Wren Lanier leads design and UX at Highrise.
In this episode, we discuss designing on the Z axis, disruption in the web design industry, responsive design for giant screens, next steps for a junior designer looking to level-up, and more!
We talked about (roughly in order):
Q & A:
- 30:56 I have noticed that the :visited selector seems to have fallen in usage over the last few years. Do you think styling :visited links is better or worse for accessibility?
- 37:00 I am in the process of building a mobile first e-commerce website. At the moment my layout cover screens up to 1600px wide with information, for instance when I display the catalogue, a grid three products wide covers most of the screen. Is this too wide, how wide is too wide, what are your thoughts on responsive web design for larger screens?
- 42:25 My question is about billing. I do freelance web development and I’m starting to gain quite a few clients and recurring billing is becoming more important. In the past I’ve used a google doc template but feel it looks unprofessional and I’d like to use a software that stores my clients information. What are your suggestions?
- 46:57 I wanted to ask about how you guys started in the trade and is there any significant steps (tutorials, languages, workflow improvements) that you would recommend?
- 51:17 When I specify a text size in CSS, it appears in different sizes on iOS devices (iPhones & iPads). It even appears in different sizes on the same device depending on whether it’s rotated into portrait or landscape view. Please explain the rules used by iOS devices to shrink or enlarge text. Does “retina” resolution play into this?
- 55:08 I am a front-end developer and have been doing contract work for 2 years. I believe I am ready to apply for a full time in-house dev job. I updated my resume and started looking at job listings. I have noticed listings for UI/UX developers / UI/UX designers and Junior Front-End Developers. What are these jobs like? What is a junior developer salary like? What kind of tools are required for these jobs?
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- Wren Lanier – The Pastry Box Project
- Big News for Highrise – Jason Fried
- The Z-Axis: Designing for the Future
- Material Design
- Two Minute Paul Podcast
- Dave’s new monitor
- The Invoice Machine
- HTML Invoice – CSS-Tricks
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