Hover.css - A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects All Hover.css effects make use of a single element (with the help of some pseudo-elements where necessary), are self contained so you can easily copy and paste them, and come in CSS, Sass, and LESS flavours. Many effects use CSS3 features such as transitions, transforms and animations. Old browsers that don't support these features may need some extra attention to be certain a fallback hover effect is still in place. Licenses Hover.css is made available under a free personal/open source or paid commercial licenses depending on your requirements. Personal/Open Source For personal/open source use, Hover.css is made available under a MIT license: Use in unlimited personal applications Your application can't be sold Your modifications remain open-source Free updates Read full license Commercial For commercial use, Hover.css is made available under Commercial, Extended Commercial, and OEM Commercial licenses. Commercial License Purchase | Read full license Extended Commercial License
UX & UE | About Interaction The field of Interaction Design is relatively new compared to other well-established fields like maths or physics. Although quantitative research in the field has made it more science-like, we can hardly say it is pure science. Experiments in science should be reproducible and theorems in science can be strictly proved, but this is hardly realised in user research. IxD – An unmatured field Another manifestation of an new or un-matured field is that people use different terms to refer to the same thing. In the field of interaction design, people actually speak different dialects of jargons. Usability and User Experience If you were asked to give the aim of Interaction Design (or whatever you call it). Usability is an older term compared to user experience. The Goals Whenever we design a user interface by following interaction design methodologies, we must fulfil a set of usability goals and another set of user experience goals. (1)Usability Goals What are the usability goals? 1. e.g. 2. 3.
Unheap - A tidy repository of jQuery Plugins Color Wheel - Color Calculator | Sessions College The color wheel is a chart representing the relationships between colors. Based on a circle showing the colors of the spectrum originally fashioned by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666, the colour wheel he created serves many purposes today. Painters use it to identify colors to mix and designers use it to choose colors that go well together. The classic color wheel shows hues arranged in a circle, connected by lines or shapes. The colors include primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), secondary colors (orange, green, and violet), and tertiary colors (yellow green, blue green, blue violet, red violet, red orange, and yellow orange). Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors.
Our Favorite Japanese Design Blogs Although we’ve traveled and lived all over the world, in exciting and exotic locations, Tokyo holds a special place in our hearts. The hustle and bustle of Tokyo is intoxicating. It’s a fast-moving city with millions of inhabitants and yet there are moments throughout the day when it feels completely still and quiet. Within hours of landing in Tokyo, I made it a personal life goal to one day be able concoct a reason to live in Tokyo even if it’s just for a while. One of the most impressive and inspiring things about Japan is the art and design community that seems to permeate all aspects of life in Japan. Today, we’ve compiled a short list of some of our favorite Japanese design blogs to keep you inspired. Gurafiku Gurafiku is a great resource. 50 Watts While not strictly a Japanese design blog, 50 Watts does have an excellent collection of book covers from Japan. Spoon & Tamago Spoon & Tamago is one of our true favorite Japanese Art and Design blogs. Storm From The East Design Made in Japan
Color Theory For Designers: Creating Your Own Color Palettes Advertisement In the previous two parts of this series on color theory, we talked mostly about the meanings behind colors1 and color terminology2. While this information is important, I’m sure a lot of people were wondering when we were going to get into the nitty-gritty of actually creating some color schemes. Well, that’s where Part 3 comes in. Here we’ll be talking about methods for creating your own color schemes, from scratch. We’ll cover the traditional color scheme patterns (monochrome, analogous, complementary, etc.) as well as how to create custom schemes that aren’t based strictly on any one pattern. A Quick Review Let’s start with a quick review of what was covered in parts 1 and 2. Traditional Color Scheme Types There are a number of predefined color scheme standards that make creating new schemes easier, especially for beginners. The basic, twelve-spoke color wheel is an important tool in creating color schemes. Monochromatic Examples: Analogous Complementary Split Complementary
The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting — and most controversial — aspects of marketing. At Help Scout we believe the problem has always been depth of analysis. Color theory is a topic of complexity and nuance, but splashy infographics rarely go beyond See ‘n Say levels of coverage. Green Lantern can’t turn lemons into lemonade and I’m left equally unequipped to make smart decisions about the spectrum which shades our world. But why is such a potentially colorful conversation so unwaveringly shallow? Misconceptions around the psychology of color As research shows, it’s likely because personal preference, experiences, upbringing, cultural differences, and context muddy the effect individual colors have on us. But there’s still plenty to learn and consider if we humbly accept that concrete answers aren’t a guarantee. The importance of colors in branding Credit: The Logo Company Color trends for men and women Here were Hallock’s findings:
Minus28 - How to create a website Today I'm telling you more about my process to build this website I probably still have a lot to learn but if you are a beginner, I think this could be interesting. ‣ Before thinking about creating a website. 3 months ago I've decided I wanted to learn again HTML and CSS. The reason behind this decision was that I like interaction and UX Design, and for these design fields, knowing about coding languages is required. I had some memories about these 2 languages as well as C/C++ that I've learned a bit at unversity. I can't say I was a complete beginner which could explain it may take you a bit longer to get used to these languages. Coursera which offers free video courses, with some assignments to do if you want, and can get feedback on it. Then I went deeper into HTML first, my idea was to go through all the tags to know well all the possibilities that this language offers and list them on .html files to be sure I would have them somewhere in a classification of my own. ‣ And then?