Zeke Franco

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Here you can find most of my what I’m doing around the Web. All of my series of tubes point here—at least the tubes with feeds.

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Why ‘Ok’ Buttons in Dialog Boxes Work Best on the Right - UX Movement

“Consistency” is a popular word used among designers. It’s also a popular excuse to use to not think deeply about the design problems users face. What’s the benefit of following a design convention, if one doesn’t know why that convention exists? How does one even know if a certain platform convention is right for users in the first place? What if a certain design convention is harmful to users? Should designers blindly follow it for the sake of consistency? Should bad design practices and lack of design understanding persist because designers want to resort to platform design consistency as the answer to every problem?

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JeffCroft.com: In 2012, let’s stop talking web design and start talking product design

The true beauty of any great digital product lies in the intersection between these various aspects. Without people understanding the big picture of how a modern web project works, from top to bottom, there is bound to be failure at these all-important integration points.

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The Big Think: Breaking The Deliverables Habit

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“Hiring a designer to create wireframes is like hiring a carpenter to swing a hammer. We all know that the hammer-swinging is not what matters: it’s the table, the cabinet, the deck. Clients don’t hire us to wield hammers, but to create fine furniture. It’s not the process they need or the tools, but the end result.”

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