Monthly ArchivesAugust 2017

Page Speed 101: A Primer for Mobile UI Designers aside

Did you know that 40% of people will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to load? As responsive web design has taken hold, internet users have come to expect exceptional performance. They want sites to perfectly cater to the device they’re using, they want easy navigation and intuitive design, and they want page load speed to be under one second. That’s a high bar to hit, but with the right optimizations in place, any designer can give their mobile interfaces lightning-fast page speed. I recently scoured the web looking for every last tip and trick for optimizing website speed across platforms. Here is my comprehensive list of page speed hacks: 1. Resize Images Images that are bigger ...

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Using Emojis to Manage Sketch Files aside

Let’s face it. With every large design project comes great responsibility to try and understand what each layer in a large Sketch file does. Browsing through layers to understand their function is not exactly the most comfortable thing to do even if good naming conventions were assigned to each layer. We designers are visual creatures and we prefer not to scroll through an endless wall of copy to make sense of our designs. Wouldn’t it be nice to view all layers in a visual way? Today, I will give you a super simple tip that will save you time and will make your Sketch files more entertaining. Using Emojis as Your Layer Names… Taking a look at the image below, ...

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