Our screens act like windows to content of variable size and scale, demanding an awful lot of abstract thinking to design for. Sometimes we’re successful, revising content, designing modern day deliverables and embracing compromise like we know in our hearts we should. Other times…
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Great piece on how to carve out time while still working & living.
We find the time for those things we place importance on. ‘Finding the time’ often relies upon having a goal that is meaningful and important to you; a goal that is valuable enough to make a priority. If you consistently don’t have time to make progress on your project, take a reality check: is this something you really want to achieve? If you feel it really is a priority for you, move forward by fitting it in with the priorities you share with the people in your life.
While you should try to support as large a proportion of your audience as possible, your analytics will show that a small group of browsers and devices make up the majority of your traffic, while the rest are a long tail of obscure browsers and devices. Take advantage of this.
Whatever we can do to increase the amount of ground will go a long way toward converting our users from passive consumers into brand evangelists.
Be dismissive of the non-smartphone only if you want to leave 4 billion customers on the table.
Interesting tech job truth:
The combined global workforces of Groupon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga, Yelp, Pandora, and Zillow is smaller than the number that Circuit City fired in January 2009 when it was liquidated.
Yet another great argument for progressive enhancement.
Thank you Jeremy:
The web is not a platform. It’s a continuum.
The experiences we design must follow suit.
Every corner you cut is an opportunity to confuse, irritate, and lose users … lessen[ing] your product’s effectiveness.
[L]et’s stop thinking of the constraints of progressive enhancement as a creativity killer. We too can use the constraints to come up with genuinely creative ways to get round problems and become better designers.