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Author/designer/genius-kinda-guy Mark Boulton puts forth the proposition that responsive design is creating a new canon for web designers and developers. In the real world, responsive design is nothing new. Products adapt to our needs. Technology monitors local environments to adjust lighting, temperature and even physical spaces. But what about web? In designing with words, the […]

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Spec work: A Bay Area employee described what happened last year when he and about a dozen co-workers realized employees with years of service were being paid less than new hires doing the same work. Agitated about the situation but concerned about retaliation, the workers committed to a plan: during the approaching round of annual […]

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I just saw this in WFYI’s tweetstream – “Interested in designing the official WFYI Mobile App?? Here’s the link to details. http://www.wfyi.org/rfp_MobileApp_2011.docx.“ It links to an RFP for a pretty full-featured web app. I’m going to post it in full here, just in case you don’t want to hassle with the Word doc. WFYI is […]

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ReadWriteWeb takes a look at App Store alternatives. There’s no doubt that the iTunes App Store is the market 1 leader when it comes to being the best place for developers to earn money from their mobile applications. In fact, according to a recent study from IHS Screen Digest, Apple was found to have generated […]

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Quite an interesting read from UX Magazine. Here’s a taste: Looking at the next five years, the role of interface design will only increase in importance as companies compete to win market share worldwide. Ease of use is essential to winning hearts, minds, and customers. With consumer product companies in heated competition, I anticipate a […]

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From 456 Berea St: Apple’s iOS, which is what iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad run, has many accessibility features built-in, but it does not correct colour blindness (which should perhaps be called colour vision deficiency instead). But now there is an iPhone app (also available for Android) that does just that. Dan Kaminsky’s DanKam is an augmented reality […]

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