Why I’m a Designer Part 1.5: Design Emergencies | alternatekev

“Users hate the new placement of the button for the feature we shipped last week. No one can figure out where to find it and they’re throwing bricks through our windows.” Desktop Software Designer: “We can hide under our desks until the next release literally ships to physical stores 12 months from now. People will […]

Adios Vagrant, hello again MAMP (Pro)

I’ve been using VVV (Varying Vagrant Vagrants) for a bit over a year now with a few helper scripts for WordPress development primarily, but alas it’s time to end our relationship. The upkeep time isn’t worth it. It’s caused my computer to crash on a few occasions now. I’m not saying it’s bad by any […]

Years don’t belong in event names

We’ve all seen it. A bunch of us have done it. We add the current year to the name of the event. Usually something like this: WordCamp Denver 2015 #wcden15 This seems cool and is a pretty common convention convention (wordplay!). It is, however, totally silly. Pro/con time of using years: Pros Indicates what year […]

THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF BEING A UNICORN (HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING OF COURSE)

https://cloudup.com/ch_rXBDuYOr I think it’s damn well time some jerk defines what the eff a “unicorn” designer (or really anything) actually is in an easy-to-digest listicle. BTW (bee tee dubs), being a unicorn has nothing to do with UXes, full stack whatevers, or knowing how to code the taste of soda pop bubbles into a carousel. They are not […]