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Published in Galleries Textures can serve as a prominent element in a design, or they can subtly add character to a design without drawing much attention. In my opinion, some of the most effective uses of texture in web design are very subtle. While heavy and harsh textures are popular for grunge-style designs, softer textures are extremely versatile and can enhance just about any type of design. In this post we’ll showcase 25 websites that make excellent use of textures without allowing them to dominate the design.
Transcendent design takes us above and beyond the initial experience. Transcendence is simply a word. We have a shared understanding of it, but the context that resonates with me is when design goes beyond ordinary limits to ultimately impact our behavior on a mass scale. What design has to do with transcendence might strike most people in our community as either pure hyperbole or just the crazy ramblings of a UX designer waiting on an statement of work to be signed (er, maybe it is the latter).
Usability and the utility, not the visual design, determine the success or failure of a web-site. Since the visitor of the page is the only person who clicks the mouse and therefore decides everything, user-centric design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented web design. After all, if users can’t use a feature, it might as well not exist.
Initially, the Smashing Book #2 was supposed to contain more chapters, but because most of our contributors delivered (much) more content than the book’s size could accommodate, we couldn’t include them all. So, we release four chapters as a free bonus eBook, called “The Lost Files”. Table of Content
This overview features a hand-picked and organized selection of the most useful and popular Smashing Magazine’s articles related to Usability and User Experience and published here over all the years. Persuasion Triggers in Web Design How do you make decisions? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably answer that you pride yourself on weighing the pros and cons of a situation carefully and then make a decision based on logic. You know that other people have weak personalities and are easily swayed by their emotions, but this rarely happens to you. You’ve just experienced the fundamental attribution error — the tendency to believe that other people’s behaviour is due to their personality (“Josh is late because he’s a disorganised person”) whereas our behaviour is due to external circumstances (“I’m late because the directions were useless”).
Table of Contents Imprint Published 2011 by Smashing Media GmbH, Freiburg, Germany.
by George Prociuk Pointafter.com Designing a usable website doesn't have to be a complex process. Often times, it's the little things that make the biggest impact on a site's usability.
For Christmas this year, my beautiful wife gave me a copy of The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Volume 2 . Obviously, I have been perusing the book, and I am finding that there are tons of awesome web designs to take in. I’m super happy with the gift and I expect that it will prove to be a highly valuable resource throughout 2011, and beyond. Yet, even just a quick perusal of the book reveals the prevailing influence of Photoshop (or other graphics programs) on the industry at large. Today, the web is full of beautiful, rich and colourful graphics that continuously amaze and impress us in all manner of very legitimate ways.
NOTE: Now that I’m part of the Smashing Network , I thought I’d feature some of this blog’s older content for the new readers. Although it’s often said that art is subjective, you cannot argue that when it comes to web design, there’s a few key principles that you should always keep in mind. Ensuring your work respects the principles of contrast, unity, hierarchy, etc. can dramatically improve the result. In order to demonstrate this, I will show you how to make a homepage layout better step by step.
The UI Guide | Part 2: Backgrounds, Forms, and Texture » Galpin Industries - Pixels Straight From CanadaBackgrounds Backgrounds in design are helpful in visually explaining what content is important, and what’s not. They set hierarchy in elements, and can be effective in “setting the stage” for the rest of the site.
Buttons and navigational elements are quite possibly the most commonly used interface objects in both desktop and mobile design. They pull an interface together, allowing users to get from A to B in a single click. Most importantly, a button has to look good. It has to scream “Click me!
15 UI Design Patterns Web Designers Should Keep Handy | Onextrapixel - Showcasing Web Treats Without A HitchUser interface design patterns help create consistency throughout the web, and provide a great resource for web designers looking for the best tested, most usable, and most efficient layouts. Many things in life are in a pattern, and this includes applications in both design and development. Whilst creativity and thinking outside the box is a must in design, so is conformity much of the time.
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