The New Language of Web Design

5888ddf920a56b1b6995b53919dfcb3a?s=47 Dan Rubin
August 30, 2013

The New Language of Web Design

Our industry has aged into double digits, but much of the language we use to describe what we do and how things work is borrowed or re-purposed, sometimes without issue, but often leading to confusion. Having a distinct set of terminology is an important sign of maturity for a line of work, those words and phrases to lead the next generation of practitioners — and it's high time we set about creating it.

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Dan Rubin

August 30, 2013
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  1. The New Language of Web Design Dan Rubin Front />

    Zurich 2013
  2. Words have power:

  3. Inspire

  4. Enrage

  5. Praise

  6. Offend

  7. Confuse

  8. I ____ you.

  9. Emotion

  10. The white clouds soon turned black.

  11. Black White

  12. Black White

  13. Black White

  14. Attack

  15. Heart Attack

  16. Shit

  17. Cunt

  18. Gay

  19. Language is powerful

  20. Language is important

  21. Language matters.

  22. Borrowing from others

  23. Siblings, closely related

  24. Page

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  26. Page

  27. Fold, Bleed

  28. Distant or unrelated

  29. Responsive Architecture

  30. None
  31. None
  32. Ajax, Web

  33. New adventures in terminology

  34. Responsive Web Design

  35. None
  36. Old words, reborn

  37. Scroll

  38. None
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  41. Reaching maturity

  42. Defining our vocabulary

  43. Defining our language

  44. Defining our future.

  45. Dan Rubin Front /> Zurich 2013 Continue the discussion @danrubin