Now Available – Frontend Architecture for Design Systems: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites

Micah Godbolt’s new book “Frontend Architecture for Design Systems: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites” has been published.  Imagine what a large-scale web project would look like if frontend development were not treated as an add-on, but as an equal partner with backend development and content strategy. This practical book takes experienced webContinue reading “Now Available – Frontend Architecture for Design Systems: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites”

I Love to See Others in Our Community Developing New and Creative Products

A few months ago I wrote about Corey Davis’s awesome “Word Connect” app available for iOS and Android. Today, I found out that he has published an iBook entitled “Flight – A Multi-Touch Book”. Flight! tells the amazing story of how humans learned to fly. Through the use of pictures, drawings, interactive photos, and video,Continue reading “I Love to See Others in Our Community Developing New and Creative Products”

Free Online Book: Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Addy Osmani has released an open-source book on JavaScript Design Patterns. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 unported license. It is available for purchase via O’Reilly Media but will remain available for both free online and as a physical (or eBook) purchase for readers wishing to support the project. View the bookContinue reading “Free Online Book: Learning JavaScript Design Patterns”

A Book on IBM Connections: What’s Possible?

One of the major challenges with getting people in organizations to adopt new collaboration tools – or social business technologies – is helping them to understand what their work would look like if they were to shift to the new way of doing things. Often vendors talk about their products through the lens of featuresContinue reading “A Book on IBM Connections: What’s Possible?”

Required reading: Typography in ten minutes

This is a bold claim, but i stand be­hind it: if you learn and fol­low these five ty­pog­ra­phy rules, you will be a bet­ter ty­pog­ra­ph­er than 95% of pro­fes­sion­al writ­ers and 70% of pro­fes­sion­al de­sign­ers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th per­centile in both categories.) All it takes is ten min­utes—five min­utes toContinue reading “Required reading: Typography in ten minutes”

Podcast: Building a career out of LEGO bricks with Warren Elsmore

Warren Elsmore wrote a book! It’s called Brick City and Warren describes it as “a celebration of the worlds’ architecture, recreated solely using the celebrated toy of the century, LEGO bricks.” In our podcast with him, we discussed: Is this an instruction book or an idea book? Who is the target audience? What was theContinue reading “Podcast: Building a career out of LEGO bricks with Warren Elsmore”

Podcast: Opting In – Ed Brill talks about his new book

Today we spoke with Ed Brill (http://edbrill.com), Director of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, about his new book. It’s called Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager, and it’s available both on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939) and directly from IBM Press (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/store/opting-in-lessons-in-social-business-from-a-fortune-9780133258936). We discussed: Why did you write this book?Continue reading “Podcast: Opting In – Ed Brill talks about his new book”