Recently I had the pleasure of working with Dave Morris, renowned game designer, author and veritable gamebook king. Dave is republishing his classic “Blood Sword” series and I offered a little design help with the logo and typography of the new covers.
Do gamebooks need fights?
Fighting Fantasy, the brand that defined the 80s gamebooks did exactly what it said on the tin: fantastical adventures with plenty of fights. But were those fights really necessary?
Gmail Labels improved
Waking up to Gmail this morning gave me a nice surprise — they’ve finally implemented two long over-due features: assigning labels and archiving in one function, and assigning multiple labels to posts.
Slow animations are killing your UI
Accordions, colour attention grabbers, fading popups, expanding lists, complex slideshows, bouncing widgets. What do all these have in common? The animations are largely redundant.
Facelift for Frisk Design
Well it’s taken me quite a long time, but I’ve finally finished my re-design of friskdesign.com! Here’s a quick breakdown of my design process.
Web 2.0 is not a design aesthetic. Yet that hasn’t stopped thousands of designers perpetuating a commonly understood “Web 2.0″ look. A bad offender is the peeling sticker.