Honour your trolls

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Honour your trolls with the credit they deserve.

When a comment is marked as trolling, the comment appears in Comic Sans, lighter color and has a troll face next to the comment author.

via Little Big Details, which is an awesome blog full of cool ux things.

Thanks, @davempalmer, for the link!

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The Same Colour Illusion

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The Same Colour Illusion demonstrates that a design element can produce different results when placed in different surrounds.

Principles of User Interface Design

http://bokardo.com/principles-of-user-interface-design/

Tb;dc (too busy; didn’t click):

  1. Clarity is job #1
  2. Interfaces exist to enable interaction
  3. Conserve attention at all costs
  4. Keep users in control
  5. Direct manipulation (of interface) is best
  6. One primary action per screen
  7. Keep secondary actions secondary
  8. Provide a natural next step
  9. Appearance follows behaviour (aka. form follows function)
  10. Consistency matters
  11. Strong visual hierarchies work best
  12. Smart organization reduces cognitive load
  13. Highlight, don’t determine, with colour
  14. Progressive disclosure
  15. Help people inline
  16. A crucial moment: the zero state (the very first impression)
  17. Existing problems are most valuable
  18. Great design is invisible
  19. Build on other design disciplines
  20. Interfaces exist to be used

Why not-black is the new black, unless you really do just want black.

Problem is, we see dark things and assume they are black things. When, in reality, it’s very hard to find something that is pure black. Roads aren’t black. Your office chair isn’t black. The sidebar in Sparrow isn’t black. Words on web pages aren’t black.

http://ianstormtaylor.com/design-tip-never-use-black/

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