Recently, I was working on a project that needed a responsive image map. What the heck is that? I cannot remember the last time that I had a reason to create an image map, never mind a responsive image map. Whoa, remember image maps?? In my early days, when using Dreamweaver, I remember drawing image maps to link cropped images from Photoshop.
This is our second post about the new Avex Designs website. As I’ve mentioned before, we will be posting progress on the redesign, designing in the open, and showing our process for this internal project.
We all need some inspiration sometimes. Especially with responsive design. Here are some of the best responsive websites that have been inspiring me, in January 2014 so far.
Some are based on aesthetic and some on technical ability. I tend to come across a lot of websites that look amazing, but have crazy long load times. Although these websites are very eye catching and impressive, I try not to condone this practice. Just because a websites looks great, doesn’t mean a user should have to wait 10 minutes for it to load, or use a certain browser.
Check out the article I wrote for Net Magazine featured on CreativeBloq.com
Is Progressive Enhancement an “on-demand” add-on? Or something we, as web developers, need to practice and included in the scope of a project? Progressive Enhancement – Hot Pot of Coffee! There are endless amounts of books, articles and entire conferences … Continue reading
I’m loving the new Media Temple Responsive Website. Even though the design is pretty “flat”, it still has some depth to it, with obvious call-to-actions. The mobile navigation is pretty damn sexy, especially since it is multi-level. Some interesting decisions were made on mobile, which enhance the user’s experience and make the websites very “mobile friendly”
It seems as though everyone has been designing in the open now a days. Happy Cog’s Re-design of Mozilla – Chris Coyer’s CSS Tricks Redesign – Even Starbucks published an entire pattern library – So did MailChimp. I find the … Continue reading