Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Dec 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
People visiting BBC Food on desktop computers versus handheld devices (source)

THINK

The Cult of the Deadline

Deadlines are a useful thing, many organizations and people use them to set goals and achieve them in an effective and coordinated way. They help to deliver. But deadlines stick even when there are zero consequences for a deadline moving. Why?

DESIGN

Beyond the Style Guide

For my friend Fabio 🙂
Like for a Christmas cake, designing for the web involves creating an experience in layers: a solid base that provides the core experience (the fruit cake), then some refinement (the marzipan) and on top some delight (the icing).