things we learned

lessons from working in the design and web development business

September 22, 2012
by Holger Bartel
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“Beyond Media Queries” – Notes from Brad Frost’s Talk At Smashing Conference in Freiburg

Principles of Adaptive Design “What’s under the Christmas tree in two years? That’s what we’re designing for today.”– Brad Frost Ubiquity “The things we don’t know are more important than the things we do know. Design for the future.” Flexibility … Continue reading

Taking Your Talent to the Web

Written in 2001 and still a good read!

I wrote this book in 2001 for print designers whose clients want websites, print art directors who’d like to move into full–time web and interaction design, homepage creators who are ready to turn pro, and professionals who seek to deepen their web skills and understanding. (…) While browser references and modem speeds may reek of 2001, much of the advice about transitioning to the web still holds true. – Jeffrey Zeldman

Perspectives in Experience Design

For me, the word Experience in the context of Design work refers to the way people experience the world, and making everything we produce fit into their lives. The word preceding Experience is about the perspective you use when talking about someone’s experience, the roles and the scope you want to focus on. For an enterprise, this translates to the ways it chooses to appear in people’s lives. Let’s look at some of the concepts floating around – and please be aware that these are fairly personal views (…)
– Milan, Blurring Boundaries