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.
Now that's a web site: "New York City tree map":https://tree-map.nycgovparks..org/#treeinfo-2135461 -- every last one, including street view, species, diameter. [via Kottke]
Wow, a "360° Taliesin West walkthrough":https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=iWvNCvUJxvg&utm_source=4.
In case anyone else was mildly traumatized by the way fonts appear on MacOS Mojave due to the disabling of subpixel antialiasing, here's the "solution by Github user alexanderyakusik":https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/51132#issuecomment-424132330:
defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool NO
Also, in System Preferences > General, check Use font smoothing when available.
More incredibleness: "sefaria.org":https://www.sefaria.org/, a beautiful bountiful platform of the Jewish texts. What an accomplishment.
John Gruber's Daringfireball reviews — no, _essays_ — on "The iPhones XS":https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/the_iphones_xs and "Apple Watch Series 4":https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/apple_watch_series_4 are a pleasure worthy of their subject matter. They feel informed, informal, thoughtful. "Series 4 is to Apple Watch what iPhone 4 was to iPhone," Gruber writes. "The model that takes the original design to a new level."
How did I not know about ribbonfarm all these years; truly I've been living under a rock for ages. Thoughtful, concise, erudite, relevant: "Tendrils of Mess in our Brains":https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/01/05/tendrils-of-mess-in-our-brains/ by Sarah Perry.
Premieres for the "??Rams?? doc":https://www.hustwit.com/rams/ by Gary Hustwit (of ??Helvetica??) are being held all around America. The only cities where it's sold out are: NY, LA and SF.
Never mind it being yet another acronym, this method humanizes selecting colors for the web: "On Switching from HEX & RGB to HSL":https://www.sarasoueidan.com/blog/hex-rgb-to-hsl/ by CoDrops explainer extraordinaire Sara Soueidan.
9to5Mac presents "50 new watchOS 5 features":https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/05/apple-watch-series-4-resolution-likely-384x480-apps-capable-of-showing-much-more-content/.
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