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Patrick Cox

Patrick Cox is a UI Developer at The Active Network and co-founder and co-creator of He's also a musician, snowboarder, football fanatic and pizza lover. Check out his blog — BlurbHerd.

Maintaining Consistency in Your UI Design

Graphics / 3 Aug 2012

Maintaining Consistency in Your UI Design

Consistency in UI design is an old school principle and somewhat forgotten in some of today’s web and application designs. It seems like designers are choosing to omit consistency from their interfaces.

In the case of mobile application design, some designers are choosing to re-invent, re-create or even completely break the hardware standard interactions with their own unique interface patterns. While breaking the consistency between the hardware UI rules and your apps experience may not be a bad idea, breaking your own apps consistency can be.