Stellify, realigned

It’s taken me ages, but I’ve tidied up a bit around here. Welcome to the new-ish, old-ish Stellify: let me show you around.

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Compiling Symbolic Cheat Sheets of CSS Specificity

Had way too much fun doing that title.

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Web of uniforms vs. options

The thing is, I despised LiveJournal’s shoddy features and MySpace & Friendster’s tendencies to fill profiles to the brim with crap. And I have zero tolerance for any Tumblr that blasts autoplaying music. But I appreciate Tumblr’s battlecry to make social networking profiles less of a uniform. People who care enough about beautiful design and code, and are okay with people using their tools to “make a mess” instead of imposing […]

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Choice check

TL;DR: Do people tend to design interfaces with checkboxes even if the behavior actually requires radio buttons, because people are more familiar with check marks? This seems to be a case that pits web standards & usability vs. aesthetics & user experience, which is not a good place to be in. Ever since the first edition of Inside Macintosh in 1984, the rule has been the same for when to […]

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MiniFFC #16 in pictures: the business of design, PhoneGap, RCSS

To use Ely’s term, it was a very intimate setup at Commune for the January 2014 MiniFFC web design meetup. Rina covered the essential factors in dealing with clients, pricing, growing your business, and picking out work for your portfolio. You can download the slides by clicking above. For more in-depth training about this, there’s the Going Pro workshop series happening this March. Chard gave an overview of mobile app […]

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Typographic and geographic frontiers at Lost World’s Fairs

Get transported to El Dorado, Atlantis, and the Moon with Lost World’s Fairs, a site that pushes the limits of the web browser’s typographic capabilities and celebrates the release if IE 9 beta. (Stories from its creators here: Naz Hamid, Frank Chimero, Jason Santa Maria, Trent Walton) @font-face embedding has been around since CSS version 2, but not the browser support for file formats other than .eot (Embedded Open Type). […]

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Things that kill blogging & things that inspire it

“…the key to understanding a blog is to realize that it’s a broadcast, not a publication. If it stops moving, it dies. If it stops paddling, it sinks.” Why I Blog by Andrew Sullivan I’ve been meaning to post this, but as usual I kept it saved as a draft. Then I read that quote. You’ve read the proclamations of why “blogging is dead”, whether it’s because of social media, […]

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2nd Mini Web Design Conference & Blue Beanie Day

November 27 and 28 are two more significant dates in the web design scene, so be sure to participate! 2nd Mini Web Design Conference Update: Download the slides for the presentations here. The <form> function() & .class mini web design conference series is on its second leg and will be held tomorrow, November 27th. Same time (6:00pm), same place (G2VC TechBar, Exist, Orient Square), with a new mix of topics […]

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