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The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design · An A List Apart Article
A fantastic article with a simple premise: Can learning chess make you a better designer? Learn and enjoy as the author uses basic chess concepts to build a strategic UI toolkit covering color, typography, lighting and shadows, and more. The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design by Erik Kennedy in today’s A List Apart.
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7 hours ago
Meet Column Setter — ProPublica
✩ My old friend & former design colleague, ProPublica’s brilliant Rob Weychert, has created Column Setter, an open source tool for building custom responsive grids that work in older browsers. If you *can’t* use #CSSGrid, use this. Hat tip: David Sleight.
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8 hours ago
Now You See Me: How To Defer, Lazy-Load And Act With IntersectionObserver — Smashing Magazine
Now You See Me: How To Defer, Lazy-Load And Act With IntersectionObserver #API #JavaScript #Performance
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10 hours ago
A Year of Donald Trump in the White House | The New Yorker
“Liberal democracy is good. Authoritarian nationalism is bad. That’s the premise of the country.” A Year of Donald Trump in the White House
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4 days ago
Mental Illness in the Web Industry · An A List Apart Article
When it comes to mental health, we aren’t as understanding as we think we are. ALA reached out to folks in our industry who were willing to share what mental health in the workplace looks like for them. Whether you have your own struggles or just want to understand, their stories are a great place to start the conversation. Mental Illness in the Web Industry by Brandon Gregory.
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5 days ago
Awl Ends - The Awl
I am sorry to see The Awl closing shop. They were a fine web magazine. So many fine, brave, independent websites have arisen over the years, calling our attention to new ideas and new voices, enriching the web and our lives. So few have survived. Thank you for your service.
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6 days ago
How Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout — Smashing Magazine
“A key feature of Flexbox and Grid Layout is that they can deal with distributing available space between, around and inside grid and flex items. Quite often this just works, and we get the result we were hoping for without trying very hard. ... Sometimes, however, you might wonder why something ends up the size that it is. Or, you might want to do something different to the default behavior. To do so, you need to know something of how the underlying algorithms figure out how to distribute space.”
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7 days ago
Working with External User Researchers: Part I · An A List Apart Article
Everything you need to know about hiring researchers as contractors. Authors Chelsey Glasson, Jeff Sauro, and Cory Lebson have run a user research agency, hired external researchers, and worked as freelancers. Via their different perspectives, they provide a solid guide. Part I of two articles.
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7 days ago
The Engine Driving Web Accessibility Standardization
“2017 ended up being a big year for aXe and accessibility testing. Not long after the Lighthouse announcement, Lighthouse and aXe-core were rolled out to Chrome Devtools, putting accessibility testing tools into the hands of of over 20 million Devtools users.”
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7 days ago
Hillary Clinton Ignited a Feminist Movement. By Losing. - The New York Times
“For Mrs. Clinton, it’s the latest—and perhaps last—cruel twist in a public life full of them. Her loss to Mr. Trump helped ignite the kind of movement she’d once been poised to lead but that she now mostly watches from the sidelines.”
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9 days ago
Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment - The New York Times
Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment via @NYTimes
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9 days ago
Has #MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both | Laura Kipnis | Opinion | The Guardian
“To the extent that women’s bodies are still treated as public property by men, whether that means groping us or deciding what we can do with our uteruses, women do not have civic equality. To miss that point is to miss the political importance and the political lineage of #MeToo: the latest step in a centuries long political struggle for women to simply control our own bodies.”
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10 days ago
Scaling 101: How to Grow Your Team Without Losing | General Assembly
To grow sustainably, startups need to create structure for their people - or bad things happen. If you're in NYC January 18, attend the free panel, "Scaling 101: How To Grow Your Team Without Losing Your Culture," hosted by General Assembly & For the Win.
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10 days ago
Trump governs by prejudice, and not just the usual kind of prejudices - Business Insider
“Our president is an extremely prejudiced man and also an extremely superficial one.”
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11 days ago
Isotope Fonts | Hoefler & Co.
