2011 Retrospective

by Luke Wroblewski December 20, 2011

As the year comes to a close, it's time for my annual round-up of the most read articles I published this year. In order of popularity, the top five articles from 2011 are...

Quotes from Steve Jobs Lost Interview

I had the pleasure of catching the opening night showing of Robert X. Cringely's rediscovered TV interview with Steve Jobs in 1995. In the interview Steve mused about what makes companies and products great so I jotted down a lot of his insights. Here's a few of my favorites.

Multi-Device Web Design: An Evolution

As mobile devices have continued to evolve and spread, so has the process of designing and developing Web sites and services that work across a diverse range of devices. From responsive Web design to future friendly thinking, here's how I've seen things evolve over the past year and a half.

The Web OS is Already Here…

The Web OS is already here… it’s just not what you thought it would be. Web technologies are currently powering content and interactions across multiple devices effectively turning the most popular native applications into Web browsers. The end result is a widely distributed and used Web-based operating system. Just not the one you imagined.

RESS: Responsive Design + Server Side Components

There's no shortage of debate about the best way to develop Web sites that work well across many networked devices. Some teams favor a client-side approach while others lean towards server-side solutions. But I'm increasingly interested in solutions that try to bring together the best of both worlds. RESS (Responsive Web Design + Server Side Components) is one such proposal.

When People Use Different Devices

What happens when you look at use of the same digital content or service on different devices? Quite consistently people's behavior changes significantly. To illustrate here's several examples of the same use case on different devices.

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