Category: Color

Introducing Microsoft’s Fluent Design System

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We’ve seen leading companies implementing either their own design languages, or existing ones such as Google’s Material Design. Think of a design language as a well-documented guideline for creating apps and websites with an intuitive, engaging and consistent appearance. Microsoft recently unveiled their Fluent Design System, which is intended for use on a wide range […]

10 Unexpected Sources of Design Inspiration

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There’s a source of inspiration for every type of design you can think of. Struggling to create the perfect font pairing? Head to Typewolf. Searching for ideas for your website redesign, or a specific webpage? Browse Crayon. Looking for all-around epic sources of design inspiration? Check out the latest crop of Webby Award winners. But […]

15 Color Schemes From Disney Heroes and Villains

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The Walt Disney Company was first established in 1923, and their first full-length film, Snow White and The Seven Dwarves was released in 1937. What’s interesting about the character of Snow White, is that she’s one of the most archetypal symbols of “Good” in the Disney universe. In the story, the Evil Queen is envious […]

How Nostalgia in Web Design Captivates Users (with examples)

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Nostalgia makes users feel warm inside. Suzanne Scacca explains the user psychology behind this, and how we can utilize the effects of nostalgia in web design on users for higher conversions and engagement (with examples). ——— Right now, more than ever before, we’re seeing all sorts of nostalgic throwbacks causing us to reminisce about the […]

4 Photoshop Styles to Lift Your Photos Above of the Crowd

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In an earlier SitePoint article, we talked about the importance of evoking emotion with your imagery choices. I also showed you how to nail those photography styles in Photoshop to create engaging, heartfelt designs. This time around, I’m going to share four more eye-catching effects that can be achieved in under 10 minutes using Photoshop. […]

SVG Tip: Create a Bold Vector Halftone Graphic in Under 2 Minutes

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This is a section from a 500 year old woodcut from perhaps the ‘Andy Warhol of woodcut artists’ – Albrecht Dürer. Woodcut is an old printing technique where the image is hand engraved into a wooden block by specialist blockcutters. Prints are then taken from the block. Woodcuts are always bold and stark in nature […]

Fonts and Colors Used by Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and More

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It’s handy to have a collection of brand assets used by social networks, so you can correctly incorporate those assets into your own designs. Designers often need to know the fonts and colors used by popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, as this information can be used to design more recognizable social […]

How to Boost Usability with Intelligent Color Choices

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Color plays a critical role in our lives; from differentiating between objects, to understanding traffic signals, to using tools correctly. What’s even more interesting is the huge impact that color has on our cognition and mood. Recently I read a short research article that explains how different people perceive color and the impact that they […]

How to Boost App Downloads by A/B Testing Icons

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How can you tell which app icon will result in the most app store downloads? Answer: simply by looking, you can’t. Even an experienced designer couldn’t answer this question with certainty, however, there is a solution — A/B testing. A/B testing is not a new concept, however, when trying to increase downloads/conversions, many make the […]