Great Design Tips

AHHHHHH!Mike Rundle: “The main light source comes from the top but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce a secondary light source for emphasis. Below I’ve created a custom navigation bar for an iPhone application that uses a subtle radial highlight for added dimension and detail. The Blend Mode has been set to Overlay to brighten and saturate the overall color and the transparency has been knocked way down to keep it realistic. Also note the edge highlights to make it look more like a raised surface.”

My advice to any budding software developer, work with a great designer and UX person. It’ll make you look like a million bucks. I know from experience, having worked with a few GREAT DESIGNERS.

Mike is the author of Design then Code.

Design Development

Mini Giants

Hundred10: “We were excited to work with the Grizzlies on their iPhone app because of their position as marketing innovators in within MiLB. We threw some crazy ideas at them (some of which will have to wait for version 2.0) during the design phase and not once did they tell us to leave the room, which was a nice bonus. And all the app goodness is served up in delicious Retina Display high-res glory.”

My favorite feature is Card Me. It’s easy to use and you can publish your pictures to Facebook. Neat.

Here’s to many, many, more Hundred10 mobile applications.