Unfortunately the progress we have made is not distributed equally. The forces working against strong design are still powerful. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not so naive or arrogant as to believe we should all quit our jobs and relocate to an Ebola-stricken place in West-Africa in order to give a real meaning to our work. And I don’t have any practical advice as to what you should or could do after reading this. All I know is that I discovered what feels like and alternate reality –one in which even the smallest improvement can have an enormous impact on people’s most basic needs. As a designer and a fellow human being, I believe we need to work harder on re-aligning those realities. We need to honour what makes up the nucleus of our discipline: empathy and compassion. Because above all, design is about people.
Francesco Kirkhoff, Offscreen Magazine n°13
Interesting read today over Medium. In a simple proof of concept Harmen Stoppels has shown how much information the browser’s autofill functions shares with an online form, even if this asks for a 3 items subset:
Read more over his post: Why you should disable autofill →
The Zend Performance Team provides insight into the upcoming impact of PHP 7 with this simple, but effective, infographic. I am lucky enough to have SiteGround as my ISP for my personal projects and since a couple of days ago I’m testing it … and in a couple of situations the websites increased speed is clearly visible…
A ten link bonanza for your reading time. Enjoy
- How To Be A Better Parent: 4 Secrets Backed By Research
- Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim – Learning the lessons of Vi
- Telling a good story is everything, and 25 other lessons I learned as GM of Vine
- To Men I Love, About Men Who Scare Me – this article touched my heart. Life is just so unfair, and to women it’s also worst😦
- Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier
- The secret lives of Tumblr Teens
- An open letter to my CEO — Silicon Valley life seems like a paradise, especially to us Europeans in search of glory in our tech business. Here we can learn that living in SF is hard, more than we could ever imagine;
- An open letter to YOU — the aftermath of life to the previous letter’ author;
- PayPal Sans Design Information
- “What do you think?” Four powerful words to get creative teams to do their best work.
Our perceptions of privacy have already changed. It used to be that we were private by default, and public with effort. Now we’re public by default, and private with effort.
Bruce Schneier, Offscreen Magazine n°13