This page lists every article in the “design” category.
On mobile-first design as an extension of the real world.
A new blog design to celebrate ten years of mattgemmell.com
Towards a cleaner, more reading-oriented blog.
Whether digital or print, publications are most appealing when they respect the content and reader, not the medium.
Every product is constrained. Choose to optimise your compromises, whether you're designing or just buying.
Thoughts on the new user interface style and aesthetics of iOS 7.
Thoughts on designing a blog to suit the reader: what to include, and what to omit.
The ongoing debate about skeuomorphism in software interfaces misses the point.
A brief discussion of the new site design for this blog.
Details of my Photoshop workspace, both physical and virtual.
A Photoshop PSD recreation of the tooltips from iPhoto on iOS.
A discussion of an increasingly-prevalent UX aesthetic that appeals to me on touch-screen devices.
How to export Photoshop artwork as PDFs, compress the PDFs, and use them in iOS apps.
How to create an etched effect for UI designs in Photoshop.
Tips on how app and web developers can help graphic/UI designers.
Tips on how designers can help app and web developers, including practising good Photoshop hygiene.
How to add texture to UI designs using noise on gradient layers in Photoshop.
A brief overview of Google Currents for iOS, a curated content-reading app.
On the low expectations of the PC industry press regarding hardware quality.
A discussion of why copying another product is actually more difficult than innovating.
User experience issues with On/Off switch implementations.
A progressive set of UI/UX mockups of my iPhone speed-dial app, Favorites.