Tools and tips: the world’s fastest projects; 3X your speed with kaizen; and how to use heat maps

Happy New Year! We hope your 2020 turns out to be as good as its name sounds. (Not since 1999 and 2000 have we had such good year names, and we won’t have another till 2222.) Take inspiration from projects that were completed “impossibly” quickly Strip…

Happy New Year! We hope your 2020 turns out to be as good as its name sounds. (Not since 1999 and 2000 have we had such good year names, and we won’t have another till 2222.) Take inspiration from projects that were completed “impossibly” quickly Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison, has compiled a list of projects […]

Let us help you do something awesome in 2020

As of today, we are accepting clients for the start of 2020. If you’re keen to start the year with a big success, then now’s the time to act. This year was our busiest yet, and we always become fully booked within several days of sending an email like …

As of today, we are accepting clients for the start of 2020. If you’re keen to start the year with a big success, then now’s the time to act. This year was our busiest yet, and we always become fully booked within several days of sending an email like this. To explore how we can […]

A slightly fun, tenuously festive 10‑minute accessibility challenge

The other day, we re-ran the accessibility tool tota11y on our website. The test suggested that our company’s green was slightly difficult to read for people with visual impairments. Not terrible, but not great. So, on the spot, we decided to change it…

The other day, we re-ran the accessibility tool tota11y on our website. The test suggested that our company’s green was slightly difficult to read for people with visual impairments. Not terrible, but not great. So, on the spot, we decided to change it to a shade that’s darker. Rebranding was far from our minds on […]

If you take lots of screenshots on a Mac, you’ll love these little-known tips

(If you know an equivalent resource for Windows or Chrome, please let us know, and we’ll link to it from this page.) When you’re improving a website, you need to take many screenshots. Our team members take hundreds or thousands of them each year. So w…

(If you know an equivalent resource for Windows or Chrome, please let us know, and we’ll link to it from this page.) When you’re improving a website, you need to take many screenshots. Our team members take hundreds or thousands of them each year. So we were pleased when Corey Ginnivan of Appbot posted some extremely […]

The philosophy of management that inspired us

The following excerpt is from our in-house onboarding flow for new team members. We are publishing it as a series of articles, which we’re calling The Infinite Manager. The series describes the unconventional operating system that has enabled our small…

The following excerpt is from our in-house onboarding flow for new team members. We are publishing it as a series of articles, which we’re calling The Infinite Manager. The series describes the unconventional operating system that has enabled our small team to have such an impact on the web’s leading companies. In part 1, we explained why Meetings Managers […]

The Infinite Manager series

An unconventional way to manage your company We made the unusual decision to publish an extract from our in-house onboarding flow, which all new team members follow when they join us. It received so much positive feedback we have since published more, …

An unconventional way to manage your company We made the unusual decision to publish an extract from our in-house onboarding flow, which all new team members follow when they join us. It received so much positive feedback we have since published more, as a mini-series, which we’re calling The Infinite Manager. The articles describe the […]

Tools and tips: A website accelerator; MailChimp tips; scanning documents; an accessibility tool; and a logo test

Make your website load much faster Quicklink is a tiny script from GoogleChromeLabs that makes your pages load almost instantly. It works by prefetching every link that’s currently visible in the viewport (so it works on every page except the page on w…

Make your website load much faster Quicklink is a tiny script from GoogleChromeLabs that makes your pages load almost instantly. It works by prefetching every link that’s currently visible in the viewport (so it works on every page except the page on which the visitor arrived). It works as follows… Detects links within the viewport […]

How to get an unfair advantage

Would you like your business to become easier to grow each year? If so, you need what Warren Buffett calls a moat. We have written elsewhere about strategies to beat your competitors. One particularly effective strategy is to build what Warren Buffett …

Would you like your business to become easier to grow each year? If so, you need what Warren Buffett calls a moat. We have written elsewhere about strategies to beat your competitors. One particularly effective strategy is to build what Warren Buffett calls a moat. A moat is an economic advantage that protects a company […]

Tips and tools: Realistic mockups; email templates; full-page screenshots on mobile; and more

Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another (We don’t profit from recommending things. We just love sharing things we think you’ll appreciate. You can see our other Tips and Tools articles here.) Bring your designs to life wi…

Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another (We don’t profit from recommending things. We just love sharing things we think you’ll appreciate. You can see our other Tips and Tools articles here.) Bring your designs to life with beautiful, realistic object mockups When we announced our Blueprint Report service, it […]

Tips and tools: Optimize your forms; understand machine learning; become a Google Sheets ninja; and more

Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another (We don’t profit from recommending things. We just love sharing things we think you’ll appreciate. You can see our other Tips and Tools articles here.) Understand how machine learni…

Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another (We don’t profit from recommending things. We just love sharing things we think you’ll appreciate. You can see our other Tips and Tools articles here.) Understand how machine learning works—by reading these comics from Google Google has partnered again with Scott McCloud, who […]