Design

Delving into the world of design, with an emphasis on website and app design (two of our favourite things). And for some career inspiration, check out our fascinating interview with Dmitrii Gruzdev, who entered the game design world before even completing his degree at Dundee's DJCAD!

Getting started with Capacitor using Next.js

Ever wondered how to run a Next.js app natively on a mobile device? It requires some setup but it’s actually very easy thanks to Ionic’s Capacitor! What is Capacitor? Capacitor is Ionic’s solution to running web apps natively on your device. To put it simply, if your app works on the web, Capacitor is an […]

Leonardo
Aug 6, 2020

Figma – Exciting New & Upcoming Changes in 2020

Figma, the collaborative design and prototyping tool, has yielded great success as a slick (and free) Adobe XD and Sketch alternative. And this year, its features and UX are being upgraded like never before. So let’s have look at what’s new in Figma in 2020. The ‘What’s New in Figma’ webinar (headed by Yuhki Yamashita) […]

Evie
May 15, 2020

How to: Pick the perfect website colours (a resource guide)

Picking website colours is something every designer struggles with. But there are some great resources out there to help. Here’s a curated list of excellent and easy-to-use sites that could prove invaluable to your next project. Happyhues.io Happyhues is one of my go-to websites when looking for a new colour palette. While its options are […]

Leonardo
May 4, 2020

What are variable fonts? And why should you be using them?

Variable fonts have been officially supported by most browsers for quite a while. However usage of them didn’t start to pickup until very recently. Here’s a run down of how they work, and why you should start using them now. What are Variable Fonts? While a standard typeface comes with different files for weights, italics […]

Leonardo
Apr 6, 2020

‘A Little Beyond’ – Dmitrii Gruzdev of Gaijin Entertainment on breaking into game design at 22

Before studying game design at Dundee’s Abertay, Dmitrii Gruzdev sealed his first professional gig with Gaijin Entertainment. Meriting luck, drive, and a confidence in his interests, he tells ironeko about what lead him here; his advice for aspiring designers; and the rift between university and real world experience. How did you find your first game […]

Evie
Mar 17, 2020

The Woes of Bad Period Tracker Apps (& How iOS Solves Them)

People will put up with all manner of design sins when settling for a period tracker. And it wasn’t until I tried Apple’s in-built cycle-tracker that I realised just how dire the situation on the app store was. So whats the big deal? The Importance of a Good Mobile Period Tracker Every friend and family […]

Evie
Feb 9, 2020