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What Should You Learn Next as a Web Design Business Owner? Five Recommendations

One of the most important realizations when working in the digital field is that you can never stop learning. Digital (as a concept) is in a constant state…

Browser-Based SVG Editors

One of the coolest things about SVG is that, despite all the powerful stuff it can do, it’s still readable code. Wanna draw a rectangle? It’s not a…

The WordPress Philosophy: The Four Freedoms

This is the second post in a series on the WordPress Philosophy. Last month I described why WordPress has a Philosophy and why WordPress users should care about…

Design Microsites

It’s been an interesting trend the last few years to start seeing companies be very vocal about how much the value design. I suspect it’s a combination of…

How to Fall in Love with Amazon Web Services

What Is Digital Transformation and Should You Care?

The term digital transformation is increasingly creeping into the boardrooms of businesses both big and small. Finally, there is a realization at the top of many organizations that…

The WordPress Philosophy: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Have you ever installed a plugin into your WordPress website and thought, “Ummm… that’s different”? Something about it just stood out as not quite right. The settings felt…

Bend Any Website’s CSS To Your Will with Stylish or Stylebot

CSS is the language that styles websites. It controls the colors, the layout, the fonts… pretty much everything concerned with the look of the site. It’s quite powerful….

Do Developers Influence the User Experience More Than Designers?

Have you ever wondered why you don’t find job advertisements for user experience developers? For that matter, why do designers monopolize improving the experience of users?

It is not like designers are the only people who impact the user experience. After all, the user experience is not the same thing as the user interface. The user’s experience is affected by many things beyond the interface.

The Physical Web Sure is Interesting

I was sitting around in the lobby of a hotel at An Event Apart show with Jeremey Keith one time. I had just heard of this idea of…

Our Favorite Podcasts of 2017

Boagworld – User experience, as a concept, evolves on seemingly a weekly basis. Almost no one has seen that evolution first hand the way Paul Boag has. The Boagworld…

A Big List of Typography Books

The holidays are coming! I don’t know about y’all, but my family always tells me I’m so hard to buy for. I never feel like that that though….

The All-Powerful Sketch

Looking back on the last decade of screen UI design tooling, it sort of feels like this is how it went: Adobe rules over this kingdom with Photoshop…

Best Practices for Rest API

Reaching the point of working on a stable platform is a beautiful feeling. So much so that programmers,  naturally get the inclination that creating a publicly accessible API…

What is design thinking? Is it really a thing?

There is a new business buzzword in town. From the board rooms of IBM to General Electric, executives are talking about this mysterious new business methodology called design…