Month: December 2015

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Photo bombing squirrel hanging out at Moraine Lake in Banff, Canada (source)

CASE HISTORY

Building the UX London website

Charlotte Jackson, front-end developer at Clearleft, tells how she decided to build the new version of the UX London website, her design process and some technical choices.

LIFE

How to Build Creative Confidence in Kids

How can we prevent kids’ creativity from being blocked? And how can we help kids strengthen their creative muscles?

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
People visiting BBC Food on desktop computers versus handheld devices (source)

THINK

The Cult of the Deadline

Deadlines are a useful thing, many organizations and people use them to set goals and achieve them in an effective and coordinated way. They help to deliver. But deadlines stick even when there are zero consequences for a deadline moving. Why?

DESIGN

Beyond the Style Guide

For my friend Fabio 🙂
Like for a Christmas cake, designing for the web involves creating an experience in layers: a solid base that provides the core experience (the fruit cake), then some refinement (the marzipan) and on top some delight (the icing).

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Fire & Lightning: Mt Etna Erupts In Sicily Ejecting Lava 1Km Into Air (source)

LEARN

Mastering CSS Transitions, Transforms & Animations

A practical course by Codyhouse on how to use CSS transitions and animations to add motion effects to your web projects.

UX DESIGN

The State of UX in 2015/16

“People want to do one thing at a time, and they want to be guided through the flow as opposed to being prompted with multiple decision points at every step.”

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
All roads lead to Rome? Apparently yes. But only apparently. (source)

DEVELOPMENT

Universal React

Jack Franklin shows how we can build a web application that takes the best of both the worlds: server-side rendering for fast page loads and SEO indexing, and client-side rendering for faster navigation and app-like experiences. In React, of course 🙂

DESIGN

User Experience Delusion

“I don’t often use Photoshop, Sketch, or any other graphics package. You will rarely find me designing hero banners or carousels. I don’t even find myself wireframing much these days. Even so, I do design the experiences of users.”

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
An old photograph of the inside of an apartment at Casa Batlló in Barcelona. (source)

FRONT-END

Animated SVG vs GIF

Sara Soueidan makes the case for the use of SVGs as preferable format for many cases of animated images.

WEB PERFORMANCE

Big Rig

This new tool will help you to obtain extended information on what your web page is doing during critical RAIL actions.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

Castle of Sammezzano in Leccio, Italy (source)

PROGRAMMING

The Principle of Least Power

Via Giordano Scalzo
“Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript”. Written years ago, but every day more and more prophetic.

FONTS

Mallory

Frere-Jones has just released this splendid, gorgeous, amazing new typeface. Oh, if only one could collect fonts like you do with the paintings!