Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
As front-end designers, we are using patterns over and over again – we are employing specific techniques to answer specific needs. But what we lack is a term, a name tag for those methods.
It’s simply like the Flying V of The Mighty Ducks!
So far, I’ve added Padding and Framing to my vocabulary.
Let’s try another one. Say for example, I need the following for my website’s header:
- Fixed-height header
- Responsive width
- The content of the header are all vertically-aligned in the middle
- If the content of the header exceeds the fixed height, then it will respond
What kind of solution does this need and what can we name the technique?
The success of a product’s interface was dependent upon how well the designer understood 2 parties: the human using it, and the capabilities of the machine on which the software ran.
Here’s my fashionista grandma with my grandpa’s 1974 Benz.
A common problem in apps is when active elements have active areas the size of the content.
For example, a small text at around 12px will be easy to miss when tapped. Apart from this, it presents anxiety to the user that he/she might miss it when it needs to be tapped.
The solution is simply increasing the size of the active area thru Padding.
See the Pen Increasing the Active Area of FB Likes and Comment by Brian Dys Sahagun (@BrianSahagun) on CodePen.
GWT stands for Government Web Template and I applied to be a trainor for its WordPress version of the template.
I still have to attend a week-long training to complete the accreditation.
Wish me luck!