For the third talk of the day, Amy Hupe continued the theme of thinking critically about the work we do.
Continuing the theme of thinking critically about design systems, Inayaili bravely gave away the secrets of the trade and did some myth busting.
With the poetic beauty that we’ve come to expect from Jeremy Keith over the years, what could have been a more lovely way to start the day than how the last one ended. Alla Kholmatova gave a brilliantly unforgettable closing talk at Patterns Day 1 and she was back to open Patterns day 2.
The premise of AR Bookmarks is to add links to the real world. So that is what I did. In hindsight I see that was the wrong approach, technically. By using the name field of ARAnchor, I was able add the URL of the bookmark into the position in real world but when it came to adding a title I wasn't able to. So for a long time all bookmarks had a long URL whenever you tried to see what site they point towards. While that worked in the MVP sense of "get everything working to some extent", I prefer the MVP sense of "a small amount done well" so I knew it couldn't launch like that.
You know that feeling where you've done something but it isn't quite ready to show anyone? It's 14th June 2019 today and I wrote the first blog post about AR Bookmarks in September 2018. It's not ready to use yet, but it's getting close so I finally feel I can publish those early posts. I should have done it straight away but didn't want to put out vapourware.
The moral of this story is automated accessibility checkers can fail and you should always manually test your external tools not just the product you're working on.
As a reply to Andy Bell's "Break out of the echo chamber" blog post, I've delved into some of the thoughts I've been having for a while about silos and rifts within the web industry.
Building websites is hard. Let’s explore the creation of a component from start to finish, in the context of an exaggerated reality where projects aren’t flawless.
One of the reasons I started AR Bookmarks was to have a goal of getting a project to a “done”-enough state. An app on the App Store seemed to be a good criteria for that goal. I find it so easy to start a project, then another and then yet another all at once.
It works. As of v0.11 in ARBookmarks you can add a link to a website in the real world, turn off the app then start it up again and it will show the link. That’s the Minimum Viable Product working.