By Jeffrey Zeldman on February 11, 2011
RELEASED LAST WEEK, Arc90′s Readability 2.0 is a web application/browser extension that removes clutter from any web page, replacing the typical multi-column layout with a simple, elegant, book-style page view—a page view that can be user customized, and that “knows” when it is being viewed on a mobile device and reconfigures itself to create an platform-appropriate reading experience.
By Joris Hens on January 31, 2011
Web designers and developers are passionate about what they do. It’s that passion that drives us all to take risk and build amazing things.
But at the same time, that passion sometimes makes us dive into projects heads first and unprepared. And that’s when it hits you <*SMACK*> like the first time I went to take a drivers test without studying; stating on the exam that it’s OK to drive through an orange traffic light “when you’re careful” seemed like a good thing to do at that time. It wasn’t.
By Alex Payne on January 15, 2011
Shortchanging Your Business with User-Hostile Platforms
After yet another Campfire outage this week (albeit a brief one), I went looking for an alternative group chat solution for our distributed team at BankSimple. Griping on Twitter led to a number of suggestions, and we gave the most frequently occurring suggestion a try.
By Kyle Baxter on January 4, 2011
Google isn’t a web application company—they’re an advertising company. That’s what they do best, and that’s what drives their company. Of Google’s $23.6 billion of revenue in 2009, all but $760 million of it was derived from advertising, and nearly 70 percent of it was from Google’s own websites.
By ajohnson1200 on December 31, 2010
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By Brad Feld on December 19, 2010
As a user, how often have you thought “I wish this web service was faster.” As a CEO, how often have you said “just make it faster.” Or, more simply, “why is this damn thing so slow?”
By Mike Monteiro on December 15, 2010
For our purposes, it’s worth noting the difference between a critique (which happens between peers or from more senior professionals, such as art directors), and feedback (which comes from clients). In other words, feedback comes from people paying a designer to solve business problems—people who may not be suitably impressed that you implemented a 16 column grid across a golden mean. (I’ll be impressed FOR them.)
By Mark Suster on October 22, 2010
On why you should be an entrepreneur,
“A lot of people do what they have to do. You want to get yourself to a position where you can do what you want to do” (Chamillionaire)