Design & UX
If you are a Mac user or Google Fonts user, often you will come across a typeface that offers a variety of font weights. Have you ever thought about what you can do with these different font weights?
There’s a widespread movement in design circles to reduce the contrast between text and background, making type harder to read. Apple is guilty. Google is, too. So is Twitter. Typography may not seem like a crucial design element, but it is. One of the reasons the web has become the default way that we access information is that it makes that information broadly available to everyone.
It’s often hard to know exactly how a design should look or work, especially in the early conceptual stages. You just want to experiment quickly, with as little friction as possible between your ideas and the medium. Direct manipulation makes designing on a computer more immediate — like sculpting a block of clay. But pixel pushing is miserable.
Having practical experience of design for various social networking websites and applications here in Tubik Studio, today we decided to share some of our ideas on things important to consider in the process of creating a product targeted on communication.