THE PENDING DRAFT

Reconsider – David Heinemeier Hansson

November 10, 2015

Our definition of winning didn’t even include establishing that hallowed sanctity of the natural monopoly! We didn’t win by eradicating the competition. By sabotaging their rides, poaching their employees, or spending the most money in the shortest amount of time… We prospered in an AND world, not an OR world. We could succeed AND others could succeed.

All this may sound soft, like we have a lack of aspiration. I like to call it modest. Realistic. Achievable. It’s a designed experience and a deliberate pursuit that recognizes the extremely diminishing returns of life, love, and meaning beyond a certain level of financial success. In fact, not only diminishing, but negative returns for a lot of people.

A great post by David Heinemeier Hansson. Read it!

Reconsider

Future Visions

November 1, 2015

Future Visions

This sounds rather interesting.

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of short stories written by some of today’s greatest science fiction authors. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The contributing authors were inspired by inside access to leading-edge work, including in-person visits to Microsoft’s research labs, to craft new works that predict the near-future of technology and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.

Looking forward to read it.

Future Visions

CSS Pro Tips

October 11, 2015

Matt Smith shared some CSS Pro Tips on GitHub. I especially like the following snippet, but there’s a whole lot of other interesting things.

ul > li:not(:last-child)::after {
content: ",";
}

AllThingsSmitty – CSS Pro Tips (GitHub)

U.S. Web Design Standards

October 1, 2015

U.S. Web Design Standards

The U.S. Government released a complete set of Standards to achieve consistency across federal government websites.

Built and maintained by U.S. Digital Service and 18F designers and developers, this resource follows industry-standard web accessibility guidelines and reuses the best practices of existing style libraries and modern web design. It provides a guide for creating beautiful and easy-to-use online experiences for the American people.

It’s really great to see more and more organizations – and especially governments – create and even release Style Guides for Web Design.

U.S. Web Design Standards

Stef. Sullivan Rewis on Building an Enterprise CSS Framework for Salesforce

September 23, 2015

Some very interesting insights on what goes into building a huge CSS Framework for an Enterprise Solution like Salesforce.

At Salesforce UX, we are guided by four design principles. In order of importance, they are — clarity, efficiency, consistency, and beauty . These principles assisted us in prioritizing competing goals and helped us make tough calls.

I’d like to share some of the decisions we made while architecting the framework. Some of these choices may be unexpected. And there have been times when our ideas have morphed while building, as we discovered yet another platform or situation we needed to solve for.

Worth a read!

Medium – Building an Enterprise CSS Framework