Archive for August, 2017

A Book Apart

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(This is a sponsored post.)You know A Book Apart! They've published all kinds of iconic books in our field. They are short and to the point. The kind of book you can read in a single flight. I wrote on not so long ago called Practical SVG. Fortunately...

How to Write Better Code: The 3 Levels of Code Consistency

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When working on an article about user-centered web development I ended up exploring a bit more the topic of consistency in code. Consistency is one of the key reasons why we need coding guidelines and also a factor for code quality. Interestingly enoug...

What About Ethics in Design?

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Ethics and design should be looked at in context. Despite many claims to do so, this actually happens rarely. Looking at the G20 riots, each of us has an opinion right away. “They’re to blame.” “No, them.” “You can&#...

6 jQuery Form Wizard Plugins

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A jQuery Form Wizard is a jQuery plugin that assists with the creation of forms with some sort of form flow (without refreshing your page). For example, if you had a large form for entering user data, you could use a form wizard to divide it into a ser...

Building Skeleton Screens with CSS Custom Properties

Designing loading states on the web is often overlooked or dismissed as an afterthought. Performance is not only a developer's responsibility, building an experience that works with slow connections can be a design challenge as well. While developers n...