Introducing the brand new

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 11.18.47 AMYou may have noticed some changes around lately. We just finished a complete redesign of our site to give it a cleaner, updated look.

We took a device-agnostic approach to this version of the site, which means visitors will get a beautiful experience, regardless of whether they’re on a desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.

Big shout out to Matthew Anderson and Andrew Juarez for all their hard work imagining, creating, iterating, and implementing the new look.

The desktop internet isn’t dead

desktop_growthWith apologies to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, using a desktop computer to access the internet is “not dead yet.” A popular chorus among media types has been the mobile web would eat the desktop’s lunch, but a Wall Street Journal story shows going online via desktop might actually be growing:

According to data from comScore, for example, the overall time spent online with desktop devices in the U.S. has remained relatively stable for the past two years. Time spent with mobile devices has grown rapidly in that time, but the numbers suggest mobile use is adding to desktop use, not subtracting from it.

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Taking a device-agnostic approach to design

americano-modal-mobile-fullWe take now, a (spoiler free) moment to remember Mad Men, which had its series finale last night. Though set in the world of advertising, it wasn’t about ads. It was about the evolution of the characters and the world in which they lived.

In much the same way, it’s facile to think that “design” is simply about making things look good. Good design, too, is a way of understanding and interacting with our rapidly evolving world. Design has grown in importance over the years to become a key component to the success of any product.

The challenge is that there are so many products to design for: phones, tablets, desktops, even how a product looks on a watch must now be considered. This proliferation of devices has spawned a new way of thinking about design — a device-agnostic approach to designing products.

And — here is a spoiler — we’ve been putting these principles to good use as we re-design our own site. You can get a sneak-peek over on Dribbble). Onehub Design Lead, Matthew Anderson is leading our device-agnostic charge, so we asked him about it, and what it all means for the future look of Onehub. Continue reading