Luke W, Brad Frost and several other developers have tackled the problem of how to maintain sanity and clarity while trying to design for compatibility on the dizzying array of connected devices. They’ve written a Future Friendly “manifesto” of sorts and it’s nothing short of awesome. After describing the problem with maintaining standards across an ever-growing number of devices they offer hope, and not just any hope, but hope in an easily digestible form. The future-friendly designer can:
- Acknowledge and embrace unpredictability.
- Think and behave in a future-friendly way.
- Help others do the same.
They also offer more in-depth explanation of future friendly thinking and provide several links to outside resources to help you become a more future friendly developer/designer. I sat here for a minute or two trying to decide how to wrap this up, but there was no need to because this little gem was right there on the first page:
The future is ours to make—friendly.