“Inspired by a style of lettering invented to convey precision and reliability, Isotope is a new family of typefaces designed to be both luxurious and fit.” Full range of weights, advanced Open Type features, Latin-X™ character set covering over 140 languages. New from Hoefler & Co.
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14 days ago
PULLED OVER (MY GLAMOROUS LIFE) – Jeffrey Zeldman – Medium
“The street was filled with cars that had been pulled over, and drivers who had exited their vehicles and were standing around in the cold, awaiting punishment of some kind.” ✩ Fresh: PULLED OVER (MY GLAMOROUS LIFE). 2 min read.
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14 days ago
Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do | GQ
“Wolff has spent this week thoroughly exploiting Trump and his minions the same way they've exploited the cluelessness of others. And he pulled it off because, at long last, there was a reporter out there willing to toss decorum aside and burn bridges the same way Trump does.”
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17 days ago
New studies show we may be able to tell how a person feels better by hearing them than seeing them - The Washington Post
A new study by Michael Kraus of the Yale University School of Management has found that our sense of hearing may be even stronger than our sight when it comes to accurately detecting emotion. Kraus found that we are more accurate when we hear someone’s voice than when we look only at their facial expressions, or see their face and hear their voice. In other words, you may be able to sense someone’s emotional state even better over the phone than in person.
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17 days ago
Washington's growing obsession: The 25th Amendment - POLITICO
“This Tweet alone is grounds for removal from office under the 25th Amendment. This man should not have nukes.” Washington's growing obsession: The 25th Amendment
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18 days ago
Meltdown and Spectre: All Macs, iPhones and iPads affected - BBC News
Apple said it had already released "mitigations" against Meltdown in its latest iPhones and iPad operating system update - iOS 11.2 and the macOS 10.13.2 for its MacBooks and iMacs. Meltdown does not affect the Apple Watch, it said. Patches against Spectre, in the form of an update to web browser Safari, will be released "in the coming days".
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18 days ago
Brand New: New Logo for Pinterest
Conflict of Pinterests “It’s like a 1960s corporate identity got dropped like a hammer next to this friendly “P” mark and the two look like a hippie and a business executive in line at the grocery store, brought together by circumstance more than mutual agreement.”
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19 days ago
Discovery on a Budget: Part I · An A List Apart Article
✩ How can small companies, startups, nonprofits, and other cash-strapped orgs avoid missing out on the essential “discovery” phase of #design?
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19 days ago
colorbook.me
The Colorbook by Stefan Mansson shows designers the latest and most popular color palettes trending on Dribbble right now.
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20 days ago
Look back in anchor tags – Jeffrey Zeldman – Medium
✩ Look back in anchor tags Inspired by Dori Smith’s recent Facebook post about old-school blogging, I thought it might be fun to poke through the old blog a bit with you.
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20 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Newark, NJ in December 2017
Jeffrey is returning from a trip to Newark, NJ.
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24 days ago
Trump Hit The Golf Course For A Fourth Day After Saying "It's Back To Work" After Christmas
Good. When he’s lying and golfing, he’s less dangerous than when he’s actually “working.” Trump golfed two days in a row after tweeting “it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again.” On the second day, a box truck was parked between cameras and the president in order to block the view of Trump golfing.
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25 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Newark, NJ in December 2017
Jeffrey is about to leave on a trip to Newark, NJ.
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25 days ago
Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor - The New York Times
WWJD? Not this. Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor
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26 days ago
Many Comments Critical of ‘Fiduciary’ Rule Are Fake - WSJ
Surely this is criminal. Fake comments on government websites are being used to attack another Obama-era policy. WSJ analysis shows 40% of respondents didn’t write the posts attributed to them.
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26 days ago
An Event Apart News: Revolutionize Your Page: Real Art Direction on the Web by Jen Simmons—An Event Apart video
Jen Simmons, designer advocate at Mozilla, introduces new ways of thinking about page layout on the web. Revolutionize Your Page: Real Art Direction on the Web by Jen Simmons—An Event Apart video
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26 days ago
Confessions of a Digital Nazi Hunter - The New York Times
Yair Rosenberg built a bot to expose Nazi sock puppets on Twitter. Twitter banned the bot, and kept the Nazis.
