Awwwards - Blog Latests posts http://www.awwwards.com Sat, 28 May 2016 04:07:57 +0200 <![CDATA[A Gentle Introduction to Shaders with Pixi.js]]> Most of the stunning visual effects you see everyday on the web or in movies and games would not be possible without GPUs. These Graphical Processing Units...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/a-gentle-introduction-to-shaders-with-pixi-js.html Thu, 26 May 2016 17:46:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Free e-book: UX Design in Action]]> UXPin CEO and co-founder Marcin Treder draws together designers from Autodesk, Slack, Kaplan Education, Sumo Logic, and 3M Health Care to share their own...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/free-e-book-ux-design-in-action.html Wed, 25 May 2016 13:24:29 +0200 <![CDATA[Building Cohesive Digital Experiences with Josh Payton @Awwwards Conference]]> Josh Payton Head of UX at Huge in Europe and Asia gives a talk on Missed Connections - A Look at History, Bureaucracy, Ecosystems and Execution at...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/building-cohesive-digital-experiences-with-josh-payton-awwwards-conference.html Tue, 24 May 2016 13:44:49 +0200 <![CDATA[Interview with Jeroen van der Meer of MediaMonks, Winners of Site of the Year Users’ Choice]]> We catch up with Jeroen van der Meer, Executive Creative Director of MediaMonks, after the Awwwards Amsterdam Conference and Prize Giving in January.Jeroen...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/interview-with-jeroen-van-der-meer-of-mediamonks-winners-of-site-of-the-year-users-choice.html Fri, 20 May 2016 14:05:38 +0200 <![CDATA[Why Minecraft is a Big Deal for Virtual Reality]]> During a recent visit from some friends, their 3 year old son had a great time with our son of the same age, but their older daughter found the whole affair...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/why-minecraft-is-a-big-deal-for-virtual-reality.html Wed, 18 May 2016 16:51:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Embracing the Network with Patrick Hamann @Awwwards Conference]]> Patrick Hamann joined the line-up of renowned developers and designers on day two of the Awwwards Conference Amsterdam in January. The senior engineer...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/embracing-the-network-with-patrick-hamann-awwwards-conference.html Tue, 17 May 2016 13:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[«Cut it» and Other Tips for UX Design]]> This is how we do itAt the prototyping stage of different products in our company we often say: "Let’s cut out all these unnecessary things,...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/cut-it-and-other-tips-for-ux-design.html Thu, 12 May 2016 13:54:57 +0200 <![CDATA[Zen and the Art of UX Design with David Vogel @Awwwards Conference]]> David Vogel, Group User Experience Director at AKQA kicked off day two of the Awwwards Conference Amsterdam in January. He talks about how technological...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/zen-and-the-art-of-ux-design-with-david-vogel-awwwards-conference.html Wed, 11 May 2016 13:41:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Falter Inferno by Wild, Jung von Matt , Fifth Music and Salon Alpin Wins SOTM for April]]> In April's #SOTM WILD tells a story with beautiful illustration and original navigation. Thanks for all your votes and tweets - check the names at the...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/falter-inferno-by-wild-jung-von-matt-fifth-music-and-salon-alpin-wins-sotm-for-april.html Tue, 10 May 2016 11:02:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Finding Animation’s Place in Web Design]]> When a project begins, I ask myself if the agency understands the importance of animation for interface design - that the work of the motion designer can...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/finding-animation-s-place-in-web-design.html Mon, 09 May 2016 11:14:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Web Processes & Creativity with Bjarne Christensen @Awwwards Conference]]> Bjarne Christensen, Creative Director and a Partner at Copenhagen based Stupid Studio talks at Awwwards Conference Amsterdam 2016 about what he's learnt...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/web-processes-creativity-with-bjarne-christensen-awwwards-conference.html Wed, 04 May 2016 14:20:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The Hidden UI]]> 50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse. An everyday object that we still use and love. The truth is, even though new interfaces are appearing,...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/the-hidden-ui.html Tue, 03 May 2016 13:40:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Vote now for April's #SOTM]]> #SOTM April is here! If you could spare few minutes to vote and tweet you could help make one of the nominated agencies very happy and also win yourself...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/vote-now-for-april-s-sotm.html Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:43:48 +0200 <![CDATA[Hello Awwwards: Agency Life in Rotterdam, The Netherlands]]> After meeting DPDK at our Amsterdam Conference they agreed to show us what life’s like in a Dutch Creative agency. They reveal what fuels their creativity...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/hello-awwwards-agency-life-in-rotterdam-the-netherlands.html Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:18:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Interview: The Evolution of the Internet of Things with David Cuartielles, Co-founder of Arduino]]> We had the pleasure of interviewing David Cuartielles (Co-founder of Arduino, leader of the Prototyping Laboratory at K3 and teacher of interactive technologies...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/interview-the-evolution-of-the-internet-of-things-with-david-cuartielles-co-founder-of-arduino.html Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:05 +0200 <![CDATA[8 Steps to Amazing Microinteraction Design]]> As you already know, microinteractions are one of the hottest UX trends right now. They enhance user experience, provide important feedback, explain functions...