Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jul 2018 ]

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East London from the hyperreal lens of @chrisdb1 for @HoxtonMiniPress (source)

DESIGN

What every product designer should take away from Lyft’s new UI

If you Google why search bars are at the top, a Quora post with this exact question pops up. “Users have been trained to expect a search (if there is one) at the top. It’s a convention that a designer breaks at their own risk,” says the top answer.

A product designer at Lyft did exactly this, and in a magnificent way.

JAVASCRIPT

This one line of Javascript made FT.com 10 times slower

It started off with an alert, telling us that the error rate for the Front Page application is above the 4% threshold…