Practical Design Discovery

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Dan Brown’s new book, Practical Design Discovery, available now from A Book Apart. One of the hardest design problems I ever worked on was forRead More

Treat Yourself to the Best Tools and Platforms for Your 2017 Projects

Advertise here via BSA There are so many website builders on the market, that separating the good ones from the not quite so good ones can be a challenge. Finding the best of the bunch is an even bigger challenge.Read More

Long-Term Design: Rewriting the Design Sales Pitch

We run our client service businesses just like door-to-door salespeople hawking vacuum cleaners. That may seem unfair, but it’s exactly how we sell design. We’re focused on short-term wins—but we’re teaching clients to see our work as disposable. I wantRead More

Big Data Visualization with Meaning

The web is not the traditional home of data visualization. You might come across a bar chart here or there in your online journey on any given day, but they’ve never been an artifact of web history. It seems likeRead More

How to Add AdSense to WordPress

In this tutorial, you will learn: How to verify your web site in your AdSense account. How to activate Site Authorization to prevent abuse of your AdSense code by sites that don’t belong to you. How to add automatic placementRead More

Scaling up CSS

CSS has a habit of creeping up on you. If you’re not careful, your humble stylesheet can go from a few flourishes to a giant maintenance tangle. Before you can say “12-deep nested div”, your in a world of duplicationRead More

Mobile Proxies: A New Era Dawns

This week, Chrome For Android M26 was announced. It has the literally-awesome ability to record video via `getUserMedia()`, but enough about making Skype irrelevant. What’s even more interesting is the new data compression feature. Which, to be clear, is experimental,Read More

Here comes Traversty traversing the DOM

The Traversty DOM utility has as its purpose to allow you to traverse the DOM and manage collections of DOM elements. Proponents admit core Traversty traversal methods are inspired by Prototype’s DOM Traversal toolkit, but now in a multi-element environmentRead More

Fat Fractal enters the BaaS fray

What has sometimes been described as mobile middleware has taken a new tack. Now, the idea of Backend as a Service (BaaS) has begun to take off in the mobile application development space. Proponents of BaaS say it helps developersRead More

Windows 8 HTML5 WinRT RSS reader app

WinJS is a JavaScript framework for Windows 8, and David Rousset uses it here to create a quick RSS reader. He shows how in a tutorial series. This first article shows the way to build a welcome screen that employsRead More