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How to construct a design system – freeCodeCamp. Designing a style palette Before we can start designing shiny components, we need to lay the foundations for those components.

How to construct a design system – freeCodeCamp

We need to break the product down into its most bare-bones form. Even the simplest heading component is a collection of multiple reusable styles… We need to break things down until we reach the irreducible minimum; the most essential styles. A good place to start is the full list of CSS style properties. When we’re finished, not a single style should exist in our product that has not been predefined in our global style palette. Colour Let’s start with the most obvious style property — the only style property it seems modern design tools understand can be named, stored and reused: colour. For our primary brand colour, let’s choose blue. Utilising colour to communicate success and failure is a common design pattern, so let’s add green and red to our colour palette for that purpose. Lastly, we need some grey colours. Colorado Minimal GUI: 150+ items. Colorado is a minimal GUI that offers a breath of fresh air, designwise, being clean, very basic but appealing and eye catching at the same time.

Colorado Minimal GUI: 150+ items

This graphic user interface was designed for all those lovers of ample white spaces, and basic wireframe-like appearance with only three somewhat vintage colors and bold black lines, to give a timeless feel to any project: fun, colorful, with a bit of flat and some more of outlined style. It is comprised by over 50 items in three color variations, all built pixel perfect and vector as well, the free version has about 20% of the content. iOS7 Design GUI – Bootstrap 3 Psd – Ubuntu Template – Windows 10 Interface Kit. Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study)

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Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study)

Filled with practical examples and tutorials in 12 chapters, the book will help you become more proficient in your work. Free minimal logos – free minimal logos for both personal and commercial use! How To Use Shadows And Blur Effects In Modern UI Design. When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who provide an excellent functionality.

How To Use Shadows And Blur Effects In Modern UI Design

While functional aspect of a design is key to product success, aesthetics and visual details are equally important — particularly how they can improve those functional elements. In today’s article, I’ll explain how visual elements, such as shadows and blur effects, can improve the functional elements of a design. If you’d like to try adding these elements to your designs, you can download and test Adobe XD1 for free and get started right away. Shadows And User Interface Discoverability Link There’s a reason GUI designers incorporate shadows into their designs — they help create visual cues in the interface which tell human brains what user interface elements they’re looking at.

Design Affordance Link Since the early days of graphical user interfaces, screens have employed shadows to help users understand how to use an interface. Blur Effects Link. TinyFaces □□□□□□ - Avatars & Random data for your designs. Untitled. Hey Hollywood: Mit diesen 10 Flimposter-Klischees macht ihr euch nur noch lächerlich. Redesigning The Paris Metro Map. Advertisement Meet the new Sketch Handbook, our brand new Smashing book that will help you master all the tricky, advanced facets of Sketch.

Redesigning The Paris Metro Map

Filled with practical examples and tutorials in 12 chapters, the book will help you become more proficient in your work. Get the book now → When I first visited Paris, it took me a while to get oriented and put together a route using the official map of the Paris metro. That’s all it took to spark the flame inside me to redraw it according to an entirely different set of principles. Stop Using Arial & Helvetica. Arial and Helvetica are the default font stack for most browsers and for most of the websites.

Stop Using Arial & Helvetica

That's bad, really really bad. Arial and Helvetica suck on web and for paragraphs of text - they are unreadable (as compared to many other typefaces created specifically for web). And Helvetica looks ugly without proper kerning and Arial is just an ugly bastard son of Helvetica. Understanding the Critical Rendering Path. When a browser receives the HTML response for a page from the server, there are a lot of steps to be taken before pixels are drawn on the screen.

Understanding the Critical Rendering Path

This sequence the browsers needs to run through for the initial paint of the page is called the "Critical Rendering Path". Knowledge of the CRP is incredibly useful for understanding how a site's performance can be improved. More Than Just Pretty: How Imagery Drives User Experience. Advertisement Meet the new Sketch Handbook, our brand new Smashing book that will help you master all the tricky, advanced facets of Sketch.

More Than Just Pretty: How Imagery Drives User Experience

Filled with practical examples and tutorials in 12 chapters, the book will help you become more proficient in your work. Get the book now → As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Infinite Scrolling: Let's Get To The Bottom Of This. Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible.

Infinite Scrolling: Let's Get To The Bottom Of This

In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface. Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible.

Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface

In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Get the book now! As a mobile UI or UX designer, you probably remember the launch of Apple’s first iPhone as if it was yesterday. Today, kids grow up with touchscreen experiences like it’s the most natural thing. Challenging Bars And Buttons Link The introduction of “Human Interface Guidelines” and Apple’s App Review Board had a great impact on the quality of mobile applications. In fact, if you can honestly say that the first iPhone application you designed didn’t have any top or bottom bar elements, get in touch and send over a screenshot. My issue with the top and bottom bars is that they fill almost 20% of the screen. Social Media Image Sizes Infographic for 2017.

For creatives, social media is all about crafting a personal bond with your audience through your work, but with the ever-changing layouts your bond can become fuzzy. Social media is a sea of likes, shares, retweets and hashtags with a constant bombardment of quick-scroll visual imagery. There are few strategies that are as effective at conveying a brand personality, than a well-used image. The digital face of your brand is often the first thing your audience sees and it might be the one thing they remember, and it might be for the wrong reason. [Rewind: 30 ESSENTIAL TOOLS AND FEATURES IN PHOTOSHOP CC] Flat Design: History and Modern Practice.

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