Having fun with link hover effects

Any web developer knows how to apply CSS rules to style web page elements.  Including links.  Including hover effects (on mouse over).  But I think most have never went far enough to explore the limits of this styling.  “Having fun with link hover effects” goes exactly there, with some really cool techniques that tend to leave people with “why didn’t I think of that” thought hovering over their head.

The Alternative Dictionary of Web Design Terms

Webdesigner Depot runs “The Alternative Dictionary of Web Design Terms“.  It’s simple, yet pretty funny and accurate.  I liked all of it, but a few of my favorites are:

  • Agile: A development methodology that advocates self-organizing teams and flexibility, allowing startups to more efficiently realize they’re building something that no one wants.
  • Backlink: Before experimenting with dogs, Pavlov trained online marketers to salivate whenever he said “backlink”. It still works.
  • Code: The stuff they show on computer screens in the less-offensive Hollywood representations of hacking.
  • Comments (in Code): In-jokes and clever insights that only total nerds will ever see. One day, someone will achieve true enlightenment, and the secret will written down as a code comment, and lost to an obscure GitHub repository.
  • Navigation: The quickest and easiest way for a customer to get lost.
  • URL: U R Lost.

 

Design for Blockchain

Design for Blockchain” is a collection of articles about user interface and user experience design for blockchain and cryptocurrency projects and tools.  Blockchain, due to its nature, is quite a technical subject, so making it friendly for non-technical users is a challenge.  These articles are exploring the domain problem.

Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs

Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs” is one of the best articles on color theory and the relationship between color coding, hardware, and human color perception, that I’ve seen in a long while.  Scratch that.  That I’ve seen EVER!

I was already somewhat familiar with the subject, so I scrolled through the article twice, quick read it, and will have to spend even more time with it.  But if you want to really understand how this part of technology works with humans, it’s the best resource that I can send you to.