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Apply now for design and usability help

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Open Technology Fund as part of their Usability Lab project.This exciting initiative will allow open-source software projects to applyfor free assistance with user-experience (UX) design as well as usabilityresearch. To our knowledge, this is the first program to offer support... (Read more)

Encryption is not for terrorists

Recent attacks by Daesh in Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, and Paris have fanned the flames of an ongoing debate about software that is resistant to surveillance. It seems that some participants in that debate are trying to use these attacks as an excuse to drum up fear around end-to-end encryption. They... (Read more)

Why Open-Source Projects Need Style Guides

Style guides specify the look and feel of how a company or team communicates with the outside word. Styleguides.io collects examples of website visual standards that maintain a consistent online presence. Brand guidelines typically focus on how logos are treated, while style guides are more extensive – including not only... (Read more)

Don't let security dogma steer you wrong

My recentpost describing some of the reasons we choose Slack over IRC for our publicforum is part of a larger conversation people are having around the promise andconcerns of group-communication tools. A quick search for "Slack vs. IRC" yields awealth of opinions on the subject; our post generated some interestingdiscussion... (Read more)

Mind The Gap Between Mobile Apps

Users of the Facebook iPhone app were recently surprised by a new feature offering to “Add the last link you copied?” into a status update. Many people did not expect to see a complete URL that they had put onto the clipboard from another app, without explicitly involving Facebook. Christian... (Read more)