This is a great little technique from Remy: when a service worker is being installed, you make sure that the page(s) the user is first visiting get added to a cache.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Rachel uncovers a great phrase for dealing with older browsers:
It isn’t your fault, but it is your problem.
She points to multiple ways of using CSS Grid today while still providing a decent experience for older browsers.
Crucially, there’s one message that hasn’t changed in fifteen years:
Websites do not need to look the same in every browser.
It’s crazy that there are still designers and developers who haven’t internalised this. And before anyone starts claiming that the problem is with the clients and the bosses, Rachel has plenty of advice for talking with them too.
Your job is to learn about new things, and advise your client or your boss in the best way to achieve their business goals through your use of the available technology. You can only do that if you have learned about the new things. You can then advise them which compromises are worth making.
Friday, February 1st, 2013
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.
Friday, September 28th, 2012
Andy’s talk from the Smashing Conference in Freiburg.
Friday, July 13th, 2012
Leisa nails it. The real stumbling block with trying to change the waterfall-esque nature of agency work (of which Clearleft has certainly been guilty) can be summed up in two words: sign off.
And from a client’s perspective, this emphasis on sign-off is completely understandable.
It takes a special kind of client to take the risk and develop the level of trust and integration required to work the way that Mr Popoff-Walker any many, many other inhabitants of agency world would like to work.
Friday, April 16th, 2010
The companion website to Kevin Hoffman's IA Summit talk, this is a hugely valuable resource for an often-overlooked part of the design process: the kick-off meeting.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
This is just wonderful. "Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free."
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Just rub it on and watch it grow. Gauranteed to satisfy your client.
Friday, November 24th, 2006
It's funny because it's true.