Before going to develop a new design for a mobile device, let’s the Fontsetter Typeface App. It helps you for: 1. To Get the optimal typefaces combination for the title and the text block. 2. To check the typeface size on the mobile device screen. 3. To get the perfect leading space. 4. Compare how the Text paragraph look like on the white background and on dark background.
I called it Font Tester. It’s a very simple utility for designers. Almost in every project, what we do need to create a visual style for Text Block. Every time we want to do something new and interesting. Fonttester can help us with that. For overview screen we have two objects — the “Title” and “Body text”. For each of them we can set the Typeface (we have standard iOs and Android typefaces in the list), Font size, and Font Leading (distance between the baselines of successive lines of type). We can try different combinations and choose the best one. The text values we can see on the information panel. We can use it in Photoshop or illustrator or give it to developers.
Actually, the design of interface itself is very simple. I have used 4 columns grid to build the interface of the Overview screen – clean and readable typeface, complementary colours. Honestly speaking, I spend more time for identity stuff (background with 3d letters, animated user guidelines and redlines for developer.)
No inspiration there, banal need to simplify my work. If we’re talking about UX I think the main feature of this app is its ease of use. One finger, swipe Up, down, left, right and that’s all. Simple.
About Vitalii Ustymenko
Vitalii Ustymenko works for Intigral as a Design Manager – a Saudi company based in Dubai. He has worked as a graphic designer around 17 years. He started as an artist in a news paper. After that very productive period for him. He was worked as a freelancer for different advertising agency. Over the years, he has made a lot of branding, illustrations, graphic design for books, magazines and newspapers and at the same time, he has always wanted to be more close to digital marketing. He learned html and began to work on web-project. After he got his first iPhone, he discovered his passion for UI design. At the moment his main occupation are UX/UI projects. See more of his projects on Behance or Dribble.