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.
A review of the new "disenchantment with our overly-enchanting digital lives":https://medium.com/@ariannahuff/the-great-awakening-8bf08fa95eda by one Arianna Huffington of all people.
Nice piece exploring how "gradients are ok again":https://uxplanet.org/why-gradients-are-back-to-rule-in-2018-8b36711c335f because Nature.
Like latter-day cave painting, "people are getting creative with their iPhone home screens":https://twitter.com/rands/status/966038725271502849. The main aesthetic beyond spacing seems to be color-coding, which may be admirable but also a bit precious. The tool to do it all is the very cool "Makeovr":http://makeovr.io.
Some "cool CSS things I didn’t know about":https://medium.com/@peedutuisk/lesser-known-css-quirks-oddities-and-advanced-tips-css-is-awesome-8ee3d16295bb in this list. Nice job.
Good gumption. "Frank Chimero expresses many thoughts I've had":https://frankchimero.com/writing/everything-easy-is-hard-again/ on the depressing explosion of complexity in web development. I particularly agree about being able to View Source, which is one important reason I don't use CSS pre-processors: I want people to be able to read the CSS as I coded it, whether to know what to copy or what not to copy.
A deep dive into "iPhone X's notches":https://medium.com/tall-west/no-cutting-corners-on-the-iphone-x-97a9413b94e by interaction designer Brad Ellis. [via Daringfireball]
"A gifted mimic, he nonetheless eschews regional accents for comic effect." "Dean Allen, RIP":https://om.co/2018/01/18/dean-allen-rest-in-peace/ by his friend Om Malik. I used Allen's work to type this very link; he invented "Textile":https://web.archive.org/web/20021226035527/http://textism.com:80/tools/textile/, a method for writing HTML (now superceded in mindshare by John Gruber's Markdown). See also "Gruber's":https://daringfireball.net/2018/01/dean_allen and "Jason Kottke's":https://kottke.org/18/01/rest-in-peace-dean-allen eulogies.
"The blockchain is our way back to the open internet":https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble.html, explains Steven Berlin Johnson in this long ??New York Times Magazine?? piece.
??City Journal?? has a nice new design by "Goodfolk":https://goodfolk.agency/ of Chicago. Dig the topics list, both the titles and their order. And on mobile at least the article titling over the imagery is intense.
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