Here are just a few of the design-related tweets that crossed my laptop this week.
Darren Hoyt asks an interesting question on his blog about whether designers should “design over a period of years in a consistent, signature style” or be versatile enough to change their style with each new job.
In an excellent article, MIX discusses the future of wireframes. Just don’t call a UX professional a designer!
The Gutenberg rule points out a user behavior called reading gravity which is the western habit of reading left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Muiomuio looks at the Gutenberg diagram.
An article from 2005 (seems like a really long time ago by web standards) by Mark Boulton on the first of “Five simple steps to better typography.”
More looking into the future in an article on Smashing Magazine. The post discusses the Future Of CSS Typography.
There’s a very good read on iPad application design by Matt Gemmel. He talks about some of the interesting opportunities. “The iPad is a target for apps from the desktop, not just from smartphones.”
On the Ignore The Code website, Lukas Mathis writes about Realism In Design and makes particular mention of design of application icons.
Chris Coyier illustrates how to speed up the use of gradients in CSS3 and how different browsers handle them.
Sketching is a key step in the design process. The Design Informer asks the question “to sketch or not to sketch?” As well as being a good read, it’s also a nicely designed post.
And finally, according to the Oatmeal, here’s what happens when a web design goes to hell.