East Asian Cultural Perception in UX / Interface Design

East Asian Cultural Perception in UX / Interface Design

Considering that my website is in English, I never cease to be amazed when I look at my analytics and note that a fair chunk of my web traffic is from non-English-speaking countries. Many of those hits are from East Asia, and I suppose that's par for the course. There are 1.3 billion peopl...
Usability Testing: Win Website Usability Prize Packs from Usertesting.com

Usability Testing: Win Website Usability Prize Packs from Usertesting.com

Ever wonder what your website users really think? Are your designs easy to use and intuitive? Usertesting.com's remote usability testing answers these questions and more as everyday people visit your sites, perform tasks and record their thoughts and screens. Today, we are glad to team up ...
Animating Colors: Using CSS3 Transitions with jQuery Fallback

Animating Colors: Using CSS3 Transitions with jQuery Fallback

Have you ever wanted to animate the color of an element (e.g. font color) on mouse hover? You might think that it can be easily done with jQuery, but jQuery doesn't support animating color changes at all unless a plugin or jQuery UI is used. What you need is a quick and easy way to [&helli...
Why Designers and Developers Shouldn’t Hate Each Other

Why Designers and Developers Shouldn’t Hate Each Other

33 Beautiful Uses of Icons in Web Design

33 Beautiful Uses of Icons in Web Design

Besides textures and patterns, icons, are one of the most important small elements that can make big changes to the over-all look of any site. While they are really small, and are not always very noticeable they are really used a lot on any kind of website. In Navigation bars, in sidebars,...
Build Your Own QR Code Generator with Google Chart API

Build Your Own QR Code Generator with Google Chart API

QR code has become more and more popular since it enables us to grab information instantly using a smart phone. It saves us time from typing a long reluctant URL to a small phone browser; Smart phones will auto dial a number by scanning a QR code using a QR code scanner. As a developer, [&...
Future of Web Design (FOWD) NYC 2011 is Back

Future of Web Design (FOWD) NYC 2011 is Back

Are you familiar with FOWD? Have you ever attended one of their events before? If you have not, you should really consider doing it once in your lifetime. Why not start attending it this year? The Future of Web Design known as FOWD is a popular yearly conference held by the renowned Carson...
Readability: Who Are You Writing For?

Readability: Who Are You Writing For?

All About Steve: The Amazing Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

All About Steve: The Amazing Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

If you aren’t aware that Steve Jobs died on Wednesday 5th October, you must have been living under a stone – it has been on worldwide news broadcasts, it has flooded Twitter and Facebook, not to mention the sheer amount of private conversations that must have taken place about the grea...