A key element of creating a usable content strategy is identifying what information users need, and when. This week, author Ben Barone-Nugent digs deep into what information users need, as he presents the idea of progressive reduction, and explains how the concept can impact the way we build our content strategies.
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As a web developer, you and your clients’ websites all fall under your management when developing and maintaining all aspects of the website. In other words, it’s your responsibility to design an attractive, user-friendly, and secure website. Between trends, advice, and shortcuts, the aesthetics and UX of a website has been covered extensively. The security, […]
If you are just starting out your film making career, you must have notice the issue of locations by now. The big players get to pick a location and rent it, or to rebuild it in a studio. If you only have limited budget, your second best option may be to build a set. While [...]
Oskar Vega aka milkydayy is an US-based illustrator and pinup artist with several interesting artworks in his portfolio. Below, you may scroll through the very best of them. Enjoy! Visit Oskar Vega
You may have come across instructions in web design and development tutorials that tell you to do things like npm install or git clone, etc. These are Command Line Interfaces (CLI). We use them to tell the computer to perform specific tasks, usually by typing specific commands from Terminal and ... Continue reading »
Here you see an article about someone dying while on vacation. But the article contains no useful information. They don't know how it happened, and they cannot even confirm it. But worse than that, it isn't news. Thousands of people die due to unfortunate accidents every year, so posting an article about one of them doesn't mean it's news. It's the olds. As such, it has no relevancy, and no usefulness. It's not like I can read this article and say "Oh... I know, I shouldn't go on a golf course."
Stock photos play an important part in a designer’s work, being the prime source of imagery for client projects. They’ve been around for more than a decade, and this model continues to be very successful because stock photos are easy to get to, and also because they cost much less than the alternate route of […]
Everyone have personal projects on a hold, Two Bloody Weeks is a project of a series of vector illustration that I started on july 2011 and finished recently. The main idea was to develop this arsenal using a particular vector style as a away to study and enhance my illustration abilities. The highs and lows in life can have us procrastinating our goals, but you should always be patient and have faith. Besides sharing this project, I'm also giving away the original files, you can download them a
Nearly a year ago we reported on changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that involved renaming some of its services and the introduction of a freshly-designed set of boxes, envelopes, and tubes that were received with a modestly encouraging response. More interesting than...
What follows is an open letter to those who manage digital teams. It implores them to invest more in their digital staff.
I’ve provided web design services to small-town businesses for the past few years, having had many happy outcomes, but also a lot of negative experiences from which I’ve learned hard lessons. One of the most important things I’ve learned is how to sell the value of the web. Many of my clients needed to be convinced that a website would actually be good for their business. A lot of them were almost naive about the web and about the impact and reach that a professional website an
Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a […]
An important part of any user experience department should be a consistent outreach effort to users both familiar and unfamiliar. Yet, it is hard to both establish and sustain a continued voice amongst the business of our schedules. Recruiting, screening, and scheduling daily or weekly one-on-one walkthroughs can be daunting for someone in a small...