Posts By: chris

Wednesday is Link Day!

Business / Working Life Data is not an asset, it’s a liability: https://www.richie.fi/blog/data-is-a-liability.html Strategic procrastination: https://the-pastry-box-project.net/erin-mckean/2015-September-11 Putting on the shipping goggles: https://signalvnoise.com/posts/3931-putting-on-the-shipping-goggles (if you’re not a regular reader of Signal vs Noise then you should be) Reduce the distance between the people who make decisions about the product and the people who build the product:…

The tough truth of reality

I make no secret of the fact I'm a huge progressive enhancement believer. The fundamental reason why I believe the vast majority of web sites (yes, and web apps) should be written using progressive enhancement principles is that we just don't know how they will be accessed. We live in a time where many of…

Wednesday is Link Day

A super bumper jumbo crop for you :0) UX Interface writing - code for humans: http://nicolefenton.com/interface-writing/ The best interface is no interface: http://www.nointerface.com/book/ Making companies competitive by expanding design's role: http://www.uie.com/articles/expanding_design/ (more UIE goodness) Style guides best practices, a presentation by Brad Frost: http://www.slideshare.net/bradfrostweb/style-guide-best-practices?sf9856760=1 Wonderful presentation by Jared Spool on building delightful UX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewpz2gR_oJQ Performance…

Progressive enhancement matters

I'm a bit of a progressive enhancement nut. Some people think it doesn't matter. It does. A lot. Here's a very recent example. I just tried to pay for a quick weekend break next year, booked through TripAdvisor. The "pay now "button didn't work. Why did it fail? Because it's not a submit button: <input class="ftlPaymentButtonInner…

Making the ShopTalk Show theme tune

I'm a regular listener to the ShopTalk Show podcast, a really great show about web design and development hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert. A couple of years ago, not long after the show started, I offered Chris and Dave a very rough piece of music as a theme tune, and they've been using…