Professional web designers do not “do” web page design, we practice it. Web design is not a merit badge to be added to your uniform in scouts (but the way things are going it is probably not far off), it is a career choice that demands continual growth and serious dedication. We continually work at improving our skills and techniques, learning how to use new tools and mastering the old ones. To elevate our profession from the perception it has now to the esteem that it deserves, the gap between the professional and the amateur should be evident to the casual viewer.
The importance of being Source.
More from A List Apart
In this excerpt from Everyday Information Architecture, Lisa Maria Martin introduces the structural audit.
Our own @zeldman paints the complicated catch-22 that our free, democratized web has with our money-making capitalist roots. As creators, how do we untangle this web? #LetsFixThis
A month of experiencing a temporary disability changed @fcorradini’s perspective on how to take more care when conducting accessibility testing. He shares the impact.
Technology can easily become a platform for hate, and we have an ethical responsibility to fix it. ALA's own Tatiana Mac discusses
Screen readers are diverse and complex: front-end developer Melanie Richards breaks down how they access our content step-by-step.
Brandon Gregory discusses designing for conversions, which allows products to reach their targets and serve the right people.
Designer Eric Bailey makes a case for leaving key accessibility features to the browser to ensure the most accessible experience.
There is a watershed moment approaching for personalization design. And chances are you've been doing it already, quietly.
Why structured content is now necessary to ensure the accuracy and integrity of your content across the evolving digital landscape
How focusing on interaction modes can bring dark patterns into the light and help you deliver a better user experience.