Tag: UX


The Illusion of Life: Animation for UI/UX Design

A few old men working for Walt Disney back in the early 20th century came up with a dozen working properties for lifelike animation. These “12 principles of animation” have lasted for decades and continue to hold a major influence over the animation industry. It’s only in recent years that we’ve seen animation play a […]


Facebook’s Method of Compressing Images

As a social networking website, photos form the heart and soul of Facebook. As such, no matter what page you load while browsing Facebook, pictures cannot be ignored. In fact display pictures and cover photos are some of the very basic building blocks of Facebook’s layout model. And as the world’s largest social network Facebook […]


Design Patterns for Mega-Navigation Dropdown Menus

The seemingly endless amount of navigation styles can be overwhelming. Some websites only require 3-6 links and have much more flexibility than sites with 30+ links. How do you plan large detailed navigation menus without losing your hair? Mega navigation menus are the typical solution to high-capacity link websites. These come in all shapes & […]


Accessibility for Modern Responsive Website Layouts

The older methods of web design have fallen by the wayside to make room for HTML5/CSS3 design. Unfortunately when you’ve become ingrained with older design techniques it can be difficult to extricate yourself from the outdated workflow. But modern usability centers around responsive design and requires more attention to detail.


Best Practices for Sliding Hamburger Menus

Hamburger icons are those little three-bar icons you see in the corner of many websites and mobile apps. These primarily trigger a sliding drawer navigation which contains links to pages all around the website. Sliding drawer nav menus are great for responsive design but they can also be tricky to implement. These tips will help […]