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Design Chat

Trent Walton
October 17, 2015

Design Chat

Trent Walton

October 17, 2015

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  1. “And the [web] is right in front of you, every

    day, so you as a designer for this medium have the opportunity to use it to prototype what you’re designing.” —Stephen Hay
  2. “It is the nature of the web to be flexible,

    and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible, are accessible to all.” —John Allsopp A Dao of Web Design, 2000

    Tiny screens • Slow connection speeds • Touch inputs
  4. “Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is

    not design, it's decoration.” —Jeffrey Zeldman
  5. • Performance is part of web design • Perception is

    important (Fiber) • Optimize images • Be clever (TMFO, Zen Garden)
  6. “The boring designer realizes that the glory isn’t in putting

    their personal stamp on everything they touch. In fact, most of the time, it’s about leaving no trace of themselves. The boring designer loves consistency. The boring designer loves a style guide.” —Cap Watkins
  7. • Paper + Pens • Whatever graphics editor is fastest

    • Codepen • Github • Atom (Code Editor) • BrowserStack