Posts Tagged: Web Development

The end of HTTP

For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by graduallymarking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of… Read more »

Wireframes done right, they might not be what you think they are…

Someone emailed me yesterday, and mentioned they were going to make “a” wireframe to figure out how their site/app would work. Here’s my response… Wireframe are about QUESTIONS not answers. You should check out the website “whichtestwon.com”. They have a free test every month that you can see. It’s amazing because such subtle changes can… Read more »

The value of effiency

There was an interesting survey the other week which showed that Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs. Some people are skeptical of this data, but I’m not. Here’s why… Don’t get me wrong, this data might not be correct, but I’ve worked with a LOT of developers over the years… Read more »

Student Project – Redesign Apple Music App

I really enjoy exploring these sorts of projects. Part of this make it clear it’s a student project (convoluting “brand” with “visual identity”) but mostly it’s very well done. Definitely something to be proud of. Most of these are simple changes but appropriate but the big thing he completely nails is fixing Apple’s convoluted search function:… Read more »

Funny overview of the inconsistencies of CSS

That’s right, CSS will blatantly ignore the stated order of your HTML elements and just do whatever the heck it wants. Or, as the CSS spec states: […] CSS cares nothing for your whims. Nothing for your dreams. Nothing for your foolish allocations of space and time and meaning. To discover CSS is to discover a… Read more »

I usually think “Game Theory” is bull, but here are some great real-world examples

The New York Times has an article about some of the ways Uber uses psychology (i.e. Game Theory) to “trick” it’s drivers. The subtext of this article is Uber is evil/cruel/privileged/disgusting (which at least as the top level it seems it is), but the strategies they use here are NO different than ANY company tries to do. Regardless of… Read more »

Real World Accessibility For The Blind

Awesome keynote this past weekend at New England Drupal Camp. Brian Charlson from the Carroll Center for the Blind “showed” us what the web was like for him. Amazing demo, with great context and the obligatory technical failure… which actually turned into one of the most compelling parts of the presentation. If you’re sighted and ever… Read more »

Testing responsive websites

Both Safari and Chrome have the ability to “spoof” the browser and emulate different devices. In Safari you must turn on developer tools in preferences and then you can select Develop Menu >Enter Responsive Design Mode. Google’s has also cleaned up their interface. To test mobile you go to developer tools (buried in the hamburg menu on… Read more »