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Front end coding for a responsive web

So then, the time has come to start a client project from scratch using purely responsive techniques (as defined by Ethan Marcotte’s book Responsive Web Design).  I’ve retro-fitted some responsive techniques to previous client sites, but this will be the first ‘responsive’ project I’m starting from scratch.  The three core ‘ingredients’ for this responsive website […]

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responsive jQuery video plugin

It’s been all about jQuery plugins for responsive web design these past few weeks … and here’s another good one: FitVids: A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds. And, nicely done this, they’re using another responsive jQuery plugin – FitText for the heading text. Nice work all round.  Hurrah!

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The Semantic Grid System

Really, this should be filed under ‘probably too good to be true’ … but let’s hear it out. So, here’s the problem: there are a ton of great grid based CSS frameworks for designers to work with – frameworks which provide a baseline for dividing up the page into a usable grid via a series […]

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Beautiful design systems

So, I was reading this article from Happy Cog and it struck a chord with me as regards systems for design. Whenever I start a web design project, I’m looking for elements from previous projects that can be re-used in planning the new project.  I might lift an HTML code base from one, a set […]

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Web Designers who can’t code

This great post from Elliot Jay Stocks covers a number of points that I deal with on a few levels each week. To start off: I am a web designer who codes. I’m someone who enjoys the process of writing good, semantic code – loves the cleanliness of it, loves the craft, the constant learning, the […]

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