Since such overhauls are relatively infrequent and set the stage for a web site for years to come, they are rare and vital opportunities to step back to basics. What should the site be? What should it express? Who is it for and what should it do for them?
MindBody is a web-based management system widely used by yoga studios. Using MindBody’s SOAP-based API, eeMindBody provides an easy way for a studio’s ExpressionEngine web site to access its MindBody data.
I keep referring back to this article by Kyle Chayka — beautifully and ironically illustrated by Daniel Hertzberg — and in a nice homologue I keep forgetting the term it coins, "airspace":https://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325104/airbnb-aesthetic-global-minimalism-startup-gentrification: bq. It’s the realm of coffee shops, bars, startup offices, and co-live / work spaces that share the same hallmarks everywhere you go: a profusion of symbols of comfort and quality, at least to a certain connoisseurial mindset. Minimalist furniture. Craft beer and avocado toast. Reclaimed wood. Industrial lighting. Cortados. Fast internet. The homogeneity of these spaces means that traveling between them is frictionless, a value that Silicon Valley prizes. The title says it's sterile but is it? The word never appears within the article. Isn't airspace more a vocabulary? Here in Brighton there are nasty pastiches of it (Tortilla: Real Californian Burritos and Tacos), lovely expressions (Gails Bakery) and sophisticated extensions (Smallbatch Coffee).
"Ben Thompson concisely contrasts Amazon and Apple":https://stratechery.com/2018/divine-discontent-disruptions-antidote/. "I’m not sure that Amazon will beat Apple to $1 trillion, but they surely have the best shot at two."
"Jon [Favreau] said, ‘Look into his eyes. If you look into his eyes you will know. Is he being asked a question or is he asking the question?’" On the making of "Iron Man's HUD":https://vfxblog.com/ironman/.
"Jaron Lanier on social media":http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/jaron-lanier-interview-on-what-went-wrong-with-the-internet.html: "We got into this by trying to be socialist and libertarian at the same time, and getting the worst of both worlds ... we have to choose."
We have entered an uncanny valley of "algorithmic culture":https://www.racked.com/2018/4/17/17219166/fashion-style-algorithm-amazon-echo-look. I believe it's still easy to step out of, but even easier not to. And maybe it's merely a speeding up of how things have always worked.
Facebook-owned "WhatsApp's security claims are dubious":http://www.atimes.com/article/whats-up-with-whatsapp/.
Brian X. Chen, technology writer at ??The New York Times??, checks "what data Facebook and Google have":https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/personaltech/i-downloaded-the-information-that-facebook-has-on-me-yikes.html on him and provides links to do your own. "Be warned," he concludes. "Once you see the vast amount of data that has been collected about you, you won’t be able to unsee it." Google for instance, keeps a record of every time you open an app on an Android phone, Facebook of whom you unfriended when.
Slack: "“meeting-izing” the entire workday":https://ux.useronboard.com/slack-i-m-breaking-up-with-you-54600ace03ea. Me, I've tried to dip in but like with Twitter I just can't take the multitudinous inputs.
Since I'm returning to it for some refreshment, time to add the link: "“How to Use Clashing Fonts”":https://www.typography.com/blog/fonts-that-clash by Jonathan Hoefler. "It’s often the dialogue _between_ typefaces that most effectively communicates how information is meant to be understood."
Turn screen mock-ups into web pages, web pages into dynamic screens.
nce we’ve populated the system with content data and produced the screen mock-ups, it’s time to knit these together and build something that the world can actually view and use.
After producing the View we move on to the Controller. In the case of ExpressionEngine, this means converting the HTML/CSS/JS web pages into dynamic templates, where the variable areas of each template are swapped out with dynamic data by the content management system.
The reason we begin coding only after completing the design work is that wireframes may require modifications once they’ve become mock-ups and visual impracticalities appear.
The entire process, with dependencies