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The New York Times Redesign

The New York Times Redesign - by Flatstudio

The New York Times is one of the most influential source of news on the Planet.

Henry Raymond and George Jones founded the journal in New York in 1851. They would have never expected to see it grow so fast. Characterized by its “ancient” look, it features Cheltenham for its headlines and Imperial for its body. The constant use of serif fonts allowed the company to build a solid brand, not only by making it recognizable, but also making it credible. In fact, Designers use serif fonts – and in some cases even sans serif – to establish credibility and even trust in the reader. This is also one of the main reasons why the majority of Political Newspapers topics use them.

Flatstudio is a Creative Agency based in Lisbon, Portugal.
In the past couple weeks, they posted a series of Shots about the newspaper redesign. After one month, they released the full project on Behance and their Website.
In their redesign, they featured multiple studies of the website, spacing from the Layout, UX and also Colors.

The outdated layout hides important sections of the website.

The New York Times is filled with content where a user can consume the information. The number of types of content delivered is increasing every day. That’s why we designed a few different blocks which can form the content.

General Pages

We identified several types of information layout for this project. The main page has a 5-column grid. The editorial articles have a full-width layout, big images, and also a special content. The multimedia projects form the content in full-screen view.

Color Palette & Font Styling

While prototyping and choosing both colors and fonts we relied on the old newspapers and their layout. We tried also to choose the newspaper-like colors. The main task that we set was a combination of multimedia features with the ability to use the space properly. In fact, the more information on a square pixel the better it is.
Choosing the font is very important and we didn’t want to change the already established elements of the website.
The set of blocks, which we designed, work well together. Highlighting information and relying primarily on the content forming, we managed to get a good look and ergonomic design.

In Conclusion

Flatstudio did an awesome job in The New York Times Redesign project. In fact, they improved not only the UI, bringing a more modern look, but also the User Experience. It could be indeed a great upgrade to their current website, moving away from their cluttered look and feel.
Agency: Flatstudio
Project Source: Link

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Trello Redesign by Netguru

Trello Redesign - by Netguru

Trello. We love it. We hate it.

If you are a Designer, you must have tried it at least once in your entire life. In fact, Trello is one of the most popular tools for sharing and managing projects.

Lately, it has been on the front page of all the major newspapers thank to its new “dad”. Yes, Trello is joining a new family, more specifically Atlassian’s family.
The recent acquisition by Atlassian for 425 Millions shaked the Design community. Similarly to what Instagram’s new logo caused, we now have responses. A lot of Designers and Influencers spoke about this change and about Trello’s future, but what really caught our attention was Netguru’s Trello redesign.

Netguru’s Motivation

We love Trello at Netguru. Atlassian’s recent acquisition of Trello motivated us to have a shot at redesigning Trello’s visual identity. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do – make Trello a little bit slicker. We are well aware that a comprehensive redesign would consists on a host of different factors: business objectives, user needs defined as a result of data analysis, and so on. We were not aiming at a total overhaul of Trello – we focused exclusively on Trello’s visual experience, bearing in mind all the limitations of such approach.

As they specified, their Trello’s redesign is focusing on the UI and Aesthetic side rather than the UX.
Nonetheless, as we already said in the 10 Best Website & Web Design of December, Netguru is an extremely talented agency based in Poland, and we couldn’t expect anything less than that from them.

Both the actual Design and the presentation are spectacular, featuring a minimalistic and super-clean look. White is the dominant color, followed by Blue, Yellow and Red for all the other UI elements.

Netguru’s redesign spaces from Colors, Icons and screes. Some of them includes Boards, Calendar, Summary, Pop-ups and Login forms.

Agency: Netguru
Project Source: Behance

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Olympus Illustration - Advertising by Martine Strøm

Olympus Illustration - Advertising by Martine Strom

Olympus Illustration is one of the coolest Illustrations in the Advertising field.

Martine Strom created an advertising concept for Olympus travel camera, representing it in the middle of a forest. As she describes in the project concept, Olympu’s camera is for travelers, explorers and adventurous people. So, what’s the best way of showing its resistance than surrounding it with nature?

