Posts by Aaron Gustafson
Study: Over 90% of Newspaper Reading is in Print
A recent study out of the UK offers some food for thought when it comes to online readership of newspapers. Should we be so quick to kill print?
The True Cost of Progressive Enhancement
Progressive enhancement is so ingrained in what we do that it makes it difficult to put hard numbers against the cost of not doing progressive enhancement. Hopefully, these two small case studies help illuminiate things a bit for those who may still be a bit skeptical.
JAIL-ing images in ExpressionEngine
Lazy loading images is a great way to reduce page load, but some of the markup patterns for accomplishing it following progressive enhancement are a little tricky to manage in a CMS. Thankfully, we have plug-ins.
Designing with Empathy at #btconf
I used my time on stage in Düsseldorf this past May to talk about ways we can and should inject more empathy into our work.
Evernote for Interface Inventories
Evernote is a great tool for storing, managing, and organizing information. And with Skitch and Web Clipper, it can also be tremendously useful for documenting the current design of your app or website.
Apple vs. the Open Web
Reading Dan Kaplan’s post on Siri finally convinced me that Apple doesn’t care about the open web.
Orlando in a Whirlwind
Last week was a bit of a whirlwind: we traveled to Orlando, made some chili, launched a responsive refresh, and delivered new a new talk & workshop.
As you’ve probably heard, Opera has announced that they are abandoning their Presto rendering engine in favor of Webkit. I’m unsure what this means for the Web, but I have some conerns.
A few smart folks have already put together their thoughts on responsive tables and, while I think the proposed methods are pretty good, I think there might be room for improvement.
Welcome Jeff Bridgforth
Today, I have the honor of introducing you to the newest Easy team member: Jeff Bridgforth. Jeff comes to us from Bonnier, where he built websites for Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, and Parenting. Being a former publishing guy myself, I’m delighted to be bringing someone on who has a solid grounding in content-rich websites.