This week’s special guest is Stanley Wood, design director at Spotify. We talk about how to scale design as companies grow, what it takes to create consistent experiences, and how style guides never work except when they do.
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This week we are looking at an article from Cloud Four and Jason Grigsby about PWAs.
In the article he talks about how to approach Progressive Web Apps not from a technical approach such as…
Add Service Worker
Do caching stuff
Dinner and cocktails
But instead the logistics of the design and approach. He talks about the tough things like
When is it an app and when is it a website?
What expectations do users have if it is one or another?
This show kicks off what hopefully will be a 10-part mini series where we talk with other businesses that, like us, make money off the web. Some of them will be freemium SaaS (Software as a Service) like us, and some will be more tangentially related. Some will be bigger than us (probably most of them), and some will be smaller.
In this episode we’re talking to Ben Callahan and Rob Harr from Sparkbox about their experience running an agency - hiring employees, forecasting cash flow, diversifying income, how Sparkbox handles apprenticeships, and how they’re handling growth.
5by5 | The Big Web Show #146: Know Your Web Design History – Glenn Davis of Project Cool, Cool Site of the Day, and The Web Standards Project
Glenn Davis is the creator of Cool Site of the Day; cofounder of Project Cool; and cofounder, Executive Committee member, and essayist for The Web Standards Project, which he also hosted. Glenn was a leading force behind Liquid Design, an approach that predates Responsive Web Design by about 20 years. He taught everyone how to do “DHTML” via his Project Cool tutorials. In the Silicon Valley from 1994 through the early 2000s, Glenn was a huge creative force.
In a lively hour, Glenn and host Jeffrey Zeldman discuss life before the animated GIF; “perceived bandwidth;” building their first websites; getting from Gopher to the web; SLIP and PPP connections; discovering UNIX; the story behind Cool Site of the Day; the battle for standards in our browsers; the web then versus the web now; and much, much more.
In this episode we’re exploring a very unique, creative approach to user experience design. Andy Parker, digital consultant and UX designer, is a big fan of collaborative onsite workshops. You’ll learn how to get all decision-makers together in one room, and how to solve design challenges with creative games and exercises.
It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.
A fireside chat with Jeffrey Zeldman and Jen Simmons on the Past, Present, and Future of Web & Interaction Design. Jen is Designer Advocate at Mozilla and host of "The Web Ahead", among other pursuits. Jeffrey’s writing and work has helped shape the web as we know it.
I talk about using a combination of your own CMS, RSS feed and something like IFTTT to post it for you. I use IFTTT for posting articles to Surf the Dream, saving images from Facebook, posting news articles to Facebook… although now I’m trialling Zapier.Speaking of Wordpress, I also delve into some issues that I recently came across with a clients site.changing URLs - why that can be badLinks don’t workno natively support 301 redirectsPage templates failing
In this show, Christopher Schmitt talks with Dave Olsen, programmer/ project manager with West Virginia University, about the recent release of Pattern Lab 2. Pattern Lab helps teams build thoughtful, pattern-driven UIs using atomic design principles.
A bit of follow up from last episode on static site generators vs CMS’s. Then Chris and Dave recap their experience at Web Design Day including re-answering questions and the Hot or Not audience polls.
Q & A
20:05 Any advice for people who feel design challenged when designing a website?
25:34 Frameworks vs learning semantic code. What do you think of frameworks? Are developers not really learning HTML and CSS?
32:08 What is the best way to manage the styles in a robust CSS file used in hundreds of websites?
37:50 What are the best resources for people to enter the industry from who have zero experience?
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