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  • Responsive Design Framework Foundation 4 Goes Mobile-First, Switches From jQuery To Zepto

    Responsive Design Framework Foundation 4 Goes Mobile-First, Switches From jQuery To Zepto

    Product design company ZURB just launched the fourth version of Foundation, its responsive design framework that directly competes with Bootstrap. The new version, ZURB tells us, has been completely rewritten from a mobile-first perspective. The company says this “empowers a designer to reverse their thinking ” and lets you “design for the mobile experience before you design… Read More

  • ZURB Acquires Design Community Forrst From Colourlovers

    ZURB Acquires Design Community Forrst From Colourlovers

    Product design company ZURB just announced that it has acquired Forrst, the 500startups alumni Colourlovers acquired for an undisclosed amount in March 2012. Forrst aims to be a design community for “sharing work and inspiration, getting valuable and constructive feedback and ultimately getting better at your craft.” The terms of today’s acquisition were not disclosed. Read More

  • ZURB’s Solidify Lets Designers Build And Test Clickable Prototypes For Any Device

    ZURB’s Solidify Lets Designers Build And Test Clickable Prototypes For Any Device

    After a few months of private beta testing, the product design company ZURB is officially launching Solidify today, a tool that aims to help designers and developers to quickly create and test clickable prototypes of their websites and mobile applications. With Solidify, users can create these prototypes by linking together their existing sketches, wireframes or mockups. That’s just… Read More

  • ZURB Launches Foundation 3 To Take On Twitter’s Bootstrap Framework

    ZURB Launches Foundation 3 To Take On Twitter’s Bootstrap Framework

    Twitter’s Bootstrap gives developers an easy to use, grid-based and responsive framework for quickly designing prototypes and basic web pages, as well as production-ready interactive sites. With Foundation, product design company ZURB offers a direct competitor to Twitter’s product and the company is launching version 3 of its framework. This new version, which the company just… Read More

  • ZURB Acquires Design Database And Community Pattern Tap

    ZURB Acquires Design Database And Community Pattern Tap

    Interactive design and strategy firm ZURB today announced that it has acquired Pattern Tap, “a place where designers can find inspiration and study patterns of user interaction.” ZURB, which has released many of its internally developed apps for designers over the last few years (including Twitter Bootstrap competitor Foundation), plans to integrate Pattern Tab into ZURBexpo… Read More

  • Verify Now Lets Designers Test More Of Their Ideas In More Places

    Verify Now Lets Designers Test More Of Their Ideas In More Places

    Interaction design and strategy firm ZURB has turned more and more of its internal apps into products for other designers over the last few years. Among these products is Verify, a handy little tool that allows design firms to quickly collect and analyze user feedback on screenshots and mockups. With Verify, for example, a startup could test multiple versions of its homepage or logo and see… Read More

  • Zurb’s Axe: A Tablet-Friendly Way To Mark Up (And Scribble On) Your Web Design

    Zurb’s Axe: A Tablet-Friendly Way To Mark Up (And Scribble On) Your Web Design

    Interaction design firm Zurb has just launched a new tool that makes it easy to use your iPad to mark up and add comments about a website’s design. It’s called Axe (the domain is axeapp.com), and no, it has nothing to do with men’s body spray. The app is pretty straightforward: once you access it from your tablet, you’ll be prompted to enter the URL of the site… Read More

  • Zurb’s Reel Lets You Get Instant Feedback On PowerPoint Presentations

    Zurb’s Reel Lets You Get Instant Feedback On PowerPoint Presentations

    Think back to the last time you put together a PowerPoint presentation. Try not to shudder. If you’re like me, you probably had a few moments when you wondered if the slide you were working on made sense — or if it was even worth including at all. You may have turned to a coworker to get their opinion, but they didn’t have any context about the rest of the presentation and… Read More

  • Clue Tracks What People Remember About Your Website

    Design interaction firm ZURB today launches Clue, a tool which enables publishers to get concrete data on what exactly visitors remember seeing and find interesting about specific websites. Part of the multi-product (including Bounce and Verify) website analytics ZURB platform, Clue’s objectives are simple. Similar to http://fivesecondtest.com, Clue wants to be a way for small… Read More

  • Memory Inception: Three Keys To Creating A Great User Experience For Your Product

    Memory Inception: Three Keys To Creating A Great User Experience For Your Product

    Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Dmitry Dragilev, the lead marketer at ZURB, an interaction design firm whose clients have included Facebook, eBay, Yahoo, NYSE, Britney Spears, and Zazzle. Ever read a great book? What do you remember about it? Maybe a few dramatic moments, some wild story twists, and most definitely the ending. Your product is just like a book. Read More

  • Dept. Of Annotation: Bounce Some Website Design Ideas Off Your Friends

    In general, I am not a big fan of Website annotation tools. Adding notes to Web pages just doesn’t seem like a natural act to me. I’d rather comment via Twitter or in actual comments. But sometimes you want to be able to mark up a page and communicate more visually. A new free app called Bounce let’s you do just that. Bounce is very simple. You enter a URL and it goes… Read More

  • TechCrunch Homepage Design Gets Deconstructed By ZURB

    ZURB, a well-regarded interaction design and strategy firm in the San Francisco Bay Area that has in the past done work for eBay, Facebook, Yahoo, Zazzle and many other familiar names, regularly publishes insightful design deconstruction posts for homepages of some of the most popular websites on the net, using its very own Notable app (also see our review of the website feedback… Read More