Let it be known that I do not work for Medium in any way; I just wanted to celebrate its design.
Let’s look back for a second on how we used to read on the Internet. I believe a wake is in order to celebrate the death of mish-mashed designs, blinking myspace blogs, and unread blog posts floating in a lonely corner of the Internet. By allowing users to both design and write, we ended up with many varying styles of blogs whose bad design often gets in the way of content. Medium made all the design decisions beautiful and elegant so that authors could focus on the content.
Injecting personality into your web design is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make your website stand out from a sea of competitors. Personality can be described as that mysterious source that attracts us to certain people and repels us from others thus as a web designer, you want to make sure that your website does not only have that unique aesthetic touch that sets it apart, but also your personality infused into it.
As technical as this may seem, it isn’t quite the case. As a matter of fact in this article, I will share with you good practices for personality in web design and the right way to incorporate it into your overall design to ensure you give your users a memorable experience.
Due to the limitations of conveying information by still-picture, designers are required to add additional explanation designs and oral expression to complete the effect. Still-image design can save plenty of time and budget, and it contribute a lot to achieve the rapid iteration. However, the downside of doing so is that it’s not intuitive enough, and some details in designer’s mind can’t be completely and correctly expressed, also the lengthy design explanation just swallowed our patience.
One day kids will look at designs like iOS 6 and wonder what an interface is. That’s because they will have become so accustomed to consuming content and interacting directly with either images or typography that notions like containers, chevrons, drop-downs, and buttons will all be alien and tedious at best. In the past users… Read more »
Can you imagine going a full day without access to the Internet? No? Me too. In this day and age, we use the web to communicate, socialize, and perform tasks. The web has become so much a part of us, and yet, it’s still so different from us – the nuts and bolts, the lines of code, its entire digital existence. The majority of us can’t survive without it, but we don’t understand a thing about it. The web is still something alien to us.
This is where user experience designers come in. To bridge the gap between code and flesh, technical and personal, digital and human. There are many ways designers can put more humanness into the web. Here are some ways how.