UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week


Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX for the week!

Timeless UI Patterns Analyzed. Article that features examples of interactive patterns that have become paradigms. Highlights include:

“A grid structure makes browsing easier. Cards are almost always laid out in a grid format, of one kind or another. Grids offer more options for browsing than simple list views, which makes this style space-effective.”

Resources for designing emails & newsletters. Insightful article featuring resources for designing and creating successful newsletters. Highlight:

“With a tool like Litmus you can check how your newsletter will look in any given client. This makes it easier to correct mistakes without needing to run all the different versions of email programs on your local machine.”

Being thoughtful makes for great design. Interesting article focused on thoughtfulness in design. Highlight:

“…explained that the best user experiences are the ones that work so seamlessly, you barely notice the complexity of what is going on right in front of you.”

Minimalism in app design. Interesting article hailing from the Adobe blog, which focuses on minimalism, clarity, and flat design aesthetics. Highlight:

“User interfaces look way different than they used to just a couple years ago — user interfaces (UIs) are becoming less cluttered and more contextual. Preferences are shifting toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very basic, necessary elements. Most skeuomorphic patterns are in the past, and now users wish to see flat, simple, and minimal design solutions.”