The latest Clearleft product will be like having an intensive set of discovery, collaboration, and exploration workshops in a box. Perfect for startups and other small businesses short on time or budget.
It starts in Spring but you can register your interest now.
I really like Dan’s take on using Photoshop (or Fireworks) as part of today’s web design process. The problem is not with the tool; the problem is with the expectations set by showing comps to clients.
By default, presenting a full comp says to your client, “This is how everyone will see your site.” In our multi-device world, we’re quickly moving towards, “This is how some people will see your site,” but we’re not doing a great job of communicating that.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Chris and Dave on the Shop Talk Show. It is now available for your listening and huffduffing pleasure.
A nifty example of responsive tables. View source to see how it’s done.
The Old Aesthetic.
This seems like an eminently sensible thing to do when building responsive sites: ditch mock-ups entirely. The reasons and the workflow outlined here make a lot of sense.
Josh and Michelle have been hard at work making this responsive theme for Shopify. It’s quite lovely.
I want to go to there!
This is what Photoshop is for. Be sure to watch the slideshow.
The slides from Andy’s one-day responsive design workshop are well worth a perusal.
Mark talks about the tools web designers use and the tools web designers want. The upshot: use whatever you’re most comfortable with.
An incredibly realistic Photoshop simulator built in the browser—it feels exactly like using the desktop version.
Funny but creepy. Freepy.
Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR.
Toby’s write-up of the workshop I led for the Build conference. I enjoyed myself so it’s immensely gratifying to know that the attendees did too.
Roll up, roll up! Get five nights food and lodging at a fantastic luxury horse ranch in the Rockies in March.
Oh, and myself and Aaron will be running workshops on progressive enhancement for you during that time too.
To quote Jessica: “Seems stupid but it’s kind of a good idea.”
I know this is probably inappropriate (comedy is tragedy plus time) but I am getting quiet a giggle out of this. I know, I know: too soon.
Stephen and PPK are taking their two-day mobile workshop on the road, including two dates in the UK (one of which is Brighton!). There’s a welcome emphasis on testing.
Cruel in a subtle sort of way: re-posting slightly tweaked Facebook photos of one poor guy.
Colly shows the results of his dConstruct workshop: great stuff!
Yes, yes, yes: "A PSD is a painting of a website.” We don’t spend weeks or months understanding a client’s complex needs and issues to make them paintings.
I'll be delivering half of A Day Apart in Washington DC in September — the HTML5 half. So... there's that.
Three back-to-back talks on web design at South by Southwest.
Taking shopping lists and setting them in a more typographically pleasing way.
Two little tips courtesy of Dan.
Lomokev is teaching photography in Brighton. Learn from the best.
Andy makes a great case for presenting clients with designs in HTML/CSS rather than flat, fixed, non-interactive graphics.
Simon's slides and demos from his half-day workshop at XTech.
A holding page for Malarkey's upcoming series of workshops. Add you name if your interested.
A Flash interface that allows you to interact with lingerie models when shopping for knickers. I point this out purely for reasons of interaction research, of course.
Amazon is AB testing their next design iteration. Bye, bye tabs (yay!), hello fly-out menus (boo!).
Kind of disturbing, kind of funny.
Now your child can look like a denizen of the uncanny valley with just a little Photoshop magic.
I need to get some noise-cancelling headphones for the flight to Vancouver. Those Sennheisers are looking good for the price.
There's a new Apple reseller in the heart of Brighton. Very handy.
This is just plain creepy.
Hilarious account of a cross-cultural mix-up in a Brighton supermarket.
Horror through the ages in art, with a little help from Photoshop on Worth 1000.
Eric and Jeffrey are going to the city of brotherly love.
Airbrushing with Photoshop.
He described the atmosphere on the world wide web as a free-for-all that was “close to that of unpoliced conversation.” Um... I have to admit that I've never had a policed conversation, online or off.
Great minds think alike