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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:12:30 +0000
LARA HOGAN kicked ass at the Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking event sponsored by Postlight and A Book Apart, and held last night in Postlight’s big beautiful public space on Fifth Avenue, around the corner from NYC’s famous Union Square Park. Speaking coach Bill Smartt led the smartly paced Q&A session. Postlight co-founder and event […]
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:15:13 +0000
We who create websites and applications must remain mindful, honest, and vigilant. We must strive to work in diverse teams that are better than homogenous groups at glimpsing and preparing for the unforeseen. More than ever, we must develop design practices that anticipate the horrible and tragic—not to mention the illegal and authoritarian. And in life, as well as design, we must do a better job of asking ourselves what we are not seeing—what struggles the people we meet may be hiding from us, and how we can help them before it is too late.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:55:57 +0000
SORRY. I disagree. Nonsemantic classnames that refer to visual styles will always be a bad idea. I’m sure you’re a good coder. Probably much better than I am these days. I know most of you weren’t around for the standards wars and don’t know how much damage non-semantic HTML and CSS did to the web. […]
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:44:00 +0000
IN a world where newspapers are dying and half the public believes fake news, what online news experiences need is design that is branded, authoritative, and above all, readable: Branded, because we need to convert the current hummingbird model (where readers flit from flower to flower) back to the idea that your news source matters—and […]
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:23:38 +0000
Most of the sites we’ve designed in the past few years have not had a text size widget, but I believe this was due to our privileged assumptions and biases, and not to the reality of the needs of those we serve.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:17:10 +0000
BOY, was this show overdue. For the first time ever on The Big Web Show, I chat with my friend, front-end developer extraordinaire Brad Frost, author of the spanking new book, Atomic Design. We have fun. We go way over time. We kept talking after the show stopped. There was just so much to discuss—including […]
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:35:33 +0000
WHAT do you do when an accessibility solution you’ve devised for one group creates a fresh accessibility dilemma for another group? Through the prism of typeface choice, Eleanor Ratliff relates how she and her team tackled the problem of accessibility whack-a-mole for a rebranding project.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:47:52 +0000
AT FIRST GLANCE, November 2016 has bigger fish to fry than a small, cult holiday celebrated by web developers and designers. Each day since November 8, 2016 has brought new, and, to some of us, unimaginable challenges to the surface. Half of America is angry and terrified. The other half is angry and celebrating. At […]
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:11:25 +0000
AT HOME, sick with a cold and bored, my daughter buys a single packet of “My School Dance” in a freemium iTunes game. The manufacturer charges her (well, charges me) for ten packets. This same “accidental” 10x overcharge happens across three different games by the same manufacturer in the span of about an hour. American […]
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:23:56 +0000
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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:25:40 +0000
Val Head spoke at An Event Apart San Francisco last week. Her session, Motion In Design Systems: Animation, Style Guides, and the Design Process, led us through everything designers and developers need to make web animation work for the whole team.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:23:18 +0000
12 LESSONS from An Event Apart San Francisco – № 4: Jason Grigsby was the 10th speaker at An Event Apart San Francisco last week. Jason’s session, Adapting to Input, presented designers and developers with a conundrum many of us hadn’t yet considered when designing for our new spectrum of web-capable devices. Responsive web design […]
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:07:08 +0000
A few years ago, my Swedish friend Peyo cofounded a start-up that brought affordable solar power to rural villages in India—profoundly poor villages where, until that time, folks had relied on dirty gasoline-powered generators to get what little electricity they could. Now he is focusing his creative intelligence on the music business.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 21:46:43 +0000
12 LESSONS from An Event Apart San Francisco – № 3: Derek Featherstone was the 10th speaker at An Event Apart San Francisco, which ended Wednesday. His session, Extreme Design, showed how creating great experiences for people with disabilities results in better designs for everyone. Focusing relentlessly on accessibility helps us think of extreme scenarios […]
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Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:26:15 +0000
12 LESSONS from An Event Apart San Francisco – № 2: Eric Meyer was the 11th speaker at An Event Apart San Francisco, which ended Wednesday. His session, Compassionate Design, discussed the pain that can occur when our carefully crafted websites and applications, designed to create an ideal experience for idealized users, instead collide with […]
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