Here at the Clearleft towers we use DigitalOcean and our servers run Ubuntu 14.04 and Nginx 1.8.0.
The 20 Second Gut Test is a workshop which can help you discover an initial visual design direction. It helps you identify general design aesthetics and is a good technique to help you get started.
Moving towards consent based decision making builds an environment of trust, saves time and empowers teams.
We’ve started to use a very simple system of ‘Checking in’ for each of our meetings. By taking the plunge and doing it, we’ve discovered quite a few unexpected benefits.
This is second and final of the Hero’s Journey UX Workshop. This part of the workshop is about identifying opportunities to help each hero along their journey and designing value proposition that embody those opportunities.
‘So, how’s your week been?’ ‘Not bad. The project is going pretty well, the client seems happy.’ ‘Sounds like it’s going well. Do I hear a but in there?’
The Hero’s Journey is a two-part workshop that guides project stakeholders and team members through identifying solutions that solve real problems for real people.
To mark the launch of their rather splendid new website, our friends over at GatherContent have published a series of hands–on Content Strategy guides.
Using a Project Canvas to define the what, who, how and why.
This post gives you a cheat sheet to work with it you’re starting a new project and you want to know how best to work with a Content Strategist. It also has examples of how Content Strategy works in practice.
I’ve been getting a little excited about Flexbox recently, so two weeks ago I wrote an introduction to it. Since then, I’ve used Flexbox to solve a problem that I used to see a lot.
At Clearleft, we occasionally work with clients right here in Brighton, but that’s the exception. More often than not, the clients are based in London, or somewhere else in the UK. In the case of Code for America, they’re based in San Francisco—that’s eight or nine timezones away (depending on the time of year).
Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to front-end development in the age of responsive design. We’re sharing the front-end style guide that we worked on for the Code for America project.
While doing some browser testing this week, [Mark](http://clearleft.com/is/mark-perkins) come across a particularly wicked front-end problem. Something was triggering compatibility mode in Internet Explorer 8 and he couldn’t figure out what it was.
Pattern portfolios are a great way to deliver modular, flexible and responsive design systems. They also offer huge benefits to both clients and technical partners when compared to traditional page-by-page static page template deliverables.