Posts tagged “CSS”
I think Responsive Typography is such an invaluable book, I offered to write the Foreword and Jason Pamental (and O’Reilly) have been kind enough to let me reprint it here.
The “Native” vs. “Stylable” Tug of War
In his astute post “‘Native experience’ vs styling select boxes”, Bruce Lawson correctly identified a common tension in the web world: wanting better native controls vs. wanting to throw away what the browser does. Here are my thoughts.
Zoom Layouts v2
I have been thinking quite a bit about viewport-based units and how we can use them to create automated zoom layouts by increasing the font size of the
The True Cost of Progressive Enhancement
Progressive enhancement is so ingrained in what we do that it makes it difficult to put hard numbers against the cost of not doing progressive enhancement. Hopefully, these two small case studies help illuminiate things a bit for those who may still be a bit skeptical.
A few smart folks have already put together their thoughts on responsive tables and, while I think the proposed methods are pretty good, I think there might be room for improvement.
Slides from my talk at HOW Interactive
These last two days have been a bit of a whirlwind, but I have had a great time meeting and talking to the attendees (and other speakers) here at the HOW Interactive conference in San Francisco. Read on for the slides from my talk.
A few years back, I wrote a little article celebrating the fact that you could actually apply image-replacement techniques to images themselves. Little did I know, six years later, it would become a useful technique for tackling high resolution displays.
This Must Not Happen!
When I opened my inbox this morning, I nearly fell over: Browser makers are considering supporting the WebKit vendor prefix (
-webkit-*) because the web development community can’t be bothered to use the equivalent experimental properties for other browsers.
Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement at Beyond Tellerrand
After a whirlwid trip to 4 countries, I am back to a rock-solid internet connection and got a moment to take a breath and post my slides from the first stop on the trip: Beyond Tellerrand in Düsseldorf, Germany.
On Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design
In the past few months, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the differences between the “adaptive” and “responsive” web design philosophies. Don’t get me wrong, I love having these discussions, but I felt the need to set the record straight: these two philosophies are not at odds.