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Photo Credit: UX Conf BR

About a month ago, I had one of the biggest challenges of my career so far: I had to speak about accessibility for 10 minutes, alone, in front of more than 400 people with expertise in the subject, at the UX Conf BR 2018.

Even though I had experience as a teacher at my former university and on my UX and development courses, this was my first speaking event, and I was freaking out about it. Thankfully, everything went as I expected, and now I’m looking forward to new possibilities in the speaking universe.

As this was my first experience in this kind of events, I was full of prejudices and wrong thoughts that, one by one, started to fell apart as the conference took place. …


Adapted from a conference delivered on May 18 in Porto Alegre, in the UX Conf Brazil 2018.

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Photo by Talles Alves on Unsplash

How many of you drink Coca-Cola? Did you know that initially it was not sold in supermarkets, but in pharmacies? In the beginning, the recipe included alcohol and was used to cure headache, nausea, and even addiction to morphine.

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A vintage 1917 Listerine Antiseptic ad. Credit: Vintage Art Clips

Let’s try another: How many of you know Listerine? Let me tell you that Listerine was born as a cleaning product. …


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Photo by Andrea Reiman on Unsplash

As developers, we always try to keep up to date with the latest technologies and features of the tools we use. If you’re a web developer, chances are you already use the nightly versions of the most popular browsers, like Firefox or Chrome.

I’ve personally leaned over Firefox Quantum over the last few months but was a chrome-heavy user until then. I used Chrome Canary for a long time, and I remember my first struggle when I tried to set it as my default browser:

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If you are using a Mac, don’t panic! There’s a simple solution to this. …

About

Juan Martín García

Designer, teacher and developer. Experimenting with websites since I was 15. Over the last years I’ve started sharing what I learned through courses and confs.

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