Posts tagged with "Design"

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st 2011

So far this year has had a lot of (justified) noise bounced about advocating responsive design, not so long ago Henrik Eneroth did an excellent post and suggested re-design of the browser as we know it. Pulling out responsive design from within the browser viewport to the application level.

The results make a lot of sense, elevating the buzz wordy "responsive" design from just something for web designers, but as a way of thinking to design in general.

Here's his original post (via @cameronmoll):
http://blogg.antrop.se/interaktionsdesign/redesigning-the-browser-window

 

Mozilla have released screenshots of the user interface for Firefox for Honeycomb Android tabets which is very close to what's described in the original post, not quite a full blown re-think of the browser for the desktop, but a move in the right direction, and a signal that Mozilla are very much switched on.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/30/firefox-for-honeycomb-ui-shown-off-in...

Posted: Saturday, August 6th 2011

First up is a pretty cool showcase of what you can acheieve from a typography point of view with web fonts, called Lost Worlds Fairs, which take place on the Moon and at Atlantis (latter being my favourite!).

http://lostworldsfairs.com
http://lostworldsfairs.com/atlantis

Next up is the very cool iScroll project. I've just used this on some client work, and whilst it does seem to be a little quirky in some cases, it tends to behave more often than not on mobile devices though.

So what does it solve? On certain mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad, if you've got an area which has CSS overflow: scroll or auto applied, on a desktop browser you would get scrollbars, but on these devices you get …nothing.

What end users might not know is that you can still scroll these areas using two fingers, but this isn't very clear, and can result in a frustrating experience. Enter iScroll which simply adds scrollbars to these areas (and more)! You will need to target these areas and add iScroll, it doesn't magically detect them, but offers up a solution for something Apple didn't particularly want to tackle.