New Year, New Theme

Posted in Blog, Web Design

Hi 2012, nice to meet you. I took a small break from writing this blog at the end of last year to revise the design a bit. Now that I have a few months’ worth …

Don’t Design and Code

Posted in Engineering, Thoughts, Web Design

There has apparently an on-going debate on whether designers – web designers, to be specific – ought to be able to code their own designs. This article, for instance, re-ignites the debate. I guessing the …

Readability, or the Lack Thereof

Posted in Blog, Web Design

Call it an experiment gone wrong, or an overzealous symphony of clashing font properties; I’ve had more than one person complain that this blog’s text isn’t that readable, and that while the styles are certainly …

Frustrating CSS Animations

Posted in Engineering, Front-End, Web Design

I want to like CSS3 animations: they seem cleaner than relying on setTimeout() or setInterval()-based Javascript animations, generally run faster and are optimized by the browser, sometimes even hardware accelerated. If I want smooth animations …

The Incessant Whine of Web Designers

Posted in Rant, Web Design

I can’t be the first person to think that web designers – often, freelancers as a group – spend more time and energy telling everybody else that that their work is important. In particular, it …

Web Typography, then and Now

Posted in Web Design

I realized today at work that this site’s title font-face wasn’t loading. Figuring a long night ahead of debugging the WebFont Loader that’s trying to grab the Raleway font (it is quite elegant, the fallback “sans-serif” font …

Designing this Blog

Posted in Blog, Web Design

It took me three and a half months to create the theme for this blog. Ok, so I was on-and-off, and many nights I was just too tired from coding at work to do any …