7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI

A non-artsy guide to creating beautiful apps and sites

If you went to art school or consider yourself a UI designer already, you will likely find this guide some combination of a.) boring, b.) wrong, and c.) irritating. That’s fine. All your criticisms are right. Close the tab, move along.

Let me tell you what you’ll find in this guide

First, I was a UX designer with no UI skills. I love designing UX, but I wasn’t doing it for long before I realized there were a bunch of good reasons to learn how to make an interface look nice:

  • My portfolio looked like crap, reflecting poorly on my work and thought process

  • My portfolio looked like crap, reflecting poorly on my work and thought process

  • My portfolio looked like crap, reflecting poorly on my work and thought process