Another terrific-sounding tech / design periodical looking for backing on Kickstarter.
Monday January 16th, 2012
If you build software, use icons in anything, or simply want a great-looking book on icon design, Jon Hicks’ new book should be on your Christmas list.
I was fortunate enough to see a PDF of the finished book1 just before it went on sale yesterday: it looks truly incredible.
Wednesday December 21st, 2011
Interesting new Kickstarter project:
Offscreen is a new, quarterly print magazine with an in-depth look at the life and work of people that create websites and apps shaping our digital lifestyle. We want to tell the less obvious human stories of creativity, passion and hard work that hide behind every interface.
I love hearing and reading interviews with immensely talented folks.
Monday November 7th, 2011
I’ve been fortunate enough to proofread this issue of Mr Andy McMillan and co’s brilliant web-design magazine.
It’s a beautiful book with some incredibly profound articles. Best of all, there’s annual subscriptions available - and if you missed Issue 1, you can pick that up too.
Thursday October 27th, 2011
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Saturday October 8th, 2011
If you’re looking for some font-face-embeddable and vector icons, this Tipogram set looks rather handy. It’s $24.
Thursday July 28th, 2011
A quote, courtesy of Buzz Andersen:
“Amazed how many apps borrow the [Facebook] iPhone app’s home screen design. Many of them should probably just use a tab bar, perhaps even Facebook.”
— Joe Hewitt, creator of the Facebook iPhone app (via TechCrunch)
This is one of my least-favourite design patterns on iOS - easily beating the whole ‘tab-bar with central call-to-action’ pattern in all-time loathing. Why? It’s pretty simple actually.
- You tap-and-hold to start the customisation.
- You drag the icons around.
- You instinctively hit the Home button to finish your edits.
- This quits the application.
I consider myself a fairly well-versed iOS user, and I still find myself doing this every single time.
Monday July 25th, 2011
Congrats to Sebastiaan de With on shipping Icon Resource 2. If you’re looking for tutorials on how to master icon design you could do far worse than check Icon Resource out.
Tuesday May 3rd, 2011
A great transcript of Cennydd Bowles’ IA Summit Keynote.
Saturday April 9th, 2011