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How Letterspacing Can Make All Caps Easier to Read

All caps text is like a spice, you don’t want to overuse it. A little can go a long way when you use it on content and menu headings to show contrast …

Visual Design

The Seven Best Strategies For Using Photos in Web Interfaces

A memorable photograph on a website can single-handedly shape a brand’s entire identity,As sight-based creatures, we process visual data much better …

Top Design Moments for Mobile App

by Nick Babich<p>When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who execute fundamentals …

Canvas: how we crafted Facebook’s new immersive ads

A few days ago, I tapped to read a link on my mobile browser. A pop-up appeared on screen almost immediately — it was largely innocuous, forgettable, …

Smart UX: High­-Fidelity Wireframes

As a UX designer, you’ve grown accustomed to your daily routine: a bit of research here, some interaction design there. And if crafting wireframes on …

Interaction Design

Can you Code this UI Concept? Vol. 2 – Design, Code and Prototyping

Five (awesome) UI concepts and their CodePen implementation.<p>There are many tools out there nowadays that really allow you to explore your creativity …

The one technology that I think could kill the iPhone

Apple is truly the iPhone company right now. But that could change soon.<p>The iPhone business accounts for a whopping 68% of Apple's total revenue, …

Augmented Reality

UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult.

Microinteraction is one of the key things to care about in UI/UX design. They are, perhaps, the best proof that attention to small details is able to …

UI Design

7 Ways to Design a Killer ‘First Screen’ for Your Website

It’s time to talk about first screen design. The first screen is that initial glimpse that a user gets into your website. It’s everything above the …

Top 20 User Experience Blogs And Resources Of 2015

Great designers are great students. We learn from our peers, from our mentors, and from all the resources available to us today. It’s a great time to …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

44 Internet Of Things (IoT) Gamechangers 2017

on December 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm<p>What is the least peculiar thing about the tech industry?<p>That has to be setting goals that are so towering that they …

Li-Fi Has Been Tested For The First Time

Li-Fi, something that may not be familiar to a vast majority of people, is more formally known as Light Fidelity. It is a VLC – visible light …

Macaw’s code-savvy Web design tool will help your site shine

Web designing is more than setting up eye-appealing images on a page and slapping some words together for publishing.<p>To bring a functional website to life, meticulous amounts of HTML are needed to add front end functionality. In the past, designers were restricted to processes through Adobe …

How to hack your passion

Doing what you love is a sentiment that I grew up surrounded by.<p>My parents led by example, starting their own business from our converted garage when I was just a kid.<p>But that home business was only one of many career paths my dad tried out. Along with hobbies ranging from playing guitar to …

How to design for human behaviour: 5 pro tips

Our two-volume series Interaction Design Best Practices delves into the details of the art of interaction design: how different interaction elements …

An inside look at how remote teams work

Many design and creative projects in today’s world often involve bringing an entire team of skilled professionals together to produce and deliver on a broad range of creative endeavors.<p>These teams consist of a variety of people with different skills and creative chops to help meet the needs of the …

Ireland’s best remote surf spots

Ireland may not have Hawaii’s water temperature, but with an unadulterated Atlantic coastline, immaculate beaches without the crowds and big, year-round swells created by the Gulf Stream, it's one of the finest surfing destinations in the world. Here’s our pick of Ireland’s best remote surf spots. …

Methods for Improving UX with Motion Design

Animation in apps has taken on a new and improved meaning. Unlike the flashy, confusing website animations of the old days, new animation is clean, …

NIDO Weather App

As a sequel product to NIDO Time, here is the NIDO Weather. Still using the same font i created myself. Most importantly, make it super clean as when …

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Designing The Perfect Ecommerce Website: 45 Stunning Examples To Inspire You

<i>If you can’t blow them away, you won’t get them to stay.</i>With 2015 expected to blast past last year’s record setting mark of $1.4 trillion in global …

6 tips for creating the perfect Apple App Store video for your app

Two weeks ago we were privileged enough for our 6Tribes app to be selected by Apple for being featured in the Best News Apps in the US App Store.<p>But, feedback from Apple’s best practises design team was that we needed to do two things:<p>Create a 30-second App Store preview video<br>• Because our app …

UI Tiles, A Quick and Easy Kit to Layout Websites

If you are passionate about the layout process when it comes to web design than this wireframe resource is definitely for you. Layout your idea …

Microsoft acquires mileage-tracking app MileIQ

Microsoft has announced that it’s acquired Mobile Data Labs, the company behind mileage-tracking app MileIQ. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>MileIQ uses sensors in your Android or iOS device to detect when you’re on the road and track how far you’ve traveled so you can log your mileage for …

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad …

UX Design

This AI powered shopping list app reminds you to buy stuff if you forget

The app’s clean interface allows you to create and share all kinds of shopping lists, where the items are automatically grouped by aisles to optimize your movements in the store. Even more interesting is a possibility to set up notifications that the app will give you when you’re near a store or if …

How Handy’s founder Oisin Hanrahan is scaling his startup into an on-demand powerhouse

When it comes to on-demand cleaning and handyman services, Handy (previously Handybook) is dominating the space, despite only being three years old. Having announced a round of over $50 million this week and now being worth an estimated $500 million, it’s hard to contemplate what the space would be …