posts tagged design

layout design

Nov 8th 2017

While you are learning how to produce effective layouts you will come across many different views and practices. One prevailing and well established method is of course the use of grids. A lot has been written and discussed about grids in design, from historic examples, architecture, graphic and web design. As an approach to design,➢ continue reading

images for the web

Nov 1st 2017

With your beautiful profile designs in hand – let’s take a look at preparing and saving your images for the web. Whether you create all of your own visuals, or work with source files, you’ll need to consider the final implementation of these visuals within your design. Without preparation and optimisation, these additions will make➢ continue reading

colour

Oct 25th 2017

colour illustration

Colour is a topic which never ceases to inspire great discussion about interpretation, meaning and effect within design. As subjective as colour can be – it is our job as designers to be mindful of implications as well as considerate in our selection for use in interface and web design. Don Norman discusses design psychology.➢ continue reading

typography for the web

Oct 18th 2017

illustrated word

Oliver Reichenstein famously wrote: Web Design is 95% Typography.  (read original article) Though this is a bold statement which you might, or might not, agree with – there is no doubt that carefully crafted typography will not only ensure good legibility of text and therefore accessibility but also greatly enhance the design and impact of➢ continue reading

Principles of graphic design

Oct 11th 2017

Design is a fluid process, something that will change with each project, each challenge. Intuition is often a good starting point. Following the well-trodden paths which are influenced by long standing principles is another. Let’s take a look at some established as well as popular graphic design principles and their possible inspiration for design for➢ continue reading

interface design

Feb 15th 2017

'how keys work' via tweet from @Cennydd

How do you design an interface which is not only easy to use, works well across all screens and is aesthetically appealing as well? Like a key to open a lock, your UI needs to give access to the content without bothering the user with the complexities which might lie beneath :) case studies mentioned:➢ continue reading

design for UX & accessibility

Feb 15th 2017

design for ux

As web workers, be that designers or developers, it is our job to create not only engaging user experiences but also to ensure an all inclusive design and setup. Making sure our content is presented in the most accessible and easy way will liberate our user to use the web freely and without hinderance, a➢ continue reading

adaptive design planning

Nov 16th 2016

loop by Cento Lodigiani ©

Today, we can no longer design any site without considering carefully the many different devices and screensizes affecting layout and presentation. A good responsive design will allow the content to adapt to the viewport, be that a computer or TV, and mobile. Ethan Marcotte It is now over six years ago that the wonderful Ethan Marcotte➢ continue reading

colour

Oct 26th 2016

colour illustration

Colour is a topic which never ceases to inspire great discussion about interpretation, meaning and effect within design. As subjective as colour can be – it is our job as designers to be mindful of implications as well as considerate in our selection for use in interface and web design. Don Norman discusses design psychology.➢ continue reading

Principles of graphic design

Oct 19th 2016

heather hansen, emptied gestures

Design is a fluid process, something that will change with each project, each challenge. Intuition if often a good starting point. Following the well-trodden paths which are influenced by long standing principles is another. Let’s take a look at some established as well as popular graphic design principles and their possible inspiration for design for➢ continue reading