All posts in category Web

The Entropy of Intent

December 3, 2013

With the publication of his article ‘A Mathematical Theory of Information’ in 1948, a visionary mathematician and engineer named Claude Shannon all but established information theory, outlining in his paper the building blocks of digital communications. His work introduced a contextual definition of ‘entropy’, addressing the reliability of data transfer, the conveyance of information from […]

Design for Everything, Everywhere.

November 29, 2012

As occurs frequently on Twitter, I was able to enjoy a conversation between two prominent figures of the design industry as they exchanged insights. This one really made me sit up and take notice. I’ll reproduce it in full here, short and sweet as it is: @trentwalton: Lines between mobile, tablet & everything else are […]

Adapting to responsive

June 13, 2012

Responsive web design has reached the grand old age of two and remains the single most important shift in design and development for the web since the advent of CSS. Broken record I have written previously about the dangers of dogmatic approaches, emphasising that we should move in the direction of responsive design increasingly and […]

In other news, perfection remains elusive

September 4, 2011

Here is a hypothetical scenario which may or may not sound familiar to you: A project has progressed to the visual design stage. The process you followed fell somewhat short of textbook. Deadlines are imminent. The first iteration of a rendered design has gone to a client with various caveats:- that feedback is welcomed, that […]

Small viewports… and the death of the fold

August 11, 2011

Like all the best/worst B-movies, the bad guy you thought was dead and gone has summoned up his last ounce of strength for one last attack. The Fold is back. With a twist. A short debate The debate about whether a ‘fold’ exists on the web begins and ends with the following assertions: yes, content […]

  • About Rick Monro

    Designing the Middle is the personal blog of Rick Monro, a UX designer & consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • @monro on Twitter

  • Categories