Weekly Roundup 23/05/14
Here is what your friendly dxwers have been reading and sharing this week.
- Tips from the Guardian for creating shareable content
Getting your content to your audience is the first challenge of many businesses. The Guardian explores what we can learn from the masters of linkbait at sites such as Buzzfeed and Vice.
- Goodbye, Ctrl-S
Jeff Jarvis wishes a fond farewell to that most used and most forgotten of keyboard shortcuts. Which is something I’m still adjusting to since joining dxw and now working entirely in the cloud.
- Curated resources for everything design related
A handy collection of all the design and front-end development links you kept meaning to bookmark.
- Everything Is Broken
The scary truth about everything is that it’s stuck together with hope and duct tape (see also Programming Sucks).
- ‘Hacking’ Google Analytics to get real-time internal search terms data
Interesting loophole to gain access to search referral terms for all those that have been missing this analytics feature.
- 10 questions to ask when reviewing design work
GDS suggest some questions we should consider when reviewing design work and none of them are, “Is it pretty?”.
- A Maintainable Style Guide
Ian Feather discusses the challenges he faced while developing a truly maintainable style guide.
- Good UI
A list of suggestions to improve both the conversion rate and the ease of use of your project.
- mySociety’s review of Parliament digital: a response
Harry’s plea for reform at Parliament.