Some of us still remember the crazy times of doing websites that are compatible with IE6 AND all the other browsers. IE6 was so bad, that sometimes almost all the code had to be rewritten specifically for it. Programmers made two versions of the site – for all the browsers and IE6, and there were online petitions to ban IE6 in corporations, because it was mostly their fault people still had to code for IE6 in the first place. Their upgrade process was so slow, that some are still using IE6, even now, but thankfully less and less each year.
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I switched my Lumia 820 to a Lumia 920 recently and I seriously love that phone. After so many years of using iPhone I finally found something that’s better for me in almost every way.
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iOS 7 caused a lot of controversy for being “a bit ugly” but now I went through this years Apple Design award winners and found some apps that seriously shouldn’t be there. If an ADA can be won with such an ugly app it might seriously lower the standards for everyone…
Read my thoughts at What happened to famous Apple design?
I’ve been playing with Windows Phone 8 for a while now and I love both the simplicity and the design. But as usual, I felt there’s room for improvement so I did my own take on a vertically tabbed interface. I know it takes a bit of the horizontal real-estate but I think in this case it’s justified. Also the screen sizes on most windows phones are pretty wide anyway.
Read about my reasoning at Windows Phone Navigation idea mockup (UI UX)
Another designer (this time an ex-Apple employee) took a stab at those horrible iOS 7 icons. Although we like what he did visually, we think the icons are a bit homogenous and will be harder to process by our eyes, so in terms of UX that may not necessarily be the best option. But they do look better, right?
Teehan Lax agency has been known for years to deliver each iOS version created from scratch in Photoshop so you can easily export UI elements while working on your own apps. iOS 7 wasn’t yet released, but they decided to do a beta PSD anyway, because summer will be quite busy for some developers – they need to redesign their apps to fit iOS 7 before it’s fall release.
For download link go to iOS 7 UI in a PSD file now available « Creation.Machine a design blog
We covered iOS 7 in our previous post. We also went through what we like (some things) and what we don’t like (a lot of things). But the biggest flaw is in the homescreen icons and we think this is a place that needs the most refinement. One designer decided to make a quick redesign of some icons to make them more consistent and this is the result. What do you think? Better?
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