Friday, May 13, 2016

10 Websites That Label Their Hamburgers (Menus)

It's a given - your mobile website or app needs the ability for visitors to navigate through all of its features.  Based on the latest design trends, you are highly likely to use the three line "hamburger" menu. Not only does this icon use little space, but since so many other mobile properties use this icon, everyone will instantly know that pressing it should bring up a menu, right?

Many user experience professionals recommend labeling the three lines with the word "MENU" or "SHOP" or "CATEGORIES" or something else to explicitly state what pressing the icon performs. Does labeling the icon matter?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Welcome to the Atlanta HTML5 User Group Members!

For those at the Atlanta HTML5 User Group meeting (4/5/2016), welcome! Here is a link to the Responsive Design and Development "Gotchas" slide deck, also referenced later in this blog:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Too Many Fonts...

An example of why too many fonts can be confusing - a re-imagined* Spotify on iOS.

Don't think this is so bad? Check out this quote and article from Nigel French at Adobe Create Magazine:

"A good principle to live by, whether you’re new to typography or a seasoned pro, is to keep it simple. Or to put it another way, don’t use too many fonts. Just as mixing too many colors on your palette will likely result in mud, mixing too many fonts on a page will probably result in a confused message."

* - for demonstration purposes only - not the original app's choice of fonts!