Every day I run into fantastic articles and stumble across hilarious and must-see web sites. I'm amazed how much great content is created and maintained hour by hour, day by day. I wish I had more time to read and learn more, not to mention synthesize and write about it.
That's why I start this weekly thread that will summarize all the goodies & greats - in short: Highlights - of the week so you can skim through them during a spare minute on the weekend or first thing Monday morning.
I try to cover all my basic interests (UCD, Usability, Accessibility, Web development, Code samples, Business, Marketing, Social web, Technical news, Philosophy and whatever else I run into Feel free to share interesting links and bring special content to my attention - I'd love hearing from you.
So here we go,
Highlights for week 50 of the year 2009
- Hilarious illustration how a web design goes straight to hell (by Matthew Inman). According to my colleague Neal "that’s why you document strategy and scope of work and hire an account manager. The manager keeps the client in line, translates client needs into directions designer understand, and bills a change request every time the client demands something other than what was agreed to in writing. "
- How to prevent design hell? Maybe Ben Gremillion has an answer: How to deal with feature creep.
- HOW TO: Manage Successful Social Media Promotions (by Ben Straley), use the social channel to deliver “exclusive” deals! Your friends will thank you by making purchases.
- Excellent article of an important but widely neglected subject, Comment Design: Considerations, Best Practices and Examples (by Cameron Chapman).
- Ok, this one is already two weeks 'old' but a goodie I wanted to share. Derek Sivers shows in the example of Let pedestrians define the walkways that business decisions are smartest taken as late as possible, when you have the most information.
- Very cool Silhouette Fadeins using HTML, CSS and jQuery (by Chris Coyier).