Using Font Awesome icons outside the browser

Over the last year, we’ve become fans of Font Awesome – the iconic font designed for use with Bootstrap. We have used Font Awesome icons in MyUW Mobile and most recently in the UW Event Calendar redesign. In fact, we like Font Awesome so much…

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What we talked about May 6-17, 2013

Some good stuff this fortnight — videos and presentations for you to watch, announcements and major product updates from Adobe and Google; data visualizations of varying quality; accessibility tools and reports; and a bunch of other cool things.

AngularJS Quickstart for Designers

Within the past year, our organization has gone through some major technology changes. Although the changes have been productive for our developers, they often result in some amount of challenges for designers, as we need to keep up with the rapid pace of change. As…

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What we talked about April 15-19, 2013

Pretty diverse week — industrial design, Google Glass, maps, art, reading material, and of course accordions. On the way back from getting coffee, Sergei, Yu, and I were behind a guy for several blocks and Sergei became obsessed with his bag. I got close enough…

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Blissfully becoming _____.

I recently attended 2013 SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX. The conference offered four days of sessions, parties, meetups, keynotes on a variety of themes covering art and inspiration, community and activism, design and development, entrepreneurialism and business. From the events I attended, I picked…

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What we talked about April 8-12, 2013

As usual I’m behind, so off we go: Seven rules for managing creatives seems designed to be controversial, and 700+ comments on the original post indicate that the author succeeded — though the problematic “Pay them poorly” has been edited to say “Don’t overpay them.”…

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Mobile UX Camp Seattle: May 18, 2013

Mobile UX Camp Seattle 2013 is happening on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 9AM – 5PM right here at UW in Mary Gates Hall. Mobile UX Camp Seattle is an unconference bringing together professionals, academics & enthusiasts to share the current state and future direction of mobile technologies….

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When designing for Android, forget iOS

By the numbers Android and iOS are the two leading mobile platforms, together accounting for nearly 98% of mobile traffic on UW web services. With the successful launch of SpaceScout for iOS we felt it was time to start looking into designing for the Android…

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What we talked about April 1-5, 2013

I was out of the office at An Event Apart through Wednesday, and not really keeping up with the conversations on chat, so this week’s roundup is a good chance for me to see what everyone else was doing! Nielsen/Norman Group (Jakob Nielsen and Don…

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