Ah the humble module! A good many designs these days make use of modules in the content-y and app-y sites alike. A chunk of information, an advertisement, a grouped set of functionality... could be anything. The fact that they likely have visual similarity yet can contain anything leads to an interesting CSS challenge: how do you pad the inside consistently?
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Most designers are comfortable starting with bad ideas and iterating until they find satisfying solutions. Along the way, we throw out lots of ideas, for lots of reasons. We should be mature enough to throw out ideas that are unduly influenced by the system model.
As front-end developers and designers, we’re constantly refining two interfaces simultaneously: one for visitors who load the website, the other for developers who have to tackle the code in the future
A 10-minute, deadly serious talk with Paul Armstrong and myself.
Let me start off by saying that if you are looking for practical applications of CSS that could apply to any website and improve usability, this isn’t the article for you. If you are looking for creative implementations of code for comedic effect, and possibly inspiration for your next ridiculous project, then welcome.
Simon Madine is leading the charge in the neglected world of CSS testing. This is the scoop so far as I understand it.
Deployment is moving a website from a local environment to live servers. What seems like a simple thing can actually be quite complex. There are absolutely loads of ways to go about it. They range from user friendly software and services, to more complex command line tools, to full blown systems with lots of moving parts.
I got to be a guest on Tim Smith's The East Wing podcast. I talk about some of the stuff that's happened in my life since the last time I was on the show over a year ago, like the Kickstarter and CodePen. We also get into some random topics like freelancing and frameworks.
Wilson Page wrote a really great article for Smashing Magazine digging into a real world website and all the cool modern tools and techniques he and his team used to build it.
John Lindquist with a free series of 46 ~3 minute videos explaining AngularJS. He takes donations on Egghead.io if you're so inclined.
Gotta love it when conferences post all the talks online. Perfect for some weekend binge watchin'.
As a beginner in any specific web tech, your first concern is "what is this and how does it work?" As you level up, those concerns change. You may still learn about about how it works as you dive deeper, but other concerns will emerge the more you know, the more you use it, and the more work of others you are exposed to.
Certainly we can replicate this design pattern on desktop sites. But should we? Does it make sense? Didn't this pattern evolve simply because nav can be very space consuming and, while we have plenty on desktop, don't have enough on mobile? Does the …
For the first several days after the Poll ran, light-on-dark was winning by a landslide with 90 or more percent. But over the last month, it has settled into 63% of people preferring it and 37% preferring dark-on-light.
There have been a couple of good articles lately on improving the Sass/CSS workflow by using 1) Source Maps so Chrome knows what's up with your Sass files and partials 2) Telling Dev Tools to save changes back to disk 3) Ensuring those changes get automatically re-compiled 4) Using the LiveReload browser extension to ensure those changes are injected onto the page.