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Collaborate: Bring people together around digital projects Ellen de Vries

Last Updated: June 11, 2019 I appreciate and admire that these authors put their books on the web for free. By free books, I don’t just mean files you can download, or excerpts on fancy landing pages. They are the actual text formatted as beautiful, functional webpages—redefining our idea of what a book is, and what it means to have free access to the wisdom that comes from it. 

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Choice check

Choice check

TL;DR: Do people tend to design interfaces with checkboxes even if the behavior actually requires radio buttons, because people are more familiar with check marks? This seems to be a case that pits web standards & usability vs. aesthetics & user experience, which is not a good place to be in. Ever since the first edition of Inside Macintosh in 1984, the rule has been the same for when to […]

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Infographic Interviews, Bill Gates edition

Infographic Interviews, Bill Gates edition

It’s already ultra-cool of The Verge to have Bill Gates taking over as guest editor this February, but besides the much-awaited interview feature, he’s narrating how he envisions technology will solve problems in developing countries by 2030—accompanied by animated infographics. Here’s his take on mobile banking helping the poor: And, animations like this one are interspersed in both the article and video: I’ve seen a few comments saying the animations […]

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Google Material Design kit by Manual

Google Material Design kit by Manual

Five months ago I lusted over the gorgeous packet they handed out at this year’s design-focused Google I/O, so it was a wonderful surprise to get my hands on it, thanks to Chelle! I could try to photograph it, but you’re better off looking at shots from the designers themselves, San Francisco-based studio Manual. Our concept was to reinterpret the graphic language of Material Design and present it in a reductive […]

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