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The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of Progressive Enhancement

2018-05-16T03:06:16+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

My first full-time developer job was at a small company. We didn’t have BrowserStack, so we cobbled together a makeshift device lab. Viewing a site I’d been making on a busted first-generation iPad with an outdated version of Safari, I saw a distorted, failed mess. It brought home to me a quote from Douglas Crockford, [...]

So You Want to Write an Article?

2018-05-11T03:09:21+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

So you want to write an article. Maybe you’ve got a great way of organizing your CSS, or you’re a designer who has a method of communicating really well with developers, or you have some insight into how to best use a new technology. Whatever the topic, you have insights, you’ve read the basics of [...]

We’re Looking for People Who Love to Write

2018-05-09T03:05:58+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Here at A List Apart, we’re looking for new authors, and that means you. What should you write about? Glad you asked! You should write about topics that keep you up at night, passions that make you the first to show up in the office each morning, ideas that matter to our community and about [...]

Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes

2018-05-04T03:06:11+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

No matter your role, if you’ve ever been involved in a digital design project, chances are you’re familiar with wireframes. After all, they’re among the most popular and widely used tools when designing websites, apps, dashboards, and other digital user interfaces. But they do have their problems, and wireframes are so integrated into the accepted [...]

The Illusion of Control in Web Design

2018-04-27T03:05:43+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

We all want to build robust and engaging web experiences. We scrutinize every detail of an interaction. We spend hours getting the animation swing just right. We refactor our JavaScript to shave tiny fractions of a second off load times. We control absolutely everything we can, but the harsh reality is that we control less [...]

Working with External User Researchers: Part II

2018-04-18T03:05:25+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

In the first installment of the Working with External User Researchers series, we explored the reasons why you might hire a user researcher on contract and helpful things to consider in choosing one. This time, we talk about getting the actual work done. You’ve hired a user researcher for your project. Congrats! On paper, this [...]

Going Offline

2018-04-11T03:05:52+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re excited to share Chapter 1 of Going Offline by Jeremy Keith, available this month from A Book Apart. Businesses are built on the web. Without the web, Twitter couldn’t exist. Facebook couldn’t exist. And not just businesses—Wikipedia couldn’t exist. Your favorite blog couldn’t exist without the web. The web [...]