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Chromatic Type with Pseudo Elements

Typography on the web has come a long way from the days of a handful of web-safe fonts, six sizes, and little other control. With the ability to embed custom typefaces in web pages and exert a great deal of control via CSS, it was a matter of time before…

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Tags: css, design, fonts, html, pattern, typefaces

CSS-only Radial Menu Experiments

I have been working on a slow and plodding redesign of my personal site and am playing around with some navigation ideas. I wanted to create a JavaScript-free and image-free radial menu, an idea I toyed with a couple years ago and abandoned due to the lack of CSS support…

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Tags: css, design, html, mobile, pattern, standards, touch, usability, UX

Where’s the Viewport Size Data?

StatCounter released data on Wednesday showing that the screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 has surpassed 1,024 x 768 as the most common screen resolution. If you’ve paid attention to the drive for widescreen displays on newer machines, this may not come as much of a surprise to you. I…

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Tags: browser, design, standards, usability, UX

iPad Retina Display Concerns and Tips

TL;DR The iPad 3 retina display means a lot of apps and web sites are going to feel pressure for sharper (bigger) images. Knowing if you need to scale your images, the impact on end users and some ways to mitigate that impact is the right way to approach this.…

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Tags: Apple, apps, css, design, mobile, SVG, UX, W3C

Netscape Navigator 2.01 Celebrates 16th Anniversary

As of March 18, 2011 Netscape Navigator version 2.01 has turned 16 years old. Back when it was released in 1996 it was the bees knees. It introduced JavaScript (originally LiveScript), Java support, plug-ins, an email client, auto-dithering, and Live3D. It also provided support for font color, div, wrap, sup,…

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Tags: browser, design, internet, Netscape

The Return of “Best Viewed in…”

The graphic above (and its lengthy alt) is a parody based on a rather neat utility called the HTML5 Please API. You can drop the code onto your cutting edge demo site and it will indicate to a user what browsers support the features within. The code stays current by…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, design, html, mobile, rant, standards, usability, UX

Make a Better Restaurant Site

Last night I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion for the Buffalo chapter of Social Media Club. The panel consisted of a food blogger, a restaurant review site owner, a restaurant / cooking school owner, and a local food writer / reviewer / event planner. As I asked…

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Tags: accessibility, design, Flash, food, mobile, rant, social media

Test in Lynx and Print, It’s Your Job

I have admittedly not taken the time to attend An Event Apart any of the times it’s been held, but I do tend to follow the #aea hashtag on Twitter so I can glean at least a little wisdom from the discomfort of my own desk as I wade through…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, Lynx, mobile, print, rant, standards, usability, UX

More Samples of Responsive Web Design ≠ Print

When the guy who coined the term “Responsive Web Design,” has written a book about it, and is well regarded throughout the industry is asked to name his 20 favorite responsive sites, you should expect top-notch examples of sites that use CSS to respond to nearly any medium. Except that…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, mobile, print, rant, standards, usability, UX

Detecting Mobile Devices — Don’t Bother

Since I started working on the web (and was slowly coaxed to the world of Netscape from Mosaic and HotJava), clients have asked me to find ways to adjust how a page behaves based on what browser the end user has. Before campaigns like the Web Standards Project (WaSP) took…

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Tags: browser, css, design, mobile, standards

Print Styles Forgotten by Responsive Web Developers (at evolt.org)

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on its web site, and it is the only entity with the right to reproduce it. As web browsing technology continues to change…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, mobile, print, rant, standards, usability, UX

Thoughts on Muse (Obvious Pun Avoided)

I downloaded and installed Adobe’s new web design tool, Muse (code name) (also at Adobe Labs) out of morbid curiosity. Just like Adobe Edge (which refuses to launch), I had very little expectation that this would be a fully-developed sales-ready product. Instead of getting into extensive detail about the quality…

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Tags: accessibility, Adobe, css, design, html, JavaScript, SEM, SEO, standards