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.
"Why does tech have so many political problems?":https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/08/tech-many-political-problems.html A list of 17 answers by Tyler Cowen. I love "Robespierrean social justice terror".
Why was he like this to her? Excerpt from "Lisa Brennan-Jobs' upcoming book about her father Steve":https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/lisa-brennan-jobs-small-fry-steve-jobs-daughter.
"The hamburger menu is probably bad for business":http://growthrock.co/ecommerce-mobile-home-page-navigation/ — A/B testing by ecommerce consultancy Growth Rock.
A German court has issues the "first GDPR ruling":https://www.natlawreview.com/article/german-court-issues-first-gdpr-ruling, reports ??The National Law Review??. It concerns ICANN, the American non-profit that oversees the global WHOIS database of registered internet domain names, and German registrar EPAG.
Tyler Cowen: "Why read news?":https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2018/06/consume-recent-news.html bq. If you follow the news, you will work at it every day, more or less. Better those compound returns than to do something else once every three months and a half.
"Internet Trends 2018":https://relayto.com/kpcb/internet-trends-2018-g9d8y417idxm9 — all the stats. A presentation by Mary Meeker.
The "Web is coming to the Watch":https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/239/! No webfonts yet though.
Great fun illustrated article "on the aesthetics of Trumpism":https://medium.com/s/story/the-aesthetics-of-trumpism-6a73b233622/ by Nick Hilton. bq. This next product, emblazoned with the number 45, looks more like a golfer’s baseball cap than a trucker’s ... that styling — №45 in fancy serif font — would be perfectly at home on the label of a $100 bottle of scotch. Someone wearing this cap would not be immediately outing themselves as a ‘deplorable’ (as was, to a large extent, the appeal of the MAGA hat). It’s a flashback to a moment when the Trump brand was all about luxury hotels and links courses. No wonder it’s on sale. Hilton also wrote a piece on "Trump-based magazine covers":https://medium.com/s/story/a-visual-history-of-trump-magazine-covers-updated-for-2018-7255d632598c.
It’s the competing considerations themselves that coalesce to form the design.
ow that the site’s wireframes have been generated during the architecture process, we turn them into mock-ups using visual elements such as a logo and an icon set; visual conventions such as a color scheme and a typeface collection; and visual rules such as a grid layout. Design appears in Jesse James Garrett’s useful Elements of User Experience diagram as the top level, labelled Visual Design.
As well as these elements, conventions and rules, the design must take into account a number of considerations that may initially appear to conflict until, with work, the tensions among them coalesce to actually form the design.
Dieter Rams, renowned industrial designer, has 10 Principles of Good Design.
- is innovative
- makes a product useful
- is aesthetic
- helps us to understand a product
- is unobtrusive
- is honest
- is long-lasting
- is consequent to the last detail
- is concerned with the environment
- is as little design as possible.
The entire process, with dependencies