• 1 Cushion – Inspiration vs Imitation

“This week, a friend pointed me to a website. He didn’t say anything about the website—he just left me with the link. After visiting the website, I realized why. He didn’t need to say anything because he knew how much it would hurt to see.”

Yes, bad stuff happens on the Internet – Daily.


• 2 Designing Patterns: The Biggest Web Trend of 2015 So Far | Webdesigner Depot

"2015 has inherited a lot of trends from previous years, there’s been a steady evolution of ideas — Flat Design into Material Design for example — but nothing as revolutionary as Responsive Design.

However, we are starting to see trends that feel fresh, either through new treatments or because they’re genuinely new ways of approaching old problems. The most widespread of these so far, has been the use of patterns in web design.

Patterns serve a variety of purposes, from communicating a brand value, to adding motion to an interface, to enlivening the simple blocks of color that flat design favors. And the use of patterns, although not scientifically categorizable, falls into one of five broad and inter-related categories"…

Pattern Trends

  • Generative
  • Data
  • Craft Patterns
  • Animation Patterns
  • Grid

#### With website examples.

• 3 Guidelines for Animation Timing | Percolate Studio

"In 1991 there was one website for five billion people. Today, there is one website for every seventh. Massive internet proliferation brought on by 25 years of iteration has given us a growing vocabulary of human computer interactions. Despite the web’s ubiquity, human propensity to copy, and the ease of digital reproduction, I became curious about why user experience inequality still exists and why great design feels right. Given two apps with nearly identical interfaces, what are the differentiating factors that lead to more engaged users?

Interaction design describes what happens in-between states. Unlike other disciplines, it’s focused on the change in state and not the state itself. Since the components of interaction are movement and time, it isn’t inherently suited for static artifacts like sitemaps, mockups, and visual treatments. Adjusting just one of these components has a great affect on what feels right. Today, I’ll explore how time changes user perception."

  • Visualizing Danger
  • A Designer’s Intent
  • The Journey of an Image
  • Limits of Human Cognition
  • Waiting Game
  • Managing Perception
  • Conclusion


• 4 KOLOR – Color Guessing Free Game

How good is your color perception?

Codeinwp blog

• 5 Shopify vs Magento vs WooCommerce vs Bigcommerce vs Wix | CodeinWP Blog

The news in the last few days is that Auttomatic (the WP mothership) purchased Woocommerce. This is a good head to head comparison of the main five options. There is an excellent summary chart at the top of the page.

"Online stores are very popular nowadays as a business model. They can bring some great benefits to new business owners who want to get their hands dirty, so to speak, and offer their products to a wider audience.

That’s why today we’re comparing the top 5 of the most popular and best e-commmerce and online store solutions available on the market.

We’ve analyzed every important aspect that will help you develop a business in the e-commerce space. From pricing tables, features, design, ease-of-use, to hosting issues, pros and cons of each platform, target audience, number of product attributes allowed, marketing optimization, and more.

In the end, we hope this will become your “complete guide” to getting started with e-commerce and picking between Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, Bigcommerce, and Wix."