The Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook is an absolute must-read for designers, with lots of tips to help with graphic design, digital design, and interactive development. Even the most seasoned hands will probably learn a few new best practices for crafting digital designs. Design techniques to ease the transition from pixels to code. There are now more of the fundamental Pixel Perfect Principles, including Users, Motion, and Prototyping.
It’s available as a PDF or for iBooks here:
Flat design has been popping up all over lately. Websites, apps, even bags of potato chips in the grocery store seem to be jumping on the band wagon of all things flat! The real question is, is this simply a trend, or will it stick around for good?
At Rose Design, we love the back-to-basics feel of a flat design, so we can focus on simply getting a message across on all forms of media and devices.
Check out the interesting insights we found in this article.
OpenType…what is it?
These three font formats still exist. One is here to stay, the other two will fade away. While you may not be in a hurry to upgrade a library of 3,000 fonts to a new format, upgrading your favorites or frequently used client fonts is certainly worth it. OpenType is now the font format of choice. Ease of management and implementation. 100% cross-platform compatibility. Larger character sets. Extensive language support. Support for advanced typographic features are some of the benefits of OpenType. Read about these benefits and more in the article An Introduction to OpenType.
Design is not just about how nice something looks. It is also important to keep in mind how a user will interact with the design. Movement is an Important Design Aspect, keeping an audience engaged in the content and giving them the ability to easily understand the flow of the design go hand in hand.
Checkout the in depth article about this important principal of design at Smashing Magazine.