Category: The Highlight

The Highlight 2014 — Beautiful Hardware

Ever since we began our journey in December 2009, we’ve brought you some of the best examples of stunning User Interface designs seen in iPhone, iPad, Android & Mac apps as well as some gorgeously designed websites and web apps. We’ve also, over the years, told you about beautifully designed books, browser extensions, icons and wallpapers, etc. here on Beautiful Pixels. Leading into the new year, and as part of The Highlight 2014, today we’re going to take a look...

The Highlight 2014 — Websites

Today on ‘The Highlight 2014‘, we’re focusing on the world wide web. There are some terrific websites & web apps out there and designers and developers are doing some crazy things in modern browsers with newer technologies. Along with apps, we’ve also been writing about our favorite examples of beautifully designed websites for quite some time now and we thought we’d bring you our picks for some of the best websites that we came across in 2014 and kept returning...

The Highlight 2014 — Material Design Apps

The pace at which Android design has been improving since Android 4.1 is pretty mindblowing. Google has consistently been pushing out quality updates to their widely used apps on Android and iOS in the last few months. Last year we featured our favourite iOS 7 redesigns. This year iOS design has taken a back seat to bringing some much needed improvement to the core OS features. Android on the other hand has finally gotten a proper design language that many...

The Highlight 2014 — UI Animations

On the third day of The Highlight 2014, we’re bringing you our picks of some of the best UI animations we’ve seen in apps and across the web. Apps have been a UI playground for quite some time now and it’s always great to see delightful animations in apps that make it a joy to use. Designers and developers are always trying to bring you the best experience in their apps. Our post that highlights our picks from 2013 is...

The Highlight 2014 — Best Games

While we are mostly app focussed here on Beautiful Pixels, every now and then, a game manages to really impress us. 2014 has been quite a year for gaming with the PS4 and Xbox One completing one year and games like Bioshock and XCOM coming to iOS. 2014 also saw the continuation of the indie boom in gaming. Games like Monument Valley and Transistor prove how uniquely amazing games can be. For the second post in our The Highlight series...

The Highlight 2014 — Best iOS 8 Feature Additions

2014 was a phenomenal year for iOS apps. At WWDC ’14, Apple announced a a variety of different new APIs that developers could use to enhance their apps, most of which we never thought would be possible on a closed platform that is iOS. Once iOS 8 was released to the public, we saw some amazing new apps & updates being released on the App Store. This year, to start off our annual ‘The Highlight‘ series of posts, we’re bringing...