Where Are The World’s Best Open Device Labs?

Guess what, one of the world’s best Open Device Labs is hosted in Frankfurt! Thanks Gemma Church and the Smashing Magazine for mentioning!

With continued five-star ratings, this lab is a popular choice with its users and engages in regular meetups. It has 32 devices and offers paid testing sessions for larger companies. This busy lab also requests users to make an appointment before turning up.

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Developers “Own” The Code, So Shouldn’t Designers “Own” The Experience?

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re not sure why something was designed in a particular way, and think it could be done better, don’t just dive in and start making changes. Similarly, if you hit a technical roadblock and think it would make your lives easier to design something a different way, go talk to your designer.Andy Budd

Design Better Data Tables

3½ simple rules to follow:

1. Numerical data is right-aligned
2. Textual data is left-aligned
3. Headers are aligned with their data
3½. Don’t use center alignment.

Anatomy of a Pattern in a Pattern Library

Technically a pattern library is a simple collection of UI components, but in order for design system users do their best work, a pattern library should also present other important info. Let’s take a look at what information can be displayed alongside each pattern

Just by Brad Frost

I don’t envy those just entering the field of web development. In addition to learning the fundamentals, there’s an expectation to be proficient in an increasingly exhausting laundry list of buzzwords and technologies. I’m seven years into my career and still feel like I’m still on Chapter 1 of the Big Book of Web Design.

So think twice before suggesting someone “just” [insert any task here]. You just might make them feel like an idiot. Brad Frost

Auch gerade beim „Aufräumen“ gefunden. :)

The Fallacy of Keeping Up by Tim Kadlec

It’s very exciting. But it can also be stressful. […]

I certainly have improved as a developer since I first started. Yet everything I’ve learned has exposed a dozen more topics I know nothing about. The list of things I don’t know about the web grow as fast as my well-intentioned “read-it-later” list, so how do I prioritize and figure out what to explore next? […] Tim Kadlec

Gerade beim Aufräumen meiner „Read it Later“ Artikel gefunden, also zwar schon ein wenig älter, aber dennoch lesenswer. Es ist schwer immer und überall auf dem neusten Stand zu bleiben, gerade im sehr schnelllebigen „Webumfeld“.