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by Zach Holman
People in Silicon Valley are dicks. They perpetuate this idea that if you're smart enough, have an amazing vision, and keep pushing at it, then you'll end up with a great product. Take a look at startup success stories, though: a ton of them succeeded in *spite* of their original vision. A great product is closer to an accident. It's the byproduct of the environment you build at your company. This environment may actually be harder to build than the product itself, but you'll be left with a better everything by the end of it.
by David Kadavy
To keep customers using your product, you need to create experiences that are attuned to their needs. Solutions like this can only come from insightful UX. But is there a trick to generating insights that will make your product's User Experience memorable? Learn some simple tools to get your brain into the right place to create UX insights.
by Jason VanLue
The world is full of Three Pipe Problems, many of which can be solved through design. At its core, design is finding a better way to do something either by making something new or by making something better. Each day we get to shape the world around us through design. The question is, what are we doing with that opportunity?
We all know publishing is having a tough time when it comes to the Intertubes. But it wasn't supposed to be that way, and it doesn't have to be either. We'll talk about some of the dilemmas facing modern-day content pushers, and how smart designers and developers are poised to help build the future of publishing.
by Jenn Lukas
Remember how cool it was when you first learned how to tween objects in Flash? That's how I feel about using CSS transitions with hovers. We'll take a look at how adding CSS-enhanced hover states to designs can take your work to the next level. CSS transitions are all the rage these days and we'll see how just the right amount of them can keep your aesthetic classy while adding some fun and interactive elements.
by Mark Otto
Design is how stuff works. Designing meaningful and inspiring stuff takes problem solving, clear communication, ability to work within constraints, and decision making. Get the skinny on how and why Bootstrap works the way it does straight from the horse's mouth, the designer of Bootstrap.
by Dave Shea
11th–12th October 2012