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2014

The web turned twenty-five and showed no sign of settling down in semi-detached suburbia. In October, HTML5 was released as a W3C Recommendation. Back in May, 24 ways was very excited and grateful to win the net award for best collaborative project – a huge thank you to all our authors, readers and supporters!

  1. Cohesive UX

    Cameron Moll

    Cameron Moll brings the tenth 24 ways to a close with a look at the increasing need for common experiences across devices. Despite our differences, there are more things we share than divide us. Merry Christmas!

  2. Taglines and Truisms

    Andy Clarke

    Andrew Clarke poses the question, that if we’re all telling prospective clients that we’re crafting and designing delightful, beautiful and remarkable digital experiences, what marks any of us out?

  3. Naming Things

    Paul Lloyd

    Paul Lloyd perches his partridge in the CSS pear tree to discuss naming methodologies, ontologies and semantics. What’s in a name? That which we call a cherub by any other name would smell as sweet.

  4. A Holiday Wish

    Jeffrey Zeldman

    Jeffrey Zeldman beckons us cosily closer to his warm websmith’s hearth to spin a winter’s tale of hope born of (user) experience. Regardless of job title or discipline, we’re all designers. It takes all the reindeers to pull the sleigh.

  5. Is Agile Harder for Agencies?

    Charlie Perrins

    Charlie Perrins wonders why agencies sometimes struggle to adopt agile web development processes, particularly in relation to business structures and working with clients. Could it be like celebrating the spirit of the season without overegging the Christmas pudding?

  6. Putting Design on the Map

    Shane Hudson

    Shane Hudson weighs up online map design and finds it (or, rather, us) wanting. Instead of accepting Google Maps as the easy choice, get creative and customise your maps. For his delivery route, do you think Santa relies on defaults?

  7. Responsive Enhancement

    Jeremy Keith

    Jeremy Keith leads us gently back to the basics of progressive enhancement with a simple navigation example. Ask yourself: does Christmas need to look exactly the same in every browser? Nope. Well, as long as you’re reading 24 ways…

  8. Don’t Push Through the Pain

    Carolyn Wood

    Carolyn Wood reminds us of what in recent years we’ve come to overlook, hunched as we are over laptop and tablet: our physical wellbeing. Sometimes, that tingle down your arm from shoulder to fingers isn’t Christmas magic.

  9. JavaScript Modules the ES6 Way

    Jack Franklin

    Jack Franklin introduces ECMAScript 6’s module system with some tools to help us start using this powerful new JavaScript functionality of tomorrow right now. Always good to be ahead of the game – sorted out your Christmas shopping yet?

  10. What It Takes to Build a Website

    Drew McLellan

    Drew McLellan releases the eager huskies of 2014’s 24 ways into the glittering snowy landscape of the web, asking you and other experienced professionals what should be the basis of building websites now. Ten Christmases is a long time, and not just on the web.