Review Of The New Mobile Book From Smashing Magazine

Do you understand today’s mobile landscape? How about the landscape of tomorrow? Are you comfortable building and optimizing responsive sites? Do you have a process in place that communicates to clients the dynamic nature of your design? And finally do you know how to take advantage of the touch interfaces found on most mobile devices?
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Are Baseline Grids Useful In The Flexible Canvas Of The Web?

Do you use baseline grids? A modular scale? Do you do anything to create vertical rhythm in your design? About a year ago I started adding baseline grids to most designs and more recently have looked into modular scales. I like the results, but also know the challenges. Are baseline grids appropriate for the web?
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Is It More Important To Know How Or To Know Why?

As an industry we’re more focused on how to do something than the why behind it. There are valid reasons for that, notably that knowing how to do something is more directly connected to your bank account than knowing why it works. Why is important though and I think we need more content online offering the why.
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Does Your Design Set The Right Context For Your Content?

When talking about different aspects of design I often mention the word context. However, I realize I don’t always talk about the importance of that word and why we should always be thinking about the context within which we work. Today I want to correct that and offer some thoughts about context.
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What Should You Learn Next?

With so many things to learn what you should you take on next? What’s necessary to learn in order to become a better designer or developer? I’ve taught myself X, but don’t know whether I should now learn Y, Z, or Q. These are common questions and I want to offer some thoughts in reply.
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