Front-end design principles

13th February 2013

Normally the whiteboards in the Clearleft office are monopolised by the designers, but just the other day, the front-end developers laid claim to some wall space for a quick’n’dirty exercise. We wanted to nail down the guiding principles behind our front-end work. All of us have a tacit shared understanding of where our priorities lie, but I thought it would be good to make it explicit.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

In this ever-changing world in which we live in

9th February 2013

In his first article as part of our year long residency with The Pastry Box Project, Ben Sauer asks “Have humans ever had to change up what they do as fast and often as we do? Our craft exists in a never-ending state of flux. It won’t settle down for a while, if ever.”

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

Weeknotes #1

8th February 2013

Big news this week as we’ve added another member to the team, kicked off lots of interesting new projects saw the welcome return of the Clearleft movie night.

James Bates
James Bates

On New Adventures in Web Design

31st January 2013

What do 650 attendees, 10 pin bowling, 9 speakers, 8 Clearlefties, and 2 nights in Nottingham have in common? Join us as we reminisce on the last of the trilogy of New Adventures in Web Design.

Jon Aizlewood
Jon Aizlewood

Hack Farm 2012

29th January 2013

In 2011 we started a bit of a tradition at Clearleft: disappearing into the countryside for a week, leaving client work behind, to hack on a brand new project from scratch. We call it Hack Farm. That first Hack Farm resulted in Map Tales, a little service for creating and sharing map-based stories. We had our second annual Hack Farm a couple of months ago.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Responsive Design on a Budget

16th January 2013

Performance considerations in responsive design should be a holistic part of the shaping of a site, right from the initial UX work. Using the concept of a ‘size budget’ can help avoid making it just a development issue that gets tacked on at the end.

Mark Perkins
Mark Perkins

On Responsive Design

3rd January 2013

A final year student studying Interactive Design at Nottingham Trent University recently asked us some questions about Responsive Web Design. This is our response.

Richard Rutter
Richard Rutter

It’s design all the way down

14th September 2012

A lot of the discussions I have about our profession end with somebody saying Well it’s all just design really, or it’s just good design and bad design. This is a great way of ending a conversation when you’re bored and have a bus to catch. It’s the designer’s equivalent of Godwin’s law.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

UX London

10th May 2012

We had a fantastic time at this year’s UX London. We’d like to thank our brilliant speakers, super sponsors, and—of course—tip top attendees, who seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Ampersand 2012 – now sold out!

10th May 2012

We’re thrilled to say that this year’s Ampersand conference has now sold out! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Brighton next month for our second year of type-enthused festivities.

Richard Rutter
Richard Rutter

dConstruct 2012

23rd April 2012

Thank you to everyone who came along to UX London last week. We had a splendid time and we hope you did too.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

dConstruct archive now available

3rd February 2012

In the last 7 years, dConstruct has presented 2175 minutes of insightful thinking from the brightest minds in the digital industry… inspirational talks which you can now delve into any time.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

Win a Kindle!

24th January 2012

We’re always keen to know whose wisdom is exciting folk in the UX community, so we’ve joined forces with our friends at Rosenfeld Media for a competition where we’re looking for your suggestions.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt

More lovely UX London sponsors!

20th December 2011

Goodness, we’ve more super sponsors for UX London! Welcome aboard, Premier sponsors, Red Gate Software, and Associate sponsors, Super User Studio and UX Jobs Board.

Kate Bulpitt
Kate Bulpitt