Resilient Web Design

Jeremy Keith

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Chapter 7: Challenges

14:35 | Feb 6th, 2017

The fourth annual conference on hypertext took place in San Antonio, Texas in December 1991. Tim Berners‐Lee’s World Wide Web project was starting to take shape then. Thinking the conference organisers and attendees would appreciate the project, he s...Show More
Chapter 6: Steps

17:13 | Jan 29th, 2017

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context”, said the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. “A chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”
Chapter 5: Layers

12:20 | Jan 22nd, 2017

In his classic book How Buildings Learn Stewart Brand highlights an idea by the British architect Frank Duffy: “A building properly conceived is several layers of longevity.”
Chapter 4: Languages

19:18 | Jan 15th, 2017

Jon Postel was one of the engineers working on the ARPANET, the precursor to the internet. He wanted to make sure that the packets—or “datagrams”—being shuttled around the network were delivered in the most efficient way. He came to realise that a la...Show More
Chapter 3: Visions

25:41 | Jan 8th, 2017

Design adds clarity. Using colour, typography, hierarchy, contrast, and all the other tools at their disposal, designers can take an unordered jumble of information and turn it into something that’s easy to use and pleasurable to behold. Like life it...Show More
Chapter 2: Materials

14:50 | Dec 26th, 2016

At the risk of teaching grandmother to suck eggs, I’d like you to think about what happens when a browser parses an HTML element. Take, for example, a paragraph element with some text inside it. There’s an opening P tag, a closing P tag, and between ...Show More
Chapter 1: Foundations

14:13 | Dec 16th, 2016

The history of human civilisation is a tale of cumulative effort. Each generation builds upon the work of their forebears. Sometimes the work takes a backward step. Sometimes we wander down dead ends. But we struggle on. Bit by bit our species makes ...Show More

01:53 | Dec 4th, 2016

With a title like Resilient Web Design, you might think that this is a handbook for designing robust websites. This is not a handbook. It’s more like a history book.