I know. I know! It’s been far too long since episode 117. But fret no more, Unfinished Business fans, we’re back and back for good, every two weeks with some brilliant guests and some good old fashioned conversations. This week, I’m joined by Sean Johnson and Drew McLellan to talk fat and fitness, cruises and coach trips.
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In this episode, we explore many agency leadership issues such as what it takes to solve large business problems with clients. One example you’ll hear is how Clearleft transformed Penguin Books recently.
We also explore:
what is an agency,
why the CEO should be the least talented person in the agency,
finding the right team,
documenting your agency’s core values,
how to allow the client to become an engaged part of your agency’s team, and
how to grow slowly.
The web should just work for everyone: Microsoft Edge and Inclusive Design
Everything about web page layout is changing. New CSS specifications will make it possible to do designs we’ve never seen before. Rachel Andrew joins Jen Simmons to talk about what’s happening.
Kevin Rose sits down with GV design partners Daniel Burka and Jake Knapp to talk about the book ‘Sprint’. They discuss getting data on new ideas, a sprint with Slack, and how to bring the process to your own team.
Tobias Revell, artist, designer, co-founder of Haunted Machines, exploring myth, magic and hauntings in our relationship with technology.
In this first talk of the closing session Making Sense of Technology at Lift16, Tobias Revell looks into our emotional relationship with technology, what we expect of it and how realistic (or not) it is.
From magic to horror, take a journey through the history of technology and humankind!
Recorded on February 12, 2016, in Geneva.
This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by Andy Budd from Clearleft to discuss success and running a successful agency.
Overtime is Dribbble’s audio companion and our first foray into the world of audio. In this interview, Dan speaks with letter, logo, and font designer, Ian Brignell.
I am a lettering, logo and font designer based in Toronto, Canada. Also, I like to barbeque on my balcony during snowstorms.
Ian’s impressive client list includes Budweiser, Smirnoff, Harvard, Dove, Hershey’s and many more. We were honored to talk to Ian about his background, his process, tips for designing and lettering, collaboration, and his advice for young designers.
Dan also asks Ian about a few of his Dribbble shots and the story behind them. Ian shares his process for designing the Coke font and the Budweiser label pictured above. He also told us about his font foundry, IB Type, where he has fonts for purchase. So, not only can you admire Ian’s great work, but you can use it in your next project.
It was a really great conversation and we’re excited to share it with you. Enjoy!
Measuring 3,000 private school websites in our report, Private School Digital Insights (August 2014), uncovered lots of interesting statistics about website navigation and design.
But one stat, in particular, answered some questions that I think many of us were curious about:
With the rise of mobile devices, how are private school websites adapting? More specifically, are they utilizing responsive web design (RWD)?
Our research revealed that 22% of private schools sites (August 2014) utilized responsive web design — meaning their designs responded to whatever device was accessing it — mobile, tablet or desktop.
We took another look at this group in early 2015 and saw a 9% jump to 31%. Here we are a year later, and I think it’s fair to assume another significant leap in RWD adoption.
Here’s the takeaway — schools understand that they need to display their content in the best possible way across all devices, both in front of and behind the password.
Just imagine a parent visiting the admission section of a non-RWD site via their phone? What kind of an impression does that leave?
But have you ever wondered about the origins of responsive design and how it became a standard in such a short time? Who had the foresight to see the need for a better, more flexible way to display web content across the ever increasing range of devices?
Joining me to talk about the birth and rise of responsive design is the man who founded the concept, Ethan Marcotte. Ethan is a designer, developer, author, and podcast host in Boston, MA, who unveiled the idea of responsive web design in a blog post on a list apart in May 2010.
From that simple article, a more flexible approach to design has been adopted by a huge range of sites including the Boston Globe, Time Magazine, CNN, Starbucks, and of course 31% of all private school sites! His approach has redefined the way we all interact with websites today.
So let’s get into a time machine and head back to 2010. Ethan talks about the days, weeks, months leading up to his blog post for a list apart. What was going through his head at that time? How & why did his thinking about web design land on the concept of responsive?
Ethan introduced the approach, but lots of concepts get introduced every day. Hear how RWD emerged from an idea to design standard.
Learn how has responsive web design matured from 2010-2016.
“What does it feel like to know that you’ve changed the way people all over the world access websites?” A big question, hear his answer.
Let’s get tactical, according to Pew, 64% of Americans own a smartphone, plus the usage stats are interesting. Knowing this, there’s a growing movement to design mobile first. Ethan shares his take.
In his new book (http://abookapart.com/products/responsive-design-patterns-principles), Ethan talk about the future of RWD — hear his take on what the future holds for RWD.
Let’s get prescriptive. For someone about to jump into the process of creating a new site design to replace a non-RWD site, Ethan offers advice.
Talking about the Internet of Things is all the rage these days. What is it about, and why is there so much hype? Will an ecosystem of internet-connected “devices” take over our lives? What role does the web play in all this? Stephanie Rieger joins Jen Simmons to discuss. Then Jonas Sicking joins Jen for a second interview, to talk more about what how the web might be involved.