To-do list apps are very popular because of their pragmatic application to everyday life. They're also fun to build and design offering plenty of room for ingenuity. So for my love of task management I created this free iOS 8 mobile app UI PSD exclusive to DesignM.ag readers. It focuses on a clean user experience with simple iOS 8 line icons. The design utilizes a dark color scheme to deviate from other common task management applications.
The freebie was created giving prominence to the simple flat design style of iOS 8. It uses a tab bar along with some basic icons in the header section. I chose a dark interface because it seems easier on the eyes with a more comfortable level of contrast. All of the elements are editable and free to manipulate at your whim.
There are now more app developers than we have ever seen in the short history of smartphone devices. Google's newest Android OS coupled with Apple's advancing technology makes for a force to be reckoned with. Although mobile interfaces can borrow traits from the web, they can't be perfectly emulated because mobile apps rely on touch-based interactions.
I want to share a few mobile interface patterns to help designers craft purposeful applications that run smooth and behave as expected. This is no easy task and it requires a lot of practice to figure out the best methods for any individual application. But I suggest looking for these interfaces in other applications to determine how they feel and behave on a typical device.
Microsoft is one of the few software companies yet to release a series of official iOS applications. Since mobile app design is so popular it seems like a fantastic idea.
In a recent tutorial I covered the process of designing small buttons for an older iOS6 app interface. This was based off the Microsoft Word UI created by Victor Erixon. It's a great concept but also somewhat dated in the current realm of flat iOS7-iOS8 interfaces.
The world of fine art is large and historic crossing borders all around the world. Art galleries and museums have been around for centuries but haven't always been able to market themselves online. Now that most people in the world have Internet access it's almost strange to not have a website - and this most certainly includes art museums.
For this gallery I've put together 36 websites created for museums and fine art galleries. Most layouts employ a sense of minimalism to put a direct focus on the photographs and page content. It's not everyday that you'd need to create a new museum website, but it's good to know what some of the big players are using for their own designs.