A user interface re-design concept should be more than just a beautification of the existing layouts, color schemes and typography of existing digital properties.
A closer look at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will reveal to any experienced eye that through re-design, their user experience could be improved on certain key elements. Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram + Other Big Brand Re-Design Concepts
Our criteria of picking out the best web design of the day is based on 3 simple categories: Clarity, Creativity and Effectiveness. These are the categories that can make or break a web design. We believe that our winner today is Square Space 7. Continue reading Best web design of the day, Square Space 7
With a sweeping sea of changes to the user interface design, the design team at Google has made Android 5.0 Lollipop easily the coolest mobile OS by miles. It is not just how it looks, but it is how it works that is simply irresistible. Continue reading Coolest Android 5 L User Interface Design Features
The most awesome and most frustrating people that any web designer has worked with are probably developers. Yes, I said it. They can bedazzle you with their programming wizardry in one minute and have you gnashing your teeth in frustration the next. Continue reading A Web Designer Will Hire A Developer …
My obsession with Cape Town has nothing to do with web design – it has everything to do with Cape town. In my 32 years, I have traveled to over 20 cities in Southern Africa – but Cape Town remains quite frustratingly elusive.
User interface design is quite sensual. But don’t get me wrong, not everyone wants to make love, some people are perfectly alright with “slam-bang-thank-you-man” or “-woman”. Continue reading Yes, user interface design is like making love
A new set of user interface design standards
Android Lollipop 5.0 brings a confidently rich, vibrant face to Android devices. This massive user interface upgrade is not even summarized by the fact that for the first time – a responsive UI design is built from the ground up to scale very gracefully across all devices. Even “wearables”.
Continue reading User Interface of Android Lollipop 5.0 is Simply Astounding – Review
How many times have you heard a prospective customer sadly lament the fact that their previous expert web designer disappointed them and that is the sole reason why they are now looking for a new person to help them out?
Continue reading It’s 2014. Expert web designers are still not professional.
Subjective blogging has cost us weeks of hard work that we could have spent doing real design work in this beautiful city of Durban.
Continue reading Web design in a city called Durban
Many professionals take years to learn web design but still fail to do it right, and newbies are cast in the deep waters – that is were “The Grid” comes in: to help your website to design itself using artificial intelligence.
Continue reading The Grid is coming in 2015. Web Design will not die.
Two months ago I was asked by an old colleague about what I felt was that x-factor that made me the best user interface designer in Durban. My somewhat naive answer was that I was simply "awesome". While that was true, it was also extremely vague and vain. The good thing was that our conversation sparked a deep curiosity in me to really discover the not-so-secret habits of the best designers of top brands in the world Continue reading Useful Advice From Top User Interface Designers
As I discuss how to decide on price of design, it could help a lot if you to stop worrying about the price of India or America and instead focus on your pricing. I am in South Africa.
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You just need to know that there is no “right price of design”.
User Interface designers are that rare breed of individuals that build those beautiful layouts that we spend 50 to 65% of our lives staring at. Continue reading Best user interface designers on Earth
Android L’s Material Design is a brand new set of User Interface design principles built by Google that are inspired by the physical properties of real world objects and materials, like paper. It will be first witnessed as the User Interface design on the upcoming Android L.
Continue reading Best User Interface Designs of Android L / Material Design
Considering that 60 percent of Windows 8 users launch a Metro app less than once per day on average it beggars the mind that who, in their right mind would want to constantly stare at those hideous tiles for more than 30 seconds? I don’t and I won’t.
Continue reading Recommended User Interface Design Changes Windows 9
User Experience design is the art of making things that exist look better, work better and be understood better.See also: A UX Design War Rages Between Android L vs IOS8
Continue reading Dribbble vs Behance – User Interface Design
A User Interface is the that beautiful mat that says “You Are Welcome” as you approach your neighbor’s door. It is that undefinable thing that will cause people to find themselves reaching out for their Android L phone or IOS8 device again and again. Continue reading Android L (Material Design) vs IOS8 – User Interface Design
What defines a great User Experience design? In one short sentence, it is “whether it simply works or it simply does not.” Many iPhone users are loyal to their devices simply because they feel that it works.
Continue reading iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Reviews – User Interface Design
We were asked to come up with a solid Website Marketing Plan for a young tech start-up based in Durban. We decided that in order for both the web design and marketing efforts to go hand in hand we would sculpture everything from the ground up.
Continue reading Free Marketing Plan Template For Your New Website Design
All of us have been in that scenario before. We create a brand new web design for ourselves or for a client and standard procedure, we decide to throw in a commenting system in order to make the site more engaging.
Continue reading Mass delete WordPress comment spam
Why should you read this? Simple, the more effective and the better your skill sets are, the more you will be able to do your job faster and more accurately and the more your clients will receive better quality work and you will get a better “quantity” pay in your bank balance. Continue reading How To Become A More Effective Designer
The biggest issue most designers face is the issue of pixelation of images that have been reduced in resolution as a bandwidth concern. Continue reading How to Use CSS to Style Background Images
Since 5 years ago when I started this little passion of doing websites of mine things have been relatively easy. Continue reading From Web Design To IOS Application Design Using Objective C
Every now and then we will be publishing posts like this one to help our readers have easy access to help files. So go ahead and download it – we are ok with it. Continue reading Terms & Conditions
Firstly, this is a 5 minute post so kindly forgive me for any typos that you find here. The issue that has plagued me for days and caused sleepless nights (7 to be exact) has been my wireless connection on my 2 Mac. Continue reading Got Tenda W322U Wireless Adapter To Work and removed self-assigned IP Address on Mac, OS Mavericks!
Today I upgraded my iMac to OS Mavericks. I was excited. That was 10:00 am in the morning. It’s 21:00 now I am like a man on death row who doesn’t know when the bell will toll for his final hour. Continue reading I Wrote This Because OSX Mavericks Ate 750Mb of Bandwidth In 20 Minutes
I’m going to indulge in my own speculation about what Google Web Designer will be here: it won’t be Dreamweaver. It will be basically be Edge Animate without the design heritage. Continue reading Do Not Read This If You Like Google Web Designer
Help us to start something awesome by contributing your assistance to JongaCinema – a great idea with humble beginnings in South Africa to help bring 3D movies and the huge screen movie experience to under-privileged rural communities. Continue reading JongaCinema Goes Live For First Round Of Funding
Having grown up in a big family and having an older brother who was nearly my size, conflicts were inevitable. The most tempting things was to always be ready for any offence, retaliate early and withdraw to nurse my wounds – depending on how much of the fight was spent receiving scratches, punches and being choked. Continue reading Handle Conflict Resolution On Social Media Like a Pro – Updated