The Best Design and Development News of the Week 18th June – 24th June 2015
Webdesigner News is a submission site for design and development articles from around the internet. Readers can submit their own articles or those they have found to be of interest written by others. This makes the site’s content diverse and engrossing, as well as being time-saving for busy designers and developers. You will definitely find some of the below listed articles to be of interest, so it should make you hungry to subscribe so you never miss a story!
Articles of the Week
Code like a designer
This is a topic that seems to be an unending source of Internet arguments (just like the capitalization of the word Internet), should designers code?
100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs
Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when choosing a color palette for your design project — so if you’re in need of some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Browse through the 100 color combinations below, which are inspired by photography from four categories: nature, food & drink, travel, and everyday items.
10 Responsive Design Problems and Fixes
As more corporations and online giants turn to responsive design, it’s beneficial to understand the limitations that come with it and how to work around them.
How to Hook Users With Habit-Forming UX Design
Apple. Facebook. Twitter. Google. Pinterest. These companies all have one thing in common – they create habits among their users. People use these products habitually on a daily basis and they’re so compelling that many of us struggle to imagine life before they existed.
Google’s Guide To Designing With Empathy
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. To Astrid Weber and Jen Devins, Google’s resident accessibility experts, that stat should be stamped on the back of every designer’s hand, because it means that one out of every seven people on the planet is potentially left behind by thoughtless design decisions….
New changes for designers revealed in iOS 9
Apple introduced their newest OS at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco and gave designers and developers just enough bait to get them excited and preparing for the actual release, rumoured to be heading our way in Autumn 2015.
The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices
In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote The Paradox of Choice, a compelling manifesto that outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations into a provocative scenario he calls “anticipatory design.”
Creating Advanced Animations In Photoshop
While animation in Photoshop is not a new concept, it definitely has come a long way in the last few years: The Timeline panel has been overhauled, video layers have been introduced, as has the ability to create keyframe animation. These additions have really upped Photoshop’s game.
Useful Flexbox Technique: Alignment Shifting Wrapping
I just ran into a situation where I had a title that was split into two sections. The main title, big and bold, left-aligned like any regular title. But then a bit of a subtitle, right-aligned, sitting on the same line as the title. When there is room for that, it’s great. But of course text is always changing and the space you have available is variable. Let’s take a look.
This ’90s Guide to Using the Web is Delightful
I took a trip down memory lane recently when I stumbled on ‘You Can Surf The Net!’, an internet how-to guide from 1996, on the free table at a local book faire.
5 things every web designer needs to know about CSS
Harry Roberts does a lot of speaking and a lot of teaching. He’s been working for himself for more than a year; before that he spent three years as a senior developer for Sky. But he’s best known as a CSS guru – he flies under the Twitter handle of @csswizardry. Here he shares five lessons he’s learned so far about the wonderful world of Cascading Style Sheets…
3 Essential Rules for Effective Navigation Design
Designing your website navigation is like laying the foundation for your house. Failure to plan your foundation properly could put your building at risk of collapse, regardless of how nice it looks. If you want to benefit from the best sales or conversions possible from your site, you need to spend time planning how your audience will interact with your content, and figure out the most intuitive way of organizing, and representing it.
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Beautiful, free videos for your home page
Checklist of Skills and Tools Every Designer Should Learn
Diving into the pool of graphic/UI design can be stressful. At first your work isn’t gonna be great – in fact it’s going to take a long time to reach proficiency. But you can reduce this time by setting fixed goals and working towards achieving them.
The Day After: 11 Things to Do After You Publish a Post
Creating great content is an extremely important part of any successful content marketing strategy. But it’s just one part. If all you do is hit “Publish” and then move on to the next article, your blog won’t grow as quickly as it should.
Advice From Great Designers
Introduction to CSS selectors
Whether you’re new to CSS or are a seasoned pro looking to refresh your knowledge, this guide to CSS selectors is for you.
How to make magically transforming Twitter images
Trendy Web Color Palettes and Material Design Color Schemes & Tools
Matt [DesLauriers] developed a tool which requests each page of the Awwwards winner gallery, then searches the HTML for all the available metadata like site name, author, date, URL, thumbnail, etc. The RGB pixels of each thumbnail are analyzed to get a rough color palette of the 3 primary colors.
What is a Full-Stack Designer and Should You Be One?
Being able to quickly and efficiently one-line our skills and the focus of our professional life has a lot of value. The title that we use can effectively tell others what we do, and where our career is heading. Despite this importance, titles are something many of us have trouble with.
As you can see from this list – which is a very small selection – there is a lot of news items to be found on the Webdesigner News site. If you really want to save yourself some time scouring the internet for items that interest you or are relevant to design and development, pop over there now and subscribe to get all the news into your inbox and keep your finger firmly on the pulse.