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Happy Monday

Not only is it Monday, but it’s the first Monday of August! I’m hoping the heat in Portland lets up this month to give our poor little air conditioner a break. It’s been working overtime!

Settle in with your coffee and check out Ivana McConnell’s Design Salaries Summary with lovely charts visualizing salary data from a survey of Designer News readers.

Have trouble getting productive? Maybe you should try the Ultra-Schedule that Jessica Hische wrote about last week. I have done similar calendars, and they do work!

I can’t believe I haven’t come across this sooner: How to Choose the Right UX Metrics for your Project is not only super informative but also super well designed.

That’s it for me today. Have a great Monday!

Always, always, always, have respect for your users

“What is responsive web design if not an attempt to treat users with respect? In adopting this practice, we no longer dictate how websites should be viewed but have moved towards a more discursive approach, one that is adaptive to user needs. Yet this responsibility should extend beyond concerns about page layout; performance and accessibility are just as important (if not more so) as these aspects actively limit who can and can’t access the products we’re building.”

Paul Robert Lloyd

The Pursuit of Laziness: Thoughts from Responsive Day Out

Treating users with respect should be a key component to any design, not just responsive ones! Click through to read more about some potential responsive web design principles.