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!
The Same Colour Illusion demonstrates that a design element can produce different results when placed in different surrounds.
Via Steph, a nice tidbit of science behind light & colour.
Tb;dc (too busy; didn’t click):
- Clarity is job #1
- Interfaces exist to enable interaction
- Conserve attention at all costs
- Keep users in control
- Direct manipulation (of interface) is best
- One primary action per screen
- Keep secondary actions secondary
- Provide a natural next step
- Appearance follows behaviour (aka. form follows function)
- Consistency matters
- Strong visual hierarchies work best
- Smart organization reduces cognitive load
- Highlight, don’t determine, with colour
- Progressive disclosure
- Help people inline
- A crucial moment: the zero state (the very first impression)
- Existing problems are most valuable
- Great design is invisible
- Build on other design disciplines
- Interfaces exist to be used
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.
Source: True Colors: What Your Brand Colors Say About Your Business, Marketo
By the way, it really hurts to type that word without the “u”, and now I have that damn song in my head.
Not always applicable where front end design is dictated by a style guide, but interesting nonetheless.
Tl;dr – Same old typical ‘colour meanings’ stuff. 🙂
This is a little game some of the design peeps pass around every couple of years to compare high scores. I found it again and thought you might fancy a play J
Arrange the colour chips in each of the 4 spectrums.
Score to beat: 15