Some of the best and most useful things we build have humble beginnings. Small side projects start with a sapling of an idea—something that can be built in a weekend, but will make our work a little easier, our lives a little better.
As an industry, we’re historically terrible at drawing lines between things, except when it comes to our roles. The old thinking of defined roles is certainly loosening up, but we still have a long way to go.
You can’t be at the top of your game while stressed and nervous about the emergency, so unless there’s an obvious, quick-to-deploy resolution, you need to give yourself some cover to work.
“Just” implies that all of the thinking behind a feature or system has been done. Even worse, it implies that all of the decisions that will have to be made in the course of development have already been discovered—and that’s never the case.
There’s a constant tension between that type of longform, art-directed content and content management systems. New tools like Craft’s Matrix field give developers the control they need to achieve such beautiful layouts.
Apple has always had a funny relationship with responsive design. At last week’s WWDC, they finished laying the foundation of responsive design within native applications.
Developers have a love/hate relationship with styled form elements. It’s fine when the interactions are simple, but what happenswhen things get a little more complex?
Ideas don’t have to be complex to be meaningful. Sharing even the simplest idea can have a surprisingly profound impact on your readers and listeners.
The web has always been fast-moving, and our tools need to keep up—but as we know, that doesn’t always happen. Sketch is a tool built for the modern web, and it’s changed my workflow dramatically.
There comes a time when you’ll need to show code outside of a text editor. I explored a few tools to take syntax-highlighted code from the editor to your slides and documents.