going mobile with wordpress (a survey)

Shelley Keith (wcfay, session, @sk140, slides, all presentations) Shelley evaluated the breadth of WordPress plugins, themes, and services related to mobile. Shelley decided she needed to provide a mobile app as well as a responsive html5 theme that played well on small screens. Went with ShoutEm; lets her redeploy content as a responsive html5 that […]

the psychology of user experience

[ conversation: #mxf, #mxf @giodif ] When design isn’t participating in the experience: you have to put a label on it [ this really begs a Single Ladies reference ] you rely on discovery (excludes discovery-centric experiences) you rely on symbols alone (cross-culture differences can create confusion connections) you aren’t repeatedly distinguishing between the interactive […]

compass/sass/less: tips, tricks, and best practices

[ SXSW Bios ] #sxsw #compass (Archive) Brief Sass & Compass are quickly becoming a standard for authoring and maintaining the styles (CSS) of many of popular websites. A derivative of these languages may someday replace CSS as the default language for styling html. As with using any new technology, a full understanding of how […]

prototype vs. sim—validating software and ux design

Making is designing. Use technology to make ideas real as part of the design process (not only part of the build process). Watch the rise and fall of what people change/tinker with (DIY culture) to know where you are getting it right (things that are left alone) and where you are not there yet (things that are modded). Perceptual prototyping is maturing.

the page is dead

Responsive web design is changing the definition of a “page,” as it aims to address the growing variety of device form factors and locations where content is consumed. Additionally, as the web evolves, rules and limitations must be better understood in order to create truly unique content. This session will focus on design philosophy and development techniques to create and adapt your content for maximum impact, regardless of where and how it is consumed.

sso—why does it suck so often?

More and more, SSO “out in the wild Internet” is seen as signing into a service with your credentials that are managed by some other company (identity provider). The less information you require to create an account (using data users have already filled out), the less drop-off you have for sign-up numbers. Building your own level of security well is difficult. Focus on what the user is expecting you to need/ask, and work with the data transparently.