This is the result of my own review of the state of home page design at the end of 2017. Here are the most notable design trends that I see out there following a review of about 20 sites...predominantly (but not exclusively) from the education and design fields.
This is another of those posts where I grab someone else's great ideas and squirrel it away here for future reference. Dominic Harkness posted these little gems on what he calls his "3 Ws." Any effective webpage design should immediately answer these questions for anyone who happens to view it. These are simple ideas, but they're often overlooked. It's good to remind ourselves of these basics from time to time.Read More
The modern designer is faced with an ethical dilemma: follow an employer’s demands for a money-making app that turns the user’s smartphone against them...or mindfully develop apps that put the smartphone back into the service of its owner. Turn it back into a tool instead of an invader.Read More
How is it that some designers and developers who rely so heavily on the good design of their iPhones, Androids, and other consumer technologies still deliver solutions that aren't easily understood without a manual, special training, or a call to the help desk?Read More
I think this might be the truest statement about design that I've come across. Who better than Milton Glaser to say it?
Change is hard. When a beloved and well-used website gets a dramatic facelift, passions are stirred. That passion can manifest itself as love, but more often than not, it manifests as extreme displeasure…or even hate. The more beloved (or unchanging) the website, the hotter the temperature of the embittered comments that result.Read More