Web design is comprised of two interrelated yet unique subjects. General interface design is about aesthetic ideas while user experience design is about how an interface works. Both concepts should be applied to all areas of design from a full page layout to the individualistic elements in each section.
Today Apple.com received a big overhaul. At first glance you may think the layout looks exactly the same – and mostly you’d be right. But the flow of user experience for purchasing stuff has been completely revamped.
Although modern browsers have been improving rapidly there’s still a need for backwards compatibility. Web standards have reached a turning point where most devices are capable of supporting CSS3 features. However it’s crucial to understand your audience and learn how to manage visitors who are not at the precipice of change.
Companies and large projects will often develop a series of design rules in relation to branding, logos, icons, and mascots. These rules are referred to as style guides or alternatively branding guides. They’re used both internally for employees and externally for media kits. Traditionally these style guides were created as books which would be shared […]
Bohemian Coding’s Sketch 3 is the latest & greatest tool for digital design. Everyone from icon designers to mobile app designers agree that Sketch does the job well. But since it’s so new there is a distinct lack of information related to Sketch 3 for interface design. Thankfully some designers have been writing and publishing […]
The phrase “animation” extends far beyond the shenanigans of Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote. Animation was originally used for cartoons and video production but over time has found its way onto the web.
It’s often the little details that really take a layout from good to amazing. Button styles and colors aren’t enough – you have to consider the value of icons, photos, and definitely videos. Background elements can add depth and layering to an otherwise simplistic design.
It seems like every creative field has a slew of new conferences popping up every year. These are becoming more popular as both patrons and organizers are gaining valuable experience and meeting new people. Naturally the best way to organize a gathering is over the Internet so conference websites are rising in popularity.
Websites for desktop programs and mobile apps serve one primary function: to increase downloads. These websites can also include information regarding program support and updates, but primarily developers want to increase retention rate among users.
Retina screens and 1080p monitors are forcing the hand of modern web designers. Vector art has long been used for print work and logo design, but hasn’t always been accepted on the web. Now with so many tutorials and free tools like Inkscape it’s never been easier to learn vector design.