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I write about design, development, and productivity. My weekly newsletter contains many more and usually shorter pieces. Read all previous issues in the archive.

An overripe banana that is presented with an origami butterfly and flower petals.

Design with ugly data

Many mockups break when we replace their lorem ipsum with real data. By using imperfect images and texts in them, we can design more robust layouts.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackNovember 4, 2019
An empty frame in front of a wall, accompanied by a small cactus.

As a User Story

Adding a single sentence to our tickets helps us focus on what is important. Let’s explore what goes into a good user story.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackOctober 7, 2019
A tiny plant that is growing.

What do I know?

You know a lot of things others don’t. Help them by sharing what you know, no matter how easy or obvious you might think it is.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackJune 10, 2019
An orange siren on a completely orange background.

On trends in design

Trends make defining a product’s visual appearance easier, but they also make it harder for you to stand out.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackAugust 9, 2016
An hourglass with it’s contents running through to the bottom half.

Make your time count

When working in technology, we can do a great many things. Some of them are absolutely not worth doing.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackJuly 5, 2016
Two foxes screaming at each other.

grunt-contrib-sass and Node.js 0.10.8

The current versions of Node.js and grunt-contrib-sass don’t work together. Downgrade Node.js to an earlier version to avoid the issue.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackMay 29, 2013
A cup of coffee with the word “begin” printed on it.

Insights of a new screencaster

I recently published my first screencasts on programming. In the process, I learned a few first things about creating info products.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackMarch 19, 2013
Goal markers on a running track.

Writing high-performance CSS

Aside from the established best practices for reducing load times, a few things that can be done to stylesheets to make browsers render pages faster.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackDecember 28, 2012
A lion yawning.

On lazy journalism

I was inappropriately quoted on the death of a former colleague after an inconsiderate tweet was unfortunately picked up by journalists.

Dom Habersack
Dom HabersackJuly 27, 2012