An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Saturation – A beautiful experience with colour

[tweetmeme]You like colour? Lickable design? Free? Then you’re gonna love this app. Saturation ties into the Adobe Kuler service, but in an über cool user interface. When you launch the app, six circles of colour adorn the screen. Touch one, and it splits. Touch it again, splits. It’s nonsensical at first, but then you can actually see how those colours react with one another, and imagine them in your design. Get into Kuler view and you can choose from tip...

A Guide To Using Custom Scrollbars On Your Site

[tweetmeme]”Don’t play with the defaults”, people say. It confuses the users by adding complexity, where simplicity will do just fine. But then, there’s “Think Different”. In this crowded internet space, your site needs to stand out from the mundane. If you know you can do something better, why not go the extra mile? When I first saw Tim Van Damme’s blog, the scrollbar immediately got my attention. It was a regular [well designed] site, but with a revamped scrollbar totally...

Showcasing The Best Bowtie Themes So Far

[tweetmeme]If there’s one app that’s making music happen on the Mac, it’s Bowtie. Since day one, Bowtie has supported custom themes using just HTML and CSS, and there has been an explosion of Bowtie themes since then. The beauty of this theming engine, is that it relies a lot on the current version of Webkit that’s running on your Mac, so whenever new browser technologies are made available, the themes can take advantage of them. I’ve covered some themes on...

Lipstick Wikipedia: Articles for iPhone

You already know Articles is a good looking app, we reviewed it on SA, and have probably even bought it by now. But Brandon had a different take on its user interface, which I thought was fitting for a discussion on Beautiful Pixels. I’ll be leaving my comments, in the comments. – Ed I’ve had mixed feelings about Sophiestication’s software in the past. The look of Groceries was great, but certain design choices never made sense. I hate wood grain...

Some Amazing shots of the World’s Best Phone

[tweetmeme]The iPhone is one gadget that is super easy to photograph. I’ve just begun using a dSLR, and just about every shot of the iPhone is a stunner (as compared with the rest of the garbage I shoot). Flickr of course is the one place which makes you feel less of a photographer, with amazing shots by others that trump yours by a huge margin, and shots of the iPhone are no different. All images are copyrighted by their owners,...

Ten from 2010: App Store Beauties Prettying up our iPhones

[tweetmeme]Our last roundup included the best designed apps of the year 2009. Well 2010 is almost finishing its first quarter, and we already have a few apps showcasing some amazing work. Time to dig in… Here, File File! A way to remotely access all your files on all your Macs, Here File brings in wood finish, dark textures, and vibrant icons, designed by Buck Wilson (coded by Adam Wulf and Benjamin Sherman). The application icon however has been made by...