Giving Users Some Credit [Design Informer]

Really liked this article, which is a little reality check for web usability. Especially neat was the UX version of “The Golden Rule” at the end of the post. enjoy. Giving Users Some Credit | Design Informer: Creating designs that are intuitive and easy to use is something we should continually strive for if we […]

Simple CSS Cross-Browser Drop Shadow

After seeing what Google did with Google Images, I thought, “OK… time to find a cross-browser way of doing drop shadows.” I was expecting to find something that combined CSS, HTML, and possibly some JQuery (which has some plugins for doing drop shadows, but none that really struck me as adequate for my project’s needs). […]

Occam’s Razor: A Great Principle for Designers [Webdesigner Depot]

Occam’s Razor: A Great Principle for Designers | Webdesigner Depot: Lex parsimoniae is the Latin expression of what is known in English as Occam’s Razor, a philosophical rule of thumb that has guided some of the world’s best and brightest minds (including Isaac Newton). It is named after the 14th-century logician and theologian William of […]

Overcoming Design Creative Block

While specifically written for Logo Design, I thought the suggestions contained in this article were applicable to most other design disciplines like web or user interface design… Tips for Overcoming Logo Design Creative Block: This phase can be very frustrating for any creative person. If you don’t recover within a few days, a creative block […]

Preparing Your Web Content for iPad (Apple Technical Note TN2262)

Apple ~Technical Note TN2262: Preparing Your Web Content for iPad: Safari on iPad is capable of delivering a “desktop” web experience. iPad has a large, 9.7″ screen and fast network connectivity, and Safari on iPad uses the same WebKit layout engine as Safari on Mac OS X and Windows. You can ensure that your website […]

15+ Free Abobe Air Applications for Designers and Developers

Great Adobe AIR-based tools for web design and development! 15+ Free Abobe Air Applications for Designers and Developers | Admix Web: Adobe AIR, which stands for Adobe Integrated Runtime, is a cross-functioning system runtime engine that allows web designers and web developers to create rich internet applications, and Adobe AIR is compatible with Windows, Macs […]

Please don’t add debug messages to your customer-facing application

Debugging messages are for developers/engineers, not for humans (I can say that since I’m a developer). But I can’t believe that it’s 2009 and I still encounter things like the following example… Every time I log into one of my online banking systems, I get a message like the following: This is just intrusive and […]