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We should work toward a universal linked information system, in which generality and portability are more important than fancy graphics techniques and complex extra facilities.www.w3.org

… warum zur Hölle darf ich mich auch in 2018 noch immer mit "Gestaltern" rumschlagen, die nicht verstehen (wollen), dass Design für Web wesentlich mehr ist, als schöne Screens zu entwerfen?



The Laws of UX

A very neat collection of (web) design principles , such as "Jacob's Law":

"Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know."

Laws of UX is a collection of the key maxims that designers must consider when building user interfaces.lawsofux.com

Matthias Ott: Saving your web workflows with prototyping

Oh, Matthias did it again: Publishing one of his thorough articles on the challenges of designing/working with "the web".
It is again one of those articles that I'd wished to have written myself, because it echoes my thoughts (and my frustration) about the unfitting ways I am forced to work in when I'm doing client or agency-work. This feeling of not using the medium to its full potential, because the people involved in "the job" are focussing on the superficial and visual aspects only. The frustration about always having to fight for lean and performant solutions, and the nagging feeling ...

Learnui.design: The HSB Color System: A Practicioner's Primer

We’re going to cover what H, S, and B are, and then I’m going to tell you about why this is the single-best color system in wide usage, plus some intricacies of using it in day-to-day digital design.

CSS Grid Support - Edge now has it, too

Yes! I cannot think of another new spec that has landed in all major browsers in under one year. Over at A List Apart is a very interesting article on the history of the CSS Grid and by whom and how it was made possible.

On October 17th, Microsoft’s Edge browser shipped its implementation of CSS Grid. This is a milestone for a number of reasons. First, it means that all major browsers now support this incredible layout tool. Second, it means that all major browsers rolled out their implementations in a single year(!), a terrific example of


Where Does The Design Agency Go From Here? - Paul Woods/Edo van Dijk

(…) Design is no longer just about design.
Design doesn’t mean making visual solutions. Digital doesn’t mean being a web monkey, producing only websites and apps. Such developments as the rise of artificial intelligence, screenless design and accessibility to great website-building tools like Squarespace mean that the agency that interprets digital design as “making websites and apps” is going to be out of business—and soon. To provide relevant design solutions, the modern agency needs to have business consultancy, copywriting, technology and analytics capabilities under one roof, and most important, these capabilities have to work together—not in silos.commarts.com

Breaking Out Of The Tetris Mindset - Christian Heilmann @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2017

Tetronimos by Christian Heilmann

The Beyond Tellerrand Conference keynote by Christian Heilmann resonates with me, much.

I'd never thought being seen as a 'conservative blocker on the right', but obviously, when it comes to the foundational layers of building stuff for the web, I find myself more on the right side of Chris' block chain (although the 'square' would describe my attitude best).

Again, this talk is very much worth your time, and don't forget to read the corresponding blog post, which goes deeper into the topic.

(…) There’s


The Secret Life of Comedy - Espen Brunborg @ Beyond Tellerrand Conference, Düsseldorf 2017

This is my favorite talk from this year’s Dusseldorf edition of my favorite conference. Which was brimming with great talks, and to be fair, this “this is my favorite yaddayadda” is highly personal, and a short survey among attending friends showed that one person’s highlight didn’t impress another one and vice versa. Which is the secret sauce of the Beyond Tellerrand mixture (aside from the wonderful Tobi Lessnow of course).

So do yourself a favor and watch all of of the videos that already are online for your viewing pleasure.

I like this talk by Espen Brunborg ...

CSS Grid Support - Hello Opera

Well, to be honest, I hadn't Opera on my watch list, so it slipped my attention for a while. But, Opera, too, already has CSS-grid support. :-)