Adam Stacoviak is joined by Drew Wilson and Jared Erodu along with special guest Dan Cederholm of Dribbble and Bullet Proof Web Design fame – topics include being disorganized, Kevin Rose and the Milk team get “aqui-hired”, awesome shots on Dribbble, Dan on writing CSS the Sass way, and so much more!
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Now that web designers suddenly face the challenge (and delight) of choosing fonts from an ever-growing selection, we thought it’s a good time to recommend some basic principles for making wise type choices.
- Stephen Coles
- Jason Santa Maria
- Tiffany Wardle
- Frank Chimero
Some of the most important design decisions happen in code. In 2009, I gave a talk at the Build conference in Belfast with what I thought was a fairly uncontroversial premise: web designers should write code. Since then, the subject has sparked more than a few debates, including a particular heated pile-on when Elliot Jay Stocks tweeted that he was "shocked that in 2010 I’m still coming across ‘web designers’ who can’t code their own designs. No excuse." In a recent interview, Jonathan Ive said "It’s very hard to learn about materials academically, by reading about them or watching videos about them; the only way you truly understand a material is by making things with it." He’s talking about product design, but the principle is just as relevant to the Web (if not more so). "The best design explicitly acknowledges that you cannot disconnect the form from the material—the material informs the form…. Because when an object’s materials, the materials’ processes and the form are all perfectly aligned…. People recognize that object as authentic and real in a very particular way." As our industry grows and roles get more specialized, it’s possible to become a "web designer" without more than a cursory understanding of the fundamental building materials of the Web: the code. Is this just the price of progress? Are the days of the web craftsman soon to be in the past? Or is a hybrid approach to web design and development something worth preserve?
- Jenn Lukas
- Ethan Marcotte
- Ryan Sims
- Wilson Miner
Ethan’s methods use media queries, fluid grids and other CSS3 elements to create beautiful and adaptable designs across a variety of platforms. Recently, he discussed his techniques during a UIE Virtual Seminar, The How and Why of Responsive Design. Ethan and Adam Churchill address some questions from that seminar in this podcast.
Dan and Jeffrey talk with guest Ethan Ethan Marcotte (bio | blog | Twitter), co-author of Designing With Web Standards 3rd Edition, and Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design. Topics include designing and coding for the likes of the Sundance Film Festival and New York Magazine, and the joys of responsive web design, working remotely, and more.
Ethan Marcotte is a web designer and developer from Cambridge, Masschusetts who works for Happy Cog as an Interactive Design Director.
A poem created from CSS.
"Technic poetry is a kind of found poetry, based on actual production code, reworked to produce a new level of sound and meaning. Any software engineer with a good ear and poetic sensibility can write it; we certainly have plenty of raw material for creating this art. I would be curious to hear verses from the most elegant parts of the Linux kernel."
Find inspiration in the ridiculous. See technological quirks as opportunities. Try something previously unheard of with your site design. Laugh in the face of convention. Use and abuse CSS in ways never before imagined. Get away with it. And if it doesn’t work, try something else instead.
Paul Annett, Clearleft Ltd
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