RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition
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RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition
This week we're curating the "best of" and most interesting articles on Innovative Technologies. More on Responsive Web Design can be found below. Enjoy!
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SEO For Responsive Websites | Smashing Mobile

SEO For Responsive Websites | Smashing Mobile | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Is having a responsive website alone good enough for SEO? No, not really. Guidelines and recommendations for better SEO of responsive websites.
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Style Guides: A Design Mock-up for the Responsive Web : Medialoot

Style Guides: A Design Mock-up for the Responsive Web : Medialoot | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Most designers follow a set process when creating websites, but now that we are in the world of responsive design, and websites are accessed on more devices than ever before. Using Photoshop to create design mock-ups is increasingly becoming flawed.
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Responsive Web Design basics, and argues why the static wireframe is outdated.

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Gridpak: The Responsive Grid Generator | Smashing Coding

Gridpak: The Responsive Grid Generator | Smashing Coding | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Challenges and problems inevitably arise when adopting new ideas and ways of working.
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How Gridpak tackles the flexible grid layout.

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Data looks better naked | Darkhorse Analytics Blog

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When it comes to design, less can sometimes speak volumes more. Click for a nifty demo of how "naked" is better.

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LukeW | Breaking Development: Atomic Design

LukeW | Breaking Development: Atomic Design | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
LukeW Ideation + Design provides resources for mobile and Web product design and strategy including presentations, workshops, articles, books and more on usability, interaction design and visual design.
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Design is to physics as elements are to atoms...

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A Look at Microsoft, Google and Apple’s Approach to Flat Design

A Look at Microsoft, Google and Apple’s Approach to Flat Design | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Flat design has been a trend in user interface design for a few years now. It is basically simplifying the interface by retaining the essentials and removing unimportant elements such as gloss, bevels and textures.
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+1 for the Flat Design Camp. Skeuomorphics, anyone? Great article on the history of flat design and how leading tech giants have evolved since.

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About - Naked Innovation

About - Naked Innovation | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Naked Innovation started out as a graduate school thesis, and has evolved into a widely-used primer on collaborative innovation.
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Primer on Collaboration as an Innovation tool. Interesting fact: the authors are based out of IIT ID (Illinois Institute of Design, for us Chicago folks)

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Dan Mall: Responsive Web Design is Hard/Easy!

Things sure have changed! In a multi-device world where waterfall methodologies and full page comps don't cut it anymore, how are we expected to know how to build…
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Pattern Library | MailChimp

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MailChimp services nearly 3 million people daily - so how did they approach Responsive Design? Glimpse into their pattern library...

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Westin Finds from AFAR

Westin Finds from AFAR | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
I'm dreaming of a Westin Weekend...
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Great example of a Responsive-First website.

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Designers have coveted print for its precision layouts, lamenting the varying user contexts on the web that compromise their designs.
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Ethan Marcotte's seminal article. Must-read for all those interested in Responsive Web Design.

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Navigating the new multi-screen world: Insights show how consumers use different devices together - Google Mobile Ads Blog

Navigating the new multi-screen world: Insights show how consumers use different devices together - Google Mobile Ads Blog | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
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Multiscreen is here to stay. Surprise: "90% of people move between devices to accomplish a goal."

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LukeW | Breaking Development: Prototyping Style

LukeW | Breaking Development: Prototyping Style | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
LukeW Ideation + Design provides resources for mobile and Web product design and strategy including presentations, workshops, articles, books and more on usability, interaction design and visual design.
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Showcase of Beautiful Flat UI Design

Showcase of Beautiful Flat UI Design | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Behold web and user interface designers, a new trend (or style) is taking the world of UI and website design by storm – flat design.
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Some mid-Friday flat design inspiration!

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Customer Journey Maps - A 'Quick And Dirty' Technique To Create Them | Usability Geek

Customer Journey Maps - A 'Quick And Dirty' Technique To Create Them | Usability Geek | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Customer Journey Maps illustrate the journey user go through when interacting with a product/service. This article explains a Customer Journey Map technique
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"How-to's" on creating a Customer Journey Map. Great to go back to basics.

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LukeW | Smashing Conf: Responsive Web Design is Easy/Hard

LukeW | Smashing Conf: Responsive Web Design is Easy/Hard | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
LukeW Ideation + Design provides resources for mobile and Web product design and strategy including presentations, workshops, articles, books and more on usability, interaction design and visual design.
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Succinct summary of the Vimeo on Responsive Design. If you were to only pick one article.. choose this!

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Know Your UX Hats | UX at Hello Erik

Know Your UX Hats | UX at Hello Erik | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
User experience is in a strange stage of its evolutionary cycle. Companies want to get UX into their products. And every day more people shift their focus to
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"But what *exactly* is a UX designer / architect / consultant?"

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URL-CAP

URL-CAP | RDV Weekly - 3rd Edition | Scoop.it
Generate website screenshots from URL. Get a glimpse of what a website looks like on mobile devices, and discuss about responsive designs without losing the context.
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Convenient way to grab screenshots and keep discussion content-focused. Site currently in beta.

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