Submitted by tdodson on October 23, 2014 - 10:49am
Submitted by tdodson on September 12, 2014 - 2:47pm
Today I'm sharing a great tool for exploring typography on the web. Fontface Ninja is a plugin for the Chrome and Safari browsers that allows you to identify the font face and styling of any text on a page.
Submitted by tdodson on August 15, 2013 - 11:32am
Printer’s Devil Review is an independent, open access journal of literary and visual art. Recently, I redesigned the site to allow users of mobile devices to more easily access the magazine's content. In this case study, I highlight the features and tools I added to the site.
Submitted by tdodson on May 21, 2013 - 11:32am
When you take away the images and other media, most of what determines the look and feel of a website is typography. In 2009, Smashing Magazine conducted a survey of text-heavy sites (like newspapers and magazines) and provided a guide to the common typographic practices in web design at that time.
Submitted by tdodson on May 21, 2013 - 11:13am
I've been developing a responsive theme for a new site, and I've found Responsive Design Bookmarklet extremely useful. Just drag the button from the site to the bookmark bar in your browser and when you activate it, you'll have the ability to shrink the viewport to a number of pre-set widths.
Submitted by tdodson on September 16, 2012 - 3:41pm
I just stumbled across this great infographic from columnfivemedia. It offers a comparison of what are currently the most popular server-side languages: PHP, Ruby, and Python. The graphic also includes charts showing what combination of languages are most likely to get you a job.
Submitted by smilowsky on August 11, 2012 - 4:27pm
Guest contributor Samantha Milowsky shows how to take a web page with fixed-column lists and transform it into a flexible, responsive page that will look great on a wide range of devices.
Submitted by tdodson on July 21, 2012 - 4:13pm
In a part one, I showed how to use JQuery UI's .dialog method to script a modal message on a Drupal site. In part two, I show how to customize what the message looks like and how often it appears in the browser (using cookies).
Submitted by tdodson on July 12, 2012 - 1:05pm
It wasn't that long ago that my process for developing a website for a client was to create some visual mock-ups in Photoshop, get feedback, make changes, and then get coding. More recently, I've adopted the practice of starting with wireframes for any project that requires input from a client.
Submitted by tdodson on July 1, 2012 - 4:49pm