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Designing an attractive and highly functional website has a lot of important considerations, like whether users would intuitively connect more with turquoise or cyan, and whether it works with the branding. However, one often overlooked but important consideration is accessible design, and since it's always easier to fix things that you uncover in the design process, it is best to consider accessible design upfront in the design process. Here are seven design elements to keep in mind when designing your website so it'll not only look great, but be easy to use for everyone.Read More about 7 Design Considerations for Accessibility »
Now that the year is nearing its end, I have the chance to reflect on what I learned about UX design this year, and want to share some highlights from a conference I attended last month.
We at Evolving Web are really excited to see the progress being made on improving the Drupal admin UI. As a designer, I’m curious about the process that drives such a huge project. I talked to the designer in charge of the refreshed interface, Cristina Chumillas, and got super interesting insights into what’s behind the new design.Read More about Insights Into the New Design of the Drupal Admin UI »
In my previous blog post I gave some tips about layout and design theory. Now I want to speak about typefaces, which is a really fun part of my job as a designer.
Typography can make all the difference in a design. You can even create an entire website with just type. Today, even brands with smaller budgets can access excellent, industry-standard fonts, completely free. The trick is knowing which ones to choose. That's why it's critical to understand design basics, and always be searching for more inspiration.Read More about Font-Forward: How to Choose & Mix Typefaces »
In the coming months on our blog, I’ll be interviewing some of the members of our team at Evolving Web to give you some insight into how they work, their perspective and their field of expertise.Read More about Interview With Our UX Designer Annika Oeser »
For a web designer, having a good mock-up software is crucial. In the initial phase of design, a mockup software should allow you to plan wireframes and focus more on the utility than on the visual concept. To do that, I use Invision.
As for designing the visual elements within my mockups, I use an alternative to the Adobe products which is super intuitive, Affinity Designer. It’s great either for creating vector illustrations, wireframes, mobile apps or more complicated user interface projects.Read More about Creating an Interactive Prototype with InVision »
If you are a web designer, chances are you have heard about Material Design.
Material Design is a popular "design language" developed by Google that came out in June 2014. Since then, it has kind of become the visual identity of most of Google's mobile applications for Android. Many mobile app developers are using it and the approval rate among web designers is also rising, mostly because of its simplicity and the influence of mobile apps on responsive design.Read More about How to Integrate Material Design with Drupal »
We've been hearing a lot about responsive design and the future of the web recently. At DrupalCamp Montreal this September, Jen Simmons and Jake Strawn talked about why responsive design is taking hold. I was inspired to try out some of the techniques they talked about, and decided to convert evolvingweb.ca to be more responsive.Read More about Responsive Theming: How to Apply Responsive Design Techniques to a Drupal Theme »