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Responsive Design: Why You're Doing it Wrong →
Here’s an interesting article on some of the short-comings on the current techniques often employed in responsive design. My own take is similar. I prefer to build a fluid layout with only a few media query ‘breakpoints’ where needed, rather than building many different versions tailored to specific device resolutions.
Small Update to Pulp
I’ve made a few small changes to Pulp, centered around changing the default padding within the grid. This allows for better vertical alignment consistency when nesting grids. Changes Source Documentation
Last week was a bit slow for me, so I took the time to put together a little something I’d been meaning to do for quite a while now and built Pulp. What’s that, you ask? Pulp is a lightweight, fluid, responsive CSS reset and 12-column grid system. Yeah, there are a lot of those out there already, but I like mine. :) I put it together from bits and pieces of CSS I found myself...
I Want More Social Feature for Netflix
One of the biggest complaints I about Netflix streaming is the lack of quality content. When it comes to things I’dl ike to see on Netflix streaming, more, better content is at the top of the list. But here’s the thing: there’s still a lot of good stuff there. Sometimes, though, you really have to dig deep to find it. So I’d like the ability, when I find something great,...
Retinal Implant Brings Sight to the Blind →
This is awesome, and very promising. I’ve been wondering for years why no one has tried to come up with an equivalent to the cochlear implant for vision. Now, it looks like someone has. It will be really interesting to see where this technology is in 10 years and whether the technique can be adapted for individuals with more severe retina damage (i.e. scarring due to retinopathy).
Non-sequitur: Low-carb Pizza
I found a recipe a while back for a low-carb pizza crust. I was eager to try it, but when I went to make the pizzas, it turned out not to be as easy as the recipe had made it look. Since then, I’ve been tweaking both the ingredients and the technique and here’s what I’ve landed on. This recipe is very high in cheese content, so calories can add up pretty quick, but with toppings,...
Managing Facebook fan page events with the Open...
I’ve spent the past couple of days neck deep in the Facebook API and one of the things I’ve had to deal with is managing events for a fan page. The documentation on how to do this is pretty sparse, so I thought I’d write up a quick post on it. First off, I’ll assume you’ve created your app already and have an AppID (the App Secret key will actually never be used...
Friday Night Redesign
I had been meaning to redesign my site for quite some time now. In fact, I had become so disgusted with the previous design that at one point I took it offline completely. I ended up tossing a temporary page up a few days later, just to have something there, but a redesign was clearly in order. I’ve been talking a lot lately about responsive design and the changing shape of the web, but my...
7 Ways to Lower Your Website's Bounce Rate →
by yours truly…
Resolution Independence with SVG →
How We Use The Web is Changing
There’s no simpler way to put it. The way we use the Internet is changing, and it’s changing quickly. Let me start off by throwing some statistics at you (courtesy of @jonathanstark): 25% of US mobile users almost never access the internet via desktop or laptop computers. The growth rate of mobile traffic is expected to increase tenfold over the next five years. There will be 5...
badassjs: Ryan LeFevre has been working on psd.js, which is as you might have already guessed, is a Photoshop Document parser that works in both the browser and Node.js. psd.js is a general purpose file parser for PSD files created in Photoshop. Given a PSD file, it can parse out information such as…