Short for user interface. The medium which the user interacts with.

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When designing an Android app, will the “default” theme be different on different devices?

I am currently designing the UI for my first Android app. Android (obviously) lets you design any and every element in your app using XML. On any elements where you leave the "default" (holo) theme ...
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Does this “ribbon” design fit with SE Community?

I love SE Community, and I love badges, it has something similar with Xbox achievements. I used to play a game called Gears of War 3, it has a cool system called Ribbons. Basically you played this ...
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How create this glass effect in Photoshop

I came across the this image. I want to make a glass effect like the below image using CSS or Photoshop. Can someone say how it is done?
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Critique: Amateur looking buttons with icons?

I am working on a cms with the feature to 'follow' and also the option to see stats. There are 2 buttons, and the stats value becomes 1.2k etc after it reaches over 1000. I have added some icons, ...
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Adobe Fireworks and iPhone app prototyping

I had a look at Adobe Fireworks used in combination with "Dreamweaver" to upload a .html prototype on an internal server. It seemed to work pretty well. Plus is well integrated with the Adobe suite ...
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Common mistakes that we make while designing for web & how to avoid them

What are some common mistakes to avoid while designing? I know color, text and images play a major part in designing, but there are so many other things that we need to take care of! I don't know ...
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How to graphically represent click data

I have a data which contains the number times users visits a page and the time of day the visit occurs. I would like to display this data visually but I don't know what is the best representation of ...
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UI Mockup and wireframing tool for Mac OS X app UI's

I'm looking to get some input from experienced designers, since my main job revolves around coding and not so much designing... What good tools are out there that one can use to mockup some os x ...
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Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?

Creating new layers automatically assigns random layer colors in the Layers Panel. Is there any workaround for having new layers assigned the same color (e.g. Red)?
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Examples of block-layout UI design?

By block-layout, I mean style like these: Medium,Readwrite,Kicktarter There aren't too many on gallery sites(for example, Flat UI Design). Most of them are for product promotion, making a big ...
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Creating popular mobile app menu/action bar effect in photoshop

I see this line effect in a lot of mobile apps. It looks pretty nice. How can I recreate this effect in Photoshop?
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Do you incorporate sidebar menu into 960 grid layout?

I have a client who wants a design for a web app. He told me that he would like "a large sidebar menu on the left" and gave Mailchimp's new design as an example. We both agreed that what the client ...
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Keeping a layer synced across multiple files

I am working on a web UI design and using adobe-photoshop. I have to make complete UI to show what exactly a screen would look after different interactions. Say, the following is the basic layout of ...
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Graphic/web design approach to deal between UI design and front-end development

I have to search for a UI designer/front end developer to build my website out of a set of wireframes. I noticed this process is very fragmented due to complexity. What would be the best approach? ...
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Steps between Wireframe / UI design for web development

Based on my sketch/wireframe prepared for a UI designer (links below): Link: http://postimg.org/image/npt5zlvu7/ 1) Would I be able to approach a UI designer with the wireframe/sketch above? 2) ...
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Why is flat design not as common on the desktop? [closed]

Flat design has become extremely popular since the release of Windows 8, but I cannot find as many examples of it on the desktop as I do on the web and mobile apps. By desktop examples I mean Windows ...
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jquery mobile user interface vectors or something very similar?

Does anyone know where to get jquery mobile vector .ai files preferrable? In need to do some mockups in high quality for print but cannot find any ilustrator or vector psd templats for this. Is there ...
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How to make this gradient drop shadow?

I have messed around with a few options, but have not come up with a good solution to recreate this gradient drop shadow effect.
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Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion GUI wireframing kit for Illustrator

Is anyone aware of a wireframing kit for Illustrator (or any vector based template) that encompasses GUI elements from Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion?
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How to to use bevel and emboss properly for clean buttons in photoshop cs6

I've heard of different methods in getting a nice highlight on the top of a button. Can some of you explain a preferred fx for the example here? Along side the nice highlight on the top of the ...
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How can I overcome the impulse to continuously critique (and possibly rework) my designs?

I have been designing for almost 5 years now. I have noticed something very strange in my development lifespan. My appreciation for my works decreases substantially over time. Especially in my UX ...
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Do most web designers make their own textures?

I'm a web developer by training who is branching into UI/UX design. One of the things my design work lacks compared to experienced designers is subtle use of texture, such as on these sites: ...
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Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
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What considerations are there in designing pixel fonts?

I'm designing monospace pixel fonts for a game, and so far I've only been able to work with extremely small sizes (largest I've managed is 5x9) because those ones are the easiest to try and err with. ...
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Why are Yahoo's emoticon's more effective at conveying emotion than others?

What do you think are the objective features of Yahoo's well known emoticon set, that they use for mail, instant messaging etc., that make them so much better at communicating user's feelings and ...
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Design cues for draggable page components

I'm working on a web project where a user will be able to edit the ordering of a list. I'd like to update the visuals for the items that are draggable so that there is a a clear indication of each of ...
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Dealing with a huge top-level navigation menu requirement

What are ways to deal with a large number of top-level navigation items? I am working on a site that requires 50 items at the top-level navigation. The items are all at the same level: they cannot ...
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Red replacement as color convention in primarly-red websites

I am working for a company, which web site uses red as its primary color, because this is the main corporate color (so, this could not be replaced). The usual convention, of using red to highlight ...
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Making an Effective Menu

I am making a menu for an indie game and I'm not quite satisfied with my results. The menu itself needs two text fields (one to enter your username and the other for your password) and two buttons. ...
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What layout and interface elements work well for a control panel-style app?

I'm working on a web-based app that's similar to a control panel, with lots of different settings and features to configure. The challenge is making it easy for users to find what they want without ...