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Kill sticky headers

Like most web trends intended to increase “engagement” (nobody knows what this actually means), sticky bars are overused and poorly used. Kill ’em all with this bookmarklet.

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Jeffrey Zeldman on his Web Design Manifesto 2012

A follow-up interview with .net Magazine:

If we don’t focus on the content the reader came for – if we continue to bombard and bamboozle our users with cluttered interfaces that satisfy stakeholder committees but frustrate the people who actually want to use our sites – our users will retaliate by removing our designs altogether. It’s the web.

Previously.

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Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Design Manifesto 2012

In a post full of quote worthy paragraphs, he makes the case for bigger type, layouts that don’t train users to ignore ads, and what it used to mean to have a “personal site.”

I like it. It’s very Zeldman, but more than that, it’s interesting.

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A Safari Template For Use In Mockups

Since I find myself sometimes needing one, I decided to create a fresh, clean, screenshot of a Safari window at 1024×768, with an optional layer showing a 960-wide box, centered. I’ve removed any extras or plugins from the window.

Update: Extranaut Alistair Morton upgraded my version by making all of the text editable in Photoshop. The version for download has been updated accordingly. Thanks, Al!

Here’s the PSD (74kb, zipped).