Category Archive: Design

A Fresh Coat of Paint

As with most things, a little change can be a great thing. I’ve finally gotten the basics of my new WordPress theme finished and uploaded. I got so bored with all of these business themes with their straight lines and boring colors… … so I decided to kick it up a notch! This is the […]

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“Cover Me!” Background-Size CSS for Large Image Backgrounds

While working on a few new projects recently, I needed a way to have a background image span a container (horizontally and vertically).  I tried every measure of background-size you could think of: background-size: 100% auto; This worked, at least until you got to smaller resolutions.  Then, the image would show the background color. So, […]

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One Web to Rule Them All: The Elastic Grid

This series is meant to be an in-depth look at Responsive Design.  It covers the history, the how-to, and best practices on responsive design, taken from the view of someone who hates fluid layouts and has found a (seemingly) better solution.  This session will be expounded upon in detail at PodCampNashville, then again in more […]

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One Web to Rule Them All: Media Queries

This series is meant to be an in-depth look at Responsive Design.  It covers the history, the how-to, and best practices on responsive design, taken from the view of someone who hates fluid layouts and has found a (seemingly) better solution.  This session will be expounded upon in detail at BlogWorldExpo later this year. Yesterday we mentioned […]

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One Web to Rule Them All: An Introduction to Responsive Design

This series is meant to be an in-depth look at Responsive Design.  It covers the history, the how-to, and best practices on responsive design, taken from the view of someone who hates fluid layouts and has found a (seemingly) better solution.  This session will be expounded upon in detail at BlogWorldExpo later this year. According to […]

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CSS3: Fading Colors (A Quick Introduction)

It’s the little things, I’ve noticed, that really make a website design pop.  The layout may be good, the content may be worth reading, but it’s small, minor details that take a good design and turn it into a great one.  With the advent of CSS3 and HTML5, those details become even easier to bring […]

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A Few Amazing Sites That Can Be Built With WordPress

I always tell people that, in my mind, there’s no question that WordPress can take anything you throw at it. I’ve been building websites on it for nearly 4 years now professionally and I’ve found quite a few fun little projects have come my way. It’s always a challenge to make WordPress work in a way that is outside the box. So, I thought I’d share a few of the projects I’ve had the privilege to work on over the years.

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The Uncanny Valley: Applying Robotics Principles to your Interface/Web Design

This post is based on another article I stumbled upon from two years ago: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2008/12/avoiding-the-uncanny-valley-of-user-interface.html And it got  me thinking: back in 2008 the era of “cloud computing” and even “web desktop apps” (applications that simulate desktop applications, but are hosted online) have come a long way since then.  Google Apps is replacing Microsoft Office, […]

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