As she describes Olympus Illustration and share her thoughts:

The challenge was to make a print ad for one of Olympus’ travel cameras.
This model can withstand dust, humidity, is quick, compact, and more robust than some of the other cameras in their range. A damp jungle theme seemed perfect to illustrate its qualities, and focus on travelling. We wanted to do something unexpected, by using illustration rather than photography for Olympus to visualize our concept.

I have created a few of these illustrations, the rest is a collage of vintage botanical illustrations from the 1800-1900. This was a suitable illustration style, as the camera house also has a retro/vintage design and feel. This concept can also advance to an extended campaign, with different landscapes and vegetation representing various destinations (desert, pine forest, prairie and so on).

As she admits in her project description, she didn’t make all the elements included in the composition. Some were designed, and some others were taken and assembled from vintage botanical illustrations from the 19th and 20th Century.
But she has, without any doubt, great skills and abilities, as she showed during the work in progress.
In fact, she presented multiple drawings and paintings of her creative process.

One of the particularity of her work is that she didn’t included only natural elements. In fact, part of her drawings were also animals, such as a bee and a toucan.
At that point, thinking about her idea and concept, we can find connections between the chosen animals and the adventurous style adopted, because both the animals, specially the toucan, are from exotic place, reinforcing the Travel Concept.

Final Project Presentations

In her final presentation, Martine showed possible applications of her illustration. She firstly displayed it in a subway as an Ad, then as a A3 printing and finally as a book cover.
All of her applications are pretty catchy, and Olympus could easily adopted them as their new marketing and promotional material.
Source of the Project: Project
Designer: Martine Strøm

Article Cards Alternate - Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

Best Mobile UI UX Design Inspiration of December

Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016 is a collection of some of the best UI and also UX Design.

This month, a lot of agencies, freelancers and also independent designers produced a lot of quality content. They pushed boundaries while building incredible UI and UX solutions and experiences for users. Almost all of these UI UX Designs are only concepts, but because creators worked without any limitation, they were able to build quality content and push their creativity to the maximum level.
Let’s get inspired!

Home Kit App Concept & Prototype – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

Home Kit is a concept of an application that allows people to manage their home. The application features a clean and minimalistic look, with also a great use of photographies. This prototype stand out among others for its UX. The clean look makes the app simpler and even easier to use than other competitors on the market. While other peers may have used a material design or even more conservative style, Jaewoong worked with iconography and slides to build the navigation. As a result, users are able to reach a specific setting in just a few taps.
Designer: Jaewoong You

Design Blog (Mobile) Sneak Peek – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

This Design Blog concept is made specifically for mobile devices. By using all the best practices, it allows users to read articles and even discover new content.
This concept is divided in three main screens. The first screen features a big featured image, a headline right underneath and even more content included inside compressed tabs. Even if this UX solution doesn’t allow users to instantly read content, it allows them to discover all the possible categories available, and consequently to choose only their favorites. Thank to the use of negative space, the second screen features a big headline that “visually” cover the entire first half of the device, consequently giving importance to the title. The bottom part of the screen is covered by four squares, with alternated images and soft-toned colored boxes containing article’s titles and dates. The last screen features an opened article which features an interesting slide containing pictures. While other blogs show images piled on top of each other, this gallery style represents a smart way to show multiple images. Because of that, the structure doesn’t force users to scroll by the pictures to continue to read the content.
Designer: Matteo Pasuto

To-Do App – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

One of the most used type of mobile applications on the planet are To-Do Apps. A lot of people write tasks and grocery lists. Why? Because people prefer phones rather than post-it. The cleanliness of the User Interface caught our attention. Soft tones combined with a great font made the interface extremely clean and intuitive. Also, the navigation is as basic as it can be, positioned at the bottom of the screen. Obviously, the application contains a lot of complex interfaces, such as the editing task screen. From here, users are able to add a lot of informations and details about a task. If that concept will ever be built, it could be indeed one of the brightest ways to track your tasks through your phone.
Designer: Martin Strba

Article Cards Alternate – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

Another great Blog UI UX Design that has been included in the Mobile UI UX Collection of December. This Design is extremely beautiful but also extremely simple. You can actually count only 5 elements per widget, which are the Photo, Title, Description, divisor icon and a small caption. Who says that this interface is so simple that anyone could do it, is probably lying. To build a great yet simple card needs superb skills to balance all the elements, in addition to the ability to choose the right font, icon and photo.
Designer: Oliur

