Completed a web mockup
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I am experimenting with UI elements. Here I used two shape layers, gradient overlays and beveling to create a silver knob effect.
In addition, I worked on another idea for icon design. This was an icon that was meant to represent an RSS feeder. I created the paddle portion of it:
The idea of the knob came from this video: http://vimeo.com/3992865, the paddle from http://www.netmagazine.com/tutorials/create-web-icon
I started really looking at my website and trying to get an idea of good useability. It turns out that I need to up the ante in regards to the contrast on my links and improve their visibility. I found this site that makes a easy checklist of things to look for in regards to being user centered:
I will be going through that list to improve my site. Do you see some things on there that could improve yours?
I recently was stumbling along (and if you don’t have the great StumbleUpon Toolbar installed, it’s a must install! Visit here for more information: http://www.stumbleupon.com/home/) and came upon a site called Eleqtriq. Dirk Weber, an interface designer, built the site. He offers some great web development tools, in particular one called CSSWARP, which is a tool that automatically generates text into irregular paths and scripts it out for addition to your website with HTML5 code. Visit Dirk’s site at http://www.eleqtriq.com/ and you can find his CSS Warptext tool at http://csswarp.eleqtriq.com/.