Web 2.0 meets MTV in Pandora’s new branding

Web 2.0 meets MTV in Pandora’s new branding

| October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

For once, I’m not starting off my article with a joke. When I say “Web 2.0”, I genuinely mean that style of design that we all (temporarily) embraced. Many a corner in Pandora’s new logo is curved, and they have brought back the bright and shiny gradient. Okay, so it’s a bit muted compared to […]

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Designing for mobile app commerce

Designing for mobile app commerce

| October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

One of the more lucrative projects for designers these days doesn’t even involve desktop. That’s because, in the last few years, more and more people have switched to mobile use, which also includes time spent shopping. A good rule of thumb as a designer is to go where your users are flocking, and you’ll find […]

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Inventing the Temper-O-Meter, an IoT Marvel

Inventing the Temper-O-Meter, an IoT Marvel

| October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

We recently invented a one-of-a-kind installation that moves, illuminates, and constantly updates to show the predicted weather forecast for the next 15 hours at our different office locations (and more!). We call it “Ye Olde Future Temper-O-Meter,” and it seriously rocks. TL;DR; Here is a video showing how it works and how we made it: From […]

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How To Build Honest UIs And Help Users Make Better Decisions

How To Build Honest UIs And Help Users Make Better Decisions

| October 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Many apps today, such as Google Now, Spotify and Amazon, make assumptions about user preferences based on personal data. They may even use this information to make decisions on our behalf, without any direct input from us. For example, Facebook tailors your news feed and Amazon recommends products  —  both hiding “irrelevant” information […]

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Does My Design Project Need a Strategy?

Does My Design Project Need a Strategy?

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Say you’ve got a product — it’s an app, a website, or something in-between. You want to improve the way it looks, the way it communicates its message, or the experience it provides — maybe you even need to improve all three. You know you’ve got a design problem, but how do you decide whether the solution requires […]

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20 Free Admin Dashboard Templates

20 Free Admin Dashboard Templates

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you’re looking for free admin dashboard templates for your next website or web app design project, then you’re in the right place! Each one of these free admin dashboard templates has a different focus. While some of them have more general designs, others are more specific, suitable only for certain web projects. These are […]

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4 best practices for image management

4 best practices for image management

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

There’s no debating the fact that including images on your website or mobile app draws the interest of users and leads to stronger engagement. For example, posts that include images produce 650 percent higher engagement than text-only posts, according to a WebDAM infographic. Use of attention-grabbing images is only going to grow. Consider that by […]

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Best Of Halloween: All Things Spooky

Best Of Halloween: All Things Spooky

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there is something magical about that special spooky day, surrounded by mystery, horror, scare and trick-or-treat candies for kids and adults alike. The modern-day spirit of Halloween shines through in its tradition; everyone can dress up like a monster, superhero, or nearly anything else. It allows our […]

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The Virtuous Design Presentation Cycle

The Virtuous Design Presentation Cycle

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Designers want their ideas to speak for themselves. As a designer, I know this. I’ve worked to design a straightforward, flexible navigation system that fits the content well, that corresponds to feedback heard during usability testing, that looks nice on a web page. The connections and justifications are clear, the client team is smart; surely […]

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20 Free Pure CSS Icon Sets

20 Free Pure CSS Icon Sets

| October 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Nowadays, using img tags to display icons on a site is a terrible web design technique. All designers and web developers have started to use pure CSS icon sets instead, which assures them that the icons will display consistently all over the website. With CSS icons, adding animations is extremely easy. Animated CSS icons will help […]

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