Make Steak Application – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

We have analyzed the most important aspects of cooking and chose only necessary functions. Big list of various recipes, smart timer, ability to order right from the app, social part, discount program, learning opportunity. All of those things in one app – MAKE STEAK. This mobile application has an interesting job. While other peers allow users to choose and see recipes that can be used to cook (obviously) steaks, this application allows people to even get discounts and learning opportunities. Despite the modern look and feel, the app is able to convey the purpose of the app with a few elements. Red tones, great iconography and even a curated set of illustrations are leading the entire look and feel of the app.
Designer: Aleksey Stiks

Hello Dribbble – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

This is my first shot on dribbble. Hope you like it.
I am so happy to be here, I waited this moment for a long time… “
We all have been there. Finally someone sent you a Dribbble Invite. You are finally able to publish your awesome yet undiscovered designs on one of the major UI UX platforms in the world. It really is a joy to be able to publish your work on Dribbble, and for that reason you have to carefully choose only your best shots, and “Hello Dribbble” by Huang is one of them.
Designer: Huang

Gift Card Mweb Version 1.0 – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

We find this App Design extremely interesting, because it looks and feel like an app, but on the other side it looks like a mobile version of a website. In the first screen, you can actually see a browser’s domain search box. Nevertheless, the combination of background illustrations with the main card’s content makes it one of the most brilliant UI UX designs of this month.
Agency: Headout Inc.
Designer: Ranjith Alingal

Car control mobile app – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

In the card industry, UI UX Design is still years behind web and mobile technology and trends. Only Tesla seems to be able to keep up its UI UX game with a modern look, which is exactly what the company wants to show. Is that design a good step forward for its industry? Absolutely yes. The design features a dark Material Design UI with a clear horizontal card navigation. On every card, you can control their various statistics, variables and informations about their cars. You can even set your wheels’ pressure and LED Lights color (which is probably illegal). Is that the future of UI UX design in the car industry?
Agency: Awesomed

PingBing – Best Mobile UI UX Design of December 2016

PingBing is a chat mobile application that allows people to “ping” and “chat” with friends or even total strangers that are nearby your position. Despite the other chat applications, with PingBing you are not allowed to send common written messages, but instead you can only send vocal messages. The application features a clean and modern UI, enriched by a circular and roundish style, but the UX is the real king here. To navigate through your chats, you have to spin a wheel that shows your friend’s pictures and their physical distance. Could that be a step towards a less-cold, only written form of communication?
Designer: Any Harutyunyan

CLoQK - Best Website Inspiration - December 2016

Best Website & Web Design of December

Best Website Inspiration - December 2016

Best Website – December 2016 is a collection of all the best website inspiration and also Web Designs produced in December 2016.

In the last month of 2016, a lot of Freelancers, Independent Designers and also Agencies built awesome Websites and Web Concepts.
Let’s get inspired and create even more creative and unique Designs!

PayPal – Concept Redesign – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

Since the beginning, my preferred payment gateway has been PayPal.
I always thought about its web and mobile experience, and how much better it could be. I experimented with a redesign across all mediums, focusing on coming up with a consistent and branded experience, while also improving the messaging, overall character and also making it more human-centric, approachable and personal.
Disclaimer: A quick note on the typography. PayPal uses a custom font, which I have no right of using, therefore I had to substitute it with an alternative. All work presented is purely conceptual and not affiliated with the company.
Designer: Filippos Protogeridis
Behance Project: View Project

Netguru Redesign (Live!) – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

Netguru’s new website with the company’s new corporate identity. Do you Like the new CI?
Netguru has been one of the fastest growing Agency of 2016. They even received multiple awards by Deloitte as one of the best and even fastest growing agencies of 2015 and 2016. Their new identity and website is the proof that they know how to build a website while caring about users and also their clients. In conclusion, Netguru has proven its skills and values, being able to produce outstanding, unique and mind-blowing Designs.

