I reckon it’s time for distressed type to make a comeback—CSS is ready for it.
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Mandy’s experiments with text effects in CSS are kinda mindblowing—I can’t wait to see her at Ampersand at the end of the month!
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Dave has curated a handy list of eponymous laws.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Browsers have had consistent scrolling behavior for years, even across vendors and platforms. There’s an established set of physics, and if you muck with the physics, you can assume you’re making some people sick.
Guidelines to consider before adding swooshy parallax effects:
- Respect the Physics
- Remember that We Call Them “Readers”
- Ask for Consent
Given all the work that goes into a powerful piece of journalism—research, interviews, writing, fact-checking, editing, design, coding, testing—is it really in our best interests to end up with a finished product that some people literally can’t bear to scroll through?
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
A massively in-depth study of boundary-breaking music, recreated through the web audio API.
- Steve Reich - It’s Gonna Rain (1965)
- Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports, 2/1 (1978)
- Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)
You don’t have to be a musician or an expert in music theory to follow this guide. I’m neither of those things. I’m figuring things out as I go and it’s perfectly fine if you do too. I believe that this kind of stuff is well within reach for anyone who knows a bit of programming, and you can have a lot of fun with it even if you aren’t a musician.
One thing that definitely won’t hurt though is an interest in experimental music! This will get weird at times.
Monday, September 19th, 2016
But, like, have you have ever really looked at your hand?
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
The latest piece from Jonathan Harris explores online life in all its mundanity, presenting it in an engaging way, all the while trying to make you feel bad for doing exactly what the site is encouraging you to do.
Friday, August 21st, 2015
Fire up Firefox and try out these demos: the CSS
element value is pretty impressive (although there are currently some serious performance issues).
To put it simply, this function renders any part of a website as a live image. A. Live. Image!
Monday, December 9th, 2013
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Douglas Trumbull reveals the secrets of the opening scene of Blade Runner.
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
A little Twitter app from Christian ...that doesn't ask for your password.
Sunday, January 20th, 2008
A neat new CSS effect. You don't see many of those these days.