In this article I would like to consider some of the latest emerging trends. Many of these design ideas have been in the air for a long time. But I would argue that these ideas will flourish at the end of 2012. and during 2013. There are many open source projects and user interfaces offered online absolutely for free. This creates an environment where novice designers can quickly enter the competition and grasp trends on the fly.
Mobile First Design
The idea of responsive design is not limited to full-fledged websites that can reduce their size. The ideology of designers lying on the surface is to start with a mobile device and grow further. There is a great article published on DesignShack that talks about this idea. Continue reading
In truth, mouse effects are probably the least important to design. By taking into account more functional states at an early stage, you can reduce the risk of possible costly redesigns as your library of templates evolves. Here are the main states you should pay attention to at an early stage, approximately in order of importance.
1. By default
Not surprisingly, the standard button display is really important. If you make it too catchy or too invisible, you will see that without additional modifier classes or alternative styles you cannot move on.
It is also important to create buttons with context. One of the common mistakes is to choose a button style that is not sufficiently different from the input fields, which can lead to a form that becomes incomprehensible. Continue reading