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Aug 22nd, 2018
Design Tips for Developers👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes
In this episode Wes and Scott dive into designing for developers - tips and tricks for improving your designs, and how to up your game in small ways that will have a big impact on your projects.
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6:18 - General Design Tips
- Spacing is important
Using patterns and textures
Use subtle gradients
Use subtle drop shadows
- Multiple shadows on one element can have a nice effect
Don't use true black and white (e.g. #000 or #fff) - use softer variation of black and white
- Use CSS Variables for custom blacks and whites
- CSS default colors are almost always too harsh
Default browser UI is almost never the best UI
- Select elements, radio buttons, checkboxes, etc. can all be styled - it's no fun, but way better than it’s ever been
40:22 - UX Design & Animation
- Don't use animations when not necessary
- Subtle scale/transitions on hover can be a nice effect
CSS transitions vs Physics based
51:30 - How To Get Better
- Follow UI-themed Instagram accounts
Find a free mockup and build it out pixel for pixel
Take time to challenge what you think is possible or doable technically and creatively