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Vexing Viewports – “The Web is Agr

Vexing Viewports – “The Web is Agreement.” Jeremy Keith’s eloquent statement neatly summarizes the balance that makes it possible for us to build amazing things. Each week, new devices appear with varying screen sizes, pixel densities, input types, and more. As developers and designers, we agree to use standards to mark up, style, and program what we create. Browser makers in turn agree to support those standards and set defaults appropriately, so we can…


Designing Contracts for the XXI Century

Designing Contracts for the XXI Century – A design contract is like a business card—it comes from the same desk, and bears the same creative mark. But it’s also the business card you hate handing out: a folder of legal gibberish with terrible formatting that reminds the client of everything that could possibly go wrong before the work has even started. Is this just a necessary evil? Why can’t contracts evolve like everything else? Actually, they can—and should. Modernizin…

Universal Design IRL – What you tolerate

Universal Design IRL – What you tolerate defines your community. —Heather Champ at Web Directions South 2012 We t

Uncle Sam Wants You (to Optimize Your Co

Uncle Sam Wants You (to Optimize Your Content for Mobile) – Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any device. —President

The Infinite Grid – Grid systems are a k

The Infinite Grid – Grid systems are a key component of graphic design, but they’ve always been designed for canvases wi

The Web Aesthetic – Today, when every de

The Web Aesthetic – Today, when every device begs to be connected, it has become easier—almost necessary—to accept the a

Mo’ Pixels Mo’ Problems – Mobile devices

Mo’ Pixels Mo’ Problems – Mobile devices are shipping with higher and higher PPI, and desktops and laptops are following the t

Testing Websites in Game Console Browser

Testing Websites in Game Console Browsers – Today’s game consoles may offer subpar web experiences with little browser choice, but that doesn’t

Findings from the Survey, 2011 – At A Li

Findings from the Survey, 2011 – At A List Apart, we are perpetually and ever more deeply curious about the lives and livings of peop

Usable yet Useless: Why Every Business N

Usable yet Useless: Why Every Business Needs Product Discovery