Category: Design

Using CSS3 Pseudo Elements and Box Shadows Instead of Images for HiDPI Geometric Shapes

HiDPI in Web design is kind of a double-edged sword for a front end developer. We now have two nearly separate environments (in some cases) that need attention. That sometimes results in double the style rules, double the image assets, and feature detection. Addition of anything is often the opposite of what we try to do, so it’s important to be as smart as possible when approaching management of HiDPI assets and styles in our projects.

Posted: January 14, 2013

Introducing the New Developer Experience

Introducing the New Developer Experience – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. I haven’t used a Microsoft product (aside from browser testing or helping with a family/friend computer issue) in a number of years, but I’m always interested in seeing what they’ve got cooking. It’s a monstrous company with many resources, […]

Posted: February 29, 2012


Morris.js. I love nice looking charts. These are nice looking charts. Powered by jQuery and Raphaël, this charting library is reminiscent of what you’d see in Google Analytics and many other metrics system we all stare at quite a bit of the time.

Posted: February 28, 2012

Re: Recent Google UI Changes

Kevin Fox – Google+ – I was writing a blog post about three recent changes to…. There’s a lot to read in this post, but it outlines a number of questions I’ve had as of late. Google’s never been looked at as a company that really optimized the design experience. That is until as of […]

Posted: February 23, 2012

HTML5 Clear

HTML5 Clear. There’s no question that Clear‘s UI is innovative. In fact I think it’s genius. It only took about four minutes for someone to replicate it in HTML5 and it’s surely worth a look on your applicable touch-capable device.

Posted: February 23, 2012

Design for Speed

Design for Speed—Some Random Dude. I’ll be the first one to admit that I haven’t been able to really sweat the details when it came to the network side of the front end. It’s all too easy on our fat broadband connections to use that extra jQuery plugin (and jQuery itself) or nudge up the […]

Posted: February 21, 2012

CSS3 3D Transforms in IE10

CSS3 3D Transforms in IE10 – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Some CSS3 3D Transform information has been published on IEBlog that’s worth checking out. I’m continually impressed with the work the IE team is doing, and this continues with that trend.

Posted: February 06, 2012

The CSS3 Test

The CSS3 Test. With so much going on with CSS3 it’s sometimes difficult to remember whether or not a specific browser (or specific version of a specific browser) supports a particular feature of CSS3. Instead of wrestling through docs, something like The CSS3 Test might save you a few minutes here or there. By simply […]

Posted: February 03, 2012

Font-Embedding Icons the Right Way—A Legitimate Alternative to Images

Font-Embedding Icons the Right Way—A Legitimate Alternative to Images — Some Random Dude. PJ is a smart dude. I’m using Iconic on this site and just love what it has blossomed into. PJ has been researching best practices in implementing a custom icon set via @font-face, specifically focusing on degradation situations and accessibility. By way […]

Posted: February 01, 2012

Bootstrap 2.0

Bootstrap, from Twitter. Bootstrap 2.0 is here, and it’s beyond impressive. I don’t talk much about frameworks, especially frameworks involving CSS, but the purpose of Bootstrap isn’t really a springboard for your latest client project, it’s a springboard for your project and I love that. Version 2.0 blew me away with coverage and implementation. I’m […]

Posted: February 01, 2012