Archive | November, 2016

How to delight your users with subtle animation

How to delight your users with subtle animation

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! Animation is nothing new in digital interfaces. They have had an interesting history of rising, falling and now rising again in popularity. Subtle animations add personality and empathy into an otherwise dull interface. They make experiences fun, delightful and memorable. Animation in web design has been around for […]

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How to Draw Wood

What You’ll Be Creating Drawing is like magic—you can create many different surfaces using only a sheet of paper and a few pencils. But, just like magic, the whole process is not so easy to understand.  In this new series of tutorials I will show you how to create various textures using the same tools. […]

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WeTransfer reveals new brand identify and UI

WeTransfer reveals new brand identify and UI

WeTransfer is one of the mostly widely admired start-ups of the last decade. In many ways it embodies what we tell our clients to aspire to: a simple idea, solving a common problem, well executed. What really makes WeTransfer standout is the high-value it places on design; since its launch in 2009, WeTransfer has used […]

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5 ways to identify quality stock images

5 ways to identify quality stock images

In association with iStock by Getty Images. A good stock image is like a good design: you want it to be powerful, persuasive, and memorable; without drawing attention to itself. It can seem like a difficult balance to achieve, but a little effort on your part will reap rewards. Stock images are used for a […]

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4 compelling reasons you should embrace VR

4 compelling reasons you should embrace VR

While none of us can predict the future, every designer should be thinking about it. All indications point to the next wave of devices that aren’t sitting on the tops of desks. They are wearable, and have canvas sizes that are vastly different than what you’ve been designing for. But should you really care if […]

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