With that in mind, here are some things I am doing as I work to make Paddle Mate useful (and non-ugly) for users in bright sunlight, while kayaking in the evening, and when reviewing past kayaks or showing the app to a friend.
I am doing some reading first off. Here are some things I have read recently on design:
- 7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)
- 7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 2)
- The Easy Guide To HSL Color In CSS3 - discussing how to use Hue, Saturation, and Lightness and how to understand it.
- Color Theory For Designers: Creating your Color Palettes
Here was the UI:
Here are my new designs I plan to test for bright sunlight: