Brad Frost posted a detailed write-up of his process for writing and publishing his book about Atomic Design. It’s a good read if you’re interested in doing the same—or just interested in the process. I like how he wrote this book in the open, allowing people to suggest edits along the way.
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Bruce Lawson’s World Wide Web, Not Wealthy Western Web is a look into how much of the world uses the web and their devices. Here’s but one fascinating example:
Across Africa and Asia, businesses encourage potential customers to send them a “missed call” — that is, to dial their number and then hang up. The business then phones the customer back, so that the cost of the contact is borne by the business, not the customer.
Those of us fortunate enough to be using powerful, late-model equipment at the end of a fat pipe should really be keeping the majority of the world in mind when designing and developing products.
via Brad Frost