An interesting look at web design, you should just be making things look pretty but consider the text as a key part of the user interface, say things succinctly and consider the needs of your users.
In a similar vein as the last post, you shouldn’t be designing a website you’d like to use, you should be designing it for the rest of the Internet, and after the Facebook login fiasco on Read/Write web you shouldn’t have high expectations of them.
This post about the iPad and how it simplifies computing further is a good read.
Well if ever there’s a good use for the word comprehensive then this post is it. All about really digging deep into Photoshop’s save for web functionality and squeezing every last kilobyte out of your image to save on bandwidth whilst retaining image quality.
A visually arresting look at breaking the pre-conceived notion that ‘the fold’ must be obeyed when it comes to web design, sure you should entice the viewer in but don’t stick everything in the top 600 pixels or you’ll very quickly lose their attention as they get lost.
I’m very much in this situation, a portfolio devoid of live briefs, and this advice, whilst aimed at logo designing, was very useful, find a local non-profit and redesign their image and do it for free to have a happy client and a great piece of work.
A harsh reality check this week for web designs it seems, we’re not the average user of a website and it doesn’t really matter how pretty your website is, it doesn’t matter, people on your site generally just want to get to the information they’re after. Make sure Google doesn’t do your job better than you.
idsgn is like the perfect design blog to me, it has a brilliant layout, well considered typography and colour and its articles are always interesting and top notch. This post I found particularly interesting, turning old sweaters into new items of clothing, brilliant concept and a nice website as well.