Category: Design

10 Years

So for the tenth anniversary, the Zen Garden is open for business once more. I’ve thrown the codebase on Github, given the dusty copy a refresh, started the conversion of the site to HTML5, and brought all of the existing

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Line Clampin’ | CSS-Tricks

You want X lines of text. Anything after that, gracefully cut off. That’s “line clamping” and it is a perfectly legit desire. When you can count on text being a certain number of lines, you can create stronger and more

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Hex Color Tool

I needed a tool that either added white or black to a hex color. Launching Photoshop just to drag a color picker around wasn’t cutting it. I looked around for a web app that would do this but unfortunately most

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Users’ Pagination Preferences and ‘View All’

When providing a choice of display options, the computer should almost always respect the user’s stated preference and employ it as the default the next time around. I am amazed at how many sites and applications don’t do this and

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Frankie Roberto – Responsive Text

In agreement, nifty idea, but defiantly unsure of the practical application.

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Tinycon – Favicon Alerts

Pretty sure I could count the number of times I actually looked at a favicon alert on one hand, that being said nice work.

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whatwg – Requests for new elements for comments

Want to do comments on your new spiffy HTML5 site, use an article element inside your main article element.

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inessential.com – Fantastical and language detection

That is practically the definition of great software, causing your users delight in the everyday workings.

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O’Reilly Radar – The President’s challenge

The idea that we’ll be able to go back in time and make it harder for people to get digital information/media/anything is just wrong.

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Subtraction.com – Subscribing to The New York Times

Media companies respect their customers or maybe not.

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