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Approaching a Responsive Strategy With Flat Design

With the prevalence of connected devices in varying sizes and dimensions, the work of interface designers requires a mobile strategy – with responsive web design (RWD) being the optimal route. While responsive design does not require a singular aesthetic, interfaces designed with a flat approach work with a responsive approach must better than many other styles. Its clear that one of the main reasons flat design has taken shape, beyond usability and the rise of minimalism, is the development of responsive design. Personified by two-dimensional, clean, smooth, crisp edges and bright colors – flat design could be coined the ‘champion of usability’. Designers who employ flat design identify with a simplified, digital aesthetic, choosing to oppose artificial realism and intricacies in favor of simple iconography. Designers who embark on a scheme that requires a responsive design and employ the same old styles including fixed imagery, shading and drop shadows quickly realize that […]

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2 years, 7 months ago
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Design Process: Wireframe vs. Prototype

Much of design requires the ability to collaborate. Whether it is with an internal team or client, having the tools to effectively present an idea and show the process to delivery is integral in gaining stakeholder approval and ultimately, the best end product. The path of designing a website or app is no different that any other creative process. Designers require a toolbox to aid in the communication and visual aspects of the project, and wireframing and prototyping are the main drivers for helping this process along. Wireframing and prototyping have many similarities but act as lo-fi and hi-fi counterparts. Determining which method to adopt for a specific project will depend on the content, team cognition and budget constraints. Wireframing Technically speaking, Wireframing has long been an important step in any screen design process. The action of planning and laying out how the user will process information will allow a greater definition of information […]

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2 years, 8 months ago