Tag: Design

All you need to know about CSS Transitions

CSS3 is, quite frankly, a Really Big Deal. It hit me like a ton of bricks a couple projects ago just how much faster I'm able to develop on the front end thanks to CSS advancements alone. Depending on whether or not you bundle font-face within that we're pretty much made in the shade at […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

Rethinking WordPress Admin

The WordPress admin seems to be a hot topic for a wide range of people. Personally I've always been of the side that I really like the admin, find it easy to use (especially in comparison with other CMSs), and think it does a good job in facilitating the work you're trying to get done. […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

Adapting your WebKit-optimized site for Internet Explorer 10

Adapting your WebKit-optimized site for Internet Explorer 10. It’s too bad that articles like these need to get written but hopefully the trend of using WebKit-specific vendor prefixes fizzles out quickly. Either way, it’s neat to get a detailed look at the ground IE10 has covered.

Posted: November 21, 2012

How should we handle responsive images?

How should we handle responsive images? Between the Responsive Web Design movement and HiDPI hardware changes, my front end workflow has nearly been turned on it’s head within the past year. It’s all well and good but there have been times where my mind simply couldn’t grasp what the heck I was working on. I’m […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

What Skeuomorphism Is (And Isn’t)

What Skeuomorphism Is (And Isn’t) | SachaGreif.com. Like many buzz-words, ‘skeuomorphism’ has been a hot topic for quite a while now, and over time has become a very generic term that grossly embraces a far wider spectrum than it once did. The trend came about particularly when Apple started including leather textures within applications. People […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

Responsive Menu Concepts

Responsive Menu Concepts | CSS-Tricks. This is a nice look at some responsive menu patterns that have bubbled to the surface to date. Navigation remains to be one of the most important elements in Web design and the inclusion of RWD raises the bar on complexity quite a bit. There are a number of patterns […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice & Power Users

Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice & Power Users Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox. I grabbed a copy of Windows 8 for browser testing for a number of reasons, primarily after discovering that there are differences between IE10 on Windows 7 and Windows 8 in a touch environment. While I realize those differences won’t really […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

Announcing the Juju web UI

Announcing the Juju web UI – Jorge’s Stompbox. I know that not using a console to do everything is for n000bs, so I’ll call myself a n00b. Tools like these make me drool for some reason. It’s likely the same emotion you terminal guys feel when you put together an awesome script to accomplish the […]

Posted: October 17, 2012

Pinterest’s Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy

Pinterest’s Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy | Co.Design: business + innovation + design. I see a striking difference between the classification of “designer” and “artist”. Many times our Web design heroes are a fantastic balance of the two, but at the same time they’re very different talents. I like that this article explains that […]

Posted: October 16, 2012

The Flat Design Era

The Flat Design Era — LayerVault Blog. I really enjoy flat design, and I’m loving that it’s become a trend in our industry. Flat design, like minimal design, is not easy though. It’s really tough to pull off the look and retain impressiveness. I’m in awe of designers who are able to implement just the […]

Posted: October 16, 2012