Writings.

Using Animation to Enhance UX

Good UX design can be everywhere, even in what most of us would probably think of as as the most non-user friendly software out there—CRM systems! #

Basic Knife Skills

Fantastic guide for basic knife skills every home cook should understand. #

PHASED | LA

Shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic.com, PHASED | LA was shot natively in 12K resolution entirely on the Phase One XF IQ3 100 megapixel camera . That is three times the resolution of existing 4K Ultra HD content, and each and every single frame of this film is 100 megapixels. With the latest software update to the XF system Phase One added a new timelapse mode which allows users to easily shoot extreme resolution timelapses. Having the ability to shoot in such extreme resolution allows you much more creative freedom and flexibility in post production, and this film's purpose is to demonstrate that. You can punch in extremely far into a scene while maintaining massive amounts of detail.

Complexion Reduction: A New Trend In Mobile Design

The defining characteristics of this hot new trend sweeping across Silicon Valley are:

  1. Bigger, bolder headlines
  2. Simpler more universal icons
  3. Extraction of color

The result? The user interfaces of some of our favorite apps are starting to look more and more like they could all be housed under the same brand.

UX and UI design are too often thought of as different disciplines and at many companies as even different positions but those distinctions are fading quickly. The roles of UX and UI designers are converging in a focus on the end users and the product experience.

Landing UI Kit

Tons of handcrafted UI components created to increase your web creating speed,
for Sketch and Photoshop #

Google Fonts Redesign

Typography nerds rejoice...this morning Google Fonts got a very nice redesign.

It looks like the javascript based Web Font Loader is gone in preference of loading fonts via CSS. #

Opera VPN

Free unlimited VPN for ad and tracking blocking from the folks at Opera. #

Waybackpack

Waybackpack is a command-line tool that lets you download the entire Wayback Machine archive for a given URL.

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Improving UX with Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

UX designers know the importance of telling a good story—we strive to give our users a comprehensive understanding of our creations with consistency, accuracy, and intuitiveness.

Recognizing the relationship between these disciplines resulted in a relatively fluid translation of [Pixar's] rules into lessons for good UX.

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CSS only Responsive Tables

Four years ago I shared an idea to make tabular data responsive. Browser support was experimental and the workarounds were extremely hacky. I revisited the technique this week, cleaned it up, and I am pleased to say all modern browsers work perfectly.

It's either sad or amazing with how far we've come in 4 years. #