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27 days ago
Web Typography: Numerals · An A List Apart Article
Web Typography: Numerals · An A List Apart Article
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27 days ago
How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care - The New York Times
Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology giants are accelerating their efforts to remake health care with tracking apps, sensors, and other tools. How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care
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27 days ago
My Grandfather’s Travel Logs and Other Repetitive Tasks · An A List Apart Article
Code, love, and history. My Grandfather’s Travel Logs and Other Repetitive Tasks · An A List Apart Article
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27 days ago
New York’s Attorney General in Battle With Trump - The New York Times
By moving to sue the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality this month, his office took its 100th legal or administrative action against the Trump administration and congressional Republicans. His lawyers have challenged Mr. Trump’s first, second and third travel bans and sued over such diverse matters as a rollback in birth control coverage and a weakening of pollution standards. “We try and protect New Yorkers from those who would do them harm,” Mr. Schneiderman said during a recent interview in his Manhattan office. “The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we’re responding to it.”
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28 days ago
All That Glisters ◆ 24 ways
Reliable and boring beats shiny and new “There are so many new tools, frameworks, techniques, styles and libraries to learn. You know what? You don’t have to use them.”
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29 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Chicago, IL in December 2017
Jeffrey is returning from a trip to Chicago, IL.
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4 weeks ago
TripIt | A trip to Chicago, IL in December 2017
Jeffrey is about to leave on a trip to Chicago, IL.
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4 weeks ago
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The key to successfully working remotely: stop trying to find out if your colleagues are “available” or not. “Truth is, there are hardly any good reasons to know if someone’s available or away at any given moment. If you truly need something from someone, ask them. If they respond, then you have what you needed. If they don’t, it’s not because they’re ignoring you — it’s because they’re busy. Respect that! Assume people are focused on their own work.”
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4 weeks ago
The Most Frightening Aspect of Trump’s Tax Triumph | The New Yorker
These kinds of speeches are usually given in dictatorships: their intended audience is not the public but the tyrant.
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4 weeks ago
A11y Rules Podcast Episode 22 - Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman - Part 2 | Nicolas Steenhout on Patreon
“Every product, when you prototype, there should be a phase where you test with people who have different abilities.” A11y Rules Podcast Episode 22 - Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman - Part 2
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4 weeks ago
Web Typography & Layout: Past, Present, and Future · An A List Apart Events
Web Typography & Layout: Past, Present, and Future A conversation between Jen Simmons, Roger Black and Jeffrey Zeldman on the past, present and future of web typography and layout.
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5 weeks ago
A Book Apart, Stocking Stuffer Sale!
Looking for a smart last-minute holiday gift? We’ve got just the thing! All @ABookApart gift cards are on sale today only with code GIFTED! Our gift cards are digital, so they can be used immediately.
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5 weeks ago
Getting Hardboiled with CSS Custom Properties ◆ 24 ways
Getting Hardboiled with CSS Custom Properties by Andy Clarke Custom Properties are a fabulous new feature of CSS and have widespread support in contemporary browsers. But how do we handle browsers without support for CSS Custom Properties?
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5 weeks ago
Passing Through to Corruption - The New York Times
“The final, and most disturbing, possible explanation for the behavior of Republican legislators is that they’re supporting legislation, knowing that it’s bad for both the country and their party, because it’s good for them personally.”
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5 weeks ago
Tax Bill Lets Trump and Republicans Feather Their Own Nests - The New York Times
“To understand the cynicism and mendacity underlying the Republican tax bill, look no further than a provision that would benefit President Trump and other property tycoons that is in the final legislation Congress is expected to vote on this week.” https://nyti.ms/2CXVY3Z
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5 weeks ago
The Final Version of the G.O.P. Tax Bill Is a Corrupt, Cruel, Budget-Busting Hairball | The New Yorker
At its center is a huge tax cut for corporations and unincorporated business partnerships—such as the ones that Donald Trump owns—while arrayed around the edges are all sorts of carve-outs and giveaways to favored industries and interest groups.
