Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Generates lightbox on the fly using jQuery

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

This method requires you to have  2 copies of each image, the original size & thumbnail one. thumbnails MUST BE named as filename_thumb.jpg & stored in /thumbs.  you must have the latest versions of jQuery & jQuery Light Box Plugin. (more…)

7 Interface Design Techniques to Simplify and De-clutter Your Interfaces

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


What is simplicity? Simplicity is the quality of being natural, plain and easy to understand. It is not surprising then that simplicity is often thrived for in user interface design. Most people naturally dislike complexity in devices and software. Yes, some people find joy in figuring out how something works, but for most of us, being unable to operate a device leads to wasted time and frustration, and that’s not a good thing.

If you can take a complex device or a piece of software and somehow rearrange, reorganize and redesign the interface to make it easy to use and understand, then you’re well on the way to delivering a better user experience.

In this article I’m going to talk about 7 practical techniques that you can utilize in web design to make your websites or web applications simpler and less cluttered. (more…)

20 Sites with Beautiful Character Illustrations

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Its time for more inspiration. We see a lot of illustrative sites popping up with some pretty cool stuff. Here is a list of 20 sites with beautiful illustrative characters.

1. Silverback