? Achieving an accessible contrast ratio is very difficult when using white text on a colored background.
Using dark colored text on a soft colored background is much easier to make accessible, and usually looks better to boot ? https://t.co/LXNTS01Ay0
? Ever wonder how to produce this duotone color treatment to photos as seen in apps like Spotify?
You can achieve this in Photoshop or Affinity Photo by using Gradient Maps. Looks great when applied to portraits ? https://t.co/yqTjvJTslG
? Get creative with radio button interfaces — don’t be limited by the typical list-of-options approach.
For example, using selectable cards gives you the freedom to present the options in a more exciting way: https://t.co/fl5xcprVue
? If you're tired of using outline styles for secondary buttons, a soft solid background based on the text color can be a great alternative. https://t.co/EZfWJJjBop
? For a little extra polish, add a background color to your <body> and different background color on your content wrapper to reveal a surprise splash of color when over-scroll happens. ? https://t.co/k6uCV9AyKT
? Don't be afraid to "think outside the database" — your UI doesn't need to map one-to-one with your data's fields and values.
Here are a few ideas you can use to present "field: value" data in a more interesting way: https://t.co/NoL3wMtjLV
? Overlapping images is a great way to add depth to an interface and make it look more “designed”.
Use a border that matches the background color to create distinction and keep things looking clean ? https://t.co/G4Zs2wLUz0
? If you want text of different sizes to *feel* like the same weight, make larger text thinner and smaller text bolder. https://t.co/kgGQJJh1EL
Today's new idea: This extended nav area where the first piece of content overlaps the background color ?? (from @Netlify)
I use this idea a lot on marketing pages but never thought to try and apply it in an application UI. https://t.co/ZDlPZShMvw
? Dropdowns can be more than just a boring list of links. They're just boxes, you can do anything you want with them!
For example, this two-column layout is great when you want to add supporting text: https://t.co/fh1CxDruSi
? A trick designers often use to make things look a bit more interesting is to let images bleed out the edge of a container, ignoring any padding. https://t.co/62otrCbtte
☝️ Also, containing photos in circles - Great way to make a bad photo look good ? https://t.co/XSFoZJIiTR
? Working with images that clash with each other? Try desaturating them to greyscale or colorizing them all with a single color to make them a little more cohesive. https://t.co/R6POfB2WrR
? Styling content can be difficult. Here are a few ideas that can make a big difference: https://t.co/oiAH4foGJu
? Instead of blowing up small, in-app icons for your landing page, try putting a shape behind them and giving them a background color. https://t.co/BGknNtBzZ2
? Giving each section on a landing page it's own background color is a really easy way to make things look a bit more interesting. https://t.co/4vgTCSPQtr
? Little details go a long way when styling UI components. Here are a few different ways to style buttons: https://t.co/rsbtaZ1Peh
Stripe's status page is a good example of the "don't make the UI bigger than you need" tip @steveschoger shared on @fullstackradio #74 ?? https://t.co/Eh3azhRQik
? Designing nice tables can be tough, but here's a few ideas that can make a big difference: https://t.co/Q1qcF1hIG6
? Font size isn't always the best way to emphasize or de-emphasize text, try using color and font weight instead: https://t.co/KCtZNrtfkd