I've been loving everything I can see Sketch can do for some time now, and while I love using it when I can, there are still some mobile design layouts and UI elements that were originally made in Fireworks that I go to a lot to build onto for project needs. Anything new I try to create in Sketch, but I still have to crank open FW to complete my workflow at times.Read More
Typically inspiration is sparked before a tool is ever used, and most experts tell you that is the right way to maintain proper focus for a project with a measurable goal. Don't rely on your tools to create anything of great impact. While I agree with this approach - concepts must be strong and proper tools used to deliver, of course all tools are still just just that, tools do get the job done.Read More
Facebook Home has got me thinking.
Soon, we won't be designing UI. We will be designing with UX even more in the forefront than pretty UI aesthetics.
Will software design soon become OS design? Is there a huge difference now anyway?
With the exception of a few super savvy companies and progressive teams inside groups that are investing in this specialized skill, do you feel that from the perspective of gaining clients for UX professionals it makes sense yet to market yourself as a user experience designer? Perhaps it is my locale, but I find that most clients looking for this type of work don't quite know it as that, and therefore aren't researching such terms.Read More
Getting away from static mockups. Challenging myself to go from prototypes (Axure) to creating beautiful UI elements (Fireworks) with a service like typecast for finalizing details. This allows content to dictate more of the layout in a real time environment which is the live scenario. Ideally, once this mockup is tested and approved, it's ready to launch as-is.Read More
With the 17" Macbook Pro going away (already gone) and now the iPad screen size scaling back, it made me think about screen sizes and where product designers get their user needs from. Yes, I realize other manufacturers are making other decisions and everyone is trying to stay ahead and on top of what users want.Read More
Excited to see this come to life! Will post more when I can. This is for a responsive site design, so I'm enjoying the problem solving aspect of space especially related to navigation.
Ever see or develop an application where web fonts are loaded conditionally based on a larger screen and assumption of bandwidth? What are your thoughts on using web fonts in a whole mobile site?
Love this font, and the many others that are featured in this month's MyFont's Rising Stars Newsletter. I'm thinking I'm going to treat myself to some new fonts in early 2012 after I finish reading Sitepoint's HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World, and Designing with Web Standards 3rd Edition.
Cassia is another gorgeous typeface with bazillions of uses!