Designer UI Cribs: Creating Buttons
Buttons are my favorite design element. In this article we will look at the different types of buttons, types of interactions and states. To save time, let’s concentrate on the “normal” buttons. Therefore, we will ignore radio buttons, tabs, checkboxes, and other similar types of buttons.
1. Action buttons
In this section, we will look at the hierarchy of buttons and the language in which they communicate. Button actions are not determined by how they look (although users should be able to understand in appearance what a button means), but rather how they are used. Continue reading
Web Design Trends
Designers are fickle people, they like to experiment with things. Therefore, they often try to solve problems of different approaches, which in the future may become mainstream and classic. As a result, other artists notice all this, begin to use some nuances themselves, after which a trend arises.
Over the past few months, the SmashingMagazine portal team has analyzed a variety of web designs, new trends, and various artistic solutions. As a result, the article “trends of web design 2009” was born: new developments, design elements and graphic approaches. All this is seasoned with the arguments of professionals and beautiful vivid examples. Continue reading
Cocktail vintage and innovation: retro style in web design
According to the American writer John Steinbeck, the majority of people are ninety percent living in the past, seven now, and only three percent remains for the future. Well, the calculations of the Nobel laureate in literature are too difficult to verify, but one cannot dispute the fact that the events of the past are attractive. If the pressing sense of the value of the passing time and the attractiveness of antiques is familiar to you firsthand, perhaps the retro style in web design will be your fad. It remains only to think whether the retro concept will satisfy the target audience of the resource. Who will be delighted with the content of the masterly powdered antique? Continue reading