As programmers, we are constantly battling for the ever shrinking scraps of space we have to code in. Panels, windows, pop-ups, search bars, status bars… you name it. The clutter just keeps growing, all in the name of presenting as much information as humanly possible.
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September 3rd, 2012 by Richard Podsada
August 29th, 2012 by Karen Kiddine
August 14th, 2012 by Karen Kiddine
Oh Comic Sans… few typefaces evoke such strong emotion as our quirky little friend. Whether you love it (Slightly-NSFW, salty language) or hate it, you have an opinion on it. Just what is it about Comic Sans that 10-year olds love, and makes designers cry?
Comic Sans has been adorning bake-sale posters and fourth grade report covers since its release in 1994. Designed to be reminiscent of comic-book lettering, Comic Sans was intended to appeal to children, and for use in informal documents.
July 3rd, 2012 by Karen Kiddine
June 29th, 2012 by Cris Seppola
The Mountain, an apartment complex designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), was built to solve problems just like any good design should—such as not blocking the view from Mr. Ingels apartment, which is built on the next lot over.
April 13th, 2012 by Richard Podsada
If you’ve owned your mobile phone for more than a day or two, you’re probably familiar with the app DrawSomething. It’s basically a digital version of Pictionary where two players draw pictures of words and get points if the other player guesses them correctly.
After playing it for a while, it became apparent that it’s much more than a game: It’s a very interesting study of visual communication that could help you become a better designer.
March 9th, 2012 by Richard Podsada
I’ve visited to too many websites that make a poor implementation of offering a mobile version. These sites run the spectrum of large to small, from industry leaders to unknowns, and what surprises me is that all of them make mistakes which are very fundamental in nature. Or at least I thought they were fundamental. I guess not.
So it’s time to share my thoughts on what every great mobile website needs to have:
August 12th, 2011 by Richard Podsada
Apple monitors are renown for their color quality, wide viewing angles, and beautiful design. They are indeed the holy grail of monitors, especially for designers and printers who need accurate color reproduction under a variety of lighting conditions.
But of course, many designers can’t afford to spend $800+ on a new monitor, as beautiful as it may be. So most head down to their local Future Shop or London Drugs to choose from the myriad of home-grade monitors made by major brands like Samsung, LG, Viewsonic and Acer.
July 7th, 2011 by Richard Podsada
Considered the companion of many speakers and the buddy of the board room, PowerPoint has taken the corporate world by storm.
And when done well, that storm has the potential to pack a real punch.
Unfortunately, think Sleepy Hollow meets Donald Trump. PowerPoint has become an office activity that more often than not leaves audiences sweating profusely, fighting off an overwhelming sense of doom.
And sometimes it just puts us to sleep.
Plenty has been written on PowerPoint and how to use it effectively. We’ve seen our share of good and bad PowerPoint presentations, so we’d like to share this video by Don McMillan that demonstrates some hilarious insight how NOT to use this tool.
…BEWARE, you may recognize yourself…