the simplest responsive css grid
ungrid is a responsive, table-based CSS grid system. To use, simply put as many .cols as you wish in your .rows and the .cols will automatically be evenly spaced. This allows you to roll your own simple grids.
(That’s $99 instead of the regular $179 price.)
New: Rich text, hover, active and focus states for any element, display toggling, an embed tool, responsive properties and layout engine enhancements.
Web sites are made of lots of things — frameworks, libraries, assets, utilities, and rainbows. Bower manages all these things for you.
Bower works by fetching and installing packages from all over, taking care of hunting, finding, downloading, and saving the stuff you’re looking for. Bower keeps track of these packages in a manifest file,
bower.json. How you use packages is up to you. Bower provides hooks to facilitate using packages in your tools and workflows.
The whole goal for people using Concise is that they can use the framework to fuel their own creations. The framework comes with very few predefined styles, so overriding styles is never a hassle.
I want people to not use these bloated front-end frameworks out of necessity. I want there to be an option that is lean, easy-to-use, and easy to learn.
This blog post is about the problems people have been having with GOV.UK’s navigation and what we’re doing to fix it. It’s the story of about 3 months of work, and what we found out about our users along the way.
The Guardian has been rebuilding the navigation for its ongoing website redesign:
Of any element on a website, the navigation has the most jobs to do. It has to tell you where you are and where you can go next. Further, it’s inherent presence on every page means it has to enhance the brand, both in visual identity and in the content it displays.
Google have released Web Fundamentals - a comprehensive resource for multi-device web development - and a Web Starter Kit boilerplate. They wrote a blog post about it all called Web Fundamentals and Web Starter Kit: Resources for Modern Web Development:
Web Fundamentals’ guidelines are intended to be fundamental to the platform: useful no matter which framework you choose or which browser your users run. We have articles about responsive layouts, forms, touch, media, performance, device capabilities, and setting up a development workflow. Articles cover both coding and design. For example, the article on layout design patterns explains both the usability tradeoffs between different layout options and how to implement them. The performance section complements PageSpeed Insights, an auditing tool that encourages instant (<1 second) mobile web sites.
Designed to help you apply Web Fundamentals’ best practices in new projects, Web Starter Kit is a lightweight boilerplate with templates and tooling. Web Starter Kit gives you responsive layout, a visual style guide, and optional workflow features like performance optimization so you can keep your pages lean and fast.
Min Ming Lo:
What do each of these symbols have in common? They are all trying to convey the exact same action - share! Sharing to a social network or via email is a ubiquitous action nowadays but designers have still not been able to reach a consensus on what symbol to use to represent it. Not