I’ve recently changed the habit of creating the perfect to-do list first thing in the morning. Now I start my day with a book that I want to read.
After visiting https://lawsofux.com/ I’m going to purchase Laws of UX: Using Psychology to Design Better Products & Services. Which is the book written by the developer of the website.
Just because you understand what your colors signify doesn’t mean the people using your interface do. Use a legend for colors that present information.
I love it when people share their decision-making process for design, artwork, or anything really. Frank Chimero recently did a wonderful redesign of his website where he documentated the process of his work. I figure I could do the same but add my own twist.
Here’s some additional sources of inspiration for me.
- I’ve always been a huge fan of the way Jason Santa Maria art directs his posts.
- Grid Systems by Kimberley Elam is going to be sourced for the layout.
- There are so many typography resources I really don’t know where to start. I think I’ll revisit the MyFonts Newsletter, Typewolf, and Hoefler&Co.
- Maybe for colors I’ll checkout Pantone and Kuler, but my heart is saying to use a muted version of Solarized for a base light and base dark color scheme. That doesn’t really work well for art directing each page. Still figuring this out.
- I need to figure out what coding libraries I’m going to use. Tailwind, Angular, React, Bootstrap, maybe none.
- Other topics of interest for me are where could I use animation, what can I offer users my site, how can I help people, what’s the best way to send updates, should I have an intro page, do I need a style guide, do I need a component library?
Hopefully this gets me on more of a roll with publishing to my site. I’ve had it for 16 years. It’s time.
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