I’m pleased to be asked back to contribute to 24ways, the advent calendar for web geeks. A couple of years ago I wrote Cheating Color, a way to alter your color values to deal with perceived color shifts, and this year I wrote about Making Modular Layout Systems. This year’s article delves into one of the pieces behind making my site possible. By using a modular approach to handling images, I’ve setup a system that allows for quick and diverse layouts. This gives me the options I need to lay out articles in a way that’s appropriate to the content.
24ways also sports a slick new website this year, and the writing has been top notch as usual. Some favorites of mine so far are Richard Rutter’s Easier Page States for Wireframes, Jeremy Keith’s The IE6 Equation, and Mark Boulton’s Art Directing With Looking Room. Thanks and congrats to the 24ways team that made it all possible, Drew McLellan, Brian Suda, and Tim Van Damme.