Tag: Design

virtual lane graphics for swimming with css3 – xyk

This is super creative and just as impressive. We’re all familiar with the graphics included in the broadcast of many sporting events, and many of us know just how awesome CSS3 can be. What would happen if you merge the two for a school swim meet? This: ~Using CSS to overlay a swim meet This […]

Posted: March 05, 2013

The secret to hiring a designer

This is nice advice for startups, and something I’d hope (y)our future clients take into consideration. Many times when you want creative work done but aren’t capable or willing to do it yourself, you’ve already got a bias about how you want it to look. You’re biased either by arbitrary personal preference, your competitors, or […]

Posted: January 28, 2013

Making and Remaking Karateka

This, to me, is brilliant. I stopped gaming probably about a year ago but will likely always have a fringing interest in it. Pieces like this make me want to dive in head first.

Posted: January 24, 2013

Fontello – icon fonts generator

I’ve been using this tool on my last few projects and it’s quickly approaching Level: Indispensable. The benefits to icon fonts extend far beyond this link post, but the time they save in having to produce, extract, save, implement, customize, rinse, and repeat icons in a project is priceless. Scalable, CSS-able icons are a huge […]

Posted: January 24, 2013

Set good defaults

Settings, defaults, arguments, options, and choices are something we all wrestle with every day. Whether we’re making them or implementing them, defaults are something that deserve an extra few minutes to think about. A general practice of many developers over the past few years has been to completely minimize the number of settings offered for […]

Posted: January 23, 2013

What No One Told You About Z-Index

The problem with z-index is that very few people understand how it really works. It’s not complicated, but it if you’ve never taken the time to read its specification, there are almost certainly crucial aspects that you’re completely unaware of. This is a terrific article to read if you ever write a line of CSS. […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

Design Tip: Never Use Black

This is great insight into a design principle I totally agree with. It’s one of the main reasons I was so psyched when we could start using rgba() in our CSS; drop shadows would be so much more effective and applicable! !iOS screenshots I like how elaborate the author is with his explanation as to […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Retina revolution

I’m a bit late in linking to this piece but a recent post by Filament Group reignited my curiosity about it. Filament Group has been doing an absolute ton of research and work behind solving this newfound img/picture issue we’re dealing with, and it’s interesting to see their take on the image compression technique. I […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Designer Eats Engineer

The maturation of web design, simplification of engineering, and sophistication of users’ tastes has created an environment where designers are strongly incentivized to not just learn the basics of HTML and CSS but become full-fledged front-end engineers. It’s not hard to go from there to coding entire apps on your own and moving into the […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Designing a responsive, Retina-friendly site

I’ve been following Paul Stamatiou for longer than I can remember, seriously. He’s one of the first tech bloggers I started reading about, and I couldn’t help but to keep up with his diverse startup experience during and after college. Paul’s got a serious knack for writing very elaborate and well put together articles on […]

Posted: January 11, 2013