Fonts are the life-blood of a designer’s toolkit, and the bigger the font library, the easier it is for a designer to get projects completed in a shorter space of time. Designers can never have too many fonts, and sans serif fonts are particularly in vogue at the moment.
The Lean Startup philosophy has been around for quite a while now and has been adopted by many tech companies together with agile methodology as a new, more productive way of running business. And it has proved to be really successful in shifting the focus from lengthy design documentations to actual working products. But how does it apply to user experience in particular and can it really improve the quality of UX/Usability outcomes?
If you Google ‘The use of squares in web design’, the results will show articles that feature websites with grid layouts – that is not what we are doing here, since we have already featured such sites. Square elements outside of grid layouts have not really hit the big time in design trends, but turn that square by 45° and diamond shapes are currently trending.
Mobile apps are becoming an increasingly more popular topic recently. I’ve gathered a good amount of beautiful apps for you to get inspired by. All these apps are a fantastic source of inspiration whether you’re looking for simplicity, color or navigational help. There are plenty of various apps I’m sure you will get inspired by. Who, knows maybe you’ll end up downloading them and using them yourself!
The impatience of online viewers has created the need for loading or progress bars. But a simple gray progress bar has pushed the patience of viewers and they are now not happy to wait for them… well, there’s nothing really to look at! So graphic artists and designers have been forced to create prettier and more interesting versions of this UI element, and they certainly haven’t disappointed us.
How many times have you compromised the sleek and beautiful design of a website for the sake of social integration? I bet this is not a new dilemma for a web designer.
It wasn’t that many years ago when creating a design was a matter of cramming as much as possible onto each page, particularly the landing page – with the view that site owners want their visitors to get an eyeful of what they have to offer right off the bat.
Emotions allow for people to comprehend the world better; it’s how we learn new things. Items that are more aesthetically pleasing are seen in a more positive light; the item appears to be faster, more effective, more fun, all in all better.
Why would you buy a smart watch? This is a question that still remains unanswered for me although dozens of brands keep promising that it’s something truly innovative and “smart”. Well, I don’t see it that way, but today it’s not my buying preferences that I would like to discuss.
By default, buttons are boring. There is not point in sugar coating it. But, if you add just a few lines of CC to animate the buttons a tad the button will breath new life.