Koloria: Free Icons Set

Dear readers, designers, developers and bloggers, I am pleased to announce you my second free icon set, Koloria. It contains more than 160 pixel perfect icons (32×32 pixels) and is suitable for various types of commercial or open source projects.

Design Conduct and Principles

Pretty often in our daily existence we tend to override our moral conduct. We sustain these alterations with various excuses, most of the time pointing at external reasons. In design, as in life, having principles and a proper conduct will help define you as a good designer.

The Avengers: Action, Humor, Great FX and Box Office Records

Just in case you we’re living under a rock or in wilderness, Marvel’s The Avengers had its premiere in USA this weekend. It may not be much for the masses, but for moviegoers and fans this is it. The clash between these wondrous super heroes has started and some of the most unique powers are about to collide.

Top Five Best Phones for Busy Professionals

When it comes to choosing a business phone, there are definitely a lot of options to pick from. As a business professional, you need to jump on the bandwagon and buy a smartphone that's going to work all the time at a high-level: you don't want to miss an important email or a phone call just because your phone is having problems. Here are the top five phones that you…

Web Design Inspiration: The Honest Company with the Awesome Design

9 out of 10 guys will say to you that Jessica Alba is hot. The other guy doesn’t know who Jessica Alba is. The reason for mentioning her in this post is that, The Honest Company is founded by Jessica. The site is very well designed, has a nice colors scheme and it can be an example for how to design with end purpose in mind.

The New Photoshop CS6 – Beauty and Features

People … this is huge Huge HUGE. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta version has arrived. And it has a ton of new features and even bug fixes. Let’s get down to business and emphasize the most important features in this upcoming release.

Website Redesign Based on Metrics Analysis

Considering that Graphic Rating had no less than 5 redesigns, I think it is appropriate to write an article about the process of redesign. A process that is very important, where decisions should be based on real facts rather than the need for a fresh design. In these next lines I will share with you the analysis that preceded Graphic Rating’s current redesign session and all the metrics involved in…

Languages Selector in Corporate Websites

Languages are one of the few defining features for masses. Together with borders and several specific features, languages help us labeling ourselves. And since we are walking towards a interconnected future, I want to see how some corporate sites tackle diversity. So, in this article I’ve tried to analyze language selectors in corporate websites. HTC HTC, as one of the major players in the mobile industry, has a very nice…

Exciting Innovations in the Mobile OS Market

Since the advent of the iOS to the iPhone’s debut in 2007, the titans of mobile OS technology have been grappling for footing while the mobile OS market explodes. For consumers, this means competitive prices and continual innovations for the latest smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and tablets. From Microsoft to Nokia, these resulting innovations in mobile OS technology have produced cutting-edge applications, devices, and entire platforms. So who are…

HOT UI: “Windows 8” Screenshots + Video

This is a new type of posts that Graphic Rating will publish from time to time entitled HOT UI – or Hot User Interface. And the first hot user interface is the new Windows. The real “WOW” The first thing bouncing into my head when I saw the new Windows 8 User Interface was the similarity to Windows Phone 7 UI which is an awesome thing. With Windows Phone 7,…

15 Alternatives to WordPress, Joomla and Drupal Worth Checking

I’m sure most of you are familiar with various CMS’ like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress that are used for designing a mobile website. And since these content management systems which are well known worldwide help us build a mobile website design, we are not going to talk about them.This post is dedicated to great content management systems alternatives to WordPress, Joomla and Drupal that have some nice features and can…

Get Inspired and Steal from the Best Designers

“Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal” – Pablo Picasso. The main problem with this concept is that we often steal from the wrong person and instead of improving our output, we end up messing it up. In this post I will list some of the best designers out there, that can inspire you in your future designs.

The Impact of Speed Performance to a Website

A couple of months ago, last year, I’ve redesigned Graphic Rating. One of the purposes of this redesign, apart from getting tired of the old one, was improving the overall speed of the website. Let’s take a look at some inputs and the results after the redesign process.