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Lavish - Generate your own Bootstrap color scheme. Principles of Design. What is good visual design?

Principles of Design

“As little design as possible,” according to influential designer, Dieter Rams. However, what Rams does not explain is that good visual design needs foundation—principles that are followed rigorously to accommodate innovation and aesthetic. At Impekable, we, too, have adopted design principles to reach what Dieter Rams calls “good design.” Good design is as little design as possible. —Dieter Rams Consistency Consistency means creating an interface that fits together in a family of different resolutions and mobile apps—making sure that the same elements are being repeated to match each page. You’d be able to recognize Facebook’s branding anywhere.

Alignment. 100+ Infographic Elements - Freebies. 4 tips for a smarter CSS workflow. Event promotion You've only got to look at the amazing things people are making with CSS to know that, as a language, it's changing.

4 tips for a smarter CSS workflow

People are creating stunning animations, and amazing images. Whether you've been coding for years or just getting started, the landscape for CSS development has changed dramatically in the last few years too. Now, we have plenty of tools at our disposal that can help us to build lean, performant CSS. Here Shopify's Jonathan Snook gives four top tips that will help you craft light-weight and fast CSS. See this article's author, Jonathan Snook, speak about CSS at Generate New York 2015 - buy your ticket today! 01. CSS Snippets (Tips 2) CSS is the underlying language that gives websites its look.

CSS Snippets (Tips 2)

Although CSS is a straightforward language and easy to learn, it can be difficult to harness in some cases. Nothing to fear, there are workarounds that you can find online, and here are but just 10 handy ones that you can use. If you want to wrap long text, autoadjust the width of your table columns, or create a simple loading state without the use of Gifs, we have the snippets that will deliver, and more.

Recommended Reading: 50 Useful CSS Snippets Every Designer Should Have 1. If you work with CSS, then this will bug you: how do I align text or an element vertically of the container? Arrows HTML Code - Character Codes.

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Html2text: THE ASCIINATOR (aka html2txt) Webmaster. Clean CSS - A Resource for Web Designers - Optmize and Format your CSS CSS Formatter and Optimiser/Optimizer (based on CSSTidy 1.3) ActivePresenter - Record screen, create interactive screencasts, software demo, software simulations, author rapid elearning materials with quizzes, create SCORM-compliant courses - Advanced Screencast & Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool.

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32 Dispelled Myths About UX And Web Design. Hungarian user experience designer Zoltán Gócza put together a list of 32 most common myths about UX and web design.

32 Dispelled Myths About UX And Web Design

An Italian communication and advertising agency That’s Com loved the list so much that with help of a freelance graphic designer Alessandro Giammaria they have turned the list into a collection of brilliant posters. There are 32 posters in total, each dedicated to a single UX or web design myth. Along with the myth itself, every poster contains an explanation and dispelling derived from tests, studies, and specific articles. Nibbler - A Free Tool for Testing Websites.

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Interactions and animations. Design utilities. Inspiration. Prototyping. Envato Market. Stitches - An HTML5 sprite sheet generator. Drag & drop image files onto the space below, or use the “Open” link to load images using the file browser.

Stitches - An HTML5 sprite sheet generator

Then, click “Generate” to create a sprite sheet and stylesheet. This demo uses a couple of HTML5 APIs, and it is only compatible with modern browsers. Drag & drop image files onto the space below, or use the “Open” link to load images using the file browser. Then, click “Generate” to create a sprite sheet and stylesheet. This demo uses a couple of HTML5 APIs, and it is only currently compatible with WebKit and Firefox browsers.

Stitches is developed by Matthew Cobbs in concert with the lovely open-source community at Github. Copyright © 2013 Matthew Cobbs Licensed under the MIT license. Implementation.

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CSS-Tricks. HTML Layouts. Freebies: superjiaojiao on deviantART. The HyperWeb: it’s All About Connections. I recently came across this interesting graphic entitled Hierarchy of Visual Information.

The HyperWeb: it’s All About Connections

The author clearly states that it is a work in progress, just the genesis of an idea, a not-fully-formed thought. In fact, he rightly points out that this–in general–is not a new concept at all and provides a link to a Google image search result showing many incarnations of the data-information-knowledge-wisdom concept. As I looked at his graphic, a different idea came to mind, a different interpretation of the concept in the context of the Web’s evolution. The hierarchical nature of the illustration made me think of the increasing complexity that comes with increasing connectivity. It made me think of how hyperlinks (more precisely hypertext) preceded hyperdata. I realized that the hyper meme can be extended to the various evolutionary stages of the Web.

The HyperWeb The HyperWeb is about increasing connectivity and the increasing complexity of those connections overtime.