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5 weeks ago
Manhattan in the 1930s
Bernice Abbott photos: Manhattan in the 1930s. (Sourced from NYPL The New York Public Library.)
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5 weeks ago
How the Sausage Gets Made: The Hidden Work of Content · An A List Apart Article
How the Sausage Gets Made: The Hidden Work of Content · An A List Apart Article
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5 weeks ago
‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer - The New York Times
‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer “Kids saying, ‘Trump won, you’re going back to Mexico,’” wrote a teacher from Kansas. “A black student was blocked from entering his classroom by two white students chanting, ‘Trump, Trump,’” wrote a teacher from Tennessee. “Seventh-grade white boys yelling, ‘Heil Trump!’” wrote a teacher from Colorado.
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5 weeks ago
TimKarr on Twitter: "WSJ: 72% of large sampling of FCC docket comments supporting Chairman Pai's anti- #NetNeutrality position were faked (not from person named… https://t.co/3i1RC9JxKY"
WSJ: 72% of large sampling of FCC docket comments supporting Chairman Pai's anti- #NetNeutrality position were faked (not from person named as author) — a federal felony. More evidence of corruption fueling the @FCC decision to take control of the internet from internet users.
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5 weeks ago
What if You Couldn’t Access This Page? - The New York Times
Net neutrality is called the First Amendment of the internet for a good reason.
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5 weeks ago
TripIt | A trip to Denver, CO in December 2017
Jeffrey is returning from a trip to Denver, CO.
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5 weeks ago
A11y Rules Podcast Episode 21 - Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman - Part 1 | Nicolas Steenhout on Patreon
A11y Rules Podcast Episode 21 - Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman - Part 1 Nic: Hey, Jeffrey, we're talking about web accessibility this morning. There's about two billion different definitions of the word. How would you define it? Jeffrey: Right. I would go back to web standards principles like progressive enhancement which say, the web is genius because it allows everyone access to content and to interactivity. And I would say that an accessible site is one that allows anyone, regardless of native physical ability, regardless of temporary physical ability, regardless of device used, or browser, or phone used, to access content. Doesn't mean they have an identical experience. Obviously someone who can't hear isn't going to hear, someone who can't see isn't going to see. Someone using a really old browser may have a simplified layout. But everyone can get to the content, everyone can do what the website promises to let them do. Because basically we've had interactivity since HTML1. Right?
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5 weeks ago
Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn - BBC News
Maybe they can replace Hannity with Mickey Mouse.
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5 weeks ago
Christmas Gifts for Your Future Self: Testing the Web Platform ◆ 24 ways
“Making the web more interoperable makes it a better place to be a web developer, storing up some Christmas gifts for my future self, while learning new things as I do so.”
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6 weeks ago
Adactio: Journal—Origin story
“The simplicity of the early web wasn’t a bug, it was a feature.”
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6 weeks ago
TripIt | A trip to Denver, CO in December 2017
Jeffrey is about to leave on a trip to Denver, CO.
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6 weeks ago
This Blog, R.I.P. - The New York Times
The New York Times has decided that “the world has moved on from blogs.”
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6 weeks ago
5by5 | The Big Web Show #167: “Can Celebrities Save the Internet?” with Sarah Parmenter
The Big Web Show № 167: “Can Celebrities Save the Internet?” with Sarah Parmenter Designer, entrepreneur, and social media consultant Sarah Parmenter is my guest. Working with celebrities, how not to save a troubled brand, design ten years ago and now, can one designer do it all?
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6 weeks ago
With Jerusalem Move, Trump Sabotages His Own Mideast Peace Process | The New Yorker
With Jerusalem Move, Trump Sabotages His Own Mideast Peace Process “In one blow, President Trump has destroyed not only the chances of any peace but the stability and security of the region as a whole,” Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator, said on CNN, on Wednesday. “He has undermined his closest allies in the Arab world. He has given all extremists and nuts all over the world who are ready to commit acts of violence a perfect excuse because he has provoked spiritual sentiments and religious feelings to the point where we don’t know how far the ramifications will go.”
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