Squish Test


12 Responses

  1. Dan Cederholm Dan Cederholm

    When getting close to a final design, I like to apply the "squish test". Size a shot down to ~100px wide and see what happens.

    Getting close on this minor realign.

    over 4 years ago

  2. Phineas X. Jones Phineas X. Jones

    Interesting idea.

    over 4 years ago

  3. Paul Kelley Paul Kelley

    That's a great technique. I usually just get up and stand back about 6+ feet from my monitor. I'll be trying this next time.


    over 4 years ago

  4. Tim Van Damme Tim Van Damme

    Great way to see which area's get more "visual attention".

    over 4 years ago

  5. Grant Blakeman Grant Blakeman

    Fun idea.

    over 4 years ago

  6. Jason Robb Jason Robb

    Which makes me think... OS X should have a short cut that zooms the screen OUT beyond 100%... we can zoom in with Control+scroll, but it would be nice if we could Shift+Control+scroll to zoom way out.

    I digress. Retaining the Cederholm 5-column Grid® it seems. Looking forward to it!

    over 4 years ago

  7. Erik Sagen Erik Sagen

    Hah, this is a great technique. Reminds me of the Kids in the Hall routine, "I squish his head."

    over 4 years ago

  8. Todd Budnikas Todd Budnikas

    Dan, what happens if it passes the 100% test but doesn't pass the squish test? Great idea.

    over 4 years ago

  9. Chris Cashdollar Chris Cashdollar

    The Squish Test. Going into ye olde toolbox!

    over 4 years ago

  10. Kyle Meyer Kyle Meyer

    I used to do zoom to 25% in photoshop and squint. This will save me a few forehead wrinkles.

    about 4 years ago

  11. Matt Downey Matt Downey

    I thought I was the only one that did this. It's nice to know I'm not crazy. :)

    about 4 years ago

  12. Stephen Verhalleman Stephen Verhalleman

    Another good thing to do is turning your design upside down. That way you are not "reading the content" so you can easier spot the balance problems in the design.


    over 3 years ago

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