Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:
A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design
A pair of “visual asset guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outlines precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff. Read the article and see the brand guidelines here.
Responsive Navigation: Optimizing for Touch Across Devices
As more diverse devices embrace touch as a primary input method, it may be time to revisit navigation standards on the Web. How can a navigation menu be designed to work across a wide range of touch screen sizes? Read the article here
Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards
Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically create a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything. Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily, and cheaply storyboard their scripts. I’ve tried it, and while the service is still in beta, it’s surprisingly good. Read the article here.