Email has a bad habit of being a rule-breaker, making it tough to translate best practices for the web into an email-friendly format. Resources intended to improve or enhance a user’s experience on the web don’t always work as anticipated when tables and inline CSS are almost certainly a requirement.
Accessibility techniques deals with various alternatives to address users disability and make it easier for such users to access content as easy as normal user. These disabilities can range from color blindness and full blindness to cognitive and neurological disorders. Like most people, these users utilize email and the web on a daily basis, presenting some interesting challenges when it comes to designing web and email content.
Since usability and accessibility principles strive to make the web usable by everyone, including those with disabilities, it’s important that those principles apply to email as well.
Here’s this infographic details out techniques to resolve color blindness disability obstacles and offer tips for designing better email interface blending Accessibility.
This is a very interesting natural phenomena I read this week - The Wasp That Enslaves Cockroaches With a Sting to the Brain.
I’ve heard about it in my childhood when I visit villages on summer vacation and watched silkworm breeding. Many silk-worms use to die after giving birth to a strange wasp !
What I find more interesting than the venom and the zombification is the genetics and instincts. How does that behavior get passed down from generation to generation? Obviously, it is not a taught behavior. Hope someone can analyze this genome and understand how that works. Just like how some babies know when to suck when a nipple is put into the mouth. DNA encoded instincts.
A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place.
This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that’s surprising and oftentimes meaningful.
Whether these artists are rearranging natural materials found on a site, like branches and rocks, while leaving no detrimental effect, or are re-imagining a landscape by introducing unexpected materials, their overarching goal is the same.
They aim to create art that helps improve our relationship with and understanding of the natural world.
There’s nothing more satisfying than making something well, and in a world filling up with stuff, attention to detail matters more than ever. By keeping it simple we can make room to breathe, step back, and focus on the quality of the things we produce.
Some guides to be productive and creative to Make Things -
- Keep it simple, do it well
- Be better, not bigger
- Always be tinkering
- Be adventurous
- Be open, share ideas and resources
- Make friends and collaborate
- Iterate – prod, poke, and learn :)
- Make stuff to change the world (even just a little bit)
By-all-means ! what are these ? some new ‘persona dev’ fundas ? Certainly not, these are interesting sutras from a UK based design agency Fieldwork on turning one !
> Visit them now to get to Gyaan & some very creative illustrations !
Being in a creative industry – I am no different from anyone who tries to break through Creative Block every now then. It may seem awful but honestly at times mind is like goes blank !
I force myself to variety of tricks to get that creative aura back. My favorite blogger Maria Popova of brainpickings, has charmed again with an interesting pschyo analysis of creativity. And kept on musing – Refining the machinery of creativity, or what heartbreak and hydraulics have to do with coaxing the muse :)
For a creative professional, a creative block isn’t just frustrating — it’s potentially career-damaging. When you rely on your creativity to pay the bills and build your reputation, you can’t afford to be short of ideas or the energy to put them into action.
Of all the compiles on Breaking through Creativity barriers; most I like are these words -
Pretend. Stop thinking like a designer or writer or whatever you are for a minute. Pretend you’re a pastry chef. Pretend you’re an elevator repair contractor. A pilot. A hot dog vendor. How do these people look at the world ?
That’s at How to Break Through Your Creative Block
Personally, I prefer blurred wallpaper on mobile screen because of their non distraction. I find the blurred background being warm, cohesive and friendly.
Take a look at this nifty, quick and usable App in market which does it in a snap of a finger :). Simple and usable design does it in quick style too :)
Find colored figures, places with big contrasts, take a photo and make your phone look better!
Blur – The most stunning way to have interesting wallpapers to Android.
Just back from a memorable travel to magnificent Borobudur Budhist Temple at Java. Fantastic weather coupled with interesting facades of ‘Hindu culure’ of Java is what made my stay worthwhile there !
The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region.
This awe inspiring monument is truly a marvel. After a visit here you will understand why it is Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction and a famous icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.
The structure, composed of 55,000 square meters of lava-rock is erected on a hill in the form of a stepped-pyramid of six rectangular storeys, three circular terraces and a central stupa forming the summit. The whole structure is in the form of a lotus, the sacred flower of Buddha.
1000 years ago, Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and highly civilized in Java. This kingdom built Borobudur Temple which was the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
This time App of the month is – quest to find highly usable and proactive Gallery App for Android.
I love Android but not in love with boring Stock Gallery App. I was thoroughly disappointed and started searching for a better alternative. Eventually, I found QuickPic Gallery.
It has a very simple interface. Simple, neat & works with blazing speed ! This is one of the quickest gallery app I get to work across storage in my latest Kit-Kat Android.
> Get QuickPic in Google Play