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a great online database for search on modern art theories and activities.
Interesting new tool to try for making UI mock-ups after Adobe Muse trial version expired.
Maqetta is an open source technology initiative at Dojo Foundation that provides WYSIWYG tooling in the cloud for HTML5 (desktop and mobile). Maqetta allows User Experience Designers (UXD) to perform drag/drop assembly of live UI mockups.
One of Maqetta’s key design goals is to create developer-ready UI mockups that promote efficient hand-off from designers to developers. The user interfaces created by Maqetta are real-life web applications that can be handed off to developers, who can then transform the application incrementally from UI mockup into final shipping application. While we expect the Maqetta-created mockups often will go through major code changes, Maqetta is designed to promote preservation of visual assets, particularly the CSS style sheets, across the development life cycle. As a result, the careful pixel-level styling efforts by the UI team will carry through into the final shipping application. To help with the designer/developer hand-off, Maqetta includes a “download into ZIP” feature to create a ZIP image that can be imported into a developer tool workspace (e.g., Eclipse IDE).
Skeuomorphic design is a controversial topic amongst designers with one side arguing it is merely decoration and a trend with a high potential to date, whilst the other side argue it adds a level of comfort and results in a more user-friendly and engaging design.
但是蘋果自己的 calendar app 上頭的那一排縫線，真的是很多餘，既沒有增加主標題的辨識度，也與內容沒有任何關係，感覺就像是拿一條花紋紙膠帶無故的貼在那裡。