24 12/2012 Science!
Jon Tan opens the final door on the web advent calendar to reveal the glittering star of research evidence shining its light on design decisions. Merry Christmas!
Impress your friends with your fact-based design decisions
23 12/2012 Monkey Business
Andy Clarke unpicks issues of cost and value, specifically when clients question our prices. It can be uncomfortable, but there’s always wiggle room. Bear left? Monkey right.
Impress your friends with your business sense
22 12/2012 Unwrapping the Wii U Browser
Anna Debenham harnesses the console browser huskies to the sled of web design and races off into the deeply forested landscape, leaving in her wake only an in-depth analysis of the new Wii U and its internet capabilities.
Impress your friends with your second screen savvy
21 12/2012 Infinite Canvas: Moving Beyond the Page
Nathan Peretic weighs the page refresh in the balance and finds it wanting – wanting to be brought up to date, that is, with some future CSS sparkle.
Impress your friends with your in-page off-screen transitions
20 12/2012 Content Planning Demystified
Erin Kissane sets off hopefully into the broad open plains of the new year, vanquishing gooey and chaotic content with a refreshing dose of clear-headed strategy to prevent your post-Christmas content hangover.
Impress your friends with your long-term content goals
19 12/2012 Direction, Distance and Destinations
Brian Suda packs his compass and map (well, his smartphone) to guide us all home for Christmas. And there’ll be one jolly fellow who’ll find this little web app useful on that annual 24-hour world trip.
Impress your friends with your keen sense of direction
Rachel Andrew unwraps the CSS3 grid layout module and sets out how its new properties can break the ties between source order and layout, and rescue us from the quaking ground of floats. Support is limited to IE10 right now, but Christmas and New Year are times for looking forward to the future.
Impress your friends with your well-ordered content
17 12/2012 Cut Copy Paste
Brendan Dawes raids his Christmas stocking early and shares some interesting and useful code snippets for you to grab, remix and combine into new things for 2013.
Impress your friends with your rough and ready mixology
Anna Powell-Smith stirs the silver sixpence of design into the Christmas pudding of web development with some shortcuts and advice to help improve the skills of programmers intimidated by visual design.
Impress your friends with your quick design fixes
15 12/2012 A Harder-Working Class
Nathan Ford delves deep into the sack of CSS goodies and rewards our attention with a clever object-oriented, scalable and modular approach to attribute selectors. Old wine in new bottles.
Impress your friends with your classy attributes
14 12/2012 Using Questionnaires for Design Research
Emma Boulton doesn’t let a good question about designing and using surveys as part of a project’s research activities go unanswered. Q: Have you been good this year? A: Yes|No. Think carefully. Santa knows the answer.
Impress your friends with your well-crafted questions
13 12/2012 Redesigning the Media Query
Les James proposes an alternative to the fully fluid grid as an approach to responsive layout challenges. Sprinkle on some Sass fairy dust and, providing you’ve been good this year, watch your creation spring to life.
Impress your friends with your column-centric layouts
12 12/2012 Design Systems
Laura Kalbag beckons us in from the cold wastelands of transitional, device-rooted layouts to warm our toes at the hearth of a more systematic way of working.
Impress your friends with your methodical approach
11 12/2012 Responsive Images: What We Thought We Needed
Paul Robert Lloyd engages with the two main approaches to the matter of responsive images and finds them wanting. Could “Bah, humbug!” be a reasonable response to markup excess?
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10 12/2012 Fluent Design through Early Prototyping
Rebecca Cottrell speeds through the dark landscape of web wireframes towards the snowy slopes of early prototypes with glittering animations and transitions that show your developing product at its best.
Impress your friends with your interactive prototypes
9 12/2012 Should We Be Reactive?
Dan Donald conjures up the ghost of
ChristmasYet To Come through the possibilities offered by the contextual data available to us from web-enabled devices.
Impress your friends with your meaningful contexts
Val Head marshals overexcited CSS transitions and animations, which are like naughty children elbowing their way out of the presentation layer and into the behaviour grotto to get at the goodies before Christmas. Santa will be pleased!
Impress your friends with your very best behaviour
7 12/2012 Think First, Code Later
Impress your friends with your minimum viable planning
6 12/2012 Flashless Animation
Impress your friends with your keyframes this Christmas
5 12/2012 Responsive Responsive Design
Tim Kadlec broadens the scope of responsive web design to include bandwidth and hardware capabilities. Images too big? Another JS library? It’s time to work off the seasonal weight gain from your responsive website.
Impress your friends with your responsive performance
4 12/2012 Colour Accessibility
Geri Coady extends goodwill to all with some insights about colour and how it impacts everyone using our sites and apps. Full of practical tips and tools, this gift keeps on giving.
Impress your friends with your Christmas colours for all
3 12/2012 Being Prepared To Contribute
Trent Walton celebrates the collaborative DNA of the web community. We make the web better when we work together, and we should seek out ways of contributing for the greater good. A little bit like Christmas, really.
Impress your friends with your caring and sharing
Bethany Heck slips warming cloves and spices into the web designer’s mulled wine by sharing some of the methods she uses to encourage and maintain creative success in new projects.
Impress your friends with your strategies for success
1 12/2012 HTML5 Video Bumpers
Impress your friends with your dynamic video bumpers
About 24 ways
24 ways is the advent calendar for web geeks. Each day throughout December we publish a daily dose of web design and development goodness to bring you all a little Christmas cheer.