The Ten Essentials for Good API Documentation

The Ten Essentials for Good API Documentation

API documentation is the number one reference for anyone implementing your API, and it can profoundly influence the developer experience. Because it describes what services an application programming interface offers and how to use those services, your documentation will inevitably create an impression about your product—for better or for worse. In this two-part series I… Continue reading The Ten Essentials for Good API Documentation

an Excerpt from Animation at Work · Patterns and Purpose

Patterns and Purpose, an Excerpt from Animation at Work

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Rachel Nabors’s new book, Animation at Work, available now from A Book Apart. So we can use animations to tap into users’ visual systems and give them a cognitive speed boost, terrific! But before animating every element of our designs,… Continue reading Patterns and Purpose, an Excerpt from Animation at Work

New A List Apart wants you!

New A List Apart wants you!

As A List Apart approaches its 20th anniversary—a milestone in independent, web-based publishing—we’re once again reimagining the magazine. We want your feedback. And most of all, we want you. We’re getting rid of advertisers and digging back to our roots: community-based, community-built, and determinedly non-commercial. If you want to highlight local events or innovations, expand… Continue reading New A List Apart wants you!

That Web Project Should Be a PWA · Yes

Yes, That Web Project Should Be a PWA

It seems like ever since Frances Berriman  coined the term “Progressive Web App” in an effort to describe a new class of website, there’s been a great deal of confusion over exactly what a Progressive Web App (PWA) is. Sure, her husband, Alex Russell, put together a handy guide to the characteristics of a PWA,… Continue reading Yes, That Web Project Should Be a PWA