10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design

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“The more mid-century modern homes we see and work on, the more surprised we are that so many good design ideas have been disregarded or forgotten over the last 60 years.” Build uses the lens of mid-century modern architecture to deliver 10 lessons for good design.

—Thanks to David Stewart


Design Challenge Games

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Image by RGB Challenge

Alright designers—put your craft to the test and challenge your VD and UX acumen. See if you can guess the color from its RGB values; then find out if you can match the wireframe to the site.

—Thanks to Paul Ahern


Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Lynda.com challenged Portland’s Aaron Draplin to design a logo for a fictitious company in 15 minutes. A great look into design process, why sketching is awesome, and how some design tricks just work.

—Thanks to Jerehmie Cannon


7 Tips for Designing Awesome GIFs

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Image by InVision

You can not only make GIFs to replace all those pesky words in texts, but also as a lightweight but powerful part of your organization’s presentation and storytelling.

—Thanks to William Yarbrough


Poof, the First Disappearing App

Meet Poof—the first app that has as much time for you as you do for it.

—Thanks to Paul Ahern


io.js Logo Discussion

Image by Tim Hudson

Image by Tim Hudson

A lengthy but revealing thread that garners dozens of user submissions for possible logos for the io.js framework. A great peek into the creative thought and discussion that goes into logo (and brand) design.

—Thanks to Chris Williams


The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

Image by Fast Co.Design

Image by Fast Co.Design

The next step in responsive design? An approach that considers the context of articles, their impact, how they relate to the audience, and the audience’s ever-shifting profile. In short, a responsive philosophy of presentation.

—Thanks to Paul Ahern