High contrast colours

I had occasion recently to need to find a foreground colour that worked well with a variety of backgrounds. Backgrounds that included black, white, a couple of shades of grey, and a blue like you find with highlighted or selected fields and active buttons. I started...

Natural background images

There’s some great resources around like SubtlePatterns for getting background images to use for websites and ui backgrounds. However, quite often they still have a repeating pattern or generated feel that you don’t always want. Sometimes you want a more organic...

Google Glass User Interface Guidelines

As Google releases the new Developer API info (the ‘Mirror’ API) for Glass we also get a new set of user interface guidelines to go with the dozens of others that can be collected from around the web. Here’s Timothy Jordan speaking at SXSW recently...

Squeezing the most out of browser tabs

I love my browser. Google is my best friend. My Google-Fu is important to maintain, so for me, being able to browse the web efficiently is a real productivity issue. But, one thing I’m not very good at is keeping a check on the number of tabs open in my browser. I...