When I first read the title “Design principles for the web” I thought this was going to be yet another post about web design trends… fortunately I was completely wrong.
On this article (there’s also a video) Jeremy Keith takes us from detecting bias in analytics to design methodologies to a discussion of the conceptual foundations of the web and the deep contrasts with today’s over-engineering trends of trying to bend and control the user experience even at the expense of universality/ubiquity — in the words of Eric Meyer, “the web does not value consistency. The web values ubiquity”.
Design superhero John Maeda is now working at Automattic as Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion because he believes in the open web…
The fact that so many people are commenting about it on Facebook, just proves how hard his new mission is… And how easy is to just not “get” why it’s so important.
Is your new thing so fucking amazing that people are going to install your app and give it a chance? Statistically speaking, unless you are best friend with a famous celebrity or Apple decides to feature your app in one of their top categories or search results, you are pretty much fucked
Source: The Open Web, Fuck Yeah! | hueniverse
The mobile app boom kicked off in July 2008, when Apple introduced the App Store. Now it is over.
Even the very biggest app publishers are seeing their growth slow down or stop altogether. Most people have all the apps they want and/or need. They’re not looking for new ones.
Apple’s paranoid approach to developer relations, and, I assume, relations with other browser vendors (and, in fact, relations to anything outside itself) is becoming a serious liability to the open Web. That is the issue we must confront.
via Tired of Safari – QuirksBlog.