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Beyond Engagement: the content performance quotient

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:48 +0000

Recently, Josh Clark, Gerry McGovern and I have been questioning our industry’s pursuit of “engagement.” Engagement is what all our clients want all the time. It’s the № 1 goal cited in kickoff meetings, the data point that determines if a project succeeded or sucked wind. When our clients muse over their Analytics, they’re almost […]

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A beginning consultant brings skills, an experienced consultant brings value.

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:04:26 +0000

A beginning consultant brings skills, an experienced consultant brings value. Early in a good career, you establish that you write the best code on your team, have the deftest touch in UI design, produce more good work more quickly than others. You’re the person who resolves disputes about which typeface was used on an old […]

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Pulled Over (My Glamorous Life)

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:36:05 +0000

MOST mornings my daughter Ava and I easily navigate the path across and down Manhattan to her middle school. This morning was not most mornings. There was the bus driver who chose to block 35th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Followed by the congestion of every car on 1st Avenue trying to take 37th […]

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Look back in anchor tags

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:46:07 +0000

NEW YEARS bring thoughts of old years, and, to a designer and veteran “blogger,” thoughts of old work. My personal site, begun in 1994, was many things: an interview zine (my first web client, Donald Buckley, named it: 15 Minutes), a newfangled GIF animation playground, a freeware icon factory, an Advertising Graveyard, and more. But eventually, before it was forgotten entirely, it became […]

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My Glamorous Life: The True Story of My Thanksgiving

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:59:31 +0000

TRAVELED 1400 miles to end up in the same place. Flew my daughter Ava from NYC Laguardia to Chicago Midway in the morning so she could spend Thanksgiving with her mom. To expedite boarding, Southwest Airlines does not assign seats, and there is only one class—Coach. The sooner you board, the better your chance of […]

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Faux Grid Tracks by Eric Meyer

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:15:45 +0000

JOIN An Event Apart’s Eric Meyer on a journey through the inner workings of CSS Grid as he tests various techniques to build a tic-tac-toe board filled with content. Hearkening back to the early days of CSS and A List Apart, these playful hacks rekindle a spirit of experimentation. Faux Grid Tracks by Eric Meyer […]

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A Dao of Responsive Liquid

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:18:53 +0000

A liquid page will resize to fit whatever size browser window (within reason) that the user has available. … the real goal in building a website is to provide the user with a seamless interface to information. The site should not intrude on the user’s thought processes, but should gently guide them to their desired destination. […]

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Advice for designers

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:17:10 +0000

Start by asking questions. Sketch, share your sketches, ask more questions. Don’t be precious with your work. Don’t hurry to finish.

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Why don’t nonprofit sites convert?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:08:57 +0000

Living in New York and working in media, I talk to nonprofit organizations a lot. Big or small, they all say the same. No matter how much work they put into their apps and websites, they just don’t get enough new members. No matter how many expensive redesigns they undertake, they still don’t convert. Why […]

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Medium to pay writers; program similar to Readability

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:11 +0000

INTERESTING. Medium will now pay writers. The revenue to pay writers will derive, not from advertising—Medium scorns it—but from member contributions. How Medium will pay writers Medium now publishes two kinds of content: public content, viewable by anyone; and private, members-only content. Medium members pay a small monthly fee; in return they get access to […]

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It’s just lunch.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:16:30 +0000

I HADN’T heard from her in years. Suddenly, there she was in my in-box. Tentatively proposing coffee. Maybe lunch. A dam broke inside me, releasing a flood of warm memories. Our first, tentative contact ten years or more ago. Getting to know each other. Endless, happy discussions about where this thing was going. Coming together […]

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Big Web Show № 159: If You Can’t Stand the Heatmaps, Stay Out of the Conversion, with @nickd

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:36:25 +0000

NICK Disabato (@nickd) and I discuss heat maps, conversion rates, design specialization, writing for the web, Jakob Nielsen, and the early days of blogging in Episode № 159 of The Big Web Show – “everything web that matters.” Listen and enjoy. Sponsored by ZipRecruiter, Blue Apron, User Interviews, and Hotjar. URLS nickd.org/bio/ draft.nu/ nickd.org/ twitter.com/nickd

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Buy a piece of studio.zeldman

Fri, 12 May 2017 19:59:06 +0000

We’ve got some exciting news to share. Web and interaction design studio.zeldman is moving, from our digs at 148 Madison Avenue to a new location on Fifth Avenue. As of June 1, we’ll be designing, creating, and consulting out of our beautiful new studio space at The Yard: Flatiron North. Closing our co-working design studio […]

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Big Web Show № 158: Old Men Shake Fists at the Cloud – with Jim Coudal

Fri, 05 May 2017 21:32:04 +0000

Internet veterans Jim @Coudal & Jeffrey @Zeldman on the death of blogging, the birth of Field Notes, the virtues of a subscription model, and much more. Begins in tears, ends in triumph. One of the most fun (and inspiring) episodes ever.

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How We Write Proposals in My Design Studio

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:05:10 +0000

AS THE HEAD of a newish design studio, I spend a fair amount of time writing proposals. And here’s how I like to do it. I do it like a conversation, and that’s how we start: with phone calls and emails to one or two key decision makers, followed by a research period of about […]

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