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How to Manage State in React

In this recap, I’m going to demonstrate a top-down data flow approach to managing state with React. First I’ll go over a couple of approaches one might take and then refactor to make things nicer and less likely to have bugs. Let’s say you want to add a button that, when clicked, will toggle your […]

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Atomic Design: A Visual Designer’s Perspective

Today I’d like to discuss the Atomic Design methodology and how I’ve been applying it to my visual design process. First, let’s start with a little description of what an atomic design is. Coined by Brad Frost, Atomic Design is basically the analogy of chemistry being applied to design systems. In chemistry, we learn that […]

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A Few Words About Words: Writing and Managing Microcopy

It goes by different names – microcopy, interface copy, and UX writing, to name a few. It’s the text that guides your customers through interactions with your site or app, and it often gets a lot less attention than the bigger pieces of information that we usually think of when we say “content.” But form […]

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The Separation of Search and State

The topic of migrating from one enterprise search platform to another has come up a few times in recent weeks because of the news discussed here. Migrations of any kind can be painful.  The new search platform will work differently, in unexpected ways, and it will take a while to fully understand those differences.  The new platform will have quirks […]

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GSA UI: Should I use the on-board XSLT engine?

Out of the Box The Google Search Appliance ships with a full-function — but no thrills — XSL template (XSLT) that we refer to as the ‘out of the box’ user interface.  It looks a little bit like google.com did a few years ago – lots of blue and white, and very few graphics.  But […]

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Progressive Enhancement vs Graceful Degradation

The Web marches inexorably forward, and we love to see the innovations that come from that progress. But usually, a proportion of your users won’t see the new hotness. They’re stuck on an old ‘n busted browser that they either can’t update (because IE8 is the highest version of IE available for Windows XP, and […]

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The User Experience IS Your Brand

I was going to take the leap today and cancel my landline (insert your “old-fashioned” joke here). But when I went to [insert communication provider’s] website, I was led down a rabbit hole of bad user interface decisions, one after another—it was the web equivalent to the annoying “press 1 for option A” recorded customer […]

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Custom maps with MapBox

A couple of years ago I was working on a small project where the client wanted to visualize data from their field operations on a map. Nothing overly complex – just locations, custom icons, radius of operation for that location, etc. Easy, I thought. We’ll use a system like Google Maps. Except the client wanted […]

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Front-end Developers are UX Designers too

A little while back I wrote this nugget of wisdom: Creating a great user experience extends beyond the research, beyond the wireframes, and even beyond the visual design. All that hard work is ultimately for nothing if your website or web application isn’t fast. Why? Because if your site doesn’t load quickly, your users will […]

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Twenty Open Source iOS Frameworks You Should be Using

Objective-C on the iOS platform continues to rise in popularity. Between iOS and Android platforms, now there are close to 1.6 billion apps. This is a phenomenal number of apps. Given this explosion, it is but natural to see the proliferation of some excellent open source frameworks on social code repositories like Github and Google Code. This […]

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