Masking Bitmaps w/SVG

I was recently reminded about Peter Hrynkow’s excellent article Using SVG to Shrink your PNGs when looking for ways to reduce the size of several large PNGs on a project.…
December 6, 2016

Entanglement

Starting the design process nowadays is overwhelming. There are dozens of methodologies and hundreds of ‘best-practices’. Design in the browser, start with style tiles, build element collages — use Keynote,…
February 3, 2016

Perils of Atomic Design

Modular design methodologies, such as Brad Frost's Atomic Design, offer consistency and maintainability. But do they also foster fragmentation? “To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order…
September 28, 2015

Extremes

Print often encourages us to design around everyman data, while the web forces us to do the opposite. Here is Spiekermann on data tables: First you have to find the…
December 5, 2014

Design Differently

MengTo’s article on how designers approach code made me wonder about how my coding affects the way I design. When I first started using Adobe Illustrator I found it extremely…
November 20, 2014

Tree Felling

At Responsive Day Out Oliver Reichenstein introduced the ‘Container Model’, a new means of information architecture that recalls the origins of the web. Haley does a great job of breaking…
November 10, 2014

Access

The Web Ahead recently debated if we’ve neglected aesthetic design for a love affair with UX. I recommend you give it a listen. The discussion hinges on the apparently homogeneous…
October 28, 2014