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2 weeks ago

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

Creating a tone of voice

Advice
11th August 2016

Scissors open on the table. Seven empty coffee cups. Ripped up magazines. A wall full of colourful images and wild ideas on post-it notes. It’s been a creative day.

A content strategist, a UXer and a designer have been finding their way to that place where imagery collides with language and creates a special kind of chemical reaction.

Ellen de Vries
Ellen de Vries

How We Work: The Team Meeting

Advice
9th August 2016

Andy Budd describes our company wide meeting ritual, the 3 questions we ask everybody, and why we switched from Monday mornings to Friday afternoons. If you have your own company meeting ritual—be that a stand-up meeting at the start of thew week or a stand-down meeting over drinks on a Friday—we’d love to hear form you.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

The way we workshop

Advice
8th August 2016

Sometimes, when you’ve got your sleeves rolled up and your hands deep in the innards of a project, it can be helpful to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. I don’t just mean the context of the overall project, but the even wider context of the medium we’re working in. For us, that’s the web.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith