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Monday, July 17th, 2017

Despicable Design — When “Going Evil” is the Perfect Technique

I really like this “evil” design exercise that Jared has documented on Ev’s blog.

I broke them up into small groups of three, spreading each role across separate groups. I then asked each person to grab a sheet of paper and make their own list of ways they imagined the product’s user experience could be made worse.

Friday, January 6th, 2017

It’s more than just the words

I can relate to what Rachel describes here—I really like using my own website as a playground to try out new technologies. That’s half the fun of the indie web.

I had already decided to bring my content back home in 2017, but I’d also like to think about this idea of using my own site to better demonstrate and play with the new technologies I write about.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Dirty Tricks From The Dark Corners Of Front-End // Speaker Deck

Vitaly calls them dirty tricks but this is a handy collection of front-end development techniques. They’re not really dirty …just slightly soiled.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Learn Sketch 3 - Design+Code

A very handy introduction to Sketch from an iOS-specific book. See also the subsequent chapter, Mastering Sketch 3.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Design machines | Louder Than Ten

When another company achieves success, there’s a lot of pressure to investigate what they did right and apply that to our own organizations.

But we still have a chance. As long as we run brave organizations made up of even braver souls who are willing to embrace expression, trust their intuition and experiences, and stand up when everyone else is sitting down, we will survive.

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Progressive Enhancement Basics

Some thoughts on progressive enhancement, although I disagree with the characterisation of progressive enhancement as being the opposite choice to making “something flashy that pushes the web to it’s limits”—it’s entirely possible to make the flashiest, limit-pushing sites using progressive enhancement. After all…

it’s much more a mindset than a particular development technique.

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Front-end performance for web designers and front-end developers by Harry Roberts

A really good introduction to front-end performance techniques. Most of this was already on my radar, but I still picked up a handy tip or two (particularly about DNS prefetching).

At this stage it should go without saying that you should be keeping up with this kind of thing: performance is really, really, really important.

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

{ io: The Web Is Growing Up }

A lovely bit of hypertext.

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Blame the implementation, not the technique | TimKadlec.com

It might seem like an obvious point, but what Tim is talking about here happens over and over again: a technique is dismissed based on bad implementation.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

HTML5 and CSS3 Advent 2011

Here’s a geek advent calendar I missed. There are some great CSS techniques here.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Responsive Data Tables | CSS-Tricks

Some good ideas for formatting tabular data for small screens.

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Responsive Design | Webmonkey | Wired.com

A nice round-up of responsive design techniques, with a particular focus on content first.

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Demo: CSS drop-shadows without images – Nicolas Gallagher

Some nice drop-shadow effects. Generated content is the key.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Mike Harvkey - Closely Watched – The 10 best long tracking shots ever filmed - True/Slant

I'll take any excuse to watch the opening of Touch of Evil — I don't think it'll ever be topped.

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The Paragraph in Web Typography & Design — Jon Tan ?

A wonderfully informative and useful look at paragraphs styles ...in history and in CSS.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Edge to edge alignment with CSS | Matt Wilcox .net

Here's a very handy CSS technique for floating a group of objects edge to edge. I've been in this situation quite a few times in the past.