When Spotify launched their colorful new brand identity, featuring hip duo-toned imagery, it went hand-in-hand with a new Colorizer tool that allows artists to apply a variety of filters to images. This solved a problem in which Spotify needed a way to present the thousands of images uploaded, all with a different look and feel, in a way that keeps them uniform with the brand. This is one of the most common problems facing web design, especially when the app or website content is outside the control of a full-time art director. This tutorial will show you how to use pure CSS to achieve a wide variety of Spotify colorizer effects that can be applied to any image.
Fonts took on a revival in handmade styles this year, from calligraphic, script and handwritten to brush painted and block-printed. Combined with the great visual appeal of hero images and typographic layouts in web design, handwriting fonts are a trend that you can expect to see more of. In this article you’ll find a fresh and varied selection of high quality free fonts, each as lovely and flexible as their premium counterparts. Each includes scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures and was chosen for their readability, impact and flavor.
One of the challenges of coding premium WordPress themes is the unpredictable nature of how they will be used. Compared to coding a custom website, especially one using static HTML documents where you have complete control over the markup, you have to solve problems creatively and ensure flexibility. In these cases, CSS selectors make all the difference.
Can you believe it’s been nearly 10 years since Web Designer Wall first began? Since then, our web design tips and inspiration have helped hundreds of creatives build their skills or add a little something extra to their web designs. The design world has exploded with a flood of new trends, technologies and visions for the future. I’ve launched Themify to put my ideas directly in your hands.
And then I stopped blogging for awhile. It’s not that I wasn’t inspired. On the contrary, so many?awesome things?have been happening in the design world in the last two years and?I wasn’t able to be in two places?at once.
As technology changes, so do user habits, and as user habits change, so does web design. Curious what web design trends we’ll see in 2015? We see that responsive design is an essential of modern web. Web sites are more interactive with cool navigation and rich media content. Read on to see what to keep an eye out for this year.
As promised in my previous post, I will be sharing some of the scripts used on the Themify redesign. Today I’m going to share the animating background color script as seen on the site. It is a simple jQuery script that animates a series of background colors in a loop. It runs smoothly on desktop, tablet, and even mobile devices.
WordPress is one of the most ubiquitous content management systems in the world. Even better, it’s open source! However, as an open source piece of software, it can be vulnerable to malicious individuals digging through code and finding vulnerabilities in the code, which they attempt to exploit. As such, WordPress sites have been prone to security breaches and being hacked, and having your WordPress site hacked can be damaging to your reputation and your business. At Themify, we often hear about WordPress security issues from members, thus it inspired us to share this article.