We have a tradition here at Clearleft of having the occasional lunchtime braindump. They’re somewhat sporadic, but it’s always a good day when there’s a “brown bag” gathering.
At the beginning of February, a bunch of us Clearleft folk set off for a week in New York City to attend Interaction 17, 6 - 8 February 2017. This was my first Interaction conference, so I thought I’d scribble down some takeaways from a newbie’s perspective.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Interaction 17 conference in New York with some colleagues from Clearleft.
With all this talk about shoes, I can’t help but draw a comparison with our current (or former, depending on when you read this) site. While it’s been a comfortable pair of shoes for us for some time, things around here have changed…
It’s all go, go, go at Clearleft while we’re working on a new version of our website …accompanied by a brand new identity. It’s an exciting time in the studio, tinged with the slight stress that comes with any kind of unveiling like this.
The day I started at Clearleft was the first time I met Richard Rutter. I only recognised him because I studied the team photographs prior to joining the company.
I’ve been working on the upcoming relaunch of the Clearleft website, complete with a whole new brand identity!
There’s an old Spanish proverb that translates roughly to the saying ‘the cobbler’s children have no shoes’. Meaning that someone with a specific skill is often so busy assisting others that their own affairs go unattended. A classic and frustrating conundrum.
Over the last year and a half Fractal has evolved from an internal prototype at Clearleft into an open source project that we (and now many others) are using to create and manage component libraries. It’s been exciting to get validation of the core ideas behind the project and great to see all the different ways that others have been pushing at the boundaries of what is currently possible with it.
Let me set the scene for you. It’s Monday 28th November and my brain is about to explode…
I’ve recently had the pleasure of helping create a brand new pattern library for a client. We decided to take the opportunity to use [Fractal](http://fractal.build/), a pattern library build tool created by [Mark](http://clearleft.com/is/mark-perkins).
Are you a freelancer working in the design industry? To kick off 2017, we’re hosting a New Year get together here at Clearleft HQ in January.
Andrew Travers wrote about designing design principles at Co-op Digital. I’m somewhat obsessed with design principles—hence my collection—so I’m also obsessed with figuring out what makes for “good” design principles.
In addition to standard dialog ARIA-roles, focus management is crucial if you wish to build a more accessible modal dialog.
I wrote a thing. The thing is a book. But the book is not published on paper. This book is on the web. It’s a web book. Or “wook” if you prefer …please don’t prefer. Here it is:
It’s been another busy year conference-wise here at Clearleft. But that’s certainly not an excuse to rest on our laurels. No indeed. We’ve been working away behind the scenes and our 2017 events calendar is shaping up nicely - first up to announce is UX London 2017.
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