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Mon, 12/07/2010 - 09:48
There are tools for creating unique typography, references and articles that can teach you typographic principles, and plenty of inspiration and news to keep you updated on the state of web typography.
Wed, 16/06/2010 - 10:01
a growing showcase of nice iPhone app interfaces. The screenshot collection gives you an overview of design apps on the market. The look of every app is visually appealing and simply beautiful.
Thu, 06/05/2010 - 08:43
If you've ever wrangled a user interface, you've probably heard of Fitts' Law. It's pretty simple -- the larger an item is, and the closer it is to your cursor, the easier it is to click on. Kevin Hale put together a great visual summary of Fitts' Law, so rather than over-explain it, I'll refer you there.
The short version of Fitts' law, to save you all that tedious reading, is this:
* Put commonly accessed UI elements on the edges of the screen. Because the cursor automatically stops at the edges, they will be easier to click on.
* Make clickable areas as large as you can. Larger targets are easier to click on.
Wed, 24/03/2010 - 14:14
The goal of packaging is to make a first, quick and lasting impression. More than most other areas of design, we are surrounded by this on a regular basis, but pay the least attention to how items are wrapped and presented. Whether it is wine, tissues, home goods or food, we rarely take a second look and appreciate the time that has gone into its initial presentation. From the logo and layout of colors and images to the placement of the nutritional information, a designer has the ability to sell the product and create a loyal customer before they even get the chance to try it out at home.
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 09:38
The BBC website began its official life back in December 1997 with this very simple design. It was a basic offering with two sections to the site. Over time it has grown to encompass a great deal more. However due to the organic way in which the website evolved and the old structure of the business, with dozens of small design teams working independently of each other, the site had a fairly schizophrenic nature once you delved into its depths.
Fri, 19/02/2010 - 13:35
Barac consulting | Notes on designing the Guardian iPhone app
Mon, 21/12/2009 - 11:55
Earth911.com - Find Recycling Centers and Learn How To Recycle
Mon, 14/12/2009 - 11:25