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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
A final year student studying Interactive Design at Nottingham Trent University recently asked us some questions about Responsive Web Design. This is our response.
Brasília gives us a lesson about what happens when you design at the wrong level of zoom.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to everyone who came along to UX London last week. We had a splendid time and we hope you did too.
We’ve very excited to announce that tickets for Ampersand 2012 will be available from 10am (UK time) on Tuesday, March 6th.
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.
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.
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.
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