I’ve touched on this a bit in my Designing with Empathy presentation: “Empathy is just as important for us to practice as we interact with our team members”. Susan Robertson goes into the topic of empathy building for teams in this great post for A List Apart.
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Adaptive images & more land in Firefox 38!
This is getting to be a habit: Google is shuttering its PageSpeed service
ESPN launched its responsive site. I still need to tuck into it, but here’s a little background as to why:
In January, 61 percent of ESPN’s roughly 94 million users in the United States were viewing content exclusively on mobile devices, with a good chunk of that viewing content on its mobile web version. For a massive company like Disney trying to make a shift to mobile like any other content-driven company, a test of a new mobile web strategy for a large property like ESPN is critical.
Testing “new” tech isn’t really a new thing for ESPN. Those of you who have been on the web a while might remember it being one of the first really big sites to embrace CSS and web standards, back in 2003.
Coding HTML emails is one of those necessary evils, but Ted Goas offers some helpful advice and links in this post.
This is an open letter to designers and developers who’d rather not work on email.
And then it was revealed:
Windows["Microsoft Edge"] = new Browser();
I gotta believe the origins of the name go back to IE8’s “version targeting” scheme. Remember this?
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
Yes. Yes it does. Some great stats in here including this gem:
O’Neill Clothing saw perhaps the most impressive increases after their conversion to mobile-ready. Transactions went up 112.50% on iPhones and 333.33% on Android. Conversions rang in at 65.71% on the iPhone and 407.32% on Android. Total revenue cleared 101.25% on iPhone and 591.42% on Android.