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The New Language of Web Design

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Our industry has aged into double digits, but much of the language we use to describe what we do and how things work is borrowed or repurposed, sometimes without issue, but often leading to confusion. Having a distinct set of terminology is an important sign of maturity for a line of work, those words and phrases to lead the next generation of practitioners — and it's high time we set about creating it.

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The New Language of Web Design

  1. 1. The New Language ofWeb DesignDan RubinNew Adventures 2011
  2. 2. Words havepower:
  3. 3. Inspire
  4. 4. Enrage
  5. 5. Praise
  6. 6. Offend
  7. 7. Confuse
  8. 8. I ____ you.
  9. 9. Emotion
  10. 10. The whiteclouds soonturned black.
  11. 11. Black White
  12. 12. Black White
  13. 13. Black White
  14. 14. Attack
  15. 15. Heart Attack
  16. 16. Shit
  17. 17. Cunt
  18. 18. Gay
  19. 19. Language ispowerful
  20. 20. Language isimportant
  21. 21. Languagematters.
  22. 22. Borrowingfrom others
  23. 23. Siblings,closely related
  24. 24. Page
  25. 25. Page
  26. 26. Fold, Bleed
  27. 27. Distant orunrelated
  28. 28. ResponsiveArchitecture
  29. 29. Ajax, Web
  30. 30. New adventuresin terminology
  31. 31. ResponsiveWeb Design
  32. 32. Old words,reborn
  33. 33. Scroll
  34. 34. Reachingmaturity
  35. 35. Definingour vocabulary
  36. 36. Definingour language
  37. 37. Definingour future.
  38. 38. Continue the discussion@danrubinDan RubinNew Adventures 2011

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