Posts Tagged 'design'

Tweets and Blogposts as Comments

HappyCog have found an interesting solution to the commenting system problems.

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Tweets and Blogposts as Comments

HappyCog have found an interesting solution to the commenting system problems.

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Mashable new design includes selctive Sharing

Mashable launched today it’s redesigned website. The one thing that captured my eye the most was actually how they implemented sharing. Not only do they have the classical sharing counts and buttons for the page, but also for quotes and

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Mashable new design includes selctive Sharing

Mashable launched today it’s redesigned website. The one thing that captured my eye the most was actually how they implemented sharing. Not only do they have the classical sharing counts and buttons for the page, but also for quotes and

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Responsive Design breakpoint traps

Allessandro has made a good write up about responsive web design and analyzed some examples – the only problem I have is that he falls into the device/breakpoint trap as many do – me included. Most responsive website just look

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Responsive Design breakpoint traps

Allessandro has made a good write up about responsive web design and analyzed some examples – the only problem I have is that he falls into the device/breakpoint trap as many do – me included. Most responsive website just look

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How much Euro? My first App … and the excitement is back

It’s done, my first Android App has been submitted to the Android Marketplace. I must admit that I’m proud of myself – it’s the first time in years, that I have breached into a new “medium”. By that I mean,

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How much Euro? My first App … and the excitement is back

It’s done, my first Android App has been submitted to the Android Marketplace. I must admit that I’m proud of myself – it’s the first time in years, that I have breached into a new “medium”. By that I mean,

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Easy scanning without alignment just by swiping your mouse

Ok, not with every mouse – but with this new mouse from LG you can scan in a casual fashion. There have been hand scanners in the past, but the software wasn’t that flexible. I like this approach very much.

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Easy scanning without alignment just by swiping your mouse

Ok, not with every mouse – but with this new mouse from LG you can scan in a casual fashion. There have been hand scanners in the past, but the software wasn’t that flexible. I like this approach very much.

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Designing the Modern Atlas

Great Article and poor comments – people ask for features when it’s about a design process. Reshared post from +Google Maps Ever wondered about the design process for Google Maps? Step behind the scenes and learn how two members of

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Designing the Modern Atlas

Great Article and poor comments – people ask for features when it’s about a design process. Reshared post from +Google Maps Ever wondered about the design process for Google Maps? Step behind the scenes and learn how two members of

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Yet another celebrated, but unimpressive Task Manager – Wunderkit Todo List App

I’ve tried the first iteration of the Berlin based startup called Wunderlist and I wasn’t impressed. After Remember The Milk, Any.Do and the 1 million other task managers I tried I’m pretty spoiled. It seems to me that 6Wunderkinder didn’t

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Yet another celebrated, but unimpressive Task Manager – Wunderkit Todo List App

I’ve tried the first iteration of the Berlin based startup called Wunderlist and I wasn’t impressed. After Remember The Milk, Any.Do and the 1 million other task managers I tried I’m pretty spoiled. It seems to me that 6Wunderkinder didn’t

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Best new Corporate Identities of 2011

I like this list, and especially that you could vote on the “before” logo as well. And there are more than one example where the old logo has got just as much votes as the new one. This means IMO

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Best new Corporate Identities of 2011

I like this list, and especially that you could vote on the “before” logo as well. And there are more than one example where the old logo has got just as much votes as the new one. This means IMO

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Don’t simulate real world objects in digital design

This is a great article  for designers and users – balanced and well thought out. What it doesn’t cover is why Apple and other firms are going towards skeuomorphic designs – maybe because they try to make technology for the

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Don’t simulate real world objects in digital design

This is a great article  for designers and users – balanced and well thought out. What it doesn’t cover is why Apple and other firms are going towards skeuomorphic designs – maybe because they try to make technology for the

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The infamous country selector – and how to fix it

User experience is not only about design – colour, positioning and layout are important, but sometimes functionality trumps everything. The country selector is an example where the functionality has been for the most part neglected.

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The infamous country selector – and how to fix it

User experience is not only about design – colour, positioning and layout are important, but sometimes functionality trumps everything. The country selector is an example where the functionality has been for the most part neglected.

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Good UI and webdesign does not mean prettier design

Good interaction design has nothing to do with looks. Some interfaces look dreadful but work great, some look great but are painful to use. I often have to argue with fellow designers about how pretty or good looking a certain

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Good UI and webdesign does not mean prettier design

Good interaction design has nothing to do with looks. Some interfaces look dreadful but work great, some look great but are painful to use. I often have to argue with fellow designers about how pretty or good looking a certain

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Link your website to your brand new Google+ Page

Easy as usual and now that just a couple of hours after the announcement everyone can create pages you might also link your website to this page. The icon used for the badge is actually not the black Google+ Icon

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Link your website to your brand new Google+ Page

Easy as usual and now that just a couple of hours after the announcement everyone can create pages you might also link your website to this page. The icon used for the badge is actually not the black Google+ Icon

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How to activate the new Gmail Look in Google Apps

