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Design for Real Life

by Ryan Irelan

Over on my personal blog I wrote up a short review of the new book Design for Real Life by Eric Meyer and Sara Wachter-Boettcher. Here’s a snippet:

The goal of the book is to “bring edge cases to the center”, as Anil Dash writes in the Introduction. Using case studies of how things can go wrong, and documenting the techniques we can use in our next project to improve your website, web application, or product, Sara and Eric helped me see a bit wider than my own life experience.

Read the entire review of Design for Real Life

Tour of Mijingo My Course Library

by Ryan Irelan

When you pick a new web development or design video course from Mijingo, here’s how you can access it in your account.


Every course is available to download or stream, and you also have easy access to course materials, like course books, slides, sample code, and more.

Ready to learn something new?

Take your pick from our courses covering popular topics like SVG, Git version control, Responsive Web Design, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, and more.

Samantha Warren on Style Tiles

by Ryan Irelan

From An Event Apart in Austin, Samantha Warren covers how to make faster design decisions using style tiles.

What if we had an artifact that not only helped us communicate with clients, but allowed for developers to jump into the project earlier? Style tiles are a design artifact consisting of fonts, colors and interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for the web. They create a strong foundation early in the web design process for talking with clients, establishing a visual language, and working iteratively with developers. Learn how to apply design principles and bring confidence and agility to your process by using style tiles.

Watch the entire talk for free courtesy of An Event Apart:

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