Design

Bye iOS, hello Android

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Over the last year, I’ve made the switch from Android 10 to iOS 15, just to see what all the hype was about. And while I found the iPhone to be generally usable, there were some really major things that made me finally want to make the switch back to Android full time. What I’ll […]

Quick Thoughts on Naming

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Naming things in your design system, as we all know, is hard. It’s so hard, in fact, that Christianity lists it as the oldest profession on record. It’s true! I thought it might be nice to share a few quick tips that have helped me over the years. Semantic First, Industry-Standard Second, Custom Third My […]

Preference Driven Design

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Often when approaching a design for a new app or website, it’s a pretty ‘me’ focused experience. What do I think looks good, what will sell the most, and so on. And you know what, that can be fine as a creator, drawing others into what I feel would be awesome. And people want that. […]

Web Captions 4 – Final Styling Recommendations

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After exploring history, what formats the web natively supports, basic UX content principles, and what actually works cross-browser, it’s time to talk about my final caption styling recommendations. What You Should Do In Your VTT file First, start with a VTT file. Make sure the text is accurate to the content presented. Make sure it […]

UI is UX, UX isn’t UI

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For those who don’t know, there is a classic confusion among the term UX and UI. User experience (or UX) is streamlining how people move through intent. Business goals are often added alongside this flow. User interface (or UI), is commonly where a user moves through that flow. User interface is commonly visual in nature, […]

UI is an Abstraction

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Just a small thought, but I think an important one for this week. Have you ever thought about why we use apps, websites, and devices? It’s not because we like it – it’s because UI is an abstraction. We need to know if someone needs something from us. We want to let a company know […]

You Don’t Need College?

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Taking a quick break from my web captions series as I work through bug review with Mozilla, and also happen to be on kid duty this evening. I wanted to share a bit about my journey as a designer to encourage those that either may not have the resources for college, don’t want student debt, […]