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Designs of the Week
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Very light in terms of color scheme and content, and it’s interesting to see the use very bright shades of red, green, and blue as the accent colors.
This one’s also bright but more stark, more Swiss, offset with equally bright colors to mark each category of occupation.
This one’s polished and makes use of interesting characters for mascots (are those robots or aliens?) although if you’ve been enough design trends you’ll find this look dated by a smidgen. Still done pretty well though.
There’s a subtle left-side orientation to the layouts of the different pages. Meanwhile the aesthetic it has—a combination of the font choice (Avenir), cheery colors, flat UI, and simple shapes—is probably a poster child for what’s “hip” right now.
Another popular design pattern making the rounds: screenshots in a 3D perspective. One thing I noticed though is the heading fonts on the homepage are thin and tall while the rest are thicker. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but I felt a disconnect there.
The design looks a little more traditional like a couple of other designs featured earlier in that the listings are right on the homepage, but there are some good decisions to avoid looking boring. Large imagery on the listing page helps, not to mention a quick, tag-like summary of what they have to offer right below the large job title.
This shouldn’t detract from the design and content but I really like the pulsating pin on the map in the footer. The aqua style sphere kind of sticks out if you really think about it, but it’s a nice touch.
Another use of bold colors, and another bold choice to forego images until a few screenfuls below.
Social Media Weekly
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Typography – Type Scale
“Preview and choose the right type scale for your project.”
User Interface Design, HTML – Don’t cut corners when coding UI
Responsive Web Design – Responsive images – end of year report
“It’s nearly two years since I suggested a <picture> element as a strawman proposal as a way to solve the problem of responsive images, so let’s have a look at how we’re doing.”
CSS – Tetris & The Power Of CSS
“To be really good at CSS, you have to learn CSS. I know this sounds like a tautology but I’ve become aware of a peculiar attitude that preprocessors such as SASS are somehow successors to CSS.”