Tag: Design

Discovering Sketch

I’m not a designer but I use the tools of designers a lot. I spend a lot of my time in Photoshop exporting assets for projects and on top of that paying what feels like an unfair price to do it. It’s not that I don’t think it’s worth it, I’m just ready for something […]

Posted: November 13, 2013

Responsive images – end of year report

If I were forced to pick one at gunpoint (because that’s feasible) I would choose images as being the biggest “yet to be solved” issue with responsive Web design. That’s a lot of air quotes and ridiculousness, but bear with me because I’m serious. Images are almost a necessary evil. Yes we can make awesome […]

Posted: November 13, 2013

Welcome to Cloud.typography

Everyone and their brother is linking to this today but I want to point out some stuff going on under the hood that I really like. Wait. First go create an account at H&FJ because their fonts are just simply spectacular. We’ve been waiting for this day with bated breath and now that it’s here […]

Posted: July 01, 2013

The Best

“The best” isn’t necessarily a product or thing. It’s the reward for winning the battle fought between patience, obsession, and desire. It takes an unreasonably long amount of time to find the best of something. It requires that you know everything about a product’s market, manufacture, and design, and that you can navigate deceptive pricing […]

Posted: May 23, 2013

The difference between width:auto and width:100%

I like collecting links to various tips that help with responsive design techniques, and this is a good one. So much has to do with layout refactoring as various breakpoints are reached, and much of the time we’re working with the widths of many DOM nodes so as to reflow in the way we want. […]

Posted: May 21, 2013

Why you should move that button 3px to the left

Although I’m not a designer, a ton of this article resonates with our process. Kevin and I have refined our cooperative efforts time and time again for the past five years straight, and we’re still not done. Our process on this project is benefiting from the one before that in a number of ways, and […]

Posted: May 21, 2013

The future of Adobe Fireworks

The writing has been on the wall for years but it’s really quite sad that this day has arrived. Although Adobe’s contributions to Fireworks in recent releases have been a bit sub-par in comparison to the other products in Creative Suite, they’re officially done with it as of yesterday. There are other changes as well, […]

Posted: May 07, 2013

Enigma64 – the fastest way to get images from Photoshop

Over time I’ve become more a fan of base64 encoding assets where appropriate. It’s an interesting approach to reducing HTTP requests for assets by including them in the parent asset. For example, instead of including a URL reference to a background-image in your CSS, you can base64 encode it and include the image right within […]

Posted: April 20, 2013

Responsive Deliverables

This is a great piece that helps us to take a step back and think about some fundamentals. Working on a client project that involves responsive design is becoming increasingly difficult. (This is where the ‘design in the browser’ camp dwellers raise their pitchforks.) The first problem (most of the time) is explaining what responsive […]

Posted: April 07, 2013

Media Queries are a Hack

This article ruffled a few feathers recently, but I agree with most of it. Media queries really broke open all of our minds regarding how we should approach both design and development, but as is often a byproduct of such a realization we are quick to discover limitations. Media queries are, for the most part […]

Posted: April 07, 2013