Articles by Penina Finger

It’s launched. It’s live. It works. You designed, built and tested it, grieved nixed ideas and celebrated solved quandaries. The gears are whirring on their axles and your final invoice is paid. Your project is done. Mostly. Before you...
Origami, developed by the Facebook design team, is one of the emerging next-generation tools for designers producing interactive, flexible websites and apps. It’s also free. Origami is not a standalone application, but is actually...
Templating; it’s a fantastic web design idea for pulling together a business’ online presence, and creating the appearance of consistency. It’s especially useful when there are multiple sites, product lines, and/or tons of content....
Before you first meet with project stakeholders for a website design or redesign, you’ll want to prepare yourself by researching the company the website represents and the nature of the audience it serves. You also need to familiarize yourself...
The developers behind UX Archive want you to build better mobile experiences. To that end, they find and present mobile’s most interesting user flows so you can “compare them, build your point of view, and be inspired.” Documenting...
The dust hasn’t settled on the new Target.com redesign: the Web (OK, well, the web design community and a few actual Target customers) are looking for answers: Why, Target? Why? Who is responsible? The first question may be a little easier...
Color watchers may be intrigued to see Pantone’s color of the year for 2014. The influencial team at the Pantone Color Institute have analyzed media, socio-political events, technological advances and other factors worldwide to pinpoint...
With yesterday’s announcement about the general availability of its Compute Engine, Google has rounded its service-rich computing Cloud Platform into a full-on competitor to the elite and powerful handful of existing providers. Behind...
Today, the California-based product design team at ZURB announce the release of Foundation 5, the responsive web design framework that’s been adopted by millions of designers and engineers. Designers have loved previous versions of...
On the celebrated heels of its new logo and custom typeface, the Olympic brand team has just completed the most exhaustive collection of Olympic pictograms ever created in the history the event. Taking their cue from the typeface designed...
App design powerhouse, ZURB today launched Ink, a powerful new resource for designers to easily produce responsive HTML emails that look and work great across more mobile platforms than ever, including Outlook. "If you're not considering...
“Make something interesting” is a client request we don’t hear often. When Adobe asked it of Kelli Anderson (they wanted a handout for AIGA's annual design event), she decided this was the perfect opportunity to address a quandary that...