Trends vs. Standards: Infinite Scroll

The difference between a Trend and a Standard (using infinite scroll as an example)   Trends A trend is a tendency or an inclination for things to move or behave in a certain way. And trends sometimes last for a long time. These general tendenci...

Beautifully (re)Designed: Songza on the Desktop

We've pointed out before how well designed the Songza app for mobile devices is. Now, the music streaming website has brought its desktop website into the fold with a redesign that adopts elements of its mobile counterparts, but also introduces new elemen...

Designing for a Gesture-based Future

One of the things that we try to do is imagine the future of interactivity so that we can build not only the user interfaces required, but the underpinnings to control, manage and tie it all together. It’s this curiosity and forward thinking that led...

Your Name in Gum

It might not be the most appetizing design, but Your Name in Gum keeps content as its main focus, and everything else minimalistic. When you arrive on the site, you select your type of gum, then from there you can type out your name. The result is some...

Squarespace and Mouse-Tracking Animation

Squarespace’s website not only features animations on a computer screen that demonstrate the platform’s benefits, but the background of the site appears to shift in its perspective based on the movement of your mouse. This variation of a parallax effe...

Financial Times – HTML5 Web App

The Financial Times recently debuted a beta version of their new website, which gives reading the news on the web a modern, app-like look and feel, intermingled with elements reminiscent of printed newspapers. The site is full of interactive elements, vid...

Great Examples of Responsive Design

Over the past few years, responsive design has been one of the most popular options when optimizing a website for viewing on mobile and tablet devices. The following are some great examples of responsive websites.   nclud.com  ...

Unique Content Presentations

What appeals to me is content – the quality, the ease of access via multiple platforms, and intuitive and simple UI. Feedly feedly.com – Essentially a cooler version of the now-defunct Google Reader; a content aggregator.   Songza ...

Android KitKat’s Accessibility Settings

One of the new features on Android's KitKat software update is its focus on accessibility. This is particularly interesting given this year’s focus on accessibility compliance, such as the AODA standards. From Android’s feature description: Andr...

Facebook Paper

Facebook’s latest app, Paper, is meant to change the way that people consume content that is both shared by their friends, as well as published by media sources. The new app utilizes new methods of flipping through content and ways to view images by til...