Flat design Definition and purpose Flat design refers to a style of interface design which removes any stylistic choices that give the illusion of three-dimensions (such as drop shadows, gradients, textures, or other tools that add depth) and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors. Designers may prefer flat design because it allows interface designs to be more streamlined and efficient. It is easier to quickly convey information while still looking visually appealing and approachable. Additionally, it makes it easier to design an interface that is responsive to changes in browser size across different devices. With minimal design elements, websites are able to load faster and resize easily, and still look sharp on high-definition screens. As a design approach, it is often contrasted to skeuomorphism  and rich design. In the 1980s, computer-based user interfaces were a foreign concept to most users. History of use
A Digital Design Workflow: Tools in Review The world probably doesn’t need one more article about ever-changing design tools, but I’ve had a few people ask what I use in my work at Worthwhile and why, so here are a few thoughts on my current design tool chest and my process. It’s a great time to be doing graphic/web/ui design and prototyping because the competition is increasing, and the tooling options keep getting better and better. At the end of the day, our tools don’t matter nearly as much as the output—it’s the work that matters.
15 Fresh Minimalist Web Design Examples Minimalist Web Design looks attractive. In web design, the best part of minimalism is that it comes in many styles, colors & sizes, but they always have the same objective in mind saying. Minimalism has become a popular website design style as it has so many benefits. Minimalist websites load faster, take less server resources & are often faster to improve than more graphically complicated designs. 42 High Quality Fonts for Professional Web Design High quality fonts are important assets to designers. We always strive to be unique in every design project, but sometimes getting the right font for the right design can be hard. Searching for fonts via search engines and font sites can be time consuming and tedious. In today’s post, we attempt to sum up as many free and high quality fonts as possible into one post. These following fonts can be downloaded free and use for any of your projects.
Le SVG - SVG Animation It is possible to animate the shapes in an SVG image. There are several different ways to animate SVG shapes. In this text I will go through the various possibilities. Writing Augmented Reality Applications using JSARToolKit This article discusses APIs that are not yet fully standardized and still in flux. Be cautious when using experimental APIs in your own projects. Introduction Designing Future-Proof UI – Medium Increasing The Longevity If we want our UI design to stand the test of time and go beyond the conventional expiry date, we can incorporate a number of principles into our workflow and way of thinking that will make it less likely to cause big changes in the future, or put another way, more likely to cause little change. This isn’t a definitive guide, but these principals can certainly go a long way. Be Wary Of Trends If we’re able to tell the difference between short and long-term trends and anticipate them, we can try to ensure our designs don’t employ the short-term ones and take the path of depreciation. A trend that doesn’t have a reasonable amount of positive traction in the industry and isn’t yet proven to work from a research and UX standpoint is probably not a surefire bet for stability.
Windows on Tuscany Website redesign on Behance Windows on Tuscany is a brand founded by Leonardo Ferragamo in 1986, specialized in property management and in short and long term rentals of pre… Read More Windows on Tuscany is a brand founded by Leonardo Ferragamo in 1986, specialized in property management and in short and long term rentals of prestigious apartments in Tuscany. The goal was to completely re-think the online presence of the brand. From the logo to the website, the idea was to give the brand a fresh, non-conventional style for a real estate. UX 101: What is User Experience? [INFOGRAPHIC] What do popular brands like Apple, Google, and BMW have in common? They boast great designs that center around UX. UX stands for “user experience,” one of the most vital parts of any user-facing product.
Bootstrap - Components Available glyphs Includes over 250 glyphs in font format from the Glyphicon Halflings set. Glyphicons Halflings are normally not available for free, but their creator has made them available for Bootstrap free of cost. Chapter 12: The Reader's Experience - The Well-Formed Document Book - Scribe Inc. When presenting a book, in any format, one must always consider the experience of the reader. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, one can ask, is the book pleasing to the eye? From an efficiency standpoint, one can ask, what kind of presentation allows the worker to take advantage of automation and requires the least amount of manual intervention. These are extremely important aspects of the publishing process. They relate to the creation of high quality books (and magazines, Web sites, etc.) as well as the time and cost of producing them.
10 Rules of Good UI Design to Follow On Every Web Design Project It’s pretty easy to find a designer willing to work on any project nowadays. Finding a professional in the area of UI design who is also familiar with best practices, however, is still an uphill battle. If you want to place yourself in contention for these kinds of positions, you’ll need to remain up to date with the latest developments in the field. Knowing the best practices to follow on every interface design project will put you far ahead of most candidates who simply fire off designs without taking into consideration the variety of details that go into the creation of an interface.
Responsive Layouts, Responsively Wireframed Responsive layouts, responsively wireframed Made with HTML/CSS (no images, no JS*) this is a simple interactive experiment with responsive design techniques. Use the buttons top-right to toggle between desktop and mobile layouts. Using simple layout wireframes, this illustrates how a series of pages could work across these different devices, by simulating how the layout of each page would change responsively, to suit the context. Responsive layouts?