Until we can get Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest to sign a peace treaty and standardize on a common size for share buttons, their mismatched and unaligned buttons will continue to be a thorn in every designer’s side.
For now our best bet is to simply roll your own button with a share count for each service. Today I did a bit of digging and put together a quick Gist to get share counts using the platform’s APIs.
Check out Sharrre if you want a jQuery plugin that covers all the share buttons and much more.
Teehan+Lax just updated their iPhone mockup PSD to include all the new subtle design changes and details introduced in this week’s iOS 5. Overall not a lot has changed, but you can certainly tell that Apple spent a lot of time polishing and perfecting the details.
“Hey I have this great idea for a new startup! We’re going to launch an online dictionary.”
What would be your first though?
“Yeah right buddy. Good luck with that.” or “You know that might work.”
Wordnik proves that even the most crowded ideas still have massive room for improvement. When you look up a word on Wordnik they will return definitions from multiple sources, example usage from literature and news, etymology, related words (synonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, same context, reverse dictionary, tags), tweets using the word, visuals and sound pronunciations.
Overlay your design comp on the HTML and CSS build to make sure your site is pixel perfect.
A great tool for online designers to pick variations of any color. Although it’s a fairly simple tool, there are a lot of great UI details that are designed into the tool.