Edward Tufte’s site offers some great reading with great links to addtional resources about all kinds of interface design related topics. http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a?topic_id=1
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Flash Website Awards people’s choice. Behold the beauty… http://www.thefwa.com/pca2007/
What’s the best way to show design comps? Do you use FPO images and Latin text? Do you try to make the comp look as close to the final web page as possible? Using FPO images and placeholder text can eliminate the need to have real content prepared for an initial design review, but [...]
People love chocolate. Some even experience a kind of high from it and recently I witnessed the same phenomenon with good design. We were in a client meeting. The first part of the meeting was technical requirements for a web site – important, but hardly exiting (except to me). We accomplished our goals and things [...]
2e Creative created a cute little Flash piece to showcase their creativeness for the Holiday Season. Nice work, but to be in tune with the times they should have made a video and put it on YouTube.
Web 2.0 logos from TechCrunch. See any similarlities?
While at STLUX06 last week Nathan Verrill gave a thought provoking presentation on intuitive vs. learned behavior. Intuitive behavior is the natural ability to accomplish tasks without any training or prior experience, while learned behavior is the ability to accomplish tasks with training or prior experience. Most folks think for something to have a high [...]
The other day my son said something that resonated with me. He was practicing his printing skills — he’s six years old. He referred to what he was doing as drawing words, not writing, spelling or printing. What a simple yet accurate description. Isn’t that what good typography is? The act of writing is content [...]
After spending some time searching the web for definitive answers on web page length and scrolling versus paging content and clicking, I concluded there weren’t any; content and users dictate best practices. Here are a few generalizations from “rules” I read: 1. Don’t split up related content un-logically. Related content should be kept together on the same [...]
Truer words were never spoken. Great post by Seth Godin.
STLToday has its new homepage up. From seeing the news page yesterday, I envisioned it would look better. I was wrong. It’s big. Really big. Wide and long. A sea of high-contrast. Why so much same size, no leading, bold type? I guess you can say it’s newspaper-like because of its size, but it’s certainly [...]
I worked with the team that originally designed STLToday. The idea was to have a news site with a magazine layout: white space, uncluttered copy, limited use of banners ads, easy look at, and style. The Managing Director, who is no longer there, had a cutting-edge vision for a news web site. When the site [...]
I found this story quite interesting irritating. After being in the business of creating visual communication for over 15 years, I have never been a proponent of producing spec work. The problem here is larger than spec work; it’s ethics – as the post points out with its reference to the AIGA. Spec work, low-balling, plagiarism, [...]
I haven’t found many sites about designing. Sure there’s hundreds of sites that showcase work and have information on the act of producing the work or the author’s experience, but not many that have information on designing from a academic or intellectual perspective. Design Observer is just that
I just took a look at the newly designed Yahoo! homepage. While there are a few glitches and the design is not site wide, one can see what they are trying to achieve. An opinion is worth want it costs and everybody has one, but I’ll offer a few anyway. Goodbye 800×600 – The new [...]