Archive for the 'Design' category

Resolution Independence

Interface design is rapidly shifting towards a resolution-independent model. As mobile devices, and screens of all sizes continue to increase pixel density we can no longer rely on 72 pixels per inch (ppi) as an interface design standard for the web. Retina displays pack up to 326 ppi, which render legacy web graphics fuzzy and […]

Responsive Ready

Responsive design is all the rage these days, and it’s no surprise the term “responsive” has become an automatic score on most buzzword bingo games. It’s been exciting to see responsive design practices emerge beyond a niche philosophy and become an expected barrier to entry for nearly every website moving forward. Growing volumes of people […]

Digital Sketchpads

There are several new tools to make the experience sketching and note-taking on digital devices more rewarding. Almost every pen gadget boasts an army of features but I haven’t yet found one that compares to the simplicity and comfort of a traditional pencil and paper approach. I think we’re moving in the right direction with […]

Interface Case Study: Adobe’s Gradients

It really grinds my gears when I jump back in forth to different Adobe design apps and all the tools seem to operate differently. There are numerous inconsistencies across the Adobe suite regarding usability and interface design and it’s about time that Adobe cleans house. While they have made some progress integrating interface elements across […]