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Web Typography: Numerals

2017-10-18T03:01:33+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.When it comes to numbers we have just ten digits. Throw in a comma and a period and we’ve got grand total of twelve characters. You might not think that would present much of a [...]

The Right Way to Select Technology, An Excerpt

2017-10-13T03:05:47+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Tony Byrne and Jarrod Gingras’s new book, The Right Way to Select Technology, available now from Rosenfeld Media.After establishing a solid business case, enterprises will typically turn to assembling the oft-dreaded “requirements document”—or more accurately, a set of documents, spreadsheets, [...]

UX for Lizard Brains

2017-10-11T03:06:34+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Technology can make magic happen. In seconds, you can find all the blue sandals in a warehouse of millions of shoes. A million people can read the same article without killing one tree. You can undo, unsend, and even unfriend! But here’s the buzzkill: if unanticipated or unwelcome, the magic of technology is confusing, disorienting, [...]

Be a Mentor

2017-10-06T03:06:35+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Looking back over my eleven-year career in the web industry, I owe most of my success to two people from early on: Holly and Rebecca. Both were supervisors; but, more importantly, both were mentors. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their mentorship. Three years into my career, I got a promotion and became [...]

Using Webfonts

2017-10-04T03:05:48+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 (“Using Webfonts") of Bram Stein's new book, Webfont Handbook, available now from A Book Apart.Now that you’ve selected a font, let’s put it on your website. Webfonts are defined in CSS through the @font-face rule. If you’re a web developer, you’ve [...]

Considering Open Source Licenses

2017-09-27T03:06:04+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

So you have a project that you want to use open source tools to create—well, I tip my hat off to you as a developer. But do you know the questions you need to answer before you get started? What stage of development is your project in right now? Have you finished the planning phase? [...]

How People Perceive Lossy Image Quality: A Study

2017-09-22T03:06:43+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

The notion that lossy image quality is subjective is not an unreasonable hypothesis. There are many factors that play into how humans perceive quality: screen size, image scaling, and yes, even performance. Many research projects have tackled this subject, but I’ve recently launched a survey that attempts to understand how people perceive image quality in [...]

The Ten Essentials for Good API Documentation

2017-09-20T03:06:14+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

API documentation is the number one reference for anyone implementing your API, and it can profoundly influence the developer experience. Because it describes what services an application programming interface offers and how to use those services, your documentation will inevitably create an impression about your product—for better or for worse. In this two-part series I [...]