Atomic web design

Brad Frost has written an interesting article called Atomic web design. In the article he describes breaking websites down into atoms, molecules and organisms, followed by templates and pages. This isn’t a brand new idea or anything, but I think he’s done a good job of describing it and has even gone as far as […]

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A year without internet

Last year ArleyM asked a very interesting question. We were carpooling to work one morning when he asked me: “Would you quit using the Internet for the rest of your life in return for $1,000,000 now?” I don’t think I really hesitated before saying that I would if someone offered me that amount of money. […]

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The myth of mobile context

One of the common arguments put forward making a case for a mobile specific website is that the mobile context should determine what the user should see on a website. After all, we know that mobile users are all hyper-active people constantly on the run with a coffee in one hand and only seconds to […]

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Learning CSS Layout

(for anyone who doesn’t write front-end code, but would like to understand it a little more) I came across this site the other day that does a very good job at explaining the basics (and a couple more advance techniques) of layout with CSS. Enjoy! http://learnlayout.com/

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Thoughts on a responsive work flow

As Responsive Web Design (RWD) gains steam there is a growing need to rework how we build websites. This morning I read a tweet by LukeW (Mobile First) simply saying “Reinvention is the only cure for stagnation.” I think that might just sum up the move from a traditional web mentality to RWD. Below I’ve […]

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The coming retina apocalypse

With a screen resolution of 2880×1800 and only 15.4″ display the new MacBook Pro will (eventually) have an impact on how we build websites. To put these numbers in perspective this little laptop has more pixels crammed into it than Apple’s 27″ cinema display. Not to mention the 1080p HDTV in your living room. The […]

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Layered fonts with CSS :before and :after

Yesterday I came across a free layered font called ‘Tribbon‘. The way layered fonts work is instead of having different font weights there are different textures. On their own these textures might look strange but when you layer them all together you can create depth and treat the font in some pretty interesting ways. This […]

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Photoshop guides made easy!

GuideGuide is a great little Photoshop extension that allows you to quickly and easily set up a grid in your PSD. It gives you the ability to set your page margins as well as columns, rows and gutters in a matter of seconds. I see this tool being a great time saver if you’re like […]

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