Web Design

You interface isn’t 50 shades of gray. Start thinking how you press your users’ buttons.

February 14, 20160 Comments

In designing beautiful interfaces, the language you use is as important as how it looks aesthetically. Plenty has been written on how important it is to make users feel comfortable using your product, yet small text details and what can seem like minor interface interactions all too often get overlooked.

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Macaw – the design tool we’ve all been waiting for.

October 5, 20130 Comments

URL: http://macaw.co The design community is well accustomed to tools that showcase layouts and design to clients. Photoshop, Fireworks, illustrator etc all do a stellar job of realising the vision that a designer has in their head and showcasing it in flat image formats. The problem is; to bring that design to life on the […]

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One size fits all is rarely a perfect fit.

April 9, 20120 Comments

Responsive design has its place, but before you jump in, there are a few factors to consider.

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16 useful tools to put your website through its paces.

March 25, 20122 Comments

This collection of tools will trim the fat off your site, and get it in tip top shape before you pit it against the competition.

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Subtle touches that make a good web application great.

October 15, 20110 Comments

When it comes to web applications, attention to detail is one of those things that makes a good design great. Adding polish, and tidying up every last user interface interaction to make it as smooth and user friendly as possible – truly separates your application from the crowd and in turn encourages repeat visits. I […]

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First Glimpse – W3C publish working draft of CSS4.

September 29, 20112 Comments

Along with the Selectors3 recommendations, today, the CSS working group published the first public working draft of Selectors Level 4 on the W3C site. Yes, that’s right, the first glipse of what eventually will become CSS4. So what are the standout points of interest for designers and developers? Selecting parent nodes of elements. Potentially, select […]

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10 inspiring HTML5 sites you really should see.

September 11, 20111 Comment

Pupunzi URL: http://pupunzi.com Matteo Bicocchi is an Italian graphic designer – and co-founder of Open Lab Matteo is a bit of a javascript wizard, and he’s used this experience along with the power of HTML5 to create a truly engaging experience on Pupunzi.com – where his work and creativity are showcased perfectly. The fluidity of the interface […]

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It’s on. Like Donkey Kong in HTML5

September 8, 20110 Comments

Martin Kool, has a penchant for adventure games, and no stranger to bending the rules to bring classic gaming to the browser, has released this video on YouTube showing what he has managed to build with nothing more than HTML.

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Adobe Muse lets you create websites without coding.

August 15, 20111 Comment

URL: http://muse.adobe.com/ Adobe have just launched a new design tool aimed at traditional graphic designers without any knowledge of coding. Currently in public beta, and built in Adobe Air, it lets designers use a freeform tool to design and publish professional, dynamic HTML/CSS websites without writing code. Codenamed ‘Muse’ which is a working title rather than a […]

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Aside Magazine – Is this the future of the magazine?

August 14, 20110 Comments

URL: http://asidemag.com/ With a whole host of major publishers developing native apps to bring their content to the iPad, you’d not be crazy for thinking that the app route was the only logical one. There are of course ways and means around this, and as further evidence of this trend, Aside Magazine demonstrates perfectly what can be achieved […]

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