Interface Design For Developers – Introduction
Simple is better when it comes to design. Adding a bunch special effects doesn’t automatically make an interface element better. Good design is normally very subtle and involves very few special effects (if any at all)
See what I mean?
However, a hint of gloss or a slight reflection for an interface element can make a plain website much more attractive (no, not
System.Reflection, stay with me here…).
Design Tutorials For Developers
If you’ve ever seen my personal websites then you can tell I’m interested both code and graphics. I’m more or less one of those jack of a couple trades, master of none sort of guys.
So, this series of posts we’re going to discuss both how to create attractive interface elements and how to use them in our code – a little bit of both worlds in the same post!
I’ll be using Photoshop for these tutorials but I’ll try and use concepts that apply to other art programs as well. If you don’t have Photoshop then you can download a trial version.
Below are previews for the tutorials I’ll be releasing the next couple weeks. I’ll also come back and add to this list as more come out.
These should be a good start to but if you have ideas that you’d like to see then leave a comment or send an e-mail my direction.