60 Creative & Inspiring Illustrations

60 Creative & Inspiring Illustrations

| October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Go Media & Illustration I bet some of you out there didn’t know that Go Media started out doing mostly illustrations and t-shirt designs. We realized that to pay the bills and become a lucrative design firm, we would have to branch out and begin diving into the web development waters. Now so many years […]

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Previous Parent

Previous Parent

| September 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Plenty of people in the CSS world want a parent selector. It’s complicated and I understand it if browsers didn’t implement it. However, something that could work and could be useful is what I call the Previous Parent selector. Since CSS is essentially read from right-to-left, and from current element to top element, it should […]

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Get Jacked

Get Jacked

| September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Jack the Lumberjack was getting a little tired of hanging out on book covers and has decided to expand out into the world of fashion. I don’t blame him. He has a face made to adorn the chest of many a geek, male and female. In fact, he has inspired me to grow my own […]

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One Module or Two

One Module or Two

| September 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

An interesting question was asked of me in regards to the SMACSS methodology: Karl Tynan asked, “What do you do if you want to use the CSS from one module in another module?” Not being able to see the design Karl was referring to, it’s hard to say exactly what I would do. However, I’m guessing […]

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Getting Started with CSS3 Animations

Getting Started with CSS3 Animations

| August 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

One of the more exciting features of CSS3 is animation. A task that was once doomed to wrangling of JavaScript, animation can not be executed with ease using well known CSS style syntax. Like any capable system, CSS3 animations have the potential to be both complicated and confusing. That being said, they don’t have to […]

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10 Psychological Principles to Design With

10 Psychological Principles to Design With

| August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

Design is most effective when executed with knowledge of psychology. Knowing how people react to visual stimuli allows the crafting of an effective design, with out psychology you are guessing. Psychology itself is a vastly fluctuating and massive subject, but that doesn’t mean you need a PhD to use it in your design. There are […]

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How to Add a “Reading Mode” to Your Posts

How to Add a “Reading Mode” to Your Posts

| July 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

In this post, I will show you a simple way to add a distraction-free “Reading Mode” to your blog. You can see the end result on this Reading Mode demo site (Click the highlighted “Reading Mode” link). The purpose of adding a feature like this is to enable a visitor to remove all the clutter […]

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Emotional Aspects of Usability

Emotional Aspects of Usability

| July 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Logic and statistics drive many usability discussions. How many users accomplished a task? How long did it take on average? What labels caused delays? Likewise, emotion is often discussed in context of interactivity and aesthetics. Emotion and usability sound like separate topics but they closely intertwined, so much so they are impossible to separate. I […]

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Vectips Hiatus

Vectips Hiatus

| July 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

After four years of creating tutorials, tips, and hunting for vector art inspiration for Vectips, I’m taking a break and putting Vectips on a hiatus. I didn’t come to this decision easily and below I outline some of the reasons that I made this decision. I also talk about the future of Vectips and other […]

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The Transformation of the Underline

The Transformation of the Underline

| June 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

One of the beautiful things about working at the forefront of technology is seeing the world being shaped by your profession. Sometimes these changes are big and obvious; Continually evolving mobile internet behavior for example. You can literally watch the mobile phone evolve from a communication tool to a swiss army knife. Other changes are […]

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