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  • Article Update: Don’t Rely on Default `sizes`

    by Eric Portis ·

    The responsive images spec has changed. Eric Portis updates us on what's new since “Responsive Images in Practice” and shows how to handle sizes moving forward.

  • Content-First Design

    by Steph Hay · · 12 Comments

    Video game designers start with the story. What would our work look like if we did too? Steph Hay advocates for a content-first approach to design and walks through how to start prototyping your content.

  • Context Makes Our Devices

    by Anthony Colangelo · · 3 Comments

    When it comes to new devices, context is everything. Smartphones and tablets gained popularity because they were useful in situations where our laptops weren't. Will smartwatches do the same? Anthony Colangelo looks at the context of these new devices and how they might reach their full potential.

  • Accepting Our Lack of Control

    by Susan Robertson · · 4 Comments

    Accepting the “ebb and flow of things” is as challenging today as it was 15 years ago. Susan Robertson explores what it means to accept our lack of control on the web and shares how she acknowledges this in her work—from the CSS she writes, to the conversations she has with team members.

  • Coming May 6: Sass Talk

    by Sara Wachter-Boettcher · · 1 Comment

    To preprocess or not to preprocess? ALA: On Air will cover just that—live on May 6. Featuring Rachel Andrew, Lyza Danger Gardner, Jeff Lembeck, and Susan Robertson, “Sass Talk” will discuss when, how, and whether to use Sass, taskrunners, and other tools.

  • 15 Years of Dao

    by ALA Staff ·

    15 years have passed since we published John Allsopp's “A Dao of Web Design.” Join us as we take a look back at John's piece and consider what it means for the web today.

  • Designing Social Tools for Tweens

    by Debra Levin Gelman · · 5 Comments

    Kids these days. When they're not on our lawn, they're using the web in some pretty unique ways. Debra Levin Gelman encourages us to take their needs into account and offers a fresh new method to help us design social tools for kids ages 8–12.

  • On Our Radar: Self-Centered Edition

    by ALA Staff ·

    It's all about us this week at ALA. From steps to sleep to social activities, we're counting every kind of personal data you can think of. But what's all that data add up to? How could we look at it—and ourselves—differently? In this week's On Our Radar, we ask ourselves—and our self—the tough questions.

  • Don’t Forget About Contrast

    by Susan Robertson · · 8 Comments

    That old monitor you've got lying around? Time to put it to work. Susan Robertson reminds us of how important it is to test our designs on older screens and ensure the things we build work well for everyone.

  • On Our Radar: Present Tense

    by ALA Staff · · 2 Comments

    The future is here, for better or for worse—and this week, the ALA staff has been thinking about what that means: for our code (the impending arrival of HTTP/2), our content (publishing on Medium), and the cost of constant noise.

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