The Olive Reading List: May 10, 2013

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

3 Reasons a “Mobile First” Philosophy is Critical to Achieving Your Business Goals

As more and more people use mobile devices to experience the web, it becomes essential that we change the way we think about designing websites and creating content.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

How Much Has The Web Really Changed?

Great article on how past assumptions defined our approach to web design and how to move forward with design when the defaults have changed.
— Rob Haskin (@rhaskin)

10 things you need to know about Firefox OS

Mozilla is opening up the mobile platform to HTML5 and the emerging markets with their open-source Firefox OS. Is it trying to compete with iOS and Android? Find out …
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

McDonald’s French Fries Holder For Your Car

There are very few projects a designer might be involved with that solve a problem affecting MILLIONS of individuals. This is such a project. Bravo!
— Tom Keekley (@tkeekley)

The State Of HTML5 Video

HTML5 video has reached 83% support across the browser market. Learn more about the popularity of this rapidly evolving technology, and how you can use it to increase interaction in your next web project.
— Luke Prosser (@lukeprosser)

Research Yourself First

Every time we begin a web design project, we do research. We research our clients, their customers, the website’s target audience, and the competition.
— Tieran Haskin (@TieranH)

A Dead-Simple Tip Jar That Takes Credit Cards

Baristas Rejoice! Just because customers are using plastic doesn’t mean your tips have to suffer.
— Jonathan Sollie (@solliedesign)

An Ingenious Cookbook Uses Infographics Instead Of Words

A fun and visual approach to recipes, using iconography instead of complicated instructions.
— Valerie Bradt (@valeriebradt)

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