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Atmospheric Design, Accessibility in the App Store and More

Atmospheric Design, Accessibility in the App Store and More

One: Atmospheric Design

"Where there was once crippling technical and design debt, design systems enabled teams to be agile. This is primarily done through building systems of reusable blocks called components that can be easily assembled to create any interface you desire. This reusability means you’re able to do far more while having far less to maintain. But what about all that happens leading up to the point of putting mouse to artboard or keystroke to editor? Design systems address the way we build, but what about the way we design?"

Marco Suarez, Medium

 

Two: How the new App Store can push accessibility forward

"While the lion's share of the attention being paid to iOS 11 is deservingly going to iPad-centric enhancements, another iOS 11 improvement that I believe is just as interesting (and important) is the completely redesigned App Store.

"The App Store changes are noteworthy for two reasons: - The visual facelift - The heavier emphasis on editorial"

Steven Aquino, iMore

 

Three: How Does the Internet Work?

"You’re on vacation in Italy, sitting at a nice café (with free Wi-Fi). It’s a few days into your trip now and you’ve taken some beautiful photos that you want to share with your parents back home.

"Mom and Dad aren’t too familiar with Dropbox or Google Drive, so instead, you attach the photos to an email.

"Your mouse hovers over the send button and click…almost instantaneously it shows up in your Mom and Dad’s inboxes halfway across the world.

"What just happened?"

Paul Lyon, IoT For All

 

Four: Speculation Regarding the Pricing of and Strategy Behind This Year’s New iPhones

"I created a bit of a stir the other day when I suggested the OLED iPhone “Pro” could start at $1,500.

"Let’s take a serious look at this. $1,500 as a starting price is probably way too high. But I think $1,200 is quite likely as the starting price, with the high-end model at $1,300 or $1,400."

John Gruber, Daring Fireball

 

Five: Google Pixel 2 Rumor Roundup!

 

Bonus: Millenial Stereotypes 😄

 

I want to make #FiveForFriday better every week. If you have any suggested links, think of a better way to present them or want to chat about a topic, reach out to me on Twitter—@TimothyBuckSF. I'd love to hear from you.

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Creation and Consumption, QR Code's Curious Comeback and More

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Digital Assistants' Adoption, the Story of Netflix Streaming and More

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