Reading & Writing
There comes a time when it's time to jump in with both feet on a new technology. For me now is the time with CSS Grid. In this article Rachel Andrew, editor in chief of Smashing Magazine, describes best practices, and some things that you probably don't need to worry about. This bit from the wrap up at the end of the article is spot on
Know that as an experienced front-end developer you are likely to have a whole set of preconceptions about how layout works. Try to look at these new methods anew rather than forcing them back into old patterns.(Permalink)
Great post from the awesome Andy Clarke on using the new CSS grid specification to art direct the layout of web pages. This quote resonates with me,
"If you’re at all serious about web design or development, you need to be serious about learning and using CSS Grid too."(Permalink)
Great post from Brad Frost on getting feedback from the indie web community and particularly from Jonathan Snook. this quote resonates with me,
"Establishing this more collaborative, pattern-driven workflow means iterating over frontend code becomes a core and necessary part of the process."(Permalink)
Can Justice Ginsburg’s moving tribute to her friend Justice Scalia be an example to behave better... I hope so...
More on the evolving saga of the Hillary Clinton campaign logo...
My Design Deliverables presentation at UX Camp DC
A great presentation about some new ways to approach the design process and what design deliverables to present a client.
A selection of articles on html style guides.
Great post from Brad Frost on why static high fidelity wireframes are no longer the way to go. Instead create your wireframes in HTML and CSS. I have been doing this for a while now. (Permalink)
Some articles on typography and web typography.
A nice post from local Baltimore digital agency R2I that looks at what's coming up this year in web design and UX. (Permalink)
A great pressentation deck and list of resources from Lara Swanson, Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy, on how to design for page load time. (Permalink)
Some articles about the evolving nature of our roles as workers in the digital space.
Tech companies seem to love April Fools day. Here is a round-up of some of their pranks. (Permalink)
Apple's Sir Jony Ive gives his first in depth interview to John Arlidge of Time magazine. (Permalink)
Leadership, innovation, project management and creativity.
Some fine articles about life , productivity and finding balance.
Articles of interest on front-end web design, markup and performance.
First edition of the weekly articles of interest post.
My first attempt at Chef Keller's savory scones