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So You Want to Write an Article?

2018-05-11T03:09:21+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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 [...]

Planning for Everything

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

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 7 (“Reflecting”) of Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals by Peter Morville, available now from Semantic Studios. Once upon a time, there was a happy family. Every night at dinner, mom, dad, and two girls who still believed in [...]

Meeting Design

2018-03-30T03:06:19+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“The Design Constraint of All Meetings”) of Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and Everyone by Kevin Hoffman, available now from Two Waves. Jane is a “do it right, or I’ll do it myself ” kind of person. She leads marketing, customer [...]