunes is for music, Fontcase is for fonts!
Postbox, powered by Mozilla Technology is a powerful Email Management software with cutting edge features that have set new standards for Email Clients. It has a powerful message and content search with autocomplete features. It provides a smarter message and content views that simplifies mail organisation as well as tracking them. It possess superior message handling and organisation features as well as strong security features.
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We need to be inspired to be in style. All of us are looking to give the website the edge to make it one in a million. We look for the style that allows the website to speak for itself, because a picture is tantamount to a million words. Last but not the least, it is always the first impression that leaves a touch; sometimes it might even metamorph in to first love.
Here we have showing you the top 20 designs that have inspired us; we are sharing the web app designs that have made the difference; we have been eclectic with an esoteric collection.
A tool to track real time traffic to your web with many features including heat sensing
A powerful tool to find you the images, footage or audio you are looking for.
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The CSS Awards select the best websites developed with CSS from around the world. The awards are given to only the best desigerns, agencies and bloggers in the online community. The awards are selected daily under a strict system of valoration.
Websites are selected for the Site of the Day and Site of the Month by the international panel of judges. Winners of the awards receive cash prizes, technological equipment, and most importantly, the promotion, press releases and exposure of your website through their vast network of blogs, collaborators, directories and international forums related to web design and creativity.
The Design Inspiration has published an article of Top 35 Inspirational Korean Websites. As a web designer, we would like to design something that really standout. By doing that, we need to widen our eyes by looking at different kind of design style, so that we can get infinity and variety of inspiration.
Oriental websites and European websites are so different, because the designers have different culture and experience. You should be very familiar with US and European design style by now. It is a good idea to get some inspiration from Korean style websites as well.
Source: Top 35 Inspirational Korean Websites
As a designer, we all have experienced the hard time of finding new ideas and inspirations. That’s why Nick La from WebDesignerWall has chosen to talk about this topic in his presentation at the FOWD conference. In this post, he has done a recap of the keynotes – Finding Inspiration From Your Environment. Read on to find out how his work habits and environment influence his design.
Next time you are outside, try to pay more attention to you environment, you may find a lot of interesting things that you can incorporate into your design. Enjoy your life and design more beautiful things!
The Design Inspiration is created by a group of designers who are seeking various design inspiration every day. To make every designer’s life easier, they have decided to feature some of the best logo designs, illustration art, websites, photos and patterns from the most talented designers around the world. The site updates every day, so that you can get the fresh and top quality design inspiration daily.
Pattern Tap was born out of the love for the best interface designs on the web. They wanted a place where we could come and easily find the stuff we were looking for. Sometimes it was a matter of some inspiration for pulling off a horizontal nav bar with a ton of sections, sometimes it was just trying to visually separate some content.
They didn’t find any central place to find all this stuff, so they made their own. Pattern Tap is here to satisfy and encourage the inspiration needs of my interface design peers and peeps. They aspire to be the design tap for your next inspiration need.