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Accessibility Stories: Interfaces Are for Everyone

August 9, 2017 | Clients | iOS | Leveling Up
WWDC 2017’s [Design for Everyone](https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2017/806/) challenges developers to work for all our users. This post will teach you to rise to the challenge through concrete examples of accessible design. The examples I list are iOS-specific, but the ideas aren’t—developers across all platforms should keep accessibility in mind.
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Flexibility, The Future and More: What You Missed at WWDC 2015’s Keynote

June 9, 2015 | iOS
The theme of this year’s WWDC announcements was one of incremental refinement. The landscape of iOS and OS X aren’t changing dramatically; rather everything is getting a bit better. If you feel like your investments in yesterday’s new technologies like Auto Layout, Storyboards or WatchKit weren’t paying off, now is when that investment will bear fruit. If you aren’t familiar with these technologies yet, be sure to check them out before the end of the year. In the meantime, let’s get into the changes in more detail.
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One More Thing: A Recap of Apple’s Fall 2014 Event

September 9, 2014 | iOS

Yesterday, we at the Ranch we were gathered around the campfire for Apple’s latest announcements. It may not have been the wearable or maybe even the inflatable you were expecting (I might have misheard the rumors), but Apple’s fall event, usually dedicated to the iPod and iPhone, has come and gone once again. There is tons of news to unpack for you, your apps and your users. Let’s get going.

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At Home on the Ranch: My Path to Becoming a Nerd

August 6, 2013

Big Nerd Ranch attracts people with winding, interesting, and occasionally confusing paths through life. Our Nerds are not merely byproducts of their qualifications, nicely packaged with a bow and a sticker that says, “Hire Me!” Rather, we find bright, passionate people who never stop learning. Experience is valued expressly, like in any business, but so is diversity and adaptability. We have coders who are only just learning to program, and others who are paragons of the community. Chemistry doctorates, reformed marketers, ex-police: you name it, we have it.

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