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Server to Client

2018-10-26T03:05:31+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Before anything can happen in a browser, it must first know where to go. There are multiple ways to get somewhere: entering a URL in the address bar, clicking (or tapping) on a link on a page or in another app, or clicking on a favorite. No matter the case, these all result in what’s [...]

Writing for Designers

2018-10-19T03:05:18+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from the Introduction of Scott Kubie’s Writing for Designers, from A Book Apart. Shit. The writing. We forgot about the writing. The thing, the design thing…it needs words! Oh man, so many words. I thought somebody…wasn’t the client going to…shit. We’ve got to get [...]

Designing for Cognitive Differences

2018-10-17T03:09:14+00:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Inclusive design is designing to be inclusive of as many users as possible, considering all aspects of diversity in users. With increased understanding, compassionate discussions around how to design for disabilities are becoming increasingly common in the web industry. But even with this growth, there are misconceptions: accessibility is still frequently thought of as “design [...]

The FAQ as Advice Column

2018-10-12T03:05:11+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Dear A List Apart,I have a problem that may be harming my content strategy career. In my current position, no one likes FAQs … except for me. The question-and-answer format is satisfying and efficient. Whenever I mention adding an FAQ section to a website, though, I receive numerous suggestions that I should wean myself off [...]

The Psychology of Design

2018-10-06T03:05:08+00:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

There are a number of debates about which additional skills designers should learn. Should designers code, write, or understand business? These skills are incredibly valuable but perhaps not essential. However, I would argue that every designer should learn the fundamentals of psychology. As humans, we have an underlying “blueprint” for how we perceive and process [...]

Web Developer Representation in W3C

2018-09-28T03:05:40+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

During its annual general member meeting on October 19th, the Fronteers board will propose both to become a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and to hire Rachel Andrew as our representative in that standards body. What is Fronteers? Why does it want to become a W3C member? And how can you help? [...]

Responsive Images

2018-09-21T03:05:55+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

I come here not to bury img, but to praise it. Well, mostly. Historically, I like img just fine. It’s refreshingly uncomplicated, on the surface: it fires off a request for the file in its src attribute, renders the contents of that file, and provides assistive technologies with an alternative narration. It does so quickly, [...]

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