These are – without exception – articles that have a timeless value and are good reads even if written months or years ago. It’s wisdom I’ve collected over the years, and I hope it helps you achieve your dreams and goals.
On the need for a new directory service, as opposed to search engines.
How to prepare the right arguments in the fight of native vs web apps.
Would you stop programming if you could achieve the same result without it?
If you are responsible for the equipment of your development team, you should read this. If you’re not, read it anyway and hand it to your boss.
Browser vendors and the W3C tend do de-prioritize the most important feature of any API: Its usability.
Why it’s OK to build products for new categories and versions of devices, and get rid of legacy code.
Usability does not stop at the consumer level. Learn about usability targeted at developers in this post.
The library developers are the ones that have the power to bring new features to web devs as early as possible – not the browser vendors.
What do Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and CNN have in common? They’re filling my screen with white, blank voidness.
Dialogs invite you to be lazy. Learn more about why it’s best to avoid them.
What are tabs good for? What are tabs not good for?
How to make your site really responsive, and how to create the illusion of speed.
On why I think concepts such as progressive enhancement are often very problematic than useful.
Don’t become one! Learn how to avoid it, and how to stay and relearn to be productive.
How music can help you gain and maintain productivity, and how to find that special tune.
How to use the little known Disney method, also called Walt Disney strategy to make you kick ass.
How to get motivated and start the productivity circle!
When you are motivated, you start working on something. But to actually finish the job, you need dedication.
Media & Games
How to get closer to the illusion of life. From frames to motion, about focus and blur, head tracking, and parallax.
A game that is so social it creates friendships, strengthens them, and make people laugh, cry and celebrate their journey together – in real life.
Why even today, you won’t hear much popular music in modern games, and what we need to do to fix it.
While web developers have been whining for years and have been stuck in their despair, game developers never stopped to amaze me. Read why.