I thought I’d elaborate on my testing strategy that I introduced during a talk I gave recently for Typecast’s seminar series. I described how I use two different testing methods for typography and responsive layouts.
Emmet (formerly known as Zen Coding) is a plugin for text editors helping you create CSS and HTML faster by using abbreviations to write common values saving ridiculous amounts of time along the way.
The “view full site” link has fostered a negative behavioural trait. When faced with problems on a dedicated mobile site users have a tendency to look for the full site link like some sort of safety net.
After watching Indie Game The Movie during Channel 4’s video games night I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between game design and web design. There are elements of this that I have noticed before, but I thought I’d share some of the facets of video games that aren’t spoken about so often in relation to our industry.
In the interest of openness I thought I’d share my set of design principles that I have been experimenting with for the last few weeks. They serve as a guide for design decisions and help me focus on good, honest values when making products for real people.
Knowledge is a gift. Having a few years of experience in the web industry under my belt there are plenty of opportunities for prior knowledge to solve design problems. But knowledge comes with baggage. Knowledge stifles potential.
Markdown is great for a number of reasons. It helps people unfamiliar with HTML write in a way that will render as valid, structured HTML with the appropriate tools behind the scenes that the writer doesn’t need to worry about.
Having recently covered the luminosity media feature, I thought I’d take time to document the potential use cases for the other new media features in the CSS Level 4 Media Queries module. Note that at the time of writing these features don’t exist in any browser yet, so the following use cases are theoretical.
Media Queries Level 4 builds upon the existing media queries specification that many of us use when we build responsive designs today. The Media Queries Level 4 specification introduces four interesting new media features - script, hover, pointer and luminosity. At the time of writing the specification has yet to be implemented in a browser, but that shouldn’t stop us from exploring the potential use cases.