Adobe has a great website called kuler.adobe.com which has user generated color schemes. It allows you to access the color codes in RGB, CMYK, hexadecimal and other formats. You can manipulate existing themes or create new ones. You can also search themes by keywords, which I find really useful when I design for clients who ask for something vague like “beachy” or “organic”. It allows me to crowd source the theme to see what the general consensus is.
I came across this page on sixrevisions.com during a search for simple tools to help me build my brand spanking new WordPress blog. I’m a beginner to WordPress and this site offers a variety of video tutorials on everything from adding a widget to creating a custom header.
Brain Traffic is a content strategy company, and content strategy is a hot topic around my office these days, especially when it comes to design. The Brain Traffic blog is a great resource for news and information about content strategy, which can be applied to any communication channel: blogs, websites, etc.
I came across this document which provides best practices on effective web design. Here is the URL: http://econsultancy.com/us/reports/web-design-best-practice-guide and here is the pdf attachment for your refernce, hope you find it helpful folks!
Happy week 1 of Fall Quarter with the MCDM crowd.
A friend of mine who works as user experience designer wrote a great book about some of the observational studies he’s done. The book is freely available in PDF format on the website for his consultancy. It’s an interesting resource for folks interested in a deeper dive into HCI.