Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

Smashing Magazine

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. When I began working with the legendary newspaper and magazine designer Mark Porter, I became fascinated by art direction and editorial design. I read all the books about influential art directors I could find and started collecting magazines from the places I visited around the world. When a magazine has plenty of interesting design elements, I buy it. Avaunt magazine.

Measuring Network Performance in Mobile Safari

CSS Wizardry

If you want to know more about how best to use DevTools for performance testing, I’m running a workshop with Smashing Magazine real soon, and that will make you DevTools experts. So far this year, all but one of my clients have been concerned about Google’s upcoming Web Vitals update.


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Inspired Design Decisions: Pressing Matters

Smashing Magazine

Pressing Matters magazine. It’s an independently published magazine which “hones in on the people, passion and processes behind the art form of printmaking.” Picking up a copy of Pressing Matters ( on a recent trip to my favourite magazine shop and flicking through its pages, I was immediately transported back to art school where my fingers were almost always covered in cuts from lino cutting tools, and I smelled like ink and turpentine.

Inspired Design Decisions With Otto Storch: When Idea, Copy, Art And Typography Became Inseperable

Smashing Magazine

Recently, I was browsing a new addition to my library and was captivated by one magazine spread. A selection of covers from Otto Storch’s time as art director for McCall’s Magazine. Publishing can be a cut-throat business, and the magazines Storch worked on weren’t high-fashion. That’s an approach which is as essential on the web today as it was in magazines in the 1960s. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine.

Inspired Design Decisions: Ernest Journal

Smashing Magazine

I started a magazine collection, studied books on art direction and graphic design, and discovered art directors, including Alexey Brodovitch, Neville Brody, Bea Feitler, and Tom Wolsey. I studied editorial and magazine layout principles, and instead of merely copying them, I found ways to adapt them for the web to make product and website layouts more compelling. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Magazine Anatomy. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine.

Inspired Design Decisions With Bradbury Thompson: The Art Of Graphic Design

Smashing Magazine

I became fascinated by the ways magazine art directors including Alexey Brodovitch and Bea Feitler brought images and text together. From early on, he was inspired by print designs, especially magazines, and used this influence to design the college’s yearbooks.

Inspired Design Decisions: Neville Brody Design Cannot Remain Neutral

Smashing Magazine

Music magazines were popular too. Even twenty-five years after he created them, Brody’s pages from The Face magazine are still remarkable designs. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Music magazines from 1980 including The Face (far right). The Face was a culture, fashion, and music magazine published in Britain until 2004 and Brody worked as its art director until 1986. Inspired Design Decisions: Neville Brody Design Cannot Remain Neutral.

How To Optimize Progressive Web Apps: Going Beyond The Basics

Smashing Magazine

You can find a comprehensive Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Web Apps on Smashing Magazine that focuses on building the core of PWAs. How To Optimize Progressive Web Apps: Going Beyond The Basics. How To Optimize Progressive Web Apps: Going Beyond The Basics. Gert Svaiko.

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Inspired Design Decisions: Alexey Brodovitch

Smashing Magazine

Before writing Art Direction for the Web , I began to study Alexey Brodovitch when I became fascinated by editorial and magazine design. Then, I became intrigued by his design process, how he sketched layouts, arranged them into spreads, and created a rhythm which flowed through his magazines. This monograph contains collections from throughout Brodovitch’s life, most interesting to me are his designs for Harper’s Bazaar magazine, some of which I’ll explore in this issue.

Commute Challenge 2018

Randon ASCII

425 Business Magazine article that includes coverage of Commute Challenge 2017. I’ll bet I had more fun commuting during September 2018 than you did. In April 2017 I gave myself the challenge of commuting to work using a different method every workday for a month – twenty ways in twenty days! The write up and video are here. It was great fun and it also served as a joyous celebration of the many ways to make commuting more fun than sitting alone in traffic.

World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch


Rachel is the Editor-in-Chief of Smashing Magazine, a British web developer, writer, and speaker. Vitaly is a co-founder of the Smashing Magazine brand. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Smashing Magazine until October 2017 when he passed the baton to the remarkable Rachel Andrew. First, Smashing Magazine is a giant resource full of the most useful, practical, and beautifully crafted front-end and performance -related content. Smashing Magazine @ smashingmag.