CLoQK – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

Cloqk is a modern and exclusive watch retail concept. Kamilla Lee is the founder and consequently the creator of the company. As a result of its quality, It is one of the Russian premier luxury watch company. Especially curated to cater to the younger generation of watch aficionados in Russia, Cloqk features a collection that includes some of the best luxury watch brands in the world including Instrmnt, Zenith, Creme and Baume & Mercier, amongst others.
Because of its uniqueness and creativity, CLoQK is indeed one of the Best Website – December 2016. It features a minimalistic style followed by an outstanding use of Photography. As a result of that, their new brand represent the uniqueness and cleanliness of their products.
Designers: Alexander ShmelevAnia Shmeleva
Behance Project: View Project

Rendered — Responsive Demo Website for Adobe – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

I am happy to share new work for Adobe. Rendered represents a fictitious digital arts exhibition. Adobe commissioned the design, the branding and also the website to showcase features of the new Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver from the recently released CC 2016.
Images by: Ari Weinkle, Anja Mewes, Ana Gomez Bernaus, Črtomir Just, Alex Diaconu, R4dn Studio, David McLeod.
Serge Vasil is a great Designer. He has proven to be able to create unique and creative designs. Because of that, Serge was commissioned by Adobe for the fifth time to build one of their products. Due to the incredible Photography, Layout and richness of colors used, he was able to create one of the best identities for one of the most creative company in the world.
Designer: Serge Vasil
Behance Project: View Project

Listener’s Playlist – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

This project started on facebook as a group called ‘Listeners Playlist where my friends shared their favorite music with one another. This inspired me to create an independent website with an archive with all the music that is shared in the group.
This Listener’s UI stand out among others thank to its clean and modern look. Due to the excellent use of colors and also great use of typography, we decided to consider it as one of the best of this month. In addition, one of the included features is the Siri waves effect. The Agency used Siri’s modern look and animation to represent a Song being played.
Designer: Anzi
Behance Project: View Project

Zero Branding and Website – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

Zero is a mobile banking experience powered by the Zero app and Zerocard, a card that acts like a debit card and earns credit card rewards. They approached UENO to build their brand & digital touchpoints from the ground up.
Without any doubt, Zero Branding is one of the brightest form of Design of December 2016. UENO is one of the strongest player in the Design field, with offices in New York City, San Francisco and even Reykjavik. Zero Website features a minimalistic Design, followed by a clean look and also a great use of Photographies.
But what really impressed us was UENO’s strength with animations, being able to create a great presentation and, as a result, making Zero one of the most remarkable service of the year.
Agency: UENO
Behance Project: View Project

Edité by K. F. Richer – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

Edité by K. F. Richer, Gallery Hall Curated art exhibitions gallery. Launching in 2017. Art Direction, Design. 2016
This website Design stand out among others thank to its typography and layout. The interweaving of pictures and texts creates a dynamic layout and also richness of details, as only Art can do.
Designer: Alexey Masalov
Behance Project: View Project

E N I K O – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

ENIKO is an online eyewear retail specializing in optics and sunglasses specifically for men and women. It submitted more than 30 brands in various price categories. This online shop stand out from others for its brand and also uniqueness. The Home Page is almost a time travel to the HTML-only Era, but with better photos, typography and obviously computers.
Designer: Diana Polar
Behance Project: View Project

BBC RADIO Website – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

BBC Radio Website is only a Concept. After a long preparation period, I’ve took about few month to create youth oriented and also a particularly clean identity website design. Discarding all unnecessary, the site has gained a clean look, fully responsive and represents also a well-thought-out modern UI and UX. With this final piece, we wanted to valorize an outstanding use of photographies which match perfectly the clean and minimalistic style of the website. It features both the light and dark sides, with black navigation screens and light grey content areas.
Designers: Alex YurkovVadim Omelchenko
Behance Project: View Project

Honorary Mention – Nintendo Classics (Concept) – Best Website Inspiration – December 2016

The main idea of this project is to create a new digital experience for Nintendo, using today´s technologies. Nintendo Classic is a throwback to the past, a journey into the history of NES, Game Boy and also Super Nintendo. Get to know all the classic characters with an option to transform your Smart TV into a classic gaming console, enjoying the new Nintendo experience on all your devices.
This is only a concept. Therefore, all images included in the design belong to their owners.
Designer: Juan C. Fresno
Behance Project: View Project