Simon Vandereecken

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The CSS Best Practices to Follow and the Bad Habits to Avoid

Creating a well-managed set of CSS codes can be a challenge. As technology evolves, it’s not really easy to say if you’re doing the right CSS best …

Web Design

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich And Successful

"Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful.<p>The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk."<p>Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs …

Silicon Valley

How To Deal With Workaholism On Web Teams

On Good Web Teams<p>Running a modern Web business can be demanding. As a result, some business owners stretch their employees as far as they can. What …

The Workplace

Was Milton Glaser right about computers destroying design?

In a previous article, I wrote about design <i>before</i> computers became commonplace in the design industry. A fun look back at the days of toxic chemicals …

9 Most Common Misconceptions About WordPress

3. WordPress Does not Support eCommerce<p>Unlike other hosted solutions, by default WordPress does not come with a shopping cart or payment gateways. …

Web Design

Design Collaboration is Lonely

When it comes to collaboration, you need two or more to tango. You can't collaborate all by your lonesome. Well, you could, but then you'd be Edward …

Loneliness

“Apple Must…”: A Brief History of People Instructing the Company to Do Things

Some wise person — I wish I knew who — once said that everybody has two businesses: their own, and show business. The same is true in the world of …

How not to build a website

It’s not nice to call out on the quality of others’ work, but sometimes it has to be done<p>This week saw the launch of cyberstreetwise.com, which is a …

Quick Tip: Spare a Thought for Vertical Break Points

I've seen this happen a few times recently, usually on websites with fixed navigation running down the left hand side. They'll have lovely, fluid …

Web Design

Why isn't People-Centric UI Design taking off?

January 27, '14 Comments [86] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>NOTE: This post is just speculation and brainstorming. I'm not a UX expert by any means, …

UX Design

Stock Photography is Ready for it's Return

<b>Note:</b> It takes to read this post.<p>In the past few years, I’ve heard increasing amounts of clients/colleagues discuss and ask for my opinion on the …

Street Photography

Responsive Design is Still the Future of Web Design

Responsive web design has been an emergent practice for web designers since Ethan Marcotte’s 2011 book introducing the concept in detail. But two and …

Web Design

Owning your Place in the Machine

UX Design may follow a process, but the discipline of UX design is anything but disciplined. We can't even agree on a common definition within the UX …

Branding Faux Pas You Won't Make Twice

The importance of a brand cannot be over-stated, it is the face of a company and the only way to communicate to the wider world exactly who you are …

Coca-Cola

Being a 23-year old designer in advertising land

Warning, this is a bit wordy and all over the place. Since I’m a millennial I typically only communicate in 140 characters, so long-form writing …

The Design Thesis

A model for helping people become better designers<p>Last week I wrote about building a design practice as a means of producing better work. A second …

The Lazy Information Architect’s Guide to Organising Content

Here’s the scenario. It is coming up to Christmas and you’re in a design meeting. The topic for discussion is redesigning the navigation structure of …

Design Tip: Never Use Black

One of the most important color tricks I’ve ever learned was to avoid using the color black in my work. Mrs. Zamula, my childhood art teacher, first …

Facebook

Fluid Type

Embracing the fluid & flexible aspect of responsive web design was an easy decision, but I’ve been less sure-footed when it comes to balancing that …

Content Choreography

The concept of permanently placing content on a web page for a single browsing width or resolution is becoming a thing of the past.<p>Media-queried …

Santa brand book

Get on brand for Christmas, with the awful/wonderful #SantaBrandBook from @quietroomtweets bit.ly/SantaBrand

Christmas

frog

COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

Data-Driven

Six reasons to ditch your m.site in 2014

In just a couple of short years, m.sites have gone from must-have to must-<i>not</i>-have. Here’s a short history of the m.site and why, if you haven’t …

Strategies for onboarding new users

When you’re building your own onboarding, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with some onboarding best practices – how other companies are signing …

Product Management

The (other) Web we lost

• By: John<br>• Tweet: @johnallsopp<br>• December 3, 2013<p><b>TL;DR;</b> In the aftermath of the Browser Wars, the W3C and developer groups like the Web Standards Project …

Innovation

Why Japanese Web Design Is So… Different

In the mind’s eye of many people Japan is a land of tranquil Zen gardens, serene temples, and exquisite tea ceremonies. Both traditional and …

Japan

Why Sass?

I was a reluctant believer in Sass. I write stylesheets by hand! I don’t need help! And I certainly don’t want to add extra complexity to my …