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yourself? E.g. our upcoming SmashingConf Barcelona,
dedicated to smart front-end techniques and design patterns.
And then we can push our designs further. Constant improvement and development of the navigation is what makes a service like Gitlab easier to use. And by giving advice to users, such as promoting more sustainable options, we can show empathy to our users while improving the world. It all starts with us pushing our projects further.
- Firefox Nightly is getting the Storage API1 now, after the Chrome team has it built into their browser. This technology becomes more important now as permanent storage, localStorage, IndexedDB, service worker, backgroundSync and other options become largely available for websites in browsers. With the new Storage API, websites get information about the remaining storage on a user’s device and can therefore improve the reliability and footprint of their service.
Concept & Design Link
- Taurie Davis shares how the navigation of GitLab is evolving2 and why they rearranged navigation items. Some great insights on UX design improvements.
- Artiom Dashinsky explores how we can build products today that can make the world more sustainable tomorrow by designing the product for sustainability3. He explores options that software and websites could show to users that are more practical, healthy and sometimes even more convenient: promoting direct flights in a flight search, promoting remote jobs at LinkedIn, preferring walking, biking and public transport over car on a map app, and similar options.
Tools & Workflows Link
- 1 https://blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2017/07/17/preview-storage-api-in-firefox-nightly/
- 2 https://about.gitlab.com/2017/07/17/redesigning-gitlabs-navigation/
- 3 https://uxdesign.cc/product-design-for-sustainability-3fffbb2a7f0e
- 4 https://uxdesign.cc/product-design-for-sustainability-3fffbb2a7f0e
- 5 https://uxdesign.cc/product-design-for-sustainability-3fffbb2a7f0e
- 6 https://github.com/samccone/bundle-buddy
- 7 https://thehftguy.com/2017/07/19/what-does-it-really-take-to-track-100-million-cell-phones/
- 9 https://toddmotto.com/lazy-loading-angular-code-splitting-webpack