Are CSS frameworks evil?

CSS frameworks have a tendency to be dismissed by many CSS authors; code bloat and non-semantic class names are usually at the top of the list of reasons why. Even without ever using one, I shared the same opinion, but that might have changed after trying a few of them out while doing some research…… Continue reading Are CSS frameworks evil?

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Quitting Project 52

A few weeks ago I mentioned I had signed up for Project 52 — an effort to produce one article per week. I’ve found that it’s not going as I expected; it’s not that I don’t want to write the content, but the schedule of one post per week is just not working for me.…… Continue reading Quitting Project 52

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Book Review: “CSS Mastery — 2nd Edition”

I’m frequently confronted with the question of “which CSS books would you recommend?” and CSS Mastery is always at the top of the list. Here’s the audio review I did for the Boagworld podcast. The audio Listen! Transcript If you’d rather read, here’s the transcript of the review: Hi, my name is Yaili and I’ll…… Continue reading Book Review: “CSS Mastery — 2nd Edition”

A quick note about my interview with Ryan Taylor

For those who’d like to know who’s behind this website, now you can: I’ve done an interview with Ryan Taylor—from Havoc Inspired and Boagworld—which you can take a look at right here. Ryan has more interesting interviews on his blog, in the Please start from the beginning… section. He’s interviewed people like Jonathan Snook, Dan…… Continue reading A quick note about my interview with Ryan Taylor

Favourite website designs: Ecoki

For my second Favourite Website Design article, I picked Ecoki, an eco-lifestyle community website. I like how the design feels really warm and integrated, and the attention that the designers payed to detail. Ecoki, The Eco-Lifestyle Community As I said, my favourite aspect of this website is the warmth of the whole theme, and how…… Continue reading Favourite website designs: Ecoki

How to always enjoy a conference

I’ve recently been to my 3rd web conference: Future of Web Design, in London. You can’t say I’m a conference pro — I’ve never been to SXSW or something that big (or even workshops), but I think my experience may be helpful to those of you who’ve never attended a conference and are thinking of…… Continue reading How to always enjoy a conference

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An ode to border-radius

Ah! Border-radius: web designer’s sweetheart and (sadly) the one that IE8 forgot, destroying many a web designer’s dreams. In this post I’m going to explain how it works, what are some of the cross-browser alternatives, and showcase some websites that took a step ahead and implemented it. What is border-radius? Border-radius is a CSS3 property…… Continue reading An ode to border-radius

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