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Inclusive Components
A blog trying to be a pattern library. All about designing inclusive web interfaces, piece by piece.
a11y  accessibility  components  component-libraries  ui  ux  navigation 
october 2017 by abberdab
Signal vs. Noise: Color as a Wayfinding Tool | Viget
Used carefully, color can become a helpful wayfinding tool to better help a user know where she is and where to go next. When it comes to user interface design, you may want to limit your use of color. Instead, use it cautiously in very intentional and meaningful ways.
color  wayfinding  design  ui  ux  colorpalettes 
august 2017 by abberdab
Using Visual Loudness for Better Wayfinding | Viget
Well-designed interactive experiences use loudness to help identify and amplify wayfinding systems. Because, if everything screams all you will hear is noise. Emphasis used properly—like a loudspeaker in a crowded room—can help guide attention more effectively. Careful use of visual loudness helps illuminate priority.
color  colorpalettes  design  hierarchy  loudness  volume  wayfinding  ux  ui 
august 2017 by abberdab
Displaying a webmentions facepile
One thing that quickly became apparent when displaying likes and reports on my own site was that the traditional listing format that we’re used to for comments is not well suited to these lighter interactions. When a like or repost is given the same visual weight and spacing as a comment, the listing soon gets very long and awkward to browse.
cms  perch  webmentions  likes  UI  design 
july 2017 by abberdab
UI And UX: What's the Difference?
The digital world can be very exciting and puzzling. What are people talking about when they refer to the UI and UX of a product or website? Should you consider learning UX design yourself?
ux  ui  design  careers  titles 
july 2017 by abberdab
Size and layout of e-commerce product grids: a user research case study
Comparison of different grids for ecommerce — scannability, conversion, etc. 3 across vs 5 across, etc.
ecommerce  research  ux  ui  grids 
june 2017 by abberdab
Transitional Interfaces — Design/UX — Medium
Designers love to sweat the details. Much time is spent pixel-fucking buttons, form styles, setting type, & getting those icons as sharp as a tack. A+, great job, don't stop you guys.

...but there's little consideration about how it all fits together outside of a static comp. You tap a button and the form just ...appears? You swipe to delete an item and it just vanishes? That’s super weird and un-natural. Nearly nothing in the real world does anything as jarringly as just swapping states. It would feel like a glitch.
animation  ui  ux  dev  design  www 
april 2013 by abberdab
Principles of User Interface Design
Put off by the "dumb" quotes at the beginning, but still... probably a good reference.
ui  design 
july 2012 by abberdab

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