Archiv für das Tag "Design"

On Design Tools and Processes - Viljami Salminen

For the past year(s) I’ve been chasing for answers. Looking for new tools, thinking about design processes and figuring out what design really means to me. At times I’ve felt so disconnected with our pro­cesses that I’ve wondered if my career choice was right.
For a field rooted in the fine arts this period of change has been increasingly hard and is about to get even harder. We’ve moved away from designing static pages to creating digital systems of components, but we’ve done that mostly by using the same static design tools like Illustrator, Sketch, or even Figma. Tools


Going rogue - Jeremy Keith

now we’re into slippery slopes and glass houses. One person might draw the line at creating a Muslim registry. Someone else might draw the line at including any kind of invasive tracking script on a website. Someone else again might decide that the line is crossed by including Google Analytics. It’s moral relativism all the way down. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t draw lines. Of course it’s hard to live in an ideal state of ethical purity—from the clothes we wear to the food we eat to the electricity we use—but a muddy battleground is still capable


Resilient Webdesign - Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith has published a new book, and anyone who's enjoyed one of his recent talks about the build-in robustness of the core web technologies, and how we managed to cripple it by designing with the wrong focus, might want to read this.
I certainly do, this is very much up my alley.

With a title like Resilient Web Design, you might think that this is a handbook for designing robust websites. This is not a handbook. It’s more like a history book. (…) You won’t find any code in here to


Atomic Design - Brad Frost

Brad has coined the term 'Atomic design' (although there has been a slight and friendly banter with Andy Clarke about who first mentioned this as an idea how elements of a design can be organized) for his idea for a methodology to create the 'lego' bricks for a (web) design system.

I think the real power in his idea is not that it is new (it is not), but that the analogy to atoms, molecules, organisms, and the assembly into templates/pages very much encompasses the endless variety that such a 'simple' system can produce, which is exactly what designing for ...

Inclusive Design Patterns - Heydon Pickering

I find myself falling down deeper and deeper inside the rabbit hole that my profession as a designer for the web is. The more complex, daunting and exciting the task gets to make something work on an unknown number of devices, for users with a wide range of technical, physical and mental capabilities in an even wider set of context and surroundings, the more I find solace in the core ideas of the 'early web': This is for everyone. From my experience in the last 20 years, we focussed on the wrong side of web 'design'; the adaptation of ...

Weihnachtszeit, Dekozeit


Ich habe mir gestern und heute endlich mal wieder Zeit für die Renovierung der Bloghütte hier nehmen können und als Resultat gibt es nun, frisch von der Webdeveloperquengelwarenauslage: Die Webrocker-Headergrafik ist nun mit SVG realisiert und die Hauptnavigation habe ich von float auf Flexbox umgebaut. Ha!

Warum, fragt sich der werte Blogbesucher, sieht doch fast genauso aus wie vorher.
Jahaa, sagt der bescheidene Blogbesitzer, aber unter der Haube ist das nun weniger Code (die Lösung vorher war ehrlich gesagt sehr an den Haaren herbeigezogen, auch wenn es so als Experiment schon cool war, die Grafik komplett ...

R.I.P. Adrian Frutiger

Gerade eben flog die Meldung durch meine Twitter-Timeline, dass Adrian Frutiger gestorben ist. :-(

Abgesehen davon, dass ich in den letzten zwanzig Jahren ständig mit seinen Schriften zu tun hatte, ist sein Buch 'Der Mensch und seine Zeichen' eines der wenigen Werke aus meiner Studiumszeit, die ich immer noch und gerne zu Rate ziehe - danke dafür, Herr Frutiger.

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