Hi! I'm Philip O'Donnell, a writer, entrepreneur and family man. Isn't it funny that some people seem to have a knack for making money.
They can start a business on a shoestring budget, and easily turn it into a profitable operation. Or they can find ways to bring in extra income that most of us wouldn't even think of. I wasn't like that. I've been searching high and low for methods that would allow me to achieve the financial freedom that only a sustainable passive-income strategy can.
I'm not going to lie. I would be very suspicious in your shoes. Why is this guy selling a secret method that makes money for $9? Why isn't he milking this like there is no tomorrow?
The simple answer: I have already had success with this method.
Now I could go on making money just from this method, but unfortunately that's not how I work.
My mind wanders too quickly. I need to move to the next thing. And Leaving this money maker underused just doesn't make sense to me.
I'd rather see that people new to the online business gets a fair shot. I remember how difficult it was starting up 14 years ago.
They focus so much on high level principles like color theory and typography which, while important, never helped me make instant improvements like the actionable, specific tactics I was picking up from Steve.
Working together, we knew we could create something better.
Refactoring UI takes everything we know about design and bundles it into one comprehensive package, including a book, screencasts, a component gallery, custom designed assets, and more.
It’s exactly what I needed when I was struggling to make my projects look awesome.
It's not just a book — it's everything you need to start producing better designs today.
When we first started working on this project, our ambitions were pretty modest — take all of the tips and tricks we’ve shared on Twitter, bundle them up into one resource, and put it out into the world.
But the more time we put into planning it, the more we realized that we had an opportunity to create something better than that. Something that wasn’t just a book, but more like a complete survival kit for designing for the web.
Here’s what we ended up with…
A beautiful PDF containing 50 incredibly visual chapters spread across 200+ painstakingly typeset pages.
This book contains literally everything we know about web design, distilled into short, easy to read chapters.
Every chapter is designed to be as independent as possible, so you can read them in almost any order. And if you want to sit down and read the whole thing at once, you’ll have no trouble getting through it in just a couple of hours.
We hate books that repeat the same ideas over and over just to fill out the page count. This book is written a lot like our blog posts — every sentence is highlight-worthy.
Trying to pick the perfect font for a project is a nightmare. There are thousands of fonts to choose from, and trying to make an informed decision without seeing a particular font in the right context takes forever.
We’ve put together a list of over 30 fonts we absolutely love, and broken it down across three categories: UI, headlines, and article copy.
Each font is shown in an example UI for that category, so you can get a feel for exactly how it’s going to look where you intend to use it, without having to try each font yourself.
If you’ve ever felt uneasy trying to choose a typeface, this is going to save you a ton of time.
Refactoring UI also includes a set of 200 beautifully illustrated SVG icons.
The SVGs are pre-optimized, and the colors can easily be customized to fit your branding with just CSS — no design tool knowledge required.
Learn how to design beautiful user interfaces by yourself using specific tactics explained from a developer's point-of-view.
Here’s what some of them are saying…
Sure! We offer team discounts on the Complete Package based on the number of team members you'd like to purchase for:
Totally! After making a purchase we will automatically email you a receipt. That email will include a link to generate a more detailed invoice that can include your company information, should you need that for tax purposes.
The book, component gallery, color palettes, and font recommendations are PDFs, the screencasts are downloadable mp4 files, and the icons are SVG.
Everything is DRM-free; that crap is annoying.
Of course! Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we'll sort you out.
Short answer is no.
Long answer is that the goal with the component gallery is to provide layout and treatment ideas with just enough fidelity to be useful.
If you need an idea for a pricing page layout, the idea is that you'd browse the component gallery to find one you like, then combine that with what you learn from the book to create a great-looking design yourself.
There are a million ways you could style these components, and we don't want the component gallery to encourage you to make every project look the same.
You can read a copy of the license here.
TL;DR: Do pretty much whatever you want with them, including using them in open-source projects. Just don't resell them or publish them on npm purely to distribute them for free or anything lame like that.