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/8-steps-to-amazing-microinteraction-design.html Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:03:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Interview with Bryan James, Winner of Experimental Site of the Year]]> Bryan James is having quite a year, he was awarded Experimental Site of the Year at Awwwards Amsterdam Conference and Prize Giving in January and is currently winning...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/interview-with-bryan-james-winner-of-experimental-site-of-the-year.html Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:41:00 +0200 <![CDATA[3 Free e-Books: 2016 Web Design Best Practices Bundle]]> 2016 Web UI Best Practices Bundle collects 3 free guides full of practical advice you can apply straight from the page.Our friends...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/3-free-e-books-2016-web-design-best-practices-bundle.html Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:48:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Accessibility and Web Optimization with Chris Heilmann @Awwwards Conference]]> Fighting “inspirational obesity” was the theme of Chris Heilmann’s talk on day two of the Awwwards Conference Amsterdam in January 2016.It’s...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/accessibility-and-web-optimization-with-chris-heilmann-awwwards-conference.html Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:56:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The Most Important Parts of UX for Ecommerce]]> Imagine walking into one of your favorite stores. You’re expecting a quality visit as always, but this time you find it hard to locate the products you’re...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/the-most-important-parts-of-ux-for-ecommerce.html Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:08:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Digital Designers’ Secrets: Top Fonts]]> The bearded UX unicorn jumps over the drunk full stack developer.Is it legible and versatile,...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/digital-designers-secrets-top-fonts.html Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:20:00 +0200 <![CDATA[New Features in Adobe XD Revealed at Awwwards New York]]> Attendees at Awwwards Conference NYC will have the opportunity to hear secrets about the development of Adobe XD from Tom Krcha, product manager at Adobe...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/new-features-in-adobe-xd-revealed-at-awwwards-new-york.html Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:24:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Hello Awwwards: Agency life in Syros, Greece]]> Until Sunday is an Italian agency but a few years ago we decided to move from the big city to Syros, a small island in Greece. Surrounded by the sea, warmed...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/hello-awwwards-agency-life-in-syros-greece.html Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0200 <![CDATA[iFly50 by Born05 Wins SOTM for March]]> March's #SOTM takes us on a photographic tour of some of the most special locations in the world. Thanks to everyone who voted and tweeted - Check if your...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/ifly50-by-born05-wins-sotm-for-march.html Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:48:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Designing With Color Contrast for Improved Usability]]> Colors add appeal to websites—the more vibrant and stunning, the better. Even so, web design done correctly should consider the utility of adding any...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/designing-with-color-contrast-for-improved-usability.html Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:36:01 +0200 <![CDATA[Virtual Reality: Evolving Narratives with Anrick Bregman]]> We all felt very lucky to be present when Anrick Bregman gave his talk on 360º film making at the Awwwards Amsterdam web design conference in January...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/virtual-reality-evolving-narratives-with-anrick-bregman.html Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:09:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Vote now for March's #SOTM]]> The first quarter of 2016 has flown by and now is the time to decide which site deserves to be crowned #SOTM. In March our #SOTD nominations have shown...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/vote-now-for-march-s-sotm.html Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:01:00 +0200 <![CDATA[140 Downloads of High-quality Royalty-free Footage, After Effects Templates and Video Backgrounds]]> Videoblocks is offering Awwwards users a 7-day free trial to download high quality content from more than 800k HD videos. These great resources include...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/140-downloads-of-high-quality-royalty-free-footage-after-effects-templates-and-video-backgrounds.html Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:40:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Surreal, Art Driven Narratives Using Stop Motion with Greg Barth]]> On day two of Awwwards Amsterdam, Greg Barth’s talk "Do It Yourself, Design, Taking Risks, Experimenting, Behind the Scenes" was like a shot of espresso...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/surreal-art-driven-narratives-using-stop-motion-with-greg-barth.html Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:02:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Interview with Benjamin Guedj, Winner of Independent Designer of The Year]]> The first of our interviews from Awwwards Amsterdam is with Benjamin Guedj, winner of Independent Designer of The Year. Benjamin Guedj is a French designer...]]> http://www.awwwards.com/interview-with-benjamin-guedj-winner-of-independent-designer-of-the-year.html Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:57:00 +0100