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Choose Boring Technology
Dan McKinley’s infamous essay in presentation form (slides and transcript).
dev  advocacy  architecture 
6 weeks ago by barryf
WPO Stats
> Case studies and experiments demonstrating the impact of web performance optimization (WPO) on user experience and business metrics.
performance  advocacy  ux  metrics 
october 2017 by barryf
Content parity on the web
Advocating having one website and not creating a cutdown version for mobile users
mobile  web  strategy  advocacy 
april 2013 by barryf
Rails has Two Default Stacks
- the 37signals one (ERB, MySQL, MiniTest, fat models/skinny controllers) and the "prime" one (Haml, Postgres, RSpec, service layer)
rails  advocacy  bestpractice  ruby  community 
january 2013 by barryf
illy issimo
High profile commercial site using responsive design
advocacy  design  responsive 
january 2012 by barryf
thoughtbot playbook
Experiences and best practices from the thoughtbot team
dev  advocacy  team  business  company 
december 2011 by barryf
If Flickr had an ego
Dave Winer: "I wish every product had a spokesperson and ego behind it"
ego  startup  company  business  advocacy 
november 2011 by barryf
URL Design
Essential advice for building namespaced, human-readable URLs and ensuring that links behave as a link.
url  link  advocacy  github  architecture  web 
may 2011 by barryf
The Fold | WeeNudge
Research and evidence dispelling the hoary old myth over page folds. Part of a family of good sacred cow slaying resources.
fold  design  layout  web  advocacy  research 
april 2011 by barryf
Side effects of developing for yourself
Make something you would actually use: "If I let users steer product decisions, the result would be a massive codebase producing a bloated, cluttered product full of features that hardly anyone used at the expense of everyday usability and polish on the features that matter."
design  inspiration  dev  work  process  advocacy  opinion 
february 2010 by barryf
Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile
An entertaining and probing opinion piece on agile: what works, when and how. Required reading.
agile  opinion  advocacy  business  work  process 
october 2009 by barryf
The technical story of Muxtape
Persevered with PHP, but love of Rails and Ruby helped switch away
advocacy  rails  muxtape  productivity 
february 2009 by barryf
Jay Fields' Thoughts: Be Your Start-Up
Advocacy for writing, presenting and contributing to establish your own reputation/brand
advocacy  entrepreneurship  startup  freelance  marketing  business  brand  inspiration 
december 2008 by barryf
Web designers should do their own HTML/CSS
I totally agree. Now, where are these mythical creatures hiding?
web  design  css  html  layout  advocacy  opinion  trends  work 
june 2008 by barryf
Top 100 Rails sites
According to the Alexa rankings
advocacy  analytics  rails  startup  web  alexa 
april 2008 by barryf
Ask 37signals: Installable software? - (37signals)
Why 37s aren't big fans of making/supporting installable apps
software  business  37signals  dev  inspiration  saas  web  strategy  advocacy 
december 2007 by barryf
Adobe - Developer Center : Introducing ColdFusion 8
What's new summary from Ben Forta. Compelling stuff.
adobe  coldfusion  advocacy  web  dev 
october 2007 by barryf
Jonas Maurus’ » I’m sorry, but PHP sucks!
While I'm not a fan of PHP, every language/platform has its drawbacks
php  advocacy  language  web 
february 2006 by barryf
Avoid Within-Page Links (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
"On the Web, users have a clear mental model for a hypertext link: it should bring up a new page. Within-page links violate this model and thus cause confusion."
jakobnielsen  web  dev  design  advocacy 
february 2006 by barryf
Ruby/Rails: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Real world examples of RoR time savings vs Java
web  dev  rails  java  advocacy 
december 2005 by barryf

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