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Mobile Phones at the Heart of the Computing World

Microsoft's recent purchase of Nokia's phone business drives home how central mobile devices have become to the future of computing, the Internet, and consumer electronics in general.

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How and Why to Make Your Website Shine on Tablets

Does your website work well on tablets? If not, it's time to fix it. The good news is that it usually isn't difficult.

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Reconsidering Motion in Web Page Elements

The top-of-page slideshow or carousel has become very common in modern web designs. These design elements allow that precious top-of-page real estate to contain more content, by adding the time dimension so the same spot can contain multiple items. They also introduce some motion into the page, which makes it seem more attractive. However, they have their downside.

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Optimizing Your Designs for Humans

In creating a great website or app, you have a diverse set of guidelines and considerations to deal with. Despite the wide variety of issues, opinions, and platforms, there is one underlying constant you can depend on (we hope): the user is a human being.

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The Mobile + Social Boom, in Hard Numbers

Financial reports for first-quarter 2012 have started coming out, and there are some impressive unit numbers embedded in them.

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Responsive Design is Not the Only Good Answer

We are big believers in the importance of mobile devices. But I am troubled by the degree to which responsive design is preached as the only modern approach.

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Benefits of SaaS vs. Open-Source Content Management Systems

Open-sourcesoftware has made an enormous impact on the web. From operating systemsto database software, open-source software has been a driving forcebehind the growth of the web. Despiteall the benefits of open-source software, however, its advocates oftenunderestimate its costs and fail to recognize the value of alternatives.For many applications, SaaS solutions—which typically are built upon an open-source foundation but include a substantial layer of proprietary software—better meet users' needs.

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An Event Apart Wrap-Up: The Leading Edge of Web Design

If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that we’re big fans of An Event Apart. The world of the web is moving quickly, and attending a conference like this is a great way to make sure you’re on top of the trends and current with the latest techniques, as well as to meet like-minded folks.

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Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman on the State of Web Design

The last of the interviews we did at An Event Apart in Seattle was with Jeffrey Zeldman, the cofounder of the event. Jeffrey has been a prominent figure in the web design world since its earliest days.

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Jeremy Keith Interview: Web Standards and Design Principles

JeremyKeith gave a great talk at An Event Apart about design principles. Inthe talk, he shows how everything should start with goals, which thenlead to principles that reflect those goals, and finally result indesign patterns to implement them.

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