Now on The Interconnected: Back to Basics: Writing Design Guidelines

I’m doing a lot of writing design guidelines at work right now — essentially codifying in words the things we’re already doing. Paving the cowpaths if you will.

My June 28 post on The Interconnected is about where to put design guidelines when you write them, what application to write them in, what to put in them, and why nobody’s going to read them but you.

Read Back to Basics: Writing Design Guidelines on The Interconnected

An Event Apart 2017: New CSS Layout Meets the Real World by Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew’s presentation was all about CSS Grid. It was fantastic, very enlightening, and let’s be honest here, I only captured really about a third of it in the notes because otherwise I would have had to screen capture like every side and by that point you have no reason to go see it yourself.

Go see it yourself.

Oh and you’ll notice that Rachel’s one of those speakers who is so well-rehearsed she can set up tweets on a timer to go out during her presentation, which she did, so they’re in here too.

Meantime, here’s what we’ve got. Continue reading

An Event Apart 2017: Design Beyond Our Devices by Ethan Marcotte

Ethan Marcotte was the final presenter on the first day of the conference, and his presentation was about the steps beyond responsive design. It covers his exploration into using patterns to drive design decisions, what the benefits of patterns and pattern libraries are, and how best to use them. Continue reading