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Flat Design - The Next Step Forward in the Evolution of Web Design. Flat design is nothing but simplicity put into practice.

Flat Design - The Next Step Forward in the Evolution of Web Design

Bootstrapping Your Web App Front-End Code. While delivering a one-day workshop about different JavaScript libraries (jQuery, RequireJS, SammyJS, and more), I was asked how to start my web app front-end code.

Bootstrapping Your Web App Front-End Code

This post will explain the question, and later on will show you a code template that I sometimes use in projects. Web App Front-End Bootstrapping? When dealing with Single Page Apps (SPAs), or even just webpages with a lot of JavaScript code, you will have to start your code and sometimes do things like initializing components, modules, views, etc. It’s just like running a main method in a console application. 15 Best Websites with Non-Standard Navigation. In this article Marcin Treder of UXPin – The UX Design App shows some of the best examples of the important trend of the year 2013.

15 Best Websites with Non-Standard Navigation

If you want to learn more about 2013-2014 trends – download free UXPin’s ebook “Web Design Book of Trends: 2013-2014”. Navigation is among the most important pieces of every single website. No content would be reachable without properly designed navigation that answers the questions “where am I?” 30 Great Interactive Sites. I apologize for not posting on the Wall for the longest time, but yes, I’m still alive (just been busy with Themify).

30 Great Interactive Sites

Today I have an awesome post to share — 30 great interactive sites. HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript have opened up many design possibilities. Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and Tutorials. Designmodo - Web Design Blog and Shop. Best New Features in Bootstrap 3.0.

Infographic Single Page Applications. Infographics have always driven me nuts.

Infographic Single Page Applications

Aside from being visually attractive, they are worthless. They offer no value, except just being eye candy. The more I spend more time working with concepts like the Single Page Application (SPA) and Hacker Storytelling, the more I desire a more meaningful replacement for the current infographic. I would like to start seeing more data driven, visually appealing infographics that are done with the same class as an SPA. Each section of an infographic would be a JavaScript widget that is connected to a JSON data source or a live JSON API. The entire infographic could potentially be interactive, allowing people to play with the data, turn knobs and dials and get a feel for the data behind the visual. Each interactive info raphic SPA could be hosted on Github pages, and provide a image capture or generate PDF feature so you could capture your classic image of an infographic, then share and syndicate as your heart desires. Flat UI Pro.

With many websites now designing their websites using the minimal, flat design trend designs are looking for a nice way of creating these designs quickly.

Flat UI Pro

There are many HTML and CSS starter projects such as: But these don't really come with a design concept or a theme to the frameworks, here we are looking at front-end framework of Flat UI Pro. This is a framework based on Twitter Bootstrap but made specifically for a flat design. Flat UI Pro contains a huge number of basic components, icons and glyphs, which simplify your work when it comes to new projects.

The UX-illiterate programmer: An introduction to UX from a programmer’s perspective. – bytes for thought. As a programmer, I’ve recently been dragged into the UX (User eXperience) world, and what an eye-opener it has been.

The UX-illiterate programmer: An introduction to UX from a programmer’s perspective. – bytes for thought

In the past, while I’ve always tried to produce the best experience for my users, I hadn’t realized how easy it is to be distracted from that path, especially when you need to answer to various budget and time constraints, or the business doesn’t value good UX. Beyond business constraints, however, I still unconsciously questioned myself: what makes a piece of software more “user-friendly” than another? If an application is “user-friendly” to you, will it be the case for me as well? I could tell when software was poorly designed, but I couldn’t express it properly.


Defining an Interaction Model: The Cornerstone of Application Design. By Jim Nieters Published: January 23, 2012 “An interaction model is a design model that binds an application together in a way that supports the conceptual models of its target users.”

Defining an Interaction Model: The Cornerstone of Application Design

In March of 2011, I joined HP to lead the User Experience and Front-End Development organization for Consumer Travel. My goal? To design products that transform the future of travel. What Is an Interaction Model? What is an interaction model? “Defining the right interaction model is a foundational requirement for any digital system and contributes to a cohesive, overall UX architecture.” Client riche. Front end styleguides and pattern libraries. Save the Web Don’t bookmark the web.

Front end styleguides and pattern libraries

Save it. Gimme Bar doesn’t just keep bookmarks; it stores items in your personal library in the cloud. UX Basics: Designing For Your Mom. Usability Design for Online Web Forms. Designers aren’t just creating pleasing graphics for the Internet anymore.

Usability Design for Online Web Forms

As a web designer you need to consider other properties of user interaction and coding. UX design is possibly the most important topic to cover, and this is especially true designing web forms. All webmasters should understand this message. Browse Topics. The Difference Between UI and UX. In today’s creative and technical environment, the terms “UI” (User Interface) and “UX” (User Experience) are being used more than ever. Overall, these terms are referring to specialties and ideas that have been around for years prior to the introduction of the abbreviated terminology. But the problem with these new abbreviations is more than just nomenclature. Unfortunately, the terms are quickly becoming dangerous buzzwords: using these terms imprecisely and in often completely inappropriate situations is a constant problem for a growing number of professionals, including: designers, job seekers, and product development specialists.

Understanding the proper separation, relationship and usage of the terms is essential to both disciplines. The most common misconception that you will hear in the workplace, in client meetings and often in job listings or job requirements is the inadvertent combination or interchange of the terms. Such problems bring us to the user experience. UI is a Tool. The Difference Between Usability and User Experience. As long as there’s been an Internet, the discussion between user experience and usability has been explored.

Although they are conceptually linked, taken separately, they highlight different elements of the human-computer interaction. Yet in these days of advanced user interfaces, from mobile devices to e-readers to tablets, has the line between user experience and usability blurred? Codrops.

UCD (User Centered Design)

UI. UX. UX. Structured Content First.