Have you ever come across a website with absolutely terrible typography? Chances are you didn’t stick around too long. Following some basic steps and guidelines will help designers make sound decisions when it comes to web typography. Over the past decade we’ve seen major advancements in typography for the web and the playing field isContinue Reading
I recently had an interesting lunchtime conversation with our VP of UX, Yvonne Shek, about how and where we find inspiration. While it seems like a cliché answer, I find inspiration everywhere and actively seek it out on a daily basis. I love to learn and try to cram as much learning time into my dayRead more
Is It Possible To Create A Personality For Your Product Interface? While in North Vancouver visiting a client, I noticed something that’s sole purpose is to make pedestrians walking up (or down) the steep hill of Lonsdale Avenue happy. Scattered here and there along the boulevard are carved animals, a sort of an amalgamation ofRead more
Searching for the right image can be tough. Here’s a few strategies to help… Images are a very important part of visual design but sometimes you don’t have the luxury of planning and executing a custom photo shoot. Don’t worry there is always stock photography… or is there? Searching for the perfect stock image canRead more
Why Google’s testing black search results links is so revealing Recently Google caught a bit of flack for live testing search result link colours. If you weren’t one of the lucky (or unlucky?) 13%, I’ll fill you in. Rather than the typical blue (#1a0dab), then purple for a visited link, Google made all search resultRead more
There are a few interesting design trends we’re keeping our eyes on this year. With spring fast approaching, this seems like a nice time to step back and examine the visual elements that are gaining popularity in the digital space. 1. Unexpected Colour Bold and unexpected colour choices have been on the rise in allRead more
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