Category: Design


AdaptableGIMP I haven’t forgotten my Linux roots, and always do my best to keep up to date with the progressions there. Admittedly, I’m more passive about it now, but always get excited when I see a new version of Ubuntu come out. Naturally a huge concern of mine when I used Ubuntu as a primary […]

Posted: May 23, 2011

Design Then Code

Design Then Code ~ iPhone & iPad Interface Design Tutorials. I’ve been a proponent of mastering your niche since discovering that specialists are few and far between in our industry. I completely sympathize with that fact because I write front end, I program, I use WordPress, I build databases, I’ve built apps, I plan, I […]

Posted: March 08, 2011

Method & Craft

Method & Craft. This is a big deal. Lots of blood, sweat, tears, and awesomeness went into the latest project from Phil Coffman, Noah Stokes, and Trent Walton. The material is just awesome, this is the stuff you and I want to read about. Also, not to be taken lightly: Rogie‘s got another screencast. Sorry […]

Posted: March 08, 2011

Of Course it’s About the Tools, it Always Has Been

I’ve said before that tools don’t matter, but there’s a lot more to that weighted statement I think we can agree on. We’ve got our trusted toolset, our trusted workflow, but what if we could be doing it better?

Posted: January 03, 2011

CSS3 for Web Designers Book Review and Giveaway

CSS3 for Web Designers is the latest publication from A Book Apart. Written by Dan Cederholm, I’m extensively impressed with this book, and I think it’s a terrific introduction and overview to all (for today’s intents and purposes) that is CSS3.

Posted: November 28, 2010

Designers: How to Get Hired

Designers: How to Get Hired | Think Vitamin. This is quite literally an amazing job application. This designer not only took the time to really display her talents when searching for employment, she proved a working knowledge of the medium. I’ve gone through the hiring process a few times now, and I must admit that […]

Posted: October 18, 2010

How We Improved Signups by 30%: Doing Nothing

how we improved signups by 30% by doing nothing – the historious blog. A/B testing is more-or-less a hot topic when it comes to the business side of design, in my opinion. It’s one of the few ways to get a quantitative result based on a design alteration. Or so we all hope. One of […]

Posted: October 11, 2010

Improving Your Process: Work from the Inside Out

Many designers and developers I’ve observed over the years have a particular way of tackling a new project. I approach new projects in a specific way, working from the inside out, in an effort to be as forward thinking as possible on as detailed a level as possible.

Posted: October 04, 2010

Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures

Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures. This is honestly a thing of beauty. Supported currently by Safari, WebKit Nightlies, Chrom, and even Firefox by default, text-rendering:optimizeLegibility automagically handles kerning pairs and ligatures. How sweet is that?!

Posted: June 29, 2010

On Suckerfishes and User Experience

I wasn’t even front ending a site when I started thinking about Suckerfish Dropdowns, but once I started I couldn’t stop. Where the heck did they come from? Are they really something we should be consciously implementing in modern Web design?

Posted: June 14, 2010