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Responsive Web Design
This book could very well change the way you make and think about creating websites.
Responsive Web Design
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The Elements of Content Strategy
We’re back at it with a brand new A Book Apart from the ever brilliant, Erin Kissane: The Elements of Content Strategy.
The Elements of Content Strategy
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CSS3 for Web Designers
We’re back at it with a brand new A Book Apart from web design mastermind, Dan Cederholm: CSS3 for Web Designers.
CSS3 for Web Designers
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The Candy Parenthesis
I don’t like candy. by Robin Sloan
The Candy Parenthesis
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Pixy Stix
Our house edged a woods. We said the lady who lived there was a witch by Jeffrey Zeldman
Pixy Stix
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Love Sick
I dreamt of you again last night… By Jessi Arrington
Love Sick
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Retrick/Retreat
If you wish to see a maniacally enraged, completely unhinged seven-year-old, ask him to dress up, promise him candy, have him come to your door step, and then give him school supplies. By Frank Chimero
Retrick/Retreat
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IE9 and the Lost World’s Fairs
Internet Explorer 9 now supports WOFF, and the Friends of Mighty have joined forces to explore typographic possibilities on the web.
IE9 and the Lost World’s Fairs
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A Real Web Design Application
The web and its related disciplines have grown organically. I think it’s safe to say the web is not the domain of just the geeks anymore—we all live here. And those of us who work here should have sophisticated, native tools to do our jobs.
A Real Web Design Application
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FullCodePress 2010
I’m fresh back from New Zealand where I took part in Full Code Press, a knock down, drag out, web design competition to make a website for a charity in 24 hours
FullCodePress 2010
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On the Subject of Design 2
Once again I’m adding to my list of recommended books with some good reads I’ve come across in the past few years.
On the Subject of Design 2
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Stuff That Matters
I’ve made it official: I’ve started a design studio called Mighty.
Stuff That Matters
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On Web Typography
Well, it only took nearly a hundred issues since working on the A List Apart redesign for me to get around to writing an article.
On Web Typography
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Botan Rice Candy
There’s a communal dimension to the candy that you eat as a kid. By Khoi Vinh
Botan Rice Candy
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In Sugar We Trust
When I was growing up, holidays offered early indications that communication design was in my future. By Rob Weychert
In Sugar We Trust
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Mathematics of the Tootsie Pop
Nothing was more contested in our neighborhood than how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. By Liz Danzico
Mathematics of the Tootsie Pop
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Brain Food
No, there will be no crying over spilt Nerds here. My choice, instead, is the thinking man’s candy, the brain food packed in an orderly tube of tablets known in the U.S. as Smarties. By Rob Giampietro
Brain Food
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All Things Nice
I remember the candy cigarettes most fondly, not because they tasted better, but because they were grown-up. By Mandy Brown
All Things Nice
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Introducing Typedia
Today, I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a new site I put together with the generous help of friends called Typedia.
Introducing Typedia
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Where’d You Go?
As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been taking a bit of a break lately. But there’s some exciting stuff coming up in the not too distant future.
Where’d You Go?
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Listening Between the Leading
I was recently interviewed for the Read Between the Leading podcast.
Listening Between the Leading
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Reflections on Layer Tennis
Last Friday I played in Coudal Partner’s Layer Tennis in a east coast vs west coast brawl with Derek Powazek, a friend and one of my favorite web designers. I thought it might be fun to give some background on the match.
Reflections on Layer Tennis
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In Person
I’m trying to cut back a bit on travel and speaking dates this year, but I’ll still be out and about a few times.
In Person
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Leaving Happy Cog
After nearly five years of working with some of the smartest and most caring people I’ve ever met, I’ve decided to leave Happy Cog.
Leaving Happy Cog
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The Death Throes of Print?
With print publications ailing, is this finally the time mainstream publishing to take the web seriously?
The Death Throes of Print?
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24ways
I wrote a new article for 24ways called Making Modular Layout Systems.
24ways
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Progress Report
Looking back on how this experiment is going.
Progress Report
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Profiled
The PDF of my profile in .net magazine.
Profiled
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Meat & Cheese Combo Proves Edible
On September 27th, a group of intrepid explorers sought one goal on the streets of New York City, to find a decent cheesesteak. This is their story.
Meat & Cheese Combo Proves Edible
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Cheesesteak Scorecard
The all important scorecard for grading cheesesteaks on the Cheesesteak Crawl.
Cheesesteak Scorecard
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Updating
A few quick updates to the site, including: entry thumbnails in the Articles Archive, individual comment feeds for entries, and a small revamp of the Recommended Reading section.
Updating
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Change of Heart
Quotes from Jan Tschichold, master typographer, designer, writer and infamous design flip-flopper.
Change of Heart
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Explain Yourself
Contemplations on the utility of “graphic” in the title “graphic designer” for someone who designs websites.
Explain Yourself
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Touch, See, and Hear
A survey for people who make websites, a film of people who make things, and an evening of people who read books.
Touch, See, and Hear
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If You Were a Typeface…
A bit of cheesy fun: tell me what typeface best represents you. Extra points for additional typeface info.
If You Were a Typeface…
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Appearing
A podcast interview with CreativeXpert and a live speaking event for Field-Tested Books in NYC on July 28th.
Appearing
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Shake it Like a Metaphorical Picture
Sometime next year, Polaroid will stop producing instant film. This represents a huge blow to photography, but also a loss of one of our greatest visual metaphors.
Shake it Like a Metaphorical Picture
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Kiss of Death
I retire the use of the Slanty Photo Treatment™ from my design repertoire. Good riddance.
Kiss of Death
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Variation Within Constraints
When I design sites in my professional life, I try to create an experience that will work for the majority of the site’s visitors and will also be engaging, and most times, in that order. With my personal site, I’m pretty much trying the reverse of that.
Variation Within Constraints
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A New Day
I still like my old site design; it feels distinct even now, and I didn’t really see the point in redesigning until I needed to. My old site stayed in generally the same form for nearly five years. But I finally caved and redesigned. So, why the change? I’m glad you asked.
A New Day
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