Andrew Couldwell shared a great case study showing the behind the scenes of the design process for Adobe Portfolio which is Adobe's service for designers, photographers and enthusiasts to create beautiful portfolios. I had the chance to play around with it a bit and I quite like it. My only qualm was with the Behance integration, I wish I could have projects there without being on Behance. Perhaps it's possible however I have yet to discover. After this post I will definitely seek this out.
For the past few weekends I have been playing with some new ideas for the Abduzeedo layout. Checking stats, analyzing what other sites do in terms of organizing large amount of content and heavily visual. One of the references I have been trying to use is newspaper grid systems. Below I selected some references I have in my mood board.
With iOS7 Apple introduced a completely new design for the 6 year old OS. Among all the changes, one that really caught everyone's attention was the blurred background effect. Basically some parts of the UI get a nice frosted glass effect. There are a couple of ways to achieve this effect using HTML and CSS. The easiest way is to use CSS filters, however the performance on phones is far from usable. With that in mind I decided to experiment with Canvas and the result was quite good.
So in this post I want to share a little bit about the idea behind this prototype.