Making Noise with CSS

Screenshot of CSS Noise blogpost

Just so we’re on the same page, this post’s title is referring to visual noise, not audible noise. Visual noise is like what you see when you turn on a TV on a channel with no antennae signal. Adding a bit of noise to a colored background gives it extra texture that feels more “real” than completely smooth backgrounds. Read more ›

Posted in Coding

Efficient Responsive Design Process

Screenshot of Efficient Responsive Design Process – Smashing Magazine

Designing a website responsively encompasses a lot of stuff, not just coding. Things like gathering content, collaborating with clients and coworkers, reiterating designs, so on and so forth. Today’s link here helps to deal with that complexity and is quite meaty (but still vegetarian friendly). 😉 Read more ›

Posted in Other

Wix vs. Weebly

Wix vs. Weebly Pingdom performance screenshot

Ladies and gents, we’re having a showdown between Wix and Weebly for the crown of best website creator! Let the battle begin! Read more ›

Posted in Web Design

Copying Great Designers

UI practice based on Kerem Suer app

“Good artists copy; great artists steal”, so the quote goes. Mike Locke, a UI (user interface) and web designer, recommends copying your favorite designers to really grow one’s skills. So I gave it a shot by copying Kerem Suer. Read more ›

Posted in Inspiration, Web Design

Case Study on SoundCloud App

Screen Shot of Soundcloud case study

Hey, this is my first blogpost of 2016! Kewl. Today I’m sharing an meaty case study on SoundCloud’s app redesign. Read more ›

Posted in Inspiration, Tutorial

UI Inspiration

Screen Shot of 100 Days UI challenge

Sweet UI galore, Batman! Check out these UI shots at this cool website at 100daysui.com. Read more ›

Posted in Inspiration

Faster web browsing with Vimium

Screen Shot of Vimium Chrome extension

Look, Mom, no mouse! This week’s blogpost could change how you browse the web and power you up into a keyboard ninja. Read more ›

Posted in Fun

Tool for Typographic Vertical Rhythm

Screen Shot of Gridlover webapp

Text is everywhere on the web. Why you’re reading some right now (mind-blowing, I know). Making that text look great, readable, and organized takes some legwork; but here’s a tool that can give your text styles a great start called—Gridlover. Read more ›

Posted in Typography

Lovely Pack of Neutral Gradients

Screenshot of gradients

I came across this sweet collection of neutral gradient backgrounds and thought I’d share them with ya. Read more ›

Posted in Images

Add Your Own Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Woman typing on Macbook

Mac only: Keyboard shortcuts are the bee’s knees for getting things done quickly, but sometimes there’s no keyboard shortcut for a command you use often. Let’s fix that, shall we? Read more ›

Posted in Other

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This here fine blog is a collection of shiny things I've curated on my web travels. I'll be sharing a weekly nugget on—web design, marketing, cool tools, tech—and maybe a screencast or two.

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