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Join the Battle for Net Neutrality
Oppose Trump FCC’s plan to destroy net neutrality and the open internet Time is running out before Trump’s FCC and Big Cable destroy net neutrality — but we can still stop them.
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7 hours ago
What Really Matters: Focusing on Top Tasks · An A List Apart Article
Old gold from Gerry McGovern. How to stop designing what committees want and start designing for your users.
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A Book Apart, Free Shipping Flash Offer
Today only – FREE SHIPPING on @ABookApart orders over $75.
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A Dao of Responsive Liquid – Jeffrey Zeldman – Medium
☛ Two decades before Responsive Web Design, we dipped our toes in Liquid Layout. A little #webdesign #history for your Sunday pleasure.
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2 days ago
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Guidelines for writing accessible microcopy. Useful. #a11y #ux
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2 days ago
Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan - The New York Times
C.E.O.s, living in the real world of business, not the imaginary world of right-wing ideologues, know that tax rates aren’t that important a factor in investment decisions. So they realize that even a huge tax cut wouldn’t lead to much more spending. And with that realization, the rationale for this tax plan, such as it is, falls apart, leaving nothing but a scheme to make the rich — especially those who rake in investment income rather than working for a living — richer at everyone else’s expense.
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4 days ago
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“Designers and programmers are great at inventing software. We obsess over every aspect of that process: the tech we use, our methodology, the way it looks, and how it performs. Unfortunately we’re not nearly as obsessed with what happens after that, when people integrate our products into the real world.”
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4 days ago
Using CSS Grid: Supporting Browsers Without Grid – Smashing Magazine
“Support might mean that the site has to look absolutely identical in all the browsers on your list. It might mean that you are happy for some finishing touches not to be available in all browsers. It might mean that you are testing these browsers but are completely happy for them to receive a much simplified experience.”
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4 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Chicago, IL in November 2017
Jeffrey is returning from a trip to Chicago, IL.
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5 days ago
Jeffrey | Gate E17
It’s like hot yoga up in here. Perfect temperature for travelers standing around in multiple winter layers.
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6 days ago
The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech - The New York Times
“We urgently need an academic institute focused on algorithmic accountability.”
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6 days ago
Feedback That Gives Focus · An A List Apart Article
FEAR OF FEEDBACK? Sure, we all have it. Learn how to reframe your relationship to your biggest nemesis. Make feedback your trusted sidekick. ★ Feedback That Gives Focus by Dave Peth
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7 days ago
GitHub - Heydon/inclusive-design-checklist: Aims to be the biggest checklist of inclusive design considerations ever
Aims to be the biggest checklist of inclusive design considerations ever. Includes items for accessibility, performance, device support, interoperability, and language. Pull requests welcome!
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9 days ago
Design for Small Businesses to Make an Impact and Grow
✩ “For most of the features I design, there is just nothing out there to learn from.”
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12 days ago
Web Design Museum
Well intended and historically interesting as it may be, the problem with a concept like http://ift.tt/2roE7Q7 is, websites aren’t paintings.
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13 days ago
Frappe Charts
Frappé Charts: GitHub-inspired simple and modern charts for the web with zero dependencies.
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13 days ago
Redesign with Purpose - ACS Creative
Redesign with Purpose: a review of zeldman’s AEA presentation in Washington, DC. #design #research #redesign #UX
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13 days ago
Feeling the Squeeze? | Communication Arts
Jen Simmons and I are interviewed in a Communication Arts article about cookie-cutter websites and the studio business: http://ift.tt/2yfbTIm Feeling the Squeeze? by Scott Kirkwood
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14 days ago
How to Win Shopify’s Commerce Awards 2017: The Judges Weigh-In
How to Win Shopify’s Commerce Awards 2017: The Judges Weigh-In by Anastasia Philopoulos
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14 days ago
Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. It’s Time to Ask Why. - The New York Times
Apple, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Facebook, WeWork, Slack. Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry.
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14 days ago
Design is Kinky 20th Anniversary Book by Andrew Johnstone —Kickstarter
20 years of great design online! A book to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the iconic Design is Kinky website.
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16 days ago
TYPE Magazine
Issue № 1 of Roger Black’s new Type Magazine is out in print. It’s beautifully designed and filled with typographic goodness. Recommended!
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17 days ago
Adobe XD or Sketch: Which Will Result in the Best UX? — SitePoint
Adobe XD vs. Sketch – feature-for-feature UX design tool showdown.
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17 days ago
Fast, Simple, & Free Open Source Webfont Converter | fontplop
“The unfortunately named FontPlop is a free Mac desktop app that converts OTF and TTF font files into webfont formats—always remember to follow the font EULA when using tools like these.” ℅Typewolf
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18 days ago
What the Failure of New Coke Can Teach Us About User Research And Design · An A List Apart Article
♛ What the Failure of New Coke Can Teach Us About User Research And Design | by Adam Silver Coca-Cola’s infamous blunder provides valuable lessons for conducting successful user research.
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19 days ago
NYC bids good riddance to law that stifled Ray Charles and infuriated Frank Sinatra - The Washington Post
NYC bids good riddance to law that stifled Ray Charles and infuriated Frank Sinatra
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21 days ago
Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At · An A List Apart Article
Tables can be packed with data, rich in content and meaning. Give them the attention they deserve. Richard Rutter shows how in another exclusive excerpt from Richard Rutter’s fantastic new book, Web Typography.
