Beyond the interface – The Sameness of Apps and Websites

Friend Thomas Byttebier – Digital Director at Base Design – has written a very insightful post on the sameness of apps, websites, subway maps, and coffee shops. Why do all apps look the same nowadays? Why do all websites look the same? What can brands do to create more memorable digital experiences? And also: how […]

Building Better Forms™ by not taking away affordances

Don’t fiddle too much with your forms‘ look and feel. A small innocent-looking piece of CSS, even when combined with semantically correct HTML, could leave you with a degraded UX and lesser accessibility. Yesterday I went to see Girl at Kinepolis. Whilst ordering tickets I ran into an issue though: after completing the payment form […]

Mozilla Hacks: Designing the Flexbox Inspector

With the upcoming release of Firefox 65 (due January 29tgh), its DevTools will sport a new shiny Flexbox Inspector. The new Flexbox Inspector, created by Firefox DevTools, helps developers understand the sizing, positioning, and nesting of Flexbox elements. Victoria Wang details how they UX challenges that came with this tool were tackled. Built on the […]

How Apple can fix 3D Touch

Eliz Kılıç writes down something that’s been bothering me too: Apple introduced 3D Touch and its new related interactions Peek and Pop in 2014. It’s been almost 4 years since its first introduction, yet people don’t know/use 3D Touch. Why would they? Even tech-savvy users don’t know which buttons offer 3D touch. Let alone regular […]

Dribble Inspired Todo Empty State Transition implemented in React Native

Ooh this is nice. Uses a simple Animated.Value which is animated from 0 to 1. Said value is only defined once – in a wrapping component – and is passed on to the various children as a prop. react-native-todo-empty-state-transition →

Removing that ugly :focus ring (and keeping it too)

David Gilbertson: You click a button and see a blue border telling you that you’ve clicked on something that you know perfectly well you’ve just clicked on — because you just clicked on it. So it’s clear: the outline must go. But hold on a minute, what about those users that don’t/can’t use a pointing device? They […]

Navigating on the next iPhone

Some folks have been poking around in the HomePod Firmware update. Doing so they’ve unearthed the existence of an upcoming face unlock feature using and infrared camera and face detection, the new iPhone’s bezel-less form factor, and its resolution of 1125 x 2436 (375 x 812 points rendered @3x). Me too. New bezel-less form factor […]