Government: Why it’s important, now more than ever, to optimize digital user experience


Some examples include; technology companies that have given homebound citizens access to cloud computing platforms; mobile phone companies which have given extra data allowances; and magazines which are providing free subscriptions. Dynatrace news. When the Australian Federal Government set its 2025 vision to be a world leader in the delivery of digital services, nobody predicted the coronavirus pandemic was around the corner. But it shouldn’t stop this vision from being completed.

Will A Static Website Generator Make My Site Faster?


Check out this video , where Mathias Biilmann talks about his realization that bringing the Smashing Magazine website over from WordPress to a static site using the JAMstack and Netlify hosting would make it load around 6 times faster!

Optimizing Video For Size And Quality

Smashing Magazine

Thanks for reading, and if you’d like to learn more, you may want to read more on video best practices here, on Smashing Magazine, and on my blog: Video Playback On The Web: The Current State Of Video (Part 1). Optimizing Video For Size And Quality. Optimizing Video For Size And Quality.

40+ Best Web Development Blogs of 2018


It also includes a handy CSS reference, a web development experiment playground, tutorials, blueprints to get started from and Collective - a digital design magazine that makes it easy to keep up with trends. Smashing Magazine Smashing Magazine is an established resource for those who want to master the front end. Speckyboy Design Magazine Speckyboy Design Magazine is a design-oriented blog concerning CSS, JavaScript, UX design and other technologies.

Inspired Design Decisions With Emmett McBain: Art Direction As Social Equity

Smashing Magazine

McBain carved out a niche as a cover artist, and in 1958 his Playboy Jazz All-Stars album art was named Billboard Magazine’s Album Cover of the Week. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Inspired Design Decisions With Emmett McBain: Art Direction As Social Equity.

Inspired Design Decisions With Max Huber: Turning Mundane Subjects Into Exciting Visual Communication

Smashing Magazine

After moving from Switzerland to the United States, Erik Nitsche for magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Life, and Vanity Fair. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. From left: Rivoluzione Industriale magazine, 1960. Imbalaggio magazine cover, 1955–65. This is why, when you browse shelves full of fashion magazines, you’ll find they often use Didone typefaces for their mastheads. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine.

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Why Waits Alone Are Not Enough

SQL Performance

Tom Davidson, Opening Microsoft's Performance-Tuning Toolbox SQL Server Pro Magazine, December 2003. "Waitstats helps us identify performance-related counters. But waits information by itself isn't enough to accurately diagnose performance problems. The queues component of our methodology comes from Performance Monitor counters, which provide a view of system performance from a resource standpoint.".

Inspired Design Decisions With Herb Lubalin: Typography Can Be As Exciting As Illustration And Photography

Smashing Magazine

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. U&lc (Uppercase and lowercase) magazine by Herb Lubalin. Fact magazine by Herb Lubalin. NB : Smashing members have access to a beautifully designed PDF of Andy’s Inspired Design Decisions magazine and full code examples from this article. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Inspired Design Decisions With Herb Lubalin: Typography Can Be As Exciting As Illustration And Photography.

How do committees invent?

The Morning Paper

Conway, Datamation magazine 1968. How do committees invent? With thanks to Chris Frost for recommending this paper – another great example of a case where we all know the law (Conway’s law in this case), but many of us have not actually read the original ideas behind it. We’re back in 1968, a time when it was taken for granted that before building a system, it was necessary to design it.

Inspired Design Decisions With Giovanni Pintori: Publicity Becomes An Art Form

Smashing Magazine

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. NB: Smashing members have access to a beautifully designed PDF of Andy’s Inspired Design Decisions magazine and full code examples from this article. Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine. Inspired Design Decisions With Giovanni Pintori: Publicity Becomes An Art Form. Inspired Design Decisions With Giovanni Pintori: Publicity Becomes An Art Form. Andrew Clarke. 2020-06-26T14:00:00+00:00. 2020-06-26T14:19:08+00:00.

