When I was in Porto a few weeks back, I took lots of pictures of the beautiful tiles. They reminded me of the ubiquitous repeating background images that were so popular on the early web. I was thinking about abstracting them into a collection of reusable patterns but now it looks like I’ve been beaten to it!
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Surprisingly, it helps clients understand the HTML content prototype better. They now clearly see the difference and the relationship between content and design. In general it helps me explain the content-first process better and it helps them make more sense of it.
Friday, September 30th, 2016
See, when I first heard about
background-repeat: round; I thought it was something to do with making things circular. But no, it’s about tiling a background image so that nothing gets cut off. The amount of tiling required is rounded to the nearest whole number.
Now I get it.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Literally a library of patterns: y’know, for tiling background images. Old school!
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Samantha does an excellent job of explaining how useful style tiles can be for visual design and iteration.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Beautiful new map tiles from Stamen for use with OpenStreetMap data. The “watercolor” tiles are particularly pretty.
Friday, March 16th, 2012
Samantha put together this handy one-page site to explain Style Tiles as part of her South by Southwest presentation.
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Samantha gives the rundown of a hands-on use of Style Tiles.
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Aaron's lovely visualisation of Flickr's shapetiles.
Thursday, December 4th, 2008