Filtered by: Design
There are lots of great UI kits out there so I thought I’d put together my own as a little experiment. This UI kit was created with Photoshop using some very basic techniques and the pen tool to create some of the icons. I created the background by importing one of the Subtle Pattern backgrounds and creating a pattern out of it in Photoshop.
This book was written some time ago. Published back in 2007, a time when “web 2.0” was all the rage and seemed to be the answer to creating new, exciting and engaging web applications. Unlike the web 2.0 fad, the core principles from this book are still very relevant today. From understanding users to refining everything you do, Robert Hoekmans’ Designing the obvious, provides a great framework for approaching the design and continual process of improving web user interfaces.
Last year I created a page to list all the Front End Developer tools that I’ve come across as a Front End Developer. As this page attracted quite a bit of attention, I decided to create a mini site to house all of these tools, so that other people can see and filter them by their own interests. If you head over to www.frontendwebtools.com you can see the big list.
Since I started as a freelance Front End Developer I have created a huge number of website designs. Sometimes the designs that I really like (and hope a client will use) don’t get used in the final website. So, this page is dedicated to all the designs that you might not be able to find live somewhere online. These are either designs that the client didn’t go with or from side projects that I’ve not completed just yet.
I frequently provide Front End Development expertise to Halesway in Andover, Hampshire. For this particular project, I was tasked with developing an online quiz to help raise awareness of HIV throughout the UK. This posts provides some more details about this project as well as some screenshots of the live website.
I recently stumbled across a great little web application called Nibbler which will do some basic testing on your website and tell you how it could be improved. The free version is limited to a fixed number of pages but it still provides some greet feedback on things that are working well and things that could be improved on your website.