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Pricing The Unknown When Quoting Web Design Projects
Slides, content, and insights from Jennifer Bourn's Word Camp San Diego talk on creating effective, accurate web design quotes when information is lacking
business  estimating  proposals  discovery  projects  clients  scoping  dev  design  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
Cropping Image Thumbnails with SVG
Our friend Aaron Parecki recently blogged about a technique he used for centering and cropping image thumbnails using CSS. It
cropping  svg  css  images  html  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
WTF, forms?
Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic. Designed for IE9+, as well as the latest Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Created by @mdo.
design  css  forms  dev  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
Examples: Pricing Pages
Curated directory of the best pricing layouts.
pricing  design  layout  modules  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
Angled Edges
A Sass mixin for creating angled edges on sections by dynamically encoding SVGs.
css  sass  mixins  layout  motifs  design  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
Is your funnel leaking? | Unicornfree with Amy Hoy: Creating And Selling Your Own Products
What needs CTAs? Everything. Everywhere. We identified at least 41 points in every product where you need a CTA… not just during the signup process, either.

It’s damn hard to keep up with all the places you have to persuade.

That’s why I put together a killer infographic below to help you sure you’re not missing a critical Call to Action (or 10).
business  sales  lead-generation  calls-to-action  design  www 
august 2016 by abberdab
State of Web Type
Tracks browser support for advanced typographic features.
reference  css  typography  browser-support  caniuse  crossbrowser  fonts  www 
july 2016 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
Adactio: Journal—Unlabelled search fields
Adam Silver is writing a book on forms—you may be familiar with his previous book on maintainable CSS. In a recent article (that for some reason isn’t on his blog), he looks at markup patterns for search forms and advocates that we should always use a label. I agree. But for some reason, we keep getting handed designs that show unlabelled search forms. And no, a placeholder is not a label.
accessibility  forms  dev  design  www 
july 2016 by abberdab
Creating an EPUB for Workshop Notes
Nifty process article about how Rachel Andrew creates epubs on the fly for her in-person workshops — from her canonical CSS Layout info that she maintains online.
pub  perch  html  css  panic  workshops  lesson-plans  cms  www 
june 2016 by abberdab
Mindwork, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, New York, NY
Website for a counselor in New York. Type does the heavy graphic lifting, the design is focused and calming. My only quibble, centering the paragraph text. Otherwise, a nice take on the sole consultants website with service, about, process...
inspiration  typography  consultant  website  about  examples  design  www 
june 2016 by abberdab
Frend — A collection of accessible, modern front-end components.
Frend components are modest and dependency-free. They are built with web standards as a priority and aim to avoid assumptions about tooling or environment.
accessibility  css  html  standards  patterns  www 
may 2016 by abberdab
#artTheWeb
A collection of articles, talks, and web experiments by Una Kravets based around designing in the browser. Tutorials and Articles: Vintage Washout Effect 3D Anaglyph Effect Vignette Study Faux Bokeh
css  dev  design  www 
december 2015 by abberdab
Designing For Print With CSS – Smashing Magazine
If you mention printing with CSS to many people who work on the web, print style sheets1 are the use that comes to mind. We are all well used to creating a style sheet that is called upon when a web
css  html  Design  www 
december 2015 by abberdab
What goes into a good web design contract? | WebDevLaw blog
*Updated 2014* In the five years since I started my web design business my contract has gone through a lot of changes, but it has protected me and my business each and every time.
contracts  freelance  business  design  www 
october 2015 by abberdab
Design machines | Louder Than Ten
RT @markboulton: “In editorial, the system is where design begins.”. Lots of smart words.
design  inspiration  ux  content-first  collaboration  www 
august 2015 by abberdab
Writing in Markdown | Five Simple Steps
Really nice example of type pairing and typography in general here.
typepairs  examples  inspiration  typography  markdown  client-education  design  www 
july 2015 by abberdab
20 HTML Elements for Better Text Semantics
Armando Roggio runs through 20 different HTML elements that you can use to mark up various parts of text on your web pages. Some of these might be new to you.
html  basics  semantics  semanticweb  www 
november 2014 by abberdab
Reflecting on the Revamped Sherpa - Web Standards Sherpa
Our Publisher Aaron turns the spotlight on the Sherpa site and walks through some of the choices we made for the mobile-first overhaul of this site.
mobile-first  ems  design  rwd  www  dev 
october 2014 by abberdab
Getting Sass(y) With Client Handoffs | Duo Consulting
When working with "power user" clients who will tinker with their site after handoff, how can we as developers prepare our clients for whats to come? Here are some of our recommendations for processes that will prevent major headaches in the future.
handoff  preprocessors  clients  client-education  business  www  dev 
october 2014 by abberdab
Do as Little as Possible ∙ An A List Apart Column
We sometimes spend more time tracking down why web fonts are spitting out garbage on a particular BlackBerry than creating and honing meaningful content.
simple  mobile  client-education  dev  design  www 
september 2014 by abberdab
Build Right: Maker Series with Dan Mall
Nice, simple one page website. Also looks like a fabulous workshop!
one-pager  workshops  rwd:inspiration  design  www 
september 2014 by abberdab
uilang
a minimal, ui-focused programming language for web designers
js  iu  interactive  dev  design  www 
september 2014 by abberdab
SCSS @extends Across Media Queries - CodePen
A nice paginated tutorial in Codepen to get @extend 'working' with Media Queries.
mediaqueries  rwd  dev  www  sass  css 
september 2014 by abberdab
Nature and the Artist - Van Gogh Museum
Beautiful, immersive "story" about how nature inspired Vincent Van Gogh.
inspiration  storytelling  rwd  dev  design  www 
august 2014 by abberdab
Interface Sketch
If you're designing a website or app, these simple templates are designed to help you sketch your ideas on paper.
design  apps  templates  mobile  www 
august 2014 by abberdab
Responsive Newsletter Form
In an attempt to simplify sign-ups, this form was created.
css  html  js  forms  rwd  www 
august 2014 by abberdab
Lessons Learned by Being the Client ∙ An A List Apart Column
I ran a web development consultancy from mid-2001 through to early 2013. By 2006, the company I had started alone was busy enough for my husband, Drew McLellan, to join the business full time. The vast majority of our work was as an outsourced team, developing projects for design agencies. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  www 
august 2014 by abberdab
Creative front-end developer at Mud ~ Authentic Jobs
we're advertising two new roles at - Web designer and Creative front-end dev
web:jobdescriptions  dev  www 
july 2014 by abberdab
What it means to be a Front-end Developer in 2014 – The Pastry Box Project
Remember the time that pretty much anyone who made a website was dubbed ‘Webmaster’? Over the last 20 years we’ve figured out more about how to work with the web but then things move on and we find ourselves in this loop between feeling close to understanding and being out of our depth playin via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  www 
july 2014 by abberdab
Work as a Freelancer – David Bushell – Web Design & Front-end Development – David Bushell make websites. I help small businesses, start-ups, individuals, and fellow web agencies make the most of their web presence.
It’s been over a year since I started freelancing and time has flown by in the most enjoyable of fashions. Work has been good and financially I hit my 12 month target — nothing specific or special; enough to get by. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  dev  www 
june 2014 by abberdab
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