Digital Web

User Experience Designer vs Developer/ Engineer

User Experience (UX) Designers combine their research and graphic design skills together to understand the user needs and produce concepts/solutions/designs that people want to use. This requires a focus on human behaviors, psychology and understanding why people do what they do. It’s all the soft squishy, creative stuff on the right-side of the brain. Most UI Designers can tell you what it should do and why it should do it, but can’t actually build something that works.

User Experience (UX) Engineers fill in the middle ground by combining both design sensibilities and technical skills together. They are skilled at making something both look good and function in a browser/device at the same time. They have the production skills to be able to produce visual designs in Sketch or Photoshop and turn them in to HTML/CSS code. This requires in-depth understanding of how browser rendering engines behave to be able to implement design for the web that renders correctly on all browsers and devices and get all those pixels perfect placed.

I offer both UX design and development, marrying the left and right brain. Contact me today to work on your project.

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2016 Web Design Trends

Here are some of the design trends for web design and development we have seen in 2015 and will continue to be strong design elements in 2016:

  • Flat design without heavy gradients
  • Clean yet colourul with greens, earth tones, bright but desaturated colors
  • Slick, simple UI
  • UI can be the content too, not everything has to be in a box or button
  • Breathing room for content with empty space
  • Links can have dotted underline for tooltips etc
  • Check marks and feedback animates using SVG
  • Sites will have to responsive and use a secure domain
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EA SPORTS FIFA Football Club

Worked with EA Sports in Burnaby, BC on a responsive framework for marketing and portal sites. Football Club second screen app front-end too.

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