Review Archive

Accessibility

Everyone has special needs. Some people are born with or develop poor vision, other people have dyslexia, and some people just prefer the keyboard to the mouse. Don't leave those people out when building your website.

  1. (Issue No. 16)
    Wayfinding: Writing for Accessibility

    How do you keep accessibility in mind when writing content? Looking at the Transport for London website, Nicole shows us how we can create, organize and maintain accessible content.

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Business

Web design and development is more about coding >

  1. (Issue No. 36)
    Responsive Discovery

    The responsive web is not just about techniques and code. Emily and Drew detail how responsive work requires a higher level of discovery and engagement in order to produce great work.

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Compatibility

The internet is not the big blue E. There are myriad browsers out there with varying capabilities. Compatibility is all about being able to access your content regardless of device or platform.

  1. (Issue No. 19)
    Art of the Quiet Interface

    How do we design content to be engaging and distraction-free? Looking at Bonappetit.com, Nicole shows how we can give our users the space and time to relish good content.

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Content

You’ve heard it before: content is king. The words, images, and multimedia you use on your site should be purposefully-compiled, easy to understand, and crafted to convey the proper message. Your message.

  1. (Issue No. 25)
    Storytelling in Web Design

    Denise explains the importance of storytelling in website and app design by comparing and contrasting two history-focused sites.

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CSS

Cascading Style Sheets are the >

  1. (Issue No. 38)
    Sass for Big Sites, Part 2

    In part 2 of our series on Sass for large sites and teams, Jackie shares how Behance maintains a living Style Guide and documents its code base.

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Design / UX

Design and user experience take into account the aesthetics of a site, the organization of its content, and the way in which users are able (or unable) to interact with it.

  1. (Issue No. 34)
    Reflecting on the Revamped Sherpa

    Our Publisher Aaron turns the spotlight on the Sherpa site and walks through some of the choices we made for the mobile-first overhaul of this site.

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Javascript

  1. (Issue No. 34)
    Reflecting on the Revamped Sherpa

    Our Publisher Aaron turns the spotlight on the Sherpa site and walks through some of the choices we made for the mobile-first overhaul of this site.

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Performance

We want everything and we want it yesterday. Optimizing your website’s performance will pay huge dividends in the form of happier customers.

  1. (Issue No. 34)
    Reflecting on the Revamped Sherpa

    Our Publisher Aaron turns the spotlight on the Sherpa site and walks through some of the choices we made for the mobile-first overhaul of this site.

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Semantics

Everyone strives for meaning in this world of ours, so let them find it in your HTML. Using meaningful elements can improve both the accessibility of your content as well as your search rankings.

  1. (Issue No. 13)
    Making the Transition to HTML5

    Interested in HTML5, but not sure where to go after changing the DOCTYPE? Emily details how a reader-submitted site, Pelizzoli World, can start using HTML5 today to add structure and semantics.

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Usability

There's nothing worse than wanting to do something online, knowing you should be able to do it, and then being completely unable to figure out exactly how to do it. Nothing sends users running quite like frustration.

  1. (Issue No. 32)
    Writing for Global Audiences

    If you are on the web, your audience is global. Nicole reviews The Internet Archive, offering suggestions that will help you optimize your own content for a global audience.

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Workflow / Process

  1. (Issue No. 38)
    Sass for Big Sites, Part 2

    In part 2 of our series on Sass for large sites and teams, Jackie shares how Behance maintains a living Style Guide and documents its code base.

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