I hope to one day own this die. For those days I just don’t know what to do to a project I’ll be able to turn to my very own Pocket Art Director. You know you’ll get a good laugh. Check out the whole Fuzzco store cause it’s kind of awesome and just keep any eye out for when this beautiful 20-side die comes to market! Enjoy!
As some of you may have seen/heard about already, Virgin America has overhauled their booking experience. The reason I’m even posting about it is because of the drastic change they’ve made to the user experience in an effort to reimagine/reinvent the way we book flights. I’ll be very interested to see how this experience evolves as users start to poke around a little. But until then, go ahead and take a look around. They even made this awesome site to talk about the new booking site. Seeya!
For those of us who have to test websites on multiple devices there seems to be two ways to go. One, is something like BrowserStack which lets you test them all through a browser (which is nice) or two, actually start to pick up these devices so you can test them in the actual device. Although getting each of the new devices seems impractical, let me tell you it makes up for it in being an amazing way to test you web experience. Only one issue, trying to control all these devices. Say hello to Ghostlab and Device-lab. Brought to you by Vanamco all the way from Switzerland. Ghostlab is an app that helps control all your devices at once to really speed up your device testing and Device-lab is a slick way to set up your devices for easy viewing and storing. You can even get them in a bundle and save a little cash. So check this stuff out and maybe we’ll all be lucky enough to have this at one point!
How many times have you seen a 404 page and thought, ‘I NEED TO SHOW THIS TO EVERYONE’? Well, the time has come. You need to see this 404 page. Go ahead, go there and keep refreshing the page. Brought to you by the good folks at Purple Rock Scissors out of Orland, Florida. This 404 page can bring sunshine to your cloudy monday (or friday). And remember all, every interaction with a user is a chance to create a memorable experience (even the 404). So, take a look at the rest of these guys work cause you know its awesome, and enjoy!
I’m not sure about you but I enjoy easy ways to stay up on design news and get some inspiration. Well, Panda has found a really simple way to help me out. Created by two fellas, Ahmet Sülek and William Channer, Panda has a chrome extension and a web app to bring you news and inspiration (popular dribble or behance posts). The chrome extension (which I use and am in love with) can replace your default page when you open a new tab or window in chrome. Its kind of awesome, so you should probably use it. I mean, I do. Enjoy!
I am all for things that make my life as a designer easier. And when presenting some designs, whether they’re apps or just the mobile version of a site, it can take a little bit of time trying to drop your design into the “someone using the app in real life” type screen for your presentation. With that in mind, Mocckuuups has made my life a little easier. With 12 different templates for the iPhone 5s, you can quickly and easily drop your design into a smart object and BAM! perfectly placed into the phone. And hey, you can even download a free sample to try it out. Thank you, Mockuuups… whoever you are!
So, most of us have bought a thing or two online. I have bought well over a thing or two and filling out your credit card stuff is usually a fairly unmemorable experience. Well, all you UX/UI designers, here’s an easy way to change this. Card, brought to you buy Jesse Pollak brings a nice visual element to the credit card experience. Go ahead, start using it and probably say thank you to Jesse for making our internet lives a better place.
I’ve had the awesome opportunity to attend some of the Detroit CreativeMornings monthly talks. You can hear some great talks and get some great quotes. Now, when you’re in the mood for some of those good quotes you can head right over to the CreativeMornings quotes section. If you find some you like, you’re just one click away from a video of the full talk. Come on, that’s awesome. Go check out the quotes and find a CreativeMornings chapter near you!
Hey web designers! Wouldn’t it be awesome to quickly and easily create a icon webfont from your photoshop file? Well, the folks over at Ui Parade created an awesome photoshop plugin called glifo just for you (and me). By just changing some layer names, this fancy little plugin can automatically create a webfont containing all your sites icon. Check out and give it a try!