Design

Easy colors by Color Hunt

Ever needed a quick color scheme or just love browsing colors?
Colorant gives you a collection of beautiful curated colors, updated daily.
Keeping it simple by just offering the colors, love the simplicity.

"We collect and bring you the best color schemes you can use for anything.
By creating smart and simple compositions of several tones, we provide beautiful palletes of colors that work together."

check it out here: http://www.colorhunt.co/ Read more about Easy colors by Color Hunt

A nice and short interactive history of Icons

Futurama has a nice interactive visual brief on the icon history. Lots of stuff happened between now and 40 years ago when we started to sue a graphical user interface on computers. Fun to see some early Xerox desktops and BeOS icons next the all know os x and windows icons..
Read more here https://historyoficons.com Read more about A nice and short interactive history of Icons

Sets of beautiful icons and glyphs to get your application design project started

Starting with a new project of just needing some inspiration for your next project? You will always need some icons and glyphs to build your interface. Here's a list of where to find icons for all your applications and graphic design projects, high quality icons for your web graphics: http://thesquid.ink/solid-icons/ Read more about Sets of beautiful icons and glyphs to get your application design project started

A look on the Apple Watch by a Watch Guy

Apple Watch

This is one of the more in-depth articles on the Apple Watch, a nice read:
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (With lots of photos).
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Game, TwoDots, nice artwork and frustrating levels without in app purchaise

The makers of the hit game Dots are back with a brand new, addictive, free, puzzle game!
Join two brave dots as they traverse arctic tundras, navigate fiery jungles, and plunge the ocean depths. Sharpen your skills across 135 challenging levels while uncovering many exciting new features along the way.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/twodots/id880178264?mt=8

pros: Nice minimal and flat design.
cons: Needed for expensive in app purchases. Read more about Game, TwoDots, nice artwork and frustrating levels without in app purchaise

Smartwatch interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

Nice article on interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

This Is How to Build an Interface for the Ultimate Smartwatch Read more about Smartwatch interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

Design, New icons in OS X Yosemite, 10.10

A nice post on martiancraft.com from Nick Keppol on the new icon design in os x Yosemite.

"There is a lot more to the new icons than just a fresh coat of paint — the visual language extends far beyond just the gradients.
When 10.10 ships this fall, your users will expect your icons to feel at home in the new system. Rather than critique the icons, I’m going to dissect the icon system and focus on the small details that will help you make icons that look great in Yosemite." Read more about Design, New icons in OS X Yosemite, 10.10

New more app like finder icon in Yosemite

new finder icon in OS X Yosemite

Exciting to see the new fresh icons for OS X Yosemite, they’re still easily identifiable, just brighter, and more modernized.
Love it :-) Read more about New more app like finder icon in Yosemite

Apple Prototypes by Frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger

Early Apple Design by Esslinger

Love the design prototypes of the 80's !
As our digital gadgets are more and more differentiated by their design and less by their technology, we'll probably see some retro future design smartphones and tablets soon. Read more about Apple Prototypes by Frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger

First connected watch by Apple designed in 1980s

Connected, Smart wearables by Apple

If Apple does unveil an "iWatch" later this year, it won't be the first time the company considered a wrist-worn communicator, according to a recently-published retrospective of Apple's design history by legendary industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger.
Design history book "Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple," reveals Apple's first stab at a connected wrist watch from the 1980s. Read more about First connected watch by Apple designed in 1980s

Games, Leo's Furtune, a beautiful and fun platform game on iOS

Beautiful iOS game Leo's Fortune

Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure.

“I just returned home to find all my gold has been stolen! For some devious purpose, the thief has dropped pieces of my gold like breadcrumbs through the woods. Despite this pickle of a trap, I am left with no choice but to follow the trail. Whatever lies ahead, I must recover my fortune.” -Leopold Read more about Games, Leo's Furtune, a beautiful and fun platform game on iOS

Good old MacPaint as Cloud Paint in the browser!

MacPaint as cloudPaint in the browser!

MacPaint is here again, as cloud paint in the browser!

"If you're up for some Mac nostalgia, or if you just want to get a taste of what it was like to create art on a computer at the beginning of it all, CloudPaint is a great walk down memory lane."
via macobserver: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/cool_stuff_found/post/finally-macpaint-ha... Read more about Good old MacPaint as Cloud Paint in the browser!

Icon design for early Mac OS, by artist Susan Kare and Digital Design

Icon design for early Mac OS, by artist Susan Kare and Digital Design

A nice article about the designer of the first mac user-interface icons and fonts. And a bit about the start of Digital Design of the graphical user interface developed at xerox park and super paint, developed about 40 years ago (1972)...

"Thirty years ago, as tech titans battled for real estate in the personal computer market, an inconspicuous young artist gave the Macintosh a smile."

Read more: http://priceonomics.com/the-woman-behind-apples-first-icons/ Read more about Icon design for early Mac OS, by artist Susan Kare and Digital Design

Before the iPhone, Apple design Phone, Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs

Before the iPhone, Apple design Phone, Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs

Designboom has a nice article about Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs 'apple machine’

"Designboom met hartmut esslinger shortly before his presentation in hong kong and in that occasion we were given the first book copy. he introduced us into the strategic planning of apple and his personal friendship with steven jobs. in this article, designboom takes a look back at esslinger’s designs of the early 80′s, where the images document prototypes, concepts and explorations of apple’s computers, laptops and tablets." Read more about Before the iPhone, Apple design Phone, Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs

30 years of AppleComputer

19984 - Apple Macintosh
1997 – 20th anniversary macintosh

A nice article on designboom.com, I've used so many of these :)

"Apple presents 30 years of mac, highlighting 3 decades of tech design

Thirty years ago, apple introduced the macintosh with the aim to put the creative power of technology in everyone’s hands. in 1984, most people didn’t even know how to use a computer. Read more about 30 years of AppleComputer

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