I’ve often said to colleagues that at times I don’t feel like I’m a designer or developer. Most of the time, I feel like I’m right in the middle. I personally think that people who are skilled at frontend design are in a great position to help bridge the divide between the design and development […]
Heydon Pickering points out that a lot more web workers think and work like designers than give themselves credit for doing so. I, for one, fall in that category so this post really resonated with me.
Morten Rand-Hendriksen gave an excellent talk at WordCamp Europe 2016 about the role of empathy in the web field. It’s called Empathy and Acceptance in Design and Community, and you should give it a listen. I didn’t catch it in person, but it’s one of the best talks I’ve heard in awhile. I believe practicing empathy […]
Dave Shea, creator of CSS Zen Garden, gave a talk called A Brief History of Web Design that takes you through the time and space that is the first few decades of the web design. When I watched this talk, it made me excited for the future, and wishful that I had found the Web sooner. […]
Rolling Stone has the story of how a ragtag group of young coders skirted the studio and created a pop culture sensation that’s still standing two decades later. Hint: it’s this. I loved reading this story, especially how they managed to get the site back online. Oh, and the early notes and ideas sketched on […]
Chris Coyier posted a roundup of recent conference talks, and Steal This Talk by Wilson Miner turned out to be my favorite so far. He talks about how “stealing”, sharing and collaboration overlap and why we should all trust each other more and work together for far greater impact. It’s definitely worth a listen!
Matthew Carter, the creator of the Georgia and Verdana fonts, talks about his life in typefaces. I love his thoughts on constraints versus compromises: The question is, does a constraint force a compromise? By accepting a constraint, are you working to a lower standard? I don’t believe so, and I’ve always been encouraged by something that Charles Eames said. He said […]
Day two of An Event Apart DC 2015 kicked off with Brad Frost introducing us to a different way to create the pieces that make up the sites we build. As he went on, and speakers took the stage after him, I started to notice an overarching message forming from these separate presentations. We need to […]
Today, I attended An Event Apart DC 2015, and loved how each talk touched on another, but yet little overlapped happened. I’m not one to write detailed posts about each talk because conferences help me expand my thinking, not show me exactly how to do something. They introduce me to topics, and point me in […]
Maybe this answers the age old question of “Why do all [responsive] sites look the same?” You know the formula: Full bleed hero with call to action List of three or so features Email newsletter signup form Social media links in footer Maybe the Gruen Effect is secretly controlling Web Design. Dave Rupert talks about The Gruen Effect, […]