With the exception of a few super savvy companies and progressive teams inside groups that are investing in this specialized skill, do you feel that from the perspective of gaining clients for UX professionals it makes sense yet to market yourself as a user experience designer? Perhaps it is my locale, but I find that most clients looking for this type of work don't quite know it as that, and therefore aren't researching such terms.Read More
Getting away from static mockups. Challenging myself to go from prototypes (Axure) to creating beautiful UI elements (Fireworks) with a service like typecast for finalizing details. This allows content to dictate more of the layout in a real time environment which is the live scenario. Ideally, once this mockup is tested and approved, it's ready to launch as-is.Read More
A gem I've enjoyed for the past couple of years is a newsletter from Laura L. Carlson from Information Technology Systems and Services at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I don't really remember how I came across it, but it's a text-only email newsletter that is always filled to the brim with the latest web development resources.
They are sent from resources that are posted onto their web design references site.
Some of the categories you'll find each issue include:
- 01: ACCESSIBILITY.
- 02: BOOKS.
- 03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
- 04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
- 05: EVENTS.
- 06: MISCELLANEOUS.
- 07: NAVIGATION.
- 08: TOOLS.
- 09: USABILITY.
To subscribe via email:
- Address an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The word "subscribe" must appear in the subject area
- Leave the "body" area blank.
- Delete any signature or anything else from the body of the message.