More from ALA
Lyza Danger Gardner
on Building the Web Everywhere
We keep using that word, “responsive,” but do we all mean the same thing by it? The debate continues, as it should, while the word in its web context works its way into our language. But by the time its meaning coalesces, will we even need it anymore?
on Freelance Design
A client isn't necessarily wrong to specify a PSD as the design deliverable they expect, but part of the design process is making sure we’re communicating with them in the clearest way possible—which could include helping them reexamine their assumptions. Client specs could be based on outdated or secondhand experience.
From the Blog
@font-face was introduced, our web font choices have grown tremendously each year. Web font trend data can help us make sense of all those new choices—and give insight into which typefaces are working well on the web, and which might even be overused.
If you’re running a version of the
ALA pattern library that’s more than a few weeks old on a public server, please update it right away.
As a developer, a large amount of my time is spent reading documentation. An even larger amount of time is spent finding said documentation. Or it was, until Dash entered my life.
Public speaking is
tough. You’re trying not to say “um” too much or speak too fast or crash your presentation or poop your pants or do any of the million horrible things that, in those first few minutes you’re up on stage, feel way too possible.
Now there's a guide that makes it a little easier.
How should you respond when potential customers ask for a discount before they've even tried your product? The folks at Close.io explain why negotiating may not be your best bet, and have a suggested response that might just do the trick.