Jon Daiello Product Designer 🦄

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Rough Launch 2.0

In my last Rough Launch post, I announced the redesign and relaunch of my site. The funny thing is that sites are never done. Since that post, I have been working to redesign and re-engineer my site. Half-way through 2016, I relaunched my site very quietly. I was inspired by the conversation in this first post to just go for it. I was never thrilled with the design so I continually updated and redesigned until I felt excited about where it was going.

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Tech Adoption: Life-Blood of Betterment

Call me a fanboy. I’ve probably earned the title. I love researching what’s next and watching to see where technology takes us. Seeing iteration happen in real time throughout our lives is a magical experience. When I see something new, I’m often inclined to jump on the band-wagon and give it a shot. It’s can be an exciting exploration of what’s possible and what’s feasible. Inevitably, I learn something in the process and I am glad I did.

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Regressive Enhancement: Looking Backwards Too

If you’ve been around the web industry for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Progressive Enhancement”. Simply put, it means that you build your app (or website) to run everywhere and on everything, then you add features where they are supported. I think we’ve lost some of that mentality, and we need to bring back a vision of “Regressive Enhancement”.

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False Assumptions

There is a major fault in the way this code define who the users are. In fact, instead of considering the true users it substitutes ourselves for every one of the users. It’s tempting to think that everyone who uses a product is just like me. It’s tempting to think that they understand me. We might even believe it’s safe to assume they think like me.

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JavaScript as a Seasoning, Not a Meal

We use JavaScript every day. Most people who browse the web don’t even know it’s running. However, there is a segment of web users that come to a page that is just downright broken. If they’re lucky, they might get some piece of information left by a developer inside a <noscript> tag that informs them that they are out of luck. But, is that enough?

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The Power of the Web

Every so often something emerges that changes the fabric of society. The wheel revolutionized the human ability to move and perform hard labor. The printing press made publishing literature easier and faster. Electricity spawned a maelstrom of invention. The internet came along and made just as profound a changes.

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