The Fundamentals of Color: Hue, Saturation, And Lightness

If you can remember as far back as January, one of my goals for 2013 was to learn more about color and share some of what I learn with you. I’ve talked before about how I feel my skills working with color are lacking and I said at some point this year I would grab a few books about color with the hopes of changing that.

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Are Compressive Images A Good Solution For High Resolution Displays?

One of the challenges with responsive design is how to handle images. The issue gets more complicated when we consider images optimized for retina and other high resolution displays. Ideally we’ll use vector graphics or icon fonts where possible and even better replace images with code where we can. However, sometimes we need to serve bitmapped images.

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Communication — The Connection Between Graphic Design and Writing

Last week when sharing my thoughts on multipurposing I offered that you could become more productive by looking at the tasks you have to do differently and understanding how you could do one thing and have it serve multiple purposes. There’s another side to this concept.
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Responsive Design Is Easier Than You Think

Robin left a comment on my post about responsive design always being appropriate suggesting I didn’t know what I was talking about when I said a responsive site takes a similar amount of time to design and develop as a static site. I understand where the comment comes from, but as you might expect, I disagree.

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Visual Design Systems (Maintaining Consistency Across Devices)

You might think the goal of a responsive design is to present the exact same experience to visitors regardless of what device they use and under what context they visit. The experience is going to be different though, because the device and context are different. What we want to provide is the same level of experience and that means our designs will look different across devices.
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