I was on a client call and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The client contact had discovered that if she resized her desktop browser to mobile size, showed and hid the mobile form, and then resized back to desktop size, the previously-visible desktop form disappeared.
by Published in Artas Bartas Business , Workflow & Tools The internet doesn’t exactly lack for advice on how to pick a CMS platform. Go for the one with the most impressive feature set, advises one expert. Consider the costs of ownership, charges back another.
by Published in Lara Hogan Browsers , Workflow & Tools When discussing performance, we tend to focus on technical challenges. But the social work-getting our colleagues to care about performance-is in fact the hardest and most crucial component of performance optimization.
by Published in Mat Marquis CSS , State of the Web , Mobile/Multidevice We’re a perseverant crew, the RICG. Responsive images were dead and buried forever in particularly dramatic fashion-what-two, three times there? “Dead and buried forever” refused to stick, though, thanks to all of you.
The number of predictions that algorithms can make about us from even minimal data is shocking. Although we’re offered privacy settings that let us control who of our friends sees what, all our information and behavior tends to be fair game for behind-the-scenes tracking.
In responsive design, we think a lot about space, especially in the context of screen sizes. But the amount of content or the number of elements is bound to affect space, too, just as unpredictably-and if we don’t want our designs to dictate our content, we need new ways to make our design aware of changing content quantities.
Even at the most welcoming and trusting of conferences, a code of conduct is a necessity. Codes of conduct let people know that organizers are willing to protect participants and solve problems-a way of improving the user experience for our whole community.
On Saturday, Benjamin Hollway, a 16 year old front-end developer, wrote a post about his recent experiences attending industry events. He’s been coding since he was eight, and earlier this year he was shortlisted for Netmag’s Emerging Talent category.
“I don’t like it”-The most dreaded of all design feedback from your client/boss/co-worker. This isn’t so much a matter of your ego being damaged, it’s just not useful or constructive criticism. In order to do better we need feedback grounded in understanding of user needs.
Last week, I plucked an article from our submission inbox. It was about getting stuck in the “friendzone,” and likened women not wanting to date men to both the Holocaust and terrorism. It was obviously ridiculous-a terrible article terribly suited to our magazine.
Grids serve well to divide up a predefined canvas and guide how content fits onto a page, but when designing for the web’s fluid nature, we need something more responsive. Enter ratios, which architects, sculptors, and book designers have all used in their work to help set the tone for their compositions, and to scale their material from sketch to final build.