Holistic Performance

Tim Kadlec

If you’re interested in more about this, I also wrote a chapter for the latest Smashing Magazine book about creating a culture of performance and will be talking about it at In Control in Februrary (if you sign up, use code ‘100TIM’ to save $100

Implementing Infinite Scroll And Image Lazy Loading In React

Smashing Magazine

Usability Findings In eCommerce ,” Christian Holst, Smashing Magazine. Implementing Infinite Scroll And Image Lazy Loading In React. Implementing Infinite Scroll And Image Lazy Loading In React. Chidi Orji. 2020-03-16T12:00:00+00:00. 2020-03-16T21:15:46+00:00. If you have been looking for an alternative to pagination, infinite scroll is a good consideration.

The Best In Performance Interview Series – Episode #2: Recap with Alla Gringaus


She also recommends following Smashing Magazine and HTTP Archive for additional information. “The Best in Performance” video series from Rigor gives you the chance to eavesdrop on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists. Listen in as they talk about current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the APM and performance space today.

USENIX LISA 2018: CFP Now Open

Brendan Gregg

– Brendan and Rikki P.S. In addition to from supporting USENIX’s important work and commitment to open access by attending events, you can also join USENIX as a member, and get a subscription to the ;login: technical magazine. Join us for 3 days in Nashville at LISA'18. Post by Brendan Gregg and Rikki Endsley. USENIX’s LISA conference is the premier event for topics in production system engineering.

Scheduling Time, Part 4: My Time Management Strategy

Baron Schwartz

MEL Magazine. This is the last in a series of scheduling- and calendaring-related topics. This one’s about my overall strategy of using scheduling as a tool to manage my time. Clearly, managing my time isn’t the same as managing my calendar, but managing the latter does help with the former. The essence of my strategy is this: I care about my time, but others care about my calendar, so I can forestall a lot of intrusions on my time by using my calendar intelligently.

What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites

Smashing Magazine

If you want to see an example of this in action, you can look at pretty much any leading digital magazine or news site. What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites. What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites. Suzanne Scacca. 2019-06-26T14:00:59+02:00. 2019-06-26T14:06:48+00:00. I recently wrote a blog post for a web designer client about page speed and why it matters.

Work to be done

Tim Kadlec

Smashing Magazine just launched their newly redesigned site. I’m not sure exactly on Smashing Magazine’s business model, prices, etc., Not just for Smashing Magazine, but across all sites. And I don’t mean to pick on Smashing Magazine. Personally, I think it looks pretty great. The ads are a little distracting perhaps, but other than that, the side content mostly gets out of the way leading to a pleasant reading experience. And of course, it’s responsive.

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How We Improved SmashingMag Performance

Smashing Magazine

A big JavaScript bundle might seem out of place on a magazine that merely publishes articles, but actually, there is plenty of scripting happening behind the scenes. You, dear readers, seem to visit a number of articles on Smashing Magazine. How We Improved SmashingMag Performance.

What Are Client Hints and Are They Worth Implementing


According to tests conducted by Smashing Magazine , making your images responsive with hints requires 19-32 percent less data to be served than using preselected image breakpoints. The concept of responsive web design has been around for a while, but all of the kinks have yet to be ironed out. The exponential proliferation of connected devices with varying software and technical capabilities has made it more and more difficult to cater web content to every single user.

Citroen SM — Allez

Adrian Cockcroft

At some point I came across a history of Citroen, Maserati and the SM called “French Show with Italian Go”, which was published in Playboy magazine in 1971. Much later a friend with a similar obsession about the SM gave me a copy of the magazine in return for a drive of my car. Allez pictured at the rim of Crater Lake, Oregon I wanted a Citroen SM when I was a teenager in the 1970s, I bought one in 1999.

Muddling Through

The Agile Manager

He would begin by systematizing and enlarging the fur trade, using cargo vessels on the lakes, erecting fur depots on the rivers, establishing a chain of warehouses and magazines. British trade in the West was never an instrument of empires. It had no headquarters like the compounds at Montreal and no capitol like the rock-rooted fortress at Quebec.

