What we loved on the web this week.
Don’t listen to your users
Gillian Morris shares her experience of building a consumer-facing app (Hitlist) and how listening to direct user feedback and following the wrong metrics is not a good strategy.
How Intercom hires engineers
“Interviews are incredibly expensive, for both parties. Great screeners are vital to ensure that no one is wasting anyone’s time. Here’s how we do them in Intercom.”
Drop downs should be the UI of the last resort
All too often mobile forms make use of drop-down menus for input when simpler, more appropriate controls would work better. Luke Wrobleski shows how to optimise your mobile UI by avoiding drop downs.
Hexadecimal colours and Space Invaders?
Do you know what #FFFFFF and #1256FF means?
Learn how hexa colours work by playing space invaders!
Top image: pattern by Julien Renvoye – the pattern library