The myths of web design must be changed along with developments in bridging the designer/developer divide, new tools, and more.
We hope this note finds you in good health in this challenging time. I wanted to take a moment to reach out regarding COVID-19 and the work we do. As you can imagine, there are two priorities on our minds: the health and safety of our team and continuity in the services we provide.
Because of concern over a widespread outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many companies, including Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google, have asked their team members to work from home. We at Alley don’t want to grow our business on fear, uncertainty, or doubt, but we do want to help other Scrum practitioners through a temporary transition to working from home.
At Elevate! in Chicago, CEO Austin discussed Alley’s recent design work for The Dallas Morning News with Mike Orren, their Chief Product Officer. Learn about their conversation, through the lens of a metaphor that he often uses to discuss how to make tough choices about page speed while designing a news website: Airplanes.
A “lift and shift” project involves moving functionality wholesale from one platform to another. It’s a common request, and it can work well under the right circumstances — but creating conditions for success in pure migration projects requires careful consideration of the tradeoffs and paradoxically, a clear commitment to design thinking.