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Design Eye for the Developer Guy

35f038911d27b705a68cd3b1af328f2f?s=47 Dan Barber
March 23, 2013

Design Eye for the Developer Guy

Think you can't design? Think again! Dan will show you how following some simple guidelines and techniques can make your work not just more functional and usable, but also more beautiful.

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Dan Barber

March 23, 2013
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  1. Design Eye for the Developer Guy

  2. http://danbarber.me @danbee Dan Barber

  3. new bamboo http://new-bamboo.co.uk

  4. What is Design?

  5. Keep it simple

  6. Stick to conventions

  7. Sweat the details

  8. Grid Colour Typography

  9. Grid

  10. None
  11. None
  12. Golden Ratio 1:1.618... ϕ - Phi

  13. None
  14. b = a ⨯ 1.618 a

  15. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things

    to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble- sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; About Aside About Portfolio Contact Me My Great Website "Life," said Marvin dolefully, "loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it."
  16. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things

    to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble- sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; About Aside About Portfolio Contact Me My Great Website "Life," said Marvin dolefully, "loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it."
  17. Colour

  18. #518F00 rgb(81, 143, 00) RGB

  19. R G B Y M C

  20. Warm Cool

  21. Fire/ Passion Growth/ Stability Calm/ Sadness Vibrant/ Energetic Happiness/ Sunshine

    Luxury/ Romance Cold/ Analytical
  22. Hue 0° 180°

  23. Saturation

  24. Value

  25. hsl(86, 100%, 28%) HSV/HSL

  26. Monochromatic

  27. Analogous

  28. Complementary

  29. None
  30. Split Complementary

  31. http://colorschemedesigner.com

  32. Typography

  33. Choose no more than two typefaces

  34. Times Georgia Cochin Chaparral

  35. Helvetica Futura Gill Sans Avenir

  36. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen…” and so on. (After a while the style settles down a bit and it begins to tell you things you really need to know, like the fact that the fabulously beautiful planet Bethselamin is now so worried
  37. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen…” and so on. (After a while the style settles down a bit and it begins to tell you things you really need to know, like the fact that the fabulously beautiful planet Bethselamin is now so worried Measure
  38. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen…” and so on. (After a while the style settles down a bit and it begins to tell you things you really need to know, like the fact that the fabulously beautiful planet Bethselamin is now so worried about the cumulative erosion by ten billion visiting tourists a year that any net imbalance between the amount you eat and the amount you excrete whilst on the planet is surgically removed from your bodyweight when you leave: so every time you go to the lavatory it is vitally important to get a receipt.)
  39. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big.
  40. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen…” and so on. (After a while the style settles down a bit and it begins to tell you things you really need to know, like the fact that the fabulously beautiful planet Bethselamin is now so worried Leading
  41. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space. Listen…” and so on. (After a while the style settles down a bit and it begins to tell you things you really need to know, like the fact that the fabulously beautiful planet Bethselamin is now so worried about the cumulative erosion by ten billion visiting tourists a year that any net imbalance between the amount you eat and the amount you excrete whilst on the planet is surgically removed from your bodyweight when you leave: so every time you go to the lavatory it is vitally important to get a receipt.)
  42. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly

    remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers. The introduction begins like this: “Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s
  43. http://danbarber.me/design-for-developers/ Further Reading

  44. FIN