Knowledge round-up: Scrolling beyond the fold, compression for content creators and iOS11 design review

In this, our regular round-up of all things creative, design and digital, the Knowledge Thursday sessions have uncovered everything from data compression for content creators to Pantone’s pro-Prince purple patch.

‘Above the fold’ is a myth – it’s not 1997 anymore
It’s time to move on from the idea of an imaginary ‘fold’ on a web page below the point that is immediately visible to website visitors. From a design perspective, it is as irrelevant as Flash banners and this great list of articles and resources provide all the validation you need to move (or scroll) on from the fold.

above the fold is a myth

Compression Decompressed: A Visual Introduction
As this great article on compression explains, whether it’s to ‘transmit web pages like this one, stream Netflix videos or package up video games for distribution’, the art of compression is something that is part and parcel of the modern digital world. Every good content creator knows how challenging compression can be and so read on for a compressed quick fix on making things (digitally) smaller.

compression decompressed for content creators

Diving into the design details of iOS 11
Whilst the release of any major iOS update is eagerly anticipated by Apple-lovers everywhere, those in the creative industry have a particular interest and are always keen to share their design-led insights.

This deep dive into multiple design aspects of Apple’s latest mobile operating system and its attention to detail (or actually lack of it) is a lesson to all design-led brands and aspiring digital designers.

iOS 11 design review for content creators

Pantone’s pro-Prince purple patch
And finally, we couldn’t resist sharing news from the guys at the Pantone Color Institute who have released a new purple hue, called Love Symbol #2, in honour of The Purple One’s signature color. Apparently, this beautiful shade of purple is exactly the same as his custom-made Yamaha purple piano.

purple pantone for Prince

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