A designer’s job is to solve problems. And you have a very limited amount of time on Earth. And limited resources. So make sure the problems you take on are worth solving. Your job is not to do what your told. You not only get to ask why, you have to ask why. Mike Monteiro
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
This isn’t just for developers and designers—anybody who has a decision to make in the creation of the pattern library should join in. The goal is to get everyone thinking about patterns at a granular level, removing any context around each component. It also encourages a shared vocabulary.
Another nice collection with a lot of resources (Articles Books Examples Style Guides Podcasts Talks Tools) that help you build a website style guide. Also one for the bookmarks!
At its heart, web design should be about words. Words don't come after the design is done. Words are the beginning, the core, the focus. Justin Jackson
Lesson learned: Get it in the browser as soon as you can (if you don’t start there). Then, iterate like mad with a team you love to work with. Gosh. I can’t remember a more exciting time to be a web designer.
“BuildWindows.com” by Trend Walton
Companies like Apple are making design impossible for startups to ignore. (…) But what is ‘design’ actually? Is it a logo? A WordPress theme? An innovative UI? It’s so much more than that. It’s a state of mind. It’s an approach to a problem. It’s how you’re going to kick your competitor’s ass. This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to help you find awesome design talent.