To make cool UI designs, you’ve got to be well-watched and experienced. But what if you are not? A small picture explaining do’s and don’ts can help. In 2017, such visual UI micro tips became a buzz topic. There are lots of them now, and they cover a large number of design issues.
Here is our list of experienced designers who are masterful at explaining rules and patterns through visual tips. We, UI/UX designers from the Icons8 team, send them our respect.
Steve Schoger — a trendsetter for quick visual UI tips
Steve is a designer at Tailwind Labs. He was the first who started the trend of UI micro-tips on Twitter. After a while, he published Refactoring UI, a book where he described in detail the basic principles of creating a beautiful UI.
What makes his tips special is that he shows them using realistic interfaces. It helps you see not only how a small part gets better, but how it looks in the context of the whole interface component.
Now Steve rarely publishes new tips. But he collected all the legendary ones into a handy collection of tweets.
Dmitry Bunin — explains design topics via simple pictures
A designer-entrepreneur who creates and sells UI kits and icons. His tips are organized by topic, which is very handy when you need answers to a broad question. For example, how to design a dark theme or how to use grids in UI design.
Dmitry explains each tip in great detail. It helps you get to the root of the matter.
Marc Andrew — shares tips in batches
A designer, creator of Cabana Design system. Shares UI & UX design tips mostly in his personal blog. Some tips are paid, but there are many useful free ones.
Mark also packed all his micro-tips into an e-book. You need to buy a subscription to get it, and then a PDF document will come to your inbox.
Victor Ponamariov — shares tips via Twitter and email newsletter
Victor is a web developer who fell in love with user interfaces. He runs a Twitter account and YouTube channel where he shares his experience. But the best way to keep up with micro-tips is through his email newsletters. Each newsletter covers a specific topic (for example, Typography, Proximity law, UX Gestalt Rules, etc. ).
About the author:
Denis Danilov, Product Designer at Icons8