Mark Boulton

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Designing for the web ought to mean making HTML and CSS

"For a while that felt like it was almost the norm. That web designers confined to the illusions of Photoshop mocks were becoming more rare. And that web designers were getting better at working with their materials. But as The Great Divide points out, regression is lurking, because the industry is making it too hard to work directly with the web. The towering demands inherent in certain ways of working with JavaScript are rightfully scaring some designers off from implementing their ideas at all. That’s a travesty."

Published on 25 Jan 2019

The Burden of Precision | Daniel Eden, Designer

The personal site, blog, and portfolio of Daniel Eden, a designer who cares about the web and design systems

Published on 24 Jan 2019

Do websites need to look exactly the same in every browser?

Nope.

Published on 24 Jan 2019

New horizons in CSS: Houdini and the Paint API

Nice, easy-paced walk-through of Houndini and the Paint API for people like me.

Published on 17 Jan 2019

The ‘Amen break’ is the ultimate design pattern

Insightful and bang on. Design patterns, and the systems they belong to, create a framework for creativity.

If a 6-second drum break from 1969 can be used as the backbone for over 3000 multiple genre spanning tracks, take some time to think about how design patterns can be used to support your work and create new things, not just restrict it.

Published on 17 Jan 2019

How I've Been Using Notion Personally and Professionally

I've been using Notes on Mac OS for ages now. Everythign from shopping lists, to where I parked my car at the airport, to much more important things. It's ok, but, like Chris, I've been hankering for something more.

I like the native macOS Notes app just fine. It's quick and easy, it's desktop and mobile, it syncs... but there are enough limitations that I wanted something better. Plus, I wanted something team-based and web-friendly (shared URLs!) and Notion hits those nails on the h...

Published on 17 Jan 2019

Back-to-top button without scroll events

Nifty How-To from the newly launched Signal v. Noise. First time i've heard of the Intersection Observer API.

Published on 17 Jan 2019

★ Pentagram’s ‘Range of Possibilities’ for Slack

John Gruber's take on Pentagram's range of possibilities for Slack's redesign. I'd agree with him; some shocking work here. Pretty easy to judge on face value, though.

Published on 17 Jan 2019

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