The Act of Query
Words by Shawn Lukas
Then I’d have to buy some time by saying: that’s a very very good question; then I’d darn well need to anticipate by trying to pitch and sell you the dream first; and then I’d wish—in my psyche—that you could’ve saved the day by asking the right questions for my pre-baked answers.
But ask me anything. Ask me if it’s true that the word dkosha is distilled from dikoša which means songs in Sepedi. Ask if dkosha is an app, site, or both, and whilst I scratch my head, challenge me again and again.
Well, the quick and dirty answer is that dkosha is a South African online music store which sells local music to South Africans through top-up vouchers—no bank or credit card required. It goes some’ like this: buy a voucher from your local spaza, top-up your account, and download your favorite song.
Since we learn that Mzansi is at peak of Android devices, Gola and I decided to wireframe and mock-up—for sake of mobile first—an app to base our progressively enhanced website on. And the query now was: how can we build a light weight responsive nav for the Web?
It might be that these material pixel comps are perfect, but we’re quiet certain that they are far from perfection in the world as wide and unconstrained as the Web. And the answer is yes! It is true of the name for we believe that local is lekker.