Impulse Studios recently moved into our new office. We think its a bit more of an inspired space so we figured what better way to christen the place than by releasing a texture pack of various materials used in the office. We couldn’t release pictures yet because we are sorely lacking furniture, and paint. Once we are done with the transformation we will release some shots of the new office, but hey textures are good for now, right? Read the rest of this entry »
I’m sure many of you have noticed the steadily climbing percentages in your Analytics for iPhone, HTC and various other mobile browsers. When re-designing or making minor modifications to usability on a site it is important to be cognizant of your users. After all we might have just built (what we think is) the greatest design element ever, however if it’s not going to work for our users we might as well not have it.
Obviously mobile browsing (for the most part) is not a primary traffic driver for a website. Most of the time we are looking at a few percent at most, which in a lot of cases means it is not practical to design a full mobile version of a website. The modern mobile browser makes it quite easy to view full websites. So unlike 3-4 years ago when a mobile version was required if you wanted mobile traffic that’s not necessarily the case today.
There are however a few things that are common place on the web which are not so mobile friendly. Thinking about these during the design process can greatly increase the usability of your website on a mobile platform without increasing the budget. Read the rest of this entry »
The client—designer relationship is what keeps designers designing. Without clients to work for, we would not be able to continue doing what we do. However, sometimes it can be a difficult relationship to maintain. The problem put simply, is that clients have opinions and designers are stubborn. Read the rest of this entry »