Google likes to move things around While in Gmail you can find the new link in the bottom right, in Gmail for Google Apps you can find it in the right top corner. I made a screenshot, so you won’t

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How to activate the new Gmail Look in Google Apps

Google likes to move things around While in Gmail you can find the new link in the bottom right, in Gmail for Google Apps you can find it in the right top corner. I made a screenshot, so you won’t

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Stop searching your perfect developer / print shop / vendor

How many times have I heard a co-designer expess their desire to find a better [...] (insert external resource who delivers goods by specification of a designer – aka Developer, Printer or Print Shop, Media Buyer, …). Not because the

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Stop searching your perfect developer / print shop / vendor

How many times have I heard a co-designer expess their desire to find a better [...] (insert external resource who delivers goods by specification of a designer – aka Developer, Printer or Print Shop, Media Buyer, …). Not because the

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Occupy Wall Street has it’s grassroot visual language

This website aims to build the visual language for the 99% movement, also known as Occupy Wallstreet. I find the idea interesting, and the icons are functional and the designs clear. But it also conveys that the 99% is a

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Occupy Wall Street has it’s grassroot visual language

This website aims to build the visual language for the 99% movement, also known as Occupy Wallstreet. I find the idea interesting, and the icons are functional and the designs clear. But it also conveys that the 99% is a

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Designing for Emotion & Mobile First Books are out

A Book Apart, the excellent publishing company started by +Jeffrey Zeldman has published 2 new books today. They are inexpensive and always a great read – and for the first time also available as a bundle. This books are also

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Designing for Emotion & Mobile First Books are out

A Book Apart, the excellent publishing company started by +Jeffrey Zeldman has published 2 new books today. They are inexpensive and always a great read – and for the first time also available as a bundle. This books are also

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Why Feature Selection is so important – The Case Remember the Milk

I read a lot about the importance of “less” features and better experience. The mobile first movement comes to mind and I can totally see that it makes sense to not get caught in a Featuremania, but sometimes one feature

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Why Feature Selection is so important – The Case Remember the Milk

I read a lot about the importance of “less” features and better experience. The mobile first movement comes to mind and I can totally see that it makes sense to not get caught in a Featuremania, but sometimes one feature

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DesignPodcast of the week

No time for reading about Design? Want to get an insight what designers/developers/artists think about their work directly from their voice? Why not listen to some design podcasts. I often feel that written interviews are edited versions of the voice

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DesignPodcast of the week

No time for reading about Design? Want to get an insight what designers/developers/artists think about their work directly from their voice? Why not listen to some design podcasts. I often feel that written interviews are edited versions of the voice

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Liquid Grids in real world City design

Great discussion and article – from the comments you can see that there are many car drivers who have never been to a place where a city hasn’t got a rectangular grid. #design #city Embedded Link Invention: The ‘Liquid Grid’

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Liquid Grids in real world City design

Great discussion and article – from the comments you can see that there are many car drivers who have never been to a place where a city hasn’t got a rectangular grid. #design #city Embedded Link Invention: The ‘Liquid Grid’

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Chi 2011 Computer Human Interaction Congress in Vancouver

What can designers learn from a conference about computer human interaction? A lot. For example that designers should learn from the past and be open about it and more.

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Chi 2011 Computer Human Interaction Congress in Vancouver

What can designers learn from a conference about computer human interaction? A lot. For example that designers should learn from the past and be open about it and more.

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How to make a chart with 3d effects in Illustrator fast

Doing charts is a almost a daily business for any graphic designer. Most of them don’t need to be super-fancy, but some spice can always help. Creating a 3D Effect is quickly done with the standard tools we all use – rectangles, lines and gradients. But if you have to do many charts (for an annual report) then this options can really slow you down. Unless.

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How to make a chart with 3d effects in Illustrator fast

Doing charts is a almost a daily business for any graphic designer. Most of them don’t need to be super-fancy, but some spice can always help. Creating a 3D Effect is quickly done with the standard tools we all use – rectangles, lines and gradients. But if you have to do many charts (for an annual report) then this options can really slow you down. Unless.

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New Google Feedburner UI spotted – a quick overview

Feedburner is a service for webmasters and website owners to track their RSS-Feed subscribers and much more. RSS did not make it to the general public as everyone hoped, but still are very important. Google bought the company behind Feedburner

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New Google Feedburner UI spotted – a quick overview

Feedburner is a service for webmasters and website owners to track their RSS-Feed subscribers and much more. RSS did not make it to the general public as everyone hoped, but still are very important. Google bought the company behind Feedburner

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How to access for free expensive Design Magazines

Where to find online access to international design magazines for free.

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How to access for free expensive Design Magazines

Where to find online access to international design magazines for free.

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The Too Small Font Issue

In the last lessons I talked about the mindset of an art director. It’s different from a graphic designer in many aspects. It is often difficult to explain what is different, so I will try to make an example –

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The Too Small Font Issue

In the last lessons I talked about the mindset of an art director. It’s different from a graphic designer in many aspects. It is often difficult to explain what is different, so I will try to make an example –

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