The Design Sprint hammer

Advice
12th July 2017

We’re huge fans of design sprints - they can be of great value to both agency and client. That being said, as any tool gains popularity, it opens itself up to abuse. Or as the saying goes, “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” So I wanted to take a quick step back, to look at what design sprints are good for, and where they fall down.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

A simple approach to improving form design

Advice
5th July 2017

Have you ever started filling out an form online, only to abandon the process halfway through? If so you wouldn’t be alone. This post explains a simple technique for getting more people to complete your forms and provide the information you require.

Richard Rutter
Richard Rutter

All in the mind

Advice
28th June 2017

Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, affects more people than you’d think, including me. To try and face some of these fears head on, I recently attended a day-long workshop ran by our stand-in project manager Matthew Matheson. Here’s what I learned.

Benjamin Parry

eLife goes live

Advice, Announcement
5th June 2017

Collaborating on a pattern library.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Open source

Advice
28th March 2017

The lows are low, but the highs are high.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Sound design

Advice
23rd February 2017

Recently at the Clearleft studio there has been somewhat of a push to readjust the balance between bustling working space and distraction-free productivity.

Ben White
Ben White

Design principles

Advice
16th December 2016

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.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Accessibility in modal dialogs

Advice
15th December 2016

In addition to standard dialog ARIA-roles, focus management is crucial if you wish to build a more accessible modal dialog.

Danielle Huntrods
Danielle Huntrods

Fractal ways

Advice
4th December 2016

24 Ways is back! That’s how we web nerds know that the Christmas season is here. It kicked off this year with a most excellent bit of hardware hacking from Seb: Internet of Stranger Things.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Between the braces

Advice
24th November 2016

In a post called Side Effects in CSS that he wrote a while back, Philip Walton talks about different kinds of challenges in writing CSS:

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Less JavaScript

Advice
17th November 2016

Every front-end developer at Clearleft went to FFConf last Friday: me, Mark, Graham, Charlotte, and Danielle. We weren’t about to pass up the opportunity to attend a world-class dev conference right here in our home base of Brighton.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Resilience retires

Advice
16th November 2016

I spoke at the GOTO conference in Berlin this week. It was the final outing of a talk I’ve been giving for about a year now called Resilience.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

@supports will change your life

Advice
10th October 2016

Thanks to progressive enhancement we can use lots of awesome CSS features right now, even though not everyone uses a browser which supports them.

Charlotte Jackson
Charlotte Jackson

The imitation game

Advice
5th September 2016

Jason shared some thoughts on designing progressive web apps. One of the things he’s pondering is how much you should try make your web-based offering look and feel like a native app.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith