For this episode I got to do something new: I interviewed Amanda Goodman, the hands-down-awesome User Experience Librarian at Darien Public Library. We talk the future of libraries, digital media labs and makerspaces(!), the web [of course …], MUDs, coding, and other stuff - including at the end a special reveal of Amanda’s #bigproject. Enjoy!
So, you’re an aspiring librarian—or whatever—and you want to be behind the cool web stuff. That’s great! But what should you learn? Oh! And I am going to hit more on mobile-first web design, future friendliness, and so much more. Have you checked out the new site? Yes! www.ns4lib.com
In today’s episode, we mull over new data from the HTTP Archive and rehash what we already knew—courtesy of Pew—about tablet ownership. I review UX Design for Libraries, take on In the Library with the Lead Pipe, and then briefly turn the discussion from mobile/desktop design to design for mobility. Good stuff, amirite?!
Are front-end librarians so eager to drop support for legacy browsers? Maybe this isn’t the argument to have. Boston University Libraries gets a new jacket but its missing the lapels. QR Codes still kind of suck, PEW disagrees - but we’re not really talking about that. CSS3 transitions are tons of fun. And I dropped (and had a lot of fun going back and bleeping-out) a few F-bombs :).
This first, kind-of-a-test-run episode for the new podcast Not Safe 4 Libraries (the show about front-end librarianship) is short and sweet. You’re introduced to Dave Molsen’s node.js app ‘Throttle’ and I muse for a bit about dropping support for IE7. Also, consider playing a drinking game while I stutter my way nervously through “um’s”.