Month: August 2015

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Aug 2015 ]

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CATEGORY

The interim strategy

Via Adam Onishi
A great blog post by Seth Godin, on why we should never give up on what are our principles, what is really important. Even if it's “just” for a brief time. A must read.

TOOLS

Principle for Mac

Principle is a prototyping tool that makes it easy to create animated and interactive user interface designs. Think to Sketch, but more oriented to the animations. Very promising (but expensive too).

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Aug 2015 ]

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WEB

A CSS Eulogy

Be prepared to say goodbye to some much loved design patterns and CSS techniques, remember fondly where they came from, why we used them and why are they no longer needed.

STARTUP

16 Startup Metrics

The numbers, measures, and metrics that illustrate the promise and health of a company. From the point of view of one of the biggest VC firms in the world.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Aug 2015 ]

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Fireworks at Porto Recanati, Italy – Photo by Leonora Giovanazzi – (source)

FUTURE

How a driverless car sees the road

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is… the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat.

DESIGN

Beyond Design Thinking

“A codified, repeatable, reusable practice contradicts the nature of innovation, which requires difficult, uncomfortable work to challenge the status quo of an industry or, at the very least, an organization.” Definitely a very provoking presentation.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Aug 2015 ]

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When Google+ dropped an app interstitial the 1-day active users went up 17%. (source)

USER EXPERIENCE

Why are Apple's products so confusing?

Don Norman, famed designer (and former Apple VP) criticise the apparent choice to abandon “ease of use and understanding” in favour of “styling”.

DEVELOPMENT

Writing code for humans

The most common mistake programmers do is assuming they write code for a machine to read. While technically that is true, this mindset leads to the hell that is other people’s code.

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Aug 2015 ]

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WEB PERF

PerfSchool

$ npm install -g perfschool
Web performance workshop in your command-line. Image optimisation, WebPageTest & more!

MOVIES

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film will hit theatres on Christmas. In the meantime, you can watch the first trailer of what will surely be an other blockbuster.

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Aug 2015 ]

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Greetings from Mars (source)

THINK

SLICE: the web

Secure, Linkable, Indexable, Composable and Ephemeral. That's the web as we know it today. Will it be able to survive to the challenges posed by the future?

ADVERTISING

Pornhub Premium

Three brand new spots for Pornhub's new premium service. Very funny (and very chaste, don't fear).

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Aug 2015 ]

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Meet The Inspirational, Adorable And Utterly Badass Skater Girls Of Kabul (source)

UX

The Secret Cost of Research

“How do I convince my client to pay for research?” In this article Erika Hall, co-founder of Mule Design, gives her advice on how to make the user research a prerequisite for every project.

WEB TOOLS

Browserify vs Webpack

Just last year Grunt was effectively dethroned by Gulp. And now, just as Gulp and Browserify are finally reaching critical mass, Webpack threatens to unseat them both. Is there truly a compelling reason to change your front-end build process yet again?

Readings for Lunch — [ 05 Aug 2015 ]

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In case you haven't seen it yet… (source)

UX

The User Experience of Creative Sprints

Via Luca Mascaro
Here’s how the role of UX has shifted from wireframing in isolation to spearheading whole teams to think about great user experience – and why that’s a good thing..

PSYCHOLOGY

I'm an Impostor

An other great firsthand testimony of how the so called “Impostor Syndrome” is widespread in our industry. This time in the own words of David Walsh.

Readings for Lunch — [ 03 Aug 2015 ]

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Travel Photographers of the Year (source)

WEB

Stop pushing the web forward

“I want to stop pushing the web forward for a while. I want a moratorium on new browser features for about a year or so.” Peter Paul Kock in his latest blog post, that provoked so much discussions, both online and offline.

WEB

If we stand still, we go backwards

And here the response that Jake Archibald, Google Chrome developer and very active member of the front-end community, has written to PPK.