The accessibility guidelines from the W3C offer neat and usable guidelines for creating text that is readable for everyone. There are a number of very useful tools for checking contrast levels, so ...
We have a webapp with a dark blue background (this is a branding decision, and we don't want to revisit it... yet). We want to indicate positive/negative change with the traditional "stock ticker" ...
I need to display battery with 3 colors: green, orange (or yellow?) and red. This device's battery (like iPad, iPhone etc..) with a battery life of up to two days. What percentage range to use for ...
So I have a list which is a mix of "wishlist" locations that a user wants to visit and "favorite" locations that a user has visited and liked. (physical locations e.g. restaurants, coffee shops, bars) ...
Microsoft has been very transparent with their updates to Visual Studio 11. It includes a huge change to the UI design of the entire IDE, most notably colour themes, icons and capitlization. In their ...
I have a desktop application that serves as a smart, software-based router. Each of multiple nodes in the GUI can be either a UDP or TCP connection. We have the following status icons for the node: ...
I am seeing websites increasingly switching to color based buttons and interaction elements rather than icon based is this a trend or do they have reasons behind the switch? For example see the ...
Icons in menus are often full-color. Even though the page an icon/menu item controls is not active, the icon still appears in its normal hues. To distinguish the icon which is active, a designer will ...
Quite a few web applications have started utilizing gray(black) scale icons, for example Github,new Google Analytics, etc. Even applications like Firefox 4, Chrome, IE9, iTunes, Mac OS, have dropped ...