Category: Design

Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration

Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration « The Typekit Blog. I think this is great. Typekit is really making an impact with the service provided, and Google hopping on board is a really great thing for the both of them… and all of us. We’re happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google […]

Posted: May 19, 2010

A Book Apart – HTML5 for Web Designers

A Book Apart is here. The latest and greatest product from everyone’s favorite Web-centric publication A List Apart. A List Apart is one of the main reasons I really came into Standards-based Web design and development and they continue to publish some of the best articles on an extremely consistent basis. Having yourself published in […]

Posted: May 04, 2010

Introducing Adobe Fireworks CS5

The details behind Fireworks CS5 have finally made it to the surface. While, as usual, it was on the back burner during all of the recent Adobe promotions surrounding the latest and greatest Creative Suite, I’m still excited about what’s coming to Fireworks CS5.

Posted: April 17, 2010

Trailhead as the New Heat Map Hotness

I love information. I especially love information as it’s generated from data. I’m a sucker for infographics, and even a pretty bar graph is awesome to me. Other designers should love information too, especially when it’s targeted specifically at the work we’ve done. Perhaps my most favorite niche of information is eye tracking. One of […]

Posted: March 24, 2010

Spencer Fry — Attracting Normals

Spencer Fry — Attracting Normals. Spencery Fry gets it. I think it’s all too easy for us [techies] to forget what this is all about. Too soon are we to adopt the latest and craziest Thing just to have it fall flat on our face when we present it to the client. I know not […]

Posted: March 24, 2010

Fireworks Alternatives: Acorn, Drawit and Opacity

I would have to consider myself a fairly recent convert to Fireworks when the rest of the crowd is considered. I really jumped on the bandwagon when CS4 came out, specifically because of the type engine changes that took place. All that is well and good, but it’s no secret that Fireworks is plagued with […]

Posted: March 23, 2010

Do you Dribbble?

So Dribbble just tossed me an invite. Are you Dribbble’n yet? If you’ve been wanting to find out what it’s all about I’d like to make a quick offer. To enter for an invite simply follow @jchristopher on Twitter and shoot me a note saying you want in. Again, randomness will decide your fate. Entries […]

Posted: March 18, 2010

Using CSS3 to Properly Center Thumbnail Galleries

I’ve got a specific stance on CSS3. While the geek in me wants to use it whenever and wherever possible, there are some drawbacks when it comes to consistency. There are cases, though, where I feel it really appropriate to go ahead and take advantage of what CSS3 has to offer. Thumbnail galleries, for instance, provide a nice platform to begin working with nth-child().

Posted: March 18, 2010

The details coming from deaxon

Via Chris Bowler Oh my gosh the details of deaxon. Be sure to check out the super size. They’ve accomplished with this site what I find most frustrating about Web apps trying to mimic desktop apps: fluidity. Although it’s a WebKit thing, these guys pulled it off. Given their industry, it speaks volume about the […]

Posted: March 16, 2010

Noah Stokes / Designblind

Noah Stokes and I think alike. With each post of his I find myself more and more in line with the same experiences/frustrations/inspirations as he. We also have a ridiculously similar sense of humor. He’s a funny guy, and he’s said a number of things that I’ve either thought or haven’t afforded articulation quite yet. […]

Posted: March 10, 2010