Do you notice those tiny animations and microcontent that make apps come to life? Classic examples include pull-to-refresh or??slide-to-archive in mail apps. They’re not quite
Category: Web, App, Product Development
Originally published April, 2013 Most people want to jump in and start designing a website when they think: Hey, we need a new website. That
Warning: This contains major spoilers if you arent caught up with HBOs Silicon Valley. Ive waited two weeks: I hope you are all caught up
If you havent heard of Responsive Design yet, you probably will soon. Responsive Design is a way of building websites that can be viewed on multiple devices of varying screen sizes. The number of people surfing the web on mobile devices has skyrocketed over the past couple years Im not exaggerating.
We build ecommerce sites. They are big undertakings and almost always more complicated that anyone can ever imagine at the start of the project.
We’re talking about 9 BIG things in technology, design, content and usability here. These are the biggest issues we see in really old sites. Check your site: how does it fare?
There are a number of Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. We tend to use three of the larger CMSs, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Drupal. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and each works best for certain types of sites. Occasionally there is need for a custom CMS, which always come with their own benefits and drawbacks. In the end, its all about what your sites goals are, who will be maintaining the site, and what kind of functions the site needs.
Imagery can make or break a website. As a design firm, a big part of our job is to be smart about using imagery to support our clients communication goals. We aim to create page layouts that create a strong visual impression upon first load. But the web is a constellation of various screen sizes; balancing imagery and text across all viewports is one of the primary challenges of designing for the responsive web.
Last week, we collaborated with the Chicago Youth Voices Network (CYVN) to design a number of workshops for the summer. These workshops were designed to incorporate youth and other leaders in the process of developing blueprints for a social network website for active youth across the city of Chicago to promote civic engagement and participation.
While working on an upcoming series of blog posts explaining the programs in Adobe Creative Suite, we realized that one of the most important things our readers need to know about working with graphics is the difference between pixel (or raster), and vector (or line art) graphics and how to know when to use each. They also need to know about image resolution, and the different color models for print and web use.
Like a lot of people, especially people who care about social media, online privacy, and design, I was briefly fascinated by ello.co back in October, 2014. Ello swept through the online world, billed as a Facebook replacement with clean design, no ads and no content gathering.
Let’s stop saying content entry??pls. After listening to Vox Medias take on performance during Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGranes stellar Responsive Web Design podcast, one