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🗃 3 Design Resources
📃 Article - The "Gray Dead Zone" of Gradients
Author: Chris Coyier
Here's what I learned from reading this article:
When you have a gradient with two colors that pass through the middle of the circle on the color wheel, you get a "grey dead zone" color. This creates an unpleasant gradient.
One way around this is to go around the center with a third color instead of going through the middle.
This is something important to consider when creating gradients. I have experienced this with gradients in the past but didn't realize this was the cause of the problem!
Link To Article: The "Gray Dead Zone" of Gradients
Animista is a helpful tool for creating and manipulating CSS animations.
This makes creating effective CSS animations very easy and you don't have to memorize any code.
🔨 Shape Divider
This free tool allows you to create and export SVG shape dividers.
These components can be useful to include in your web designs to add a fun bit of visual interest.
🎨 2 Design Tips
Keep colors consistent
Keep the colors you use in a design consistent.
If you use a pink color for a primary button, use that same pink across all primary buttons.
This will create a sense of visual consistency that will be pleasing to the user.
Create a color palette and refer to it often.
Label text shouldn’t take up multiple lines
Label text shouldn’t take up multiple lines and shouldn't truncate (be cut off).
If you need to provide additional info use a tooltip.
📃 1 Article I Wrote
Creative Constraints Are Good For You
We all need constraints to operate effectively. In the world of creators, creative constraints allow us to focus our energy and concentration in the right place.
Without creative constraints, we become overwhelmed by all the potential choices and decisions we could make. We develop paralysis by analysis and become unable to do anything.
Read the full article here: Creative Constraints Are Good For You
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