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A Real Web Design Application
Web design is not merely building. It’s not just designing. It’s not only the rest of the myriad disciplines and titles we all align ourselves with, but the culmination of all these things.
forsnd  webdesign  tools  software  adobe 
july 2010 by tysone
Cheerful Software: Don’t listen to Le Corbusier—or Jakob Nielsen
"Cheerful software, above all, honors the truth about humanity: Humans are not rational beings. A human is a walking sack of squishy meat and liquids, awash in chemicals. We laugh. We cry. Sometimes we laugh while crying. ... In short, software cries out for love."
software  philosophy  usability  design  ui  inspiration  emotion  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
ignore the code: Removing Features
"Constant vigilance is the price you pay for an elegant application. This means you have to learn to say no. ... As a programmer or designer, it’s easy to become a bit too invested in your application’s feature set; accepting that something you’ve put a lot of work in needs to be changed or removed can be hard. But sometimes, it has to be done."
software  design  ui  usability  development  agile  simplicity  programming  forsnd 
february 2010 by tysone
You can always do less - (37signals)
"As programmers and designers, we often fall in love with our requirements and are unable to kill our darlings. We mistake what we said we’ll do with what must be done. It’s rarely so; you can always do less," says David Heinemeier Hansson.
forsnd  software  scope  productivity  strategy  process 
january 2010 by tysone

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