Here are a few of the things our team found useful or interesting this past week.
A nice write-up on many modern technologies that can be used to make a Progressive Web App (an app that runs in the browser) be a little more powerful and more “app-like”. Some are quite specific to particular use cases (audio playback, file downloading, etc), but this is certainly worth reading for anyone working on web apps.
Ineffective onboarding is all too common on mobile apps. This is a great guide on what to consider before jumping into designing that invasive four-screen flow before allowing your user to actually use your product.
I came across this while conducting research for an identity design project we’re working on. I particularly like the way the modifications to the typeface are presented. This is something all identity designers will have to do at some point.
We have been noticing that some of our rails ActionMailer emails are increasingly being classified as Spam/Junk, and in some cases not being received at all. It turns out that ActionMailer’s default ‘Message-ID’ header is not RFC compliant when using direct SMTP. In short, the ‘Message-ID’ header must have the format ‘<[uid]@[sendingdomain.com]>‘. Don’t forget those angle brackets!