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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

Posted in Coding

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!

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.

Posted in Inspiration, Web Design

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.

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.

Posted in Images

Making Sense of Amazon Web Services

Screen Shot of AWS in English blogpost

Amazon’s web services have a great reputation and are used by big companies to host their web apps. But man, are the services’ names confusing; and there’s a boatload of ’em, too. It’s a mess really; but good news, it’s

Posted in Hosting

Swap a Website’s Font

Screen Shot of TypeWonder web app

If it’s time to give your website a refresh, here’s a font web app that you’ll like. It’s called TypeWonder, and it let’s you preview a website with a different font.

Posted in Typography

A Grid in CSS’s Future

Screen Shot of CSS Grid Layout blogpost

Today we’re talking CSS layouts—bleeding edge version. Specifically CSS Grid Layout. Grids are one of the best tools for designers to organize content beautifully and give visitors meaningful context; but implementing them in CSS is cumbersome at best. That’ll change

Posted in Web Design

Tweaking Sublime Text for Ruby coding

Screen Shot of Sublime Text preferences menu

Sublime Text 3 is my go-to code editor these days; and while it’s great out-of-the-box, you can customize it to make it fit your workflow a bit better. In this blogpost, we’re going to cover a little bit about customizing

Posted in Coding

Screenhero for Pair-Programming

Screenhero message with superhero action figure

Screenhero is my hero! (Brilliant tagline, I know) What makes Screenhero great is that it makes remote pair-programming dead simple and is more than simple screensharing like in Skype or Google Hangouts. I’ve tried it out recently and will explain

Posted in Apps

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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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