Category: Platter

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The Platter: 08 June 2014

This is going to be the last Platter we serve for a little while now, as our chef is going on a break in preparation of the launch of the new design of this...

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The Platter: 18 May 2014

Design Principles: Space And The Figure-Ground Relationship This article by Steven Bradley on Smashing Magazine is a treatise on the importance of the management of negative space, i.e., the part of your design canvas...

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The Platter: 11 May 2014

How Smartphone UI Should Work Here’s a great post on smartphone UI (in particular, iOS UI), and how to improve it. As anyone with an iPhone can testify, the grid of icons is definitely...

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The Platter: 4 May 2014

Wild Textures This is great collection of free textures/backgrounds. These are seriously high quality, and we couldn’t believe that they’re free. From Black Llama Coat (because who doesn’t want that silky, black goodness for...

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The Platter: 27 April 2014

Typekit desktop fonts now available with free plans Great news for people with Creative Cloud/TypeKit accounts, including those who have the free tiers : Adobe is giving you a selection of over 130 Desktop TypeKit...

The Platter: 20 April 2014

The Platter: 20 April 2014

Optimizely for iOS It really is the life these days for mobile app developers. We covered StandIn last week, and this week, we have Optimizely for iOS. It’s a platform that allows you to...

The Platter: 13th April 2014

The Platter: 13th April 2014

In case you missed it, the Beautiful Pixels Vinyl Stickers are now available. You can order them using this link. Stand In This is an absolute godsend for iOS app designers. Stand In allows...

The Platter: 6 April 2014

The Platter: 6 April 2014

The Code Sheriff: 8 Tips for working effectively with Interface Builder Anyone who’s ever worked on UI design knows how difficult it is to get dimensions and proportions of onscreen UI elements just right....

The Platter: 30 March 2014

The Platter: 30 March 2014

Before getting to the platter, you have only 4 days left to get your own official Beautiful Pixels tee from Cotton Bureau. They ship starting April 17th. Also if you’re interested in products from...

The Platter: 23 March 2014

The Platter: 23 March 2014

We’ve just crossed the 25 tee threshold for the official, limited-edition Beautiful Pixels tee on Cotton Bureau. This means that you can now definitely go ahead and order one (or more) for yourself and...