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…

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…

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…

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.

Design Applications for every Designer – 3D Apps

There are multiple job titles that are related to design. From the auto industry to our own web design industry every designer needs a tool. Here is a post dedicated to those of you interested in other areas of design or simply interested in various design applications. Listed bellow are some of the most important 3d applications suitable for any needs.

Winner of CSS3 for Web Designers

The first contest from Graphic Rating is over. One week and many tweets later, a copy of CSS3 for Web Designers is being prepared for a trip. A trip to Serbia actually to Marko Randjelovic. He is the lucky winner. Thank you all for all your tweets, retweets and involvement. Soon we will have other similar contests. Cheers!

10 Free Project Management Tools to Fit Your Needs

For the last couple of months I have been wanting to create a new simple project management application. My needs were and still are, for an application that has the most basic features wrapped up in a good looking user interface. I’m still considering creating the app, but for now I just want to keep on researching. As a result of my research I’ve compiled 10 free and open source…

Showcasing Great Iron Man Based Creations

As you know, the sequel to Iron Man the movie is coming next month. It seems like a good time to showcase some greatly executed and interesting compositions created by fans. I will also publish several trailers for the second installment, in case you’re not familiar with all the action in this new movie.

User Experience Bookmarks – Buxmarks.com

Today, I want to announce a new site developed for you, especially – user experience lovers. This site is dedicated to sharing information related to the UX/UI domain where anyone can contribute with quality links. I don’t see this site as a news site but instead I want the site to become a resources place, where any professional can find at least one valuable user experience bookmark. For that purpose…

Stop Wasting My Time – by user

Apart from being a producer of user interfaces and experiences, I’m also a consumer. And every time I find a site that has poor implementation regarding user experience and usability – I tend to leave that site immediately. Usually that is what any user will do instead of wasting time. In this post I will list some of the most important paths a designer should embrace when designing a user…