Why Constraints Are A Fundamental Part Of Design

What do you think about constraints? How does the word make you feel? How do you view constraints as a part of design?

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The SVG Canvas, Coordinate System, And Viewport

When you see SVG images on the screen you’re viewing only part of the canvas on which they’re drawn and you view the canvas through the SVG viewport. Canvas and viewport are both independent and connected and their relationship can be confusing and lead to unexpected results at times. That is until you understand the relationship and how to control the connection.

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Why The Value and Perception of Design Don’t Match

What do you think is the value of design? Do you think non-designers hold the same perception? I don’t. I think for most people the perceived value is less than the true value. Why?

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HTML5 Structural Elements — Series Wrap Up

For the last month and a half I’ve been trying to better understand how to work with the new HTML5 structural elements with some degree of success as well as failure. Now that the series is done, what did I learn?

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HTML5 Structural Elements — How I Built This Demo: Part 2

As I mentioned last week, it’s one thing to learn how to use the new HTML5 structural elements and another to actually use them. In the past I’ve found using some of the HTML5 elements like aside seemingly easy to understand, but more difficult to use in practice.

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