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Kredo: A Retina-Quality Portfolio App

As HOW’s online editor, I’m heavily invested in the latest developments in the design world—and, of course, great portfolio design. So imagine my excitement when I first heard about the new Kredo app, known widely as “the world’s first retina-quality portfolio network.” Designed for the iPad by Format.com co-founders Tyler Rooney and Lukas Dryja,...

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Make It Flatter: The Yosemite Backlash

Since its release last year, OS X Yosemite has seen a steady adoption rate, but some designers have avoided it. And yet, many designers and users in general, aren't completely satisfied with Mac OS X 10.10. On social media as well as Apple's support community, the Yosemite-haters vent their frustration. They've either avoided Yosemite...

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Taking Donald Norman’s Principles to Web Design, Part 3

Learn about the design principles you need to get started in interactive and web design in Patrick McNeil’s online course, Principles of Web Design. In the book The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman defines six design principles. In this article series, we apply those basic concepts to the world of interactive design. In...

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Beyond Media Queries: Fixing the Pixel Problem

When CSS measurements don’t add up in the face of different sized displays and multiple media queries, turn to typography to solve the problem (and save your design). It may come as a surprise to many designers that  a pixel—and every other absolute measurement unit upon which we’ve relied when designing for the web—is,...