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Archive for the ‘UI Design’ Category

The Secret of Great Gradient – UX Planet

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/09

Gradients work best when “Inspired by Nature”, even if you live in the city.

–jeroen

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Practical Color Theory for People Who Code

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/18

Recommented reading and playing: [Archive.isPractical Color Theory for People Who Code which is not just about the colour wheel, but also about:

  • desaturation
  • mixing
  • contrast for tints and shades

Oh: don’t forge the “Party Mode” (:

–jeroen

PS:

 

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Some links and references to IBM CUA: Common User Access which defines a lot of the UIs and UX we still use.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/04

Back in the late 80s and early 90s of last century, engineers Richard E. Berry, Cliff J. Reeves set a standard that still influences the user interfaces and user experience of today: the IBM Common User Access.

I mentioned CUA a few times before, but since an old client of mine managed to throw away their paper originals in a “we don’t need that old stuff any more as we are now all digital” frenzy, I wanted to locate some PDFs. And I promised to write more about CUA.

If anyone has printed versions of the non-PDF documents below, please donate them to aek at bitsavers.org or scanning at archive.org as they are really hard to get.

A few search queries I used:

The PDFs I think are most interesting:

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Paletton and Kuler: very useful for creating colour palettes (via G+ Nick Butcher / Marie Schweiz)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/29

Combile Paletton and Kuler and off you go!

Nick Butcher: Have found this site useful for creating colour palettes. Paletton – The Color Scheme Designer

Marie Schweiz: https://kuler.adobe.com and you can get the swatches :)

#Color

Thanks Nick Butcher and Marie Schweiz.

–jeroen

via: Have found this site useful for creating colour palettes..

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André Vatter – Google+ – Wie Tabellen eigentlich aussehen sollten: 

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/03

Below is how tables should look like.

Thanks Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) for pointing me to André Vatter – Google+ – Wie Tabellen eigentlich aussehen sollten: .

–jeroen

André Vatter - Google+ - Wie Tabellen eigentlich aussehen sollten: 

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