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net April 2020

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editor’s note

Over the last 26 issues, steering net has brought me a huge amount of pride and joy. We’ve explored a wide range of topics, including AI, CSS grid, JS frameworks, three.js, UI, UX and so much more. However, all good things must come to an end and this will be my last issue as net’s editor. But there’s plenty of good news: for the gadget inclined among you, I’ll be taking the helm as editor of T3, so I hope we see each other there! And I’ll be leaving all of you in the most capable hands: Steve Jenkins, editor of net’s erstwhile sister title Web Designer, will be taking up the reins and bringing his 20 years of web design expertise to future issues. And we’ve pulled out all the stops…

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featured authors

JEREMY KEITH Keith is one of the founders of the splendid design agency Clearleft and the author of various books. On page 60, he shows you how HTML, CSS and JS fit together and how to use the best tool for the task at hand. w: adactio.com ADDY OSMANI Osmani is an engineering manager working on Google Chrome; he leads teams working on tools to measure site performance. Who better to run you through boosting your PageSpeed Insights score on page 68? w: https://addyosmani.com ROB SANDBACH Sandbach is managing director of Indiespring, a digital agency based in Manchester. On page 20, he outlines how the UK should leverage both its soft and hard skills to remain competitive overseas. w: https://indiespring.com MARK SHUFFLEBOTTOM Shufflebottom is a professor of interaction design at Sheridan College. He shows off his pedagogical skills on page…

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THIS MONTH FEATURING… J CORNELIUS Cornelius is the founder and president of Nine Labs, a digital product strategy, design and experience consultancy operating in Atlanta and New York City. w: www.ninelabs.com t: @jc LARA HOGAN Hogan is a management/leadership coach and trainer at Wherewithall. She is also the author of the bestselling book Resilient Management. w: resilient-management.com t: @lara_hogan QUESTION OF THE MONTH How do you foster good communications between design and development when they often speak a different language to each other? Sush Kelly, Birmingham, UK LH: In the multitude of skills that factor in to being a solid cross-functional communicator, there’s one big one we often overlook: figuring out what our colleagues primarily care about. By default, we each tend to communicate clearly about what we think is most important – speed, quality, hitting a particular business goal – and…

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3 simple steps

Aside from your own book, are there any complementary resources that can help me be a better manager? Bryan Bowes, Leeds, UK LH: For sure: I include links to additional complementary resources, including free worksheets and tools, in my newsletter. In the meantime, I recommend checking out the following: 1. Book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath, explains how to create change when you have few resources and no title or authority to back you up. 2. Manager toolkit Wherewithall’s New Manager Toolkit (https://wherewithall.com/tools/#care) is a physical set of tools and plans for action, designed to equip new managers with everything they need to do in their first 30 days. 3. Start pack One-to-ones are vital to building trust but what are you supposed to talk about in these meetings?…

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from our timeline

Full Stack Radio is fantastic – @adamwathan. Meaning to have a listen to No Plans to Merge – @calebporzio and @DCoulbourne. @wearethreebears UX Podcast @mummymeg Presentable by the master @veen and The Design Jones @TheDesignJones both amazing. @Benjieboo North Meets South (@northsouthaudio). @michaeldyrynda and @JacobBennett‘s fortnightly bants always have a tidbit that’s priceless; especially from the perspective of web development management. @adamwathan’s @fullstackradio is more technical, but I always walk away from it having learnt something. @frontendben The Sideman Designer by @tomjepsoncrtv is always worth a listen:) @myfirstraygun ShopTalk Show – Dave and Chris are really easy and interesting to listen to. They cover a wide range of topics. Also Syntax – Scott and Wes cover a wide range of topics. @jordanairwave We’re big fans of Your Undivided Attention by @HumaneTech_ also 99% Invisible from @99piorg. @liamthorpeyoung Not strictly web design but great business…