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Project Management for Humans

2017-09-15T03:08:10+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Brett Harned's new book, Project Management for Humans, available now from Rosenfeld Media.I loved the game Tetris as a kid. I played the Game Boy version for hours. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the concept of little shapes [...]

A List Apart volunteer update

2017-09-14T03:06:47+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: A few days ago, we announced a reimagined A List Apart, with you, our faithful readers of nearly 20 years, contributing your talents. The response from this community was humbling, thrilling, and, frankly, a bit overwhelming. If you volunteered to help A List Apart and haven’t heard back from us [...]

Patterns and Purpose, an Excerpt from Animation at Work

2017-09-13T03:06:15+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Rachel Nabors's new book, Animation at Work, available now from A Book Apart.So we can use animations to tap into users’ visual systems and give them a cognitive speed boost, terrific! But before animating every element of our designs, we [...]

New A List Apart wants you!

2017-09-08T03:05:31+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

As A List Apart approaches its 20th anniversary—a milestone in independent, web-based publishing—we’re once again reimagining the magazine. We want your feedback. And most of all, we want you. We’re getting rid of advertisers and digging back to our roots: community-based, community-built, and determinedly non-commercial. If you want to highlight local events or innovations, expand [...]

Conducting the Technical Interview

2017-09-06T03:04:18+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

I vividly remember my first interview as a manager. My hands were shaking as I led the candidate up the stairs to the conference room I had booked. When we got there, I went into a panic. What if I don’t ask a vital question? How do I even know what the vital questions are? [...]

Yes, That Web Project Should Be a PWA

2017-09-01T03:03:26+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

It seems like ever since Frances Berriman  coined the term “Progressive Web App” in an effort to describe a new class of website, there’s been a great deal of confusion over exactly what a Progressive Web App (PWA) is. Sure, her husband, Alex Russell, put together a handy guide to the characteristics of a PWA, [...]

User Interfaces for Variable Fonts

2017-08-26T03:06:28+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

The tools we design with have a unique effect on the way we work, constraining and empowering us while we explore, examine and create. Variable fonts give us a new, wide open typographic space with which to work. Instead of prescribing value to individual UI elements in a vacuum, we should take a hybrid and [...]

Integrating Animation into a Design System

2017-08-18T03:07:20+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Keeping animation choreography cohesive from the outset of a project can be challenging, especially for small companies. Without a dedicated motion specialist on the team, it can be difficult to prioritize guidelines and patterns early in the design process. What’s more likely to happen is that animations will be added as the product develops. Unsurprisingly, [...]