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Content and Design Are Inseparable Work Partners

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Our user experiences are a reflection of our organization’s structure. If we want content and design to feel integrated, we need to integrate our organization.-- Jared Spool

Very interesting article about content, ux, and design. Still thinking about the best way to organize the web team/OUR/IT to produce a better web site.

I’m betting, for the airline’s design team, the boarding pass isn’t considered content. No author created it. It’s probably not in the purview of the Content Strategy group.

The organization doesn’t consider the boarding pass to be content because it’s algorithmically generated by software. Yet, for the user, it’s the most important content they needed. This disconnect is a huge problem.

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Facebook’s Going to Be OK, but Science Is Taking a Hit

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via Medium.

Very interesting angle on how academia may be damaged by the Facebook emotional contagion study.

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What Your Dog Is Really Thinking When He Poops | TIME.com

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In a study published by the journal Frontiers in Zoology, researchers found that, when the earth’s magnetic field is stable, dogs off leash prefer to poop with their bodies oriented along the north-south axis.

Doesn’t really tell you what it’s thinking, but interesting nonetheless.

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Scrolling is easier than clicking

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And for some reason there is a myth about users not scrolling. It’s a very old myth…and it must have come about around the same time as the “above the fold” myth. This is bunk. If you need evidence just look around. The evidence is everywhere. Simply watch any human being using a mobile or tablet device. People scroll so much you could almost say that they scroll more than they don’t.

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CSS Shapes 101 · An A List Apart Article

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Future levels of CSS Shapes will focus on wrapping content inside a shape as well. For example, today it’s easy to create a rhombic shape in CSS: just rotate the element by 45 degrees, and then rotate the content inside it back so that it lies horizontally on the page. But the content inside the rhombus won’t be affected by the rhombic shape of its container, and will always remain rectangular. When the CSS Shapes shape-inside property is implemented, we will be able to make the content also become rhombic, making layouts like the one shown in the following image very much possible.