Subtitle: How designers learned a favorite trick of food industry and why they should stop abusing it
Image courtesy of Attn
How do you make any design better? Just add sugar to it. Visual sugar.
What is visual sugar? Visual sugar is any visual decorative element. The most common types of visual sugar are icons, gradients, shadows, textures, motion etc.
Designers sometimes use them in a meaningless and excessive way to make their designs feel nicer. The word ‘meaningless’ is key here. There’s nothing wrong with any of these per se, it’s just that they are used to sweeten otherwise flavorless and meaningless designs.
This isn’t really a color picker but it is a very useable resource.
Testing web design is challenging, nut-cracking and back breaking! Here’s a rundown of current practice.
There are a lot of color scheme pickers out there. Which do you think is the best?
paletton.com allows for some very subtle nuancing.
Some other ones:
Don’t Fear The Internet is a video series designed to introduce you to the basics of the internet and website programming.
Video #1 is at the bottom of the page – they are listed in order of release date rather than the order you should probably view them.
This video series was created by designer/typographer Jessica Hische and her web developer husband Russ Maschmeyer who are both well respected in their fields of expertise.
Highly recommended for quality of content and correctness of coding practices 🙂