Ciarán Hanrahan

108 Flips | 14 Magazines | 21 Likes | 3 Following | 2 Followers | @ciaranhan | UX UI Designer & Front End Developer

Bower Beginner’s Guide

Modern web development generally involves using third-party dependencies: CSS libraries and preprocessors like Bootstrap and Sass, JavaScript …

Animating your UI designs in Keynote in 7 simple steps

Motion in UI design isn’t new—but it’s definitely the next thing you should be getting familiar with. The future’s bright for those who can design …

How to Choose the Right UI Patterns for Your Web Design

There are thousands of established patterns, with more and more being created everyday – but not all of them will work for you.<p>In order to narrow …

Get TETHR for Sketch

The TETHR UI design kit for iOS is now available—for free—for all you Sketch users! It’s got over 250 of the most common UI elements to make …

Housing UI Style Guide

Working on the UI Style Guide for the Housing.com site. Props to @Matt Yow for his work on the branding side of things, not to mention the killer …

Updated Reservation Interaction

Early look at part of a WIP interaction showing a loading message transitioning into a updated reservation preview. Made with QC + Origami. BTW we …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

Designing Case Studies: Showcasing A Human-Centered Design Process

Writing in <i>Design for Human Scale</i>, Victor Papanek puts it like this:<p>Design is a joyous, creative act. It concerns itself with problem solving and …

Adobe’s Kickbox: The Kit To Launch Your Next Big Idea

This red box gives you $1,000, a bar of chocolate, and the opportunity to take your company by storm.<p>There’s a great scene in <i>Family Guy</i>. Peter Griffin has just won a boat. But upon redemption, he’s offered something else: A mystery box. He explains to Lois, “A boat’s a boat, but a mystery box could …

Naming CSS Stuff Is Really Hard

This isn't quite a post about CSS architecture. This isn't really a post about naming conventions, either. Instead, let's talk about what we're …

The Delightful Dashel Iconset [Freebie]

There are icons that you can find quite easily, and icons that are difficult to come across. With this iconset, we are humbled to release a set of 45 …

Web Design

Prototyping Tools

The InVision team has built a product that offers many features which fall outside the realm of prototyping. With InVision you also have the ability …

25 Inspirational Examples of UI Style Guides

According to Wikipedia, a UI style guide is a ‘set of standards for the writing and design of documents’ and that it ‘ensures consistency and …

Hand

Your Content Feed is Broken

Sadly it has been since 1997.<p>The current state of content feeds.<p>All of our content is delivered to us in some type of feed. On TV it’s through a …

The Werther Newspaper by Giuseppe Fierro

The UI Inventions We Want to See in 2015

Another year begins. We've got our phones, and we love 'em, but we've still got our laptops, too. We don't quite have our smartwatches yet, nor our …

Mobile Devices

Best Design Websites: Top 10 Sites for Designer

This latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers includes a new creative critique platform, a fun color picker for the real world and more.<p>In …

UX Project Checklist

Sign in with Googleto sync across devices. Sign in failed! :( You're signed in with Google.<p>We use Google Drive to create and save a file on your …

Google Drive

The Top UX Trends of 2014

<b>This was another big year for experience design.</b> Biggest one yet? Sure, why not. There were too many developments, surprises, and shakeups to count, …

IxD Checklist

Form a better understanding of interaction through using the IxD Checklist by Amit Jakhu and Aaron Legaspi from Myplanet.

How to create great UX documents - UXM

8 minutes read<p>Like it or not the UX profession is very much in the documents game. From personas to wireframes and from user journeys to sitemaps, UX …

Responsive Images: If you're just changing resolutions, use srcset. | CSS-Tricks

By Chris Coyier On September 30, 2014 responsive images<p>If you're implementing responsive images (different images <i>in HTML</i> for different situations) …

CUBI: A User Experience Model for Project Success

<b>We all want to be a part of compelling creative projects—projects that solve business problems and engage users through meaningful and valuable</b> …

Is There a Formula for Delight?

<i>This article was adapted from Ben Tollady and Ben Rowe‘s talk at UX Australia, “Can you wireframe ‘delightful’?”</i><p>Delight is a word that we are hearing …

Design Principles: Connecting And Separating Elements Through Contrast And Similarity

Primitive features are the intrinsic characteristics or attributes that an element might have. For example, what color is the element? How big is it? …