I like Responsive Design. Heck, I LOVE Responsive Design. I think it’s a brilliant methodology, which address true challenges in a very good way. But no matter how fond you are of RWD, I think you have to face the music – RWD makes it very hard to write a fast website.
I’m not saying you can’t write a high performance responsive website. I’m not saying you shouldn’t use RWD (Responsive Web Design) – I would actually recommend it to most organizations. However, RWD makes pages inherently more complicated, and all in all would make the mobile web slower.
“Good design is invisible.”
Good screen design happens in the subatomic level of microtypography (the exact definition of a typeface), the invisible grid of macrotypography (how the typeface is used), and the invisible world of interaction design and information architecture. Minimum input, maximum output, with minimal conscious thought is what screen designers focus on.
v7.2: Mobile Friendly Email
Smartphones just outsold desktop computers. We’re all walking around with computers in our pockets. But you already knew that. What’s new here is that people aren’t going mobile–it’s computers that are going mobile. So in MailChimp v7.2, we built some features to help you with the second part of that:designing mobile friendly emails.
Design Is a Job
New book out from A Book Apart. Actually sounds like a great read.
Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know.
Referred by Daring Fireball.