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The Basics of Touchscreen Interfaces and Screendesign

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 30, 2015

in Website Designs

Designers have been faced with some of the most difficult tasks to achieve beauty in aesthetics merged with pragmatism. Interfaces should be designed to work quickly and efficiently – but they should also captivate and charm the people using them. It requires fine balance and a sense of creative ingenuity to craft exceptional interfaces.

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In this post I’d like to express a few components critical to designing for touch-based devices. Screendesign isn’t a new concept but it has been revolutionized through advancing technology. These advances focus on screen size, pixel density, and open source development. Once you can understand the fundamentals of touchscreen design new projects can be viewed from above-the-board without getting bogged down into details.

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A Comprehensive Look into the Disciplines of Digital Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on February 5, 2015

in Web Design

Most people who are familiar with the world of digital graphics also recognize that there are dozens of unique disciplines out there. The Adobe suite alone has products for vector art, pixel graphics, motion graphics, animation, the list goes on. It’s practically impossible for one designer to practice all of these areas but it’s becoming more common for designers to adopt a few different skillsets.

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In this post I’d like to cover a swath of various fields related to digital design. Modern designers often have a wide range of various skills dipping into a number of these fields. Someone who starts in graphic design might later move into After Effects or concept art or interface design. Digital art includes both 2D and 3D work that can be used in many different projects. Although the design process is always changing, the larger umbrella of design fields tends to remain somewhat consistent.

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Design a Readable Hierarchy using Web Typography

by Jake Rocheleau
on December 29, 2014

in Tips

It’s a no-brainer that websites are crafted by layering information into page sections. The most important content usually falls near the top of the page and gradually cascades down. Capturing attention requires a sense of natural order to your page content. Web typography can relate to the typeface, but it also relates to overall structure and flow while reading.

I want to suggest a few tips for web designers who wish to bring sequential order to their typography. This occurs through a number of changes that require careful attention to detail. A great place to start is by reading popular online magazines to capture the essence of their typographic flow. Otherwise just keep practicing design features by quickly iterating new concepts on-the-fly.

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