Home » web-design
Our bookmarks on this topic are also at pinboard.in/u:unison/t:web-design/
From Fast Company: Long dominant in online search, advertising and maps, Google has shifted gears from utility to beauty and is now more fearsome than ever. “In all of these efforts, Google’s aesthetic aim is clear: To disappear. The most beautiful Google experience is the one you never notice.”
From Fast Company: If you’ve searched anything on Google lately, you might have noticed something different. The company’s newly designed search results page has ditched the ugly yellow box around AdSense results (the paid advertisements that accompany searches), increased font sizes slightly, and, most notably, removed the prominent underlines that we’ve associated with hyperlinks since the rise of the web. (Underlined hyperlinks are so integral to historic web design, in fact, that web browsers underline links by default, meaning that designers have to add superfluous code to remove them.)
NY Times designers have streamlined online article pages and created a more responsive interface with faster load times. So navigating between stories is easier and finding more content that appeals to you is just a click, swipe or tap away.
From Site Point: The use of large scale photography is one of those trends that arrived in 2013. Large photographs not only provide a good contrast but also their message is clear and appealing.
From Campaign Monitor: Looking for inspiration for your last-minute holiday campaigns? In this round-up, we’ve picked 10 recent emails and outlined the techniques that have made them our team’s favorites this year.
From 3.7 Designs: Desired outcomes are the cause of all design. With the commercial web, design primarily exists for two reasons. One, revenue generation and two, expense reduction. From the perspective of producing desired outcomes, it’s more effective to approach design like a science rather than an art form. Not all designs will perform equally. As a designer, your job is to intentionally create the best performing design within the constraints of the project. The only reliable way to do so is with a scientific approach.
From Design Festival: The following are some of the worst uses of color in advertising, both online and in print. Glance through and make sure you aren’t using any of the following simply as a short-term strategy to attract attention.
From TEDxUniMelb: For the last 10 years Will has been at the leading edge of web, design and storytelling. He writes university courses and teach/consult often on the same subject he does every day as a Director of Squareweave. The talk is a unique and succinct one on crowd sourcing, politics, social change and music piracy. […] · Watch video →