Stock Photos Worth Using
Unfortunately, the tech industry is known for lacking women and people of color. One group in New York has been working since 2015 to change that; as part of their efforts they’ve decided to tackle a persistent, but often unnoticed, gap in web development: the lack of stock images showing women of color in technology fields.
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Despite your problems, your worries, your hardships, and your hurt, you put one foot in front of the other. You hold on. Even if it’s to someone else.
…one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.
Load, Load, Load Your Boat
Smashing Magazine ran an article this week on the most common load methods used in e-commerce sites. It examined pagination vs. “load more” buttons vs infinite scrolling. I couldn’t help but think of the CarMax project as I read, because loading search results was one of our biggest challenges, particularly due to the amount of images for each car. A common search term like “Toyota” could easily produce upwards of 10,000 results, each with 20-30 images…
Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that.
Every Time We Touch
Touch: It’s not just for children’s books! Turns out it matters, a lot, in web design and development, specifically where and how we touch devices. A wonderful article was posted earlier this month in A List Apart: “How We Hold Our Gadgets”. The article goes into great detail over how people hold different devices, but the most interesting parts to me were the heat maps of what the author calls the “thumb zone,” the area of the phone that a user can hit with their thumbs…
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.