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21 days ago
zeldvisibleman on Twitter: "“I don’t want to create cool stuff for rich people. I want to make the web available to *everyone*.” @rachelandrew #aeasf #CSSGrid"
From An Event Apart San Francisco: “I don’t want to create cool stuff for rich people. I want to make the web available to *everyone*.” @rachelandrew #aeasf #CSSGrid
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22 days ago
5by5 | The Big Web Show #165: Webfont Festival with Bram Stein
The Big Web Show № 165: Webfont Festival with Bram Stein I interview Bram Stein, Typekit’s director of web fonts and author of the Webfont Handbook (A Book Apart, 2017). Creating great font stacks, optimizing web font performance, FOUT versus FOIT, the horror of fallback fonts, and new technology including variable fonts and font-display: FOUT or FOIT.
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22 days ago
How Twitter Killed the First Amendment - The New York Times
A country where speaking one’s mind always results in death threats is not a country that can be said to be truly free.
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24 days ago
Energy company goes on the attack when questioned on its no-bid $300 million Puerto Rico contract
Energy company goes on the attack when questioned on its no-bid $300 million Puerto Rico contract
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25 days ago
Design+Code - Learn to design and code for iOS 11
Websites in Landscape mode ... and other hazards Designing for iPhone X: Guidelines to designing for iOS 11
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25 days ago
TripIt | A trip to San Francisco, CA from October - November 2017
Jeffrey is about to leave on a trip to San Francisco, CA.
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25 days ago
Private prison company moves annual conference to Trump golf course | TheHill
‪Trump “presidency” is a field day for crooks and fat cats, but his base sticks with him because racism. ‬
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25 days ago
Coding with Clarity · An A List Apart Article
Developers, break out of the pack. Organize your ideas before you even open your code editor. Master the principles of coding with clarity.
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26 days ago
Consumer Bureau Loses Fight to Allow More Class-Action Suits - The New York Times
‪Pence tiebreak vote overturns consumer protections against predatory banks. Because banks never hurt people.‬ Banks are awesome and always operate in the public interest. Banks don’t need to be regulated. Why, banks are the people’s friend! Let’s bring back 2008 in all its glory. I don’t need my home. Do you need yours? So much winning.
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27 days ago
Contextual Callouts with CSS Grid - Jonathan Harrell | CSS Blogger & Teacher, UI/UX Designer, Front-End Developer
Contextual Callouts with CSS Grid Using the power of CSS grid, it is now easier than ever before to create callouts — small paragraphs that sit next to the primary text and offer additional information.
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28 days ago
If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
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28 days ago
Anatomy of a Pattern in a Pattern Library | Brad Frost
Anatomy of a Pattern in a Pattern Library | Brad Frost
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28 days ago
New York Officials Fear Closing of U.S. Lab Combating Biological Threats - The New York Times
What do you do with a lab that detects nuclear and biological threats to New York? If you’re Trump, you close it.
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4 weeks ago
Fighting Racism Is Not Just a War of Words - The New York Times
“Our proliferation of statements online may in fact spur those who enjoy setting off shock waves through race-baiting language and then sitting back and watching the show.” The change we need can‘t be won with words alone.
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4 weeks ago
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☛ 7 Life Hacks on How to Improve Your Portfolio and Get “Featured” on Behance
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4 weeks ago
Designing a More Inclusive City - The New York Times
Decriminalizing sitting, and other radical rethinks
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4 weeks ago
Ten Things You Might Not Know About the Velvet Underground | AnOther
The banana album turns 50 is this week. Where has the time gone?
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4 weeks ago
Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call - The Washington Post
“He takes a job [as chief of staff] to prevent World War III, but then he lets Trump use his son, unbeknown to him, to make a political point about Obama. And then he went out and defended him.” And tarnished his reputation in the process.
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4 weeks ago
userdefenders.com
🎧 An Episode Apart with Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman – the User Defenders Podcast
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4 weeks ago
"How To Fight Fascism" with Mike Monteiro Tickets, Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
In Philadelphia Nov. 2? Don’t miss “How To Fight Fascism” with Mike Monteiro of Mule Design.
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4 weeks ago
The Story of CSS Grid, from Its Creators · An A List Apart Article
Did you know? It’s been 21 years since the first #CSS grid layout model was proposed.
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4 weeks ago
NYPD has no backup for its seized property database, recording millions in annual seizures / Boing Boing
NYPD has no backup for its seized property database, recording millions in annual seizures / Boing Boing
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4 weeks ago
Flexibits | Cardhop for Mac | The contacts app you'll actually want to use.
Flexibits calls their new product “the Mac contacts app you’ll actually want to use.” They aren’t kidding. Elegant, with thoughtful design touches throughout, it proves a business app can be beautiful and fun to use.
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4 weeks ago
Introducing InVision Studio—the world’s most powerful screen design tool - InVision Blog
♛ Faster prototypes. Animation. Responsive by design. Color me impressed by #InVisionStudio and eager to try it out. Congrats to Aarron Walter and the team at InVision.
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4 weeks ago
Half-baked, spurious nationalism is unpatriotic | John McCain | Opinion | The Guardian
“We live in a land made of ideals, not blood and soil.” Text of John McCain’s speech.
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5 weeks ago
Web Typography: Numerals · An A List Apart Article
♛ Old-style” numerals and other delights. “Web Typography: Numerals” by Richard Rutter in today’s A List Apart, for people who make websites.
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5 weeks ago
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