In December 2005 I launched Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, a practical guide to web typography using Robert Bringhurst’s book The Elements of Typographic Style as a basis.
There are plenty of reasons to hate the open office plan. Open offices are loud. They make it hard to focus. And, according to new research, they might make us sick.
The age of Internet ubiquity has arrived. The world is moving beyond standalone devices into a new era where everything is connected.
“Mobile-first” has been the battle cry in the last couple of years for every company online, from startups to Facebook, as more and more people flock to apps and the mobile Web from smartphones instead of their computers.
David Kelley is the founder of IDEO, a world-renowned design firm and innovation consultancy, and the Institute of Design at Stanford. He is one of the leading design innovators in the world; his latest book is Creative Confidence.
jQuery: Maybe you’ve heard of it.
Flat Design was the design trend of 2013. Momentum is showing no sign of slowing as more and more sites jump onto the idyllic san serif bandwagon. With so much going for it, it’s perhaps justified that Flat design stands as the design trend of the minute.
What is user experience design? The common misconception comes from the word design. Due to influence of fashion, design is often associated with aesthetics of the product. User Experience Design is much more complex than you think. It is all about EXPERIENCE.
Here are some cool jQuery plugins that you can implement within minutes! They’re all extremely useful, and can be customized for your website with an easy and intuitive click interface of Bitconfig. Bitconfig is like a fiddle for jQuery plugins.
One of the big challanges for large companies, especially in the digital age, is establishing and maintaining brand consistency. A corporation like Sony for example, wages a daily war to ensure consistent communications across five continents.
Back in January we showcased Webydo‘s website in a list of inspiring examples of whitespace in web design. Their idea – and beautiful design – really got our attention.
You may have read in the press last week that obese football fans at this year’s World Cup in Brazil we have access to extra-large seats (and half price tickets!!). What this shows is that one size (or seat) does not fit all!
Mastering the art of mixing fonts, especially in website design, is quite crucial.
Today, I’d like to kick off a new “no comments” blogpost series. The first is a set of only five slides inspired by Senior VP Fred van Ommen of the Philips Corporate Innovation Office. His “lecture” if you wish, gives us a mapping tool if we wish to design for disruptive innovation.
Bluetooth Low Energy (or Blutooth Smart) beacons have the potential for enormous influence on digital services.
Research and analysis help show you the workflows, usability principles ensure it’s clear and intuitive, but how do you get to delightful? You’re on your own there. The grayscale box-and-line nature of wireframes discourages emotive design, eschewing it for hierarchy, structure, and logic.
A search box is one of the essential pieces that is included in almost every website design. While sometimes the creation of this small element turns into an afterthought, there is no reason why the search box should not be designed as beautifully as the rest of a website.
The difference between a good and great product is the last 10%. Everyone has the same 90%…the same core features and similar pricing and a similar story. But that last 10% is the real differentiator. It is the part that separates you from your competitors.
Excellent piece by Ben Horowitz on culture within larger organizations: Can-Do vs. Can’t-Do Culture “As a venture capitalist, people often ask me why big companies have trouble innovating while small companies seem to be able to do it so easily. My answer is generally unexpected.
Mobile Safari, the primary browser on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, has a few major issues when it comes to displaying iframes properly. The biggest is that Mobile Safari completely ignores any height declarations set on an iframe.
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At Usabilla, we love to share interesting content from the world of UX & design every day on Twitter. We also love to look back over the previous month and share our favourites. So it’s that time again, we’ve collected the best articles on the web and made a list for you to enjoy.
You can learn about all the latest social trends at our Festival of Marketing event in November. But for now let’s look at what September had to offer.
Design director Gail Bichler talks through the process of creating an issue full of ‘visual journeys’ and, in using Alec Soth’s self-portrait taken from inside his room in the Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo, making one of the best magazine covers of the year The work of six photographers – Al
To encourage people to slow down in their fast-paced lifestyles, Kit Kat recently carried out a stunt in Paraguay. With the help of agency Nasta, the brand created the ‘Break Machine’, a special vending machine that dispensed chocolate bars to people when they took breaks.
Brief: Design of a luminous body with Led light technology, emphasizing on the elements of light and shadow Product Description: Source of inspiration was Nature, specifically the eclipse phenomenon and the analysis of light in the seven colors that the rainbow consists of, was the main idea that
What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann1 is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list2 so you don’t have to.
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Light launched its L16 camera today, which packs a bunch of small cameras into one device to (supposedly) shoot photos of DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) quality.
Do you remember when Slack launched last year? At the time, I was a diehard HipChat fan. Needless to say, I wasn’t interested in trying Slack. I considered it nothing more than a passing trend. Now? I use it for an average of 10 hours a day for personal and professional reasons. (Sorry, HipChat.