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What is Typesetting?

2018-08-10T03:06:15+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Tim Brown’s Flexible Typesetting, from A Book Apart. Typesetting is the most important part of typography, because most text is meant to be read, and typesetting involves preparing text for reading. You’re already great at typesetting. Think about it. You [...]

Fixing Variable Scope Issues with ECMAScript 6

2018-08-03T03:06:56+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Variable scope has always been tricky in JavaScript, particularly when compared to more structured languages like C and Java. For years, there wasn’t much talk about it because we had few options for really changing it. But ECMAScript 6 introduced some new features to help give developers more control of variable scope. Browser support is [...]

Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet

2018-07-20T03:05:24+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Over 1 million Webmentions will have been sent across the internet since the specification was made a full Recommendation by the W3C—the standards body that guides the direction of the web—in early January 2017. That number is rising rapidly, and in the last few weeks I’ve seen a growing volume of chatter on social media [...]

Your Emails (and Recipients) Deserve Better Context

2018-06-29T03:05:20+00:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Email communication is an integral part of the user experience for nearly every web application that requires a login. It’s also one of the first interactions the user has after signing up. Yet too often both the content and context of these emails is treated as an afterthought (at best), with the critical parts that [...]

Discovery on a Budget: Part III

2018-06-22T03:06:39+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Sometimes we have the luxury of large budgets and deluxe research facilities, and sometimes we’ve got nothing but a research question and the determination to answer it. Throughout the “Discovery on a Budget” series we have discussed strategies for conducting discovery research with very few resources but lots of creativity. In part 1 we discussed [...]

The Problem with Patterns

2018-06-15T03:06:44+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

It started off as an honest problem with a brilliant solution. As the ways we use the web continue to grow and evolve, we, as its well-intentioned makers and stewards, needed something better than making simple collections of pages over and over again. Design patterns, component libraries, or even style guides have become the norm [...]

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