How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet

Smashing Magazine

In this screenshot below, for example, we can see that loading the Smashing Magazine website for the first time incurs just under a megabyte of data transfer. How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet. How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet. Jack Lenox. 2019-01-15T13:30:32+01:00. 2019-04-29T18:34:58+00:00. You may not think about it often, but the Internet uses a colossal amount of electricity. This electricity needs to be produced somewhere.

A Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis

Smashing Magazine

I often check the following few: Smashing Magazine , InVision blog , Interaction Design Foundation , NN Group and UX Mastery. A Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis. A Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis. Mayur Kshirsagar. 2018-08-30T14:00:57+02:00. 2019-04-29T18:34:58+00:00. In this article, I will introduce the subject of competitive analysis , which is basically a method to determine how well your competitors are performing.

Performance budgets in action

Speed Curve

In the chart below, we can see why Smashing Magazine is so much faster - they're simply delivering a lot less JavaScript. Performance budgets are an important tool for ensuring your site is delivering a great user experience. Steve first experienced performance budgets while Head Performance Engineer at Google. The practice of using budgets to track performance took off with Tim Kadlec's blog post Setting a Performance Budget.

More shovels

Tim Kadlec

There are a multitude of books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, videos and podcasts just clamoring for our attention. There is no shortage of information floating around today. It’s an incredible thing, this wealth of information we have at our fingertips. Never before has so much knowledge been so easily accessible. We’ve responded by creating a lot of tools that help us collect this information.


The Agile Manager

alpha IT I'm pleased to announce the launch of , an online magazine focused on the execution, management and governance of IT investments that can produce outsized (or "alpha") returns. The mission and purpose are summarised in the welcome message on the site and in the press release that was issued in early July. There are a few things that I hope stand out about the site. The first is the site layout.

This week in review: GPUs, Zombies, Biomimicry and Tom Waits.

All Things Distributed

Physics and the limits of human perception - Why goalkeepers have trouble stopping long-range shots - Seed Magazine. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. This week in review: GPUs, Zombies, Biomimicry and Tom Waits. By Werner Vogels on 19 November 2010 07:51 AM. Permalink. Comments (). Here are some the links I shared this week on twitter and facebook : Cloud Computing.

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The Fallacy of Keeping Up

Tim Kadlec

My first few sites were simple (and ugly) things I put together using Notepad and an FTP client while teaching myself HTML using a little magazine I bought. The web has always evolved fairly quickly but as of late it sure feels like the pace has picked up substantially. There are a plethora of new standards and techniques emerging that range from incremental improvements to potentially giant leaps forward. We have the mass migration to HTTPS.

Utilities, Strategic Investments, and the CIO

The Agile Manager

Fashion magazines are launching electronic retail sites. The Financial Times recently ran analysis and guest op-eds that sought to explain value in and from IT. One went as far as to challenge whether the corporate CIO has a future. Each is a new take on an old theme, echoing one part of the contradiction that has riddled every business with a captive technology department: we want to minimize how much we spend on IT, and we want IT to be a source of innovation.

Front-End Performance Checklist 2021

Smashing Magazine

Front-End Performance Checklist 2021. Front-End Performance Checklist 2021. Vitaly Friedman. 2021-01-11T15:30:13+00:00. 2021-01-11T16:06:07+00:00.

Good Management Can Work Miracles

The Agile Manager

The same is true for skill acquisition: there are a wealth of IT oriented books, magazines, journals and publications on very specific technologies or applications of technologies, but not nearly the depth on matters of management. 5 Grand Prix Tune-Ups” F1 Racing Magazine. Pharmaceutical companies do not successfully deliver drugs just because they hire a lot of highly skilled researchers in lab coats.

What I Read in 2014

Tim Kadlec

There are certainly things to like: there are indeed a few thought provoking sentences as well as a good amount of humorous insights (like the aliens perception of magazines, for example). Time for my annual look back at what I read in the past year. Keeping in the same format as last year, each book has a rating (on a simple 5-star scale) as well as a very short review to give you (and me when I look back at this in a year or so) some idea of why I enjoyed each book.