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Advanced image alignments with CSS Grid: Full Bleed and beyond
"An experiment to mix regular floated images and full-bleed / full-bleed variant images within the same layout using a combination of old layout methods and CSS Grid." from Morten Rand-Hendriksen
image  css  alignment  floats  grid  layout  blog  article  design 
january 2018 by abberdab
Web truths: CSS is not real programming | Christian Heilmann
There is truth to the fact that working with CSS is not traditional programming. There is also truth that CSS has its language faults and that some things are much harder than they should be. That is the case with any standardised language, though. CSS is a way to describe what an interface should be like. It is not the implementation of said interface in a programmatic fashion, like, for example, the Canvas API. That CSS is not like a traditional programming language is by design.
css  programming  article  education  progressive-enhancement 
september 2017 by abberdab
Your Site—Any Site—Should be a PWA | Aaron Gustafson
The other day, Frances Berriman—who coined the term “Progressive Web App”—wrote a bit about how she came up with that name. In it she clearly points out that the name has become a little problematic in dev circles:

"I keep seeing folks (developers) getting all smart-ass saying they should have been PW “Sites” not “Apps” but I just want to put on the record that it doesn’t matter. The name isn’t for you and worrying about it is distraction from just building things that work better for everyone. The name is for your boss, for your investor, for your marketeer. It’s a way for you to keep making things on the open web, even those things that look really “app-y” and your company wants to actually make as a native app, 3 times over. They don’t want you to make websites anymore, but you still can if you’re sneaky, if you tell them it’s what they think they want."

As someone who is at once a practitioner, an educator, and a consultant on web projects, this can be tough to wrestle with. But like DHTML, Ajax, and HTML5 before, when viewed as a catch-all term for an approach to building stuff for the web it really shouldn’t matter that the word “app” is in there. Sure, it could have been “site” or “thang”, but when we—and I’m talking to the practitioners here—hear someone talking about PWAs, we need to take the broad view.
PWA  article  definition  terms  progressive-enhancement  web  development  responsive  design 
august 2017 by abberdab
Stephanie Liu
When I was TA-ing a Responsive Web Design class for Girl Develop It several weeks ago, a great question was raised as to how to keep video embeds from losing their aspect ratio responsively. So I thought I’d do a quick post on how to maintain embed aspect ratios in a responsive site. And maybe I could even brush some dust off the accepted solution to this problem, especially now that we have CSS Grid ✨.
css  layout  video  responsive  design  development  methods  article  aspect  ratio  grid 
may 2017 by abberdab
The New Web Typography › Robin Rendle
We must prioritise the text over the font, or semantics over style.
We ought to use and/or make tools that reveal the consequences of typographic decisions.
We should acknowledge that web typography is only as strong as its weakest point.
typography  design  article  open  foot  fout  progressive-enhancement  rwd  www 
july 2016 by abberdab
Frank Chimero - The Web’s Grain
This site is an interpretation of my talk from Webstock, 2015. It is a companion to What Screens Want, a previous essay on designing natively for screens.
design  article  philosophy  rwd  www  dev 
july 2016 by abberdab
When an Infographic Isn’t: the Rise of Digital Posters
Infographics are popular, useful, and seem to be an established part of our vernacular these days. They are easy to read, quick to digest, and for the most part, can require less work to create than a more in-depth data visualization. However, as with many things that are popular and useful, they have a dubious imposter that is frequently wrongly categorized.
infographics  article 
november 2015 by abberdab
Why Firing Your Clients Can Earn You More Revenue And Save You Time
Tips about finding the right clients and getting rid of the wrong ones. Good advice!

Why you should fire your clients
How to fire those clients
Attracting Your Red Carpet Clients
The Ideal Client Checklist
The Ideal Freelancer Checklist
article  business  clients  advice  biz-hitlist 
march 2013 by abberdab
24 ways
Just put an exciting new Annual totaliser live
blog  article  dev  www 
december 2005 by abberdab

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