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On Our Radar: Precious Humans

There are plenty of links and a minimum of one (1) gif awaiting you, as always, in this week's On Our Radar. But first, we want to talk about someone who has inspired all of us: Molly Holzschlag, an influential web standards champion and dear friend. Read more

  • Learning New Tricks

    by Anthony Colangelo · · 1 Comment

    Going back to basics is never easy. Anthony Colangelo reminds us that sometimes the knowledge we've gained and best practices we've learned can work against us. If you're taking on something new, be ready to learn some new tricks.

  • Content Modeling Phases

    by Eileen Webb · · 2 Comments

    Your content model is great, but it's not a magical solution all by itself. Eileen Webb walks us through the phases of content modeling that will help your content projects succeed.

  • On Our Radar: We Need To Talk

    by ALA Staff ·

    Time for another roundup: this week the A List Apart staff is tuned in to topics like project management, healthcare design, advice on hiring juniors, and more. There's plenty to read that's shiny and chrome.

  • Coming June 16: Pattern Language

    by Ethan Marcotte ·

    Style guides can help streamline workflows for a multi-device web. Join us for our third ALA: On Air event on June 16, when Nathan Curtis, Daniel Ferro, Cyd Harrell, and Sophie Shepherd will discuss how we can best incorporate pattern-driven design into our work.

  • Picturefill Me In

    by Jeff Lembeck · · 2 Comments

    What's new with responsive images? There's an important improvement in the latest version of Picturefill. Jeff Lembeck has all the details on why you should upgrade right away.

  • We (Still) Have Work to Do

    by Sara Wachter-Boettcher · · 20 Comments

    One year ago today, we wrote “we have work to do,” and we said we were making the web industry’s diversity problem our problem. We’re far from fixing everything at ALA, but from our editing processes to our recruitment to our messaging, we’ve been pushing ourselves to prioritize inclusivity. Editor-in-chief Sara Wachter-Boettcher discusses what we’ve been working on, where we can do better, and why it’s important to share our challenges.

  • On Our Radar: The Empty Space That Is Not Empty

    by ALA Staff ·

    The staff of A List Apart presents their biweekly recommended-reading list, chock-full of goodies about progressive enhancement, lettershapes, hamburger menus, and our favorite moving picture (at least until the next cat-squeezed-into-a-tiny-box gif).

  • 15 Years Ago in ALA: Much Ado About 5K

    by Jeffrey Zeldman · · 7 Comments

    15 years ago this month, a plucky ALA staffer wrote “Much Ado About 5K,” an article on a contest created by Stewart Butterfield that challenged web designers and developers to build a complete website using less than 5K of images and code. As one group of modern web makers embraces mobile-first design and performance budgets, while another (the majority) worships at the altar of bigger, fatter, and slower, the 5K contest reminds us that a byte saved is a follower earned.

  • Practicing Empathy With Teams

    by Susan Robertson · · 6 Comments

    We talk a lot about having empathy for our users, but what about having empathy for each other? Susan Robertson describes how, as a developer, she practices empathy with her teammates.

  • On Our Radar: What Engineers Look Like

    by ALA Staff ·

    If you were too buried in work this week to read the internet, don’t worry: the staff of A List Apart read it for you. Catch up with this week’s On Our Radar, featuring our new favorite Instagram account, Mozilla’s latest mission, Twitter bots, and more.

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