Last update: January 28, 2014

In this post, I will put a collection of interesting UI and UX design news, updates, trends, whatever I’ve found on the internet. I will include the link to the actual article and also a short overview of what’s in there. Some stuff might be overlapping, which is actually good showing that multiple sources agree on the same things. The list below will show the most recent article at the top and has no particular order in terms of relevance or ranking. I will keep bumping this post whenever I update it. If you come across any interesting articles feel free to send me a message at

7 unbreakable laws of user interface design

  1. Law of clarity
  2. Law of preferred action
  3. Law of context
  4. Law of defaults
  5. Law of guided action
  6. Law of feedback
  7. Law of easing

Should I Use A Carousel?

So…Should I…? Funny little website explaining why you shouldn’t use one for your website. Here’s an article on CreativeBlog with an in-depth interview with the creator Jared Smith.

12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014

  1. Irrelevant Elements
  2. Flash Intros
  3. Photo Carousel
  4. Large Hero Images
  5. Stock Photos
  6. Animated GIF Flags
  7. Autoplay Videos
  8. Automated Popups
  9. ‘Hello World’ Blog Post
  10. Sidebars
  11. Reloading Pages
  12. Sites

14 Design Trends for 2014

  1. Theming Apps
  2. Color as Affordance
  3. Layers and Depth Within Apps
  4. Parallax
  5. Blur. Lots of Blur.
  6. Experimenting with Transitions
  7. Importance in the Details
  8. Content Impermanence
  9. Single-Use Pages
  10. Browser’s Integration with OSes
  11. Physical Products Coinciding With Apps
  12. The Full Experience

Goodbye to 8 Design Elements Whose Time has Come

  1. The Drop-Down Menu
  2. Carousel
  3. Internet Explorer 9
  4. Skeuomorphism
  5. Flash
  6. Web Pages
  7. Shared Hosting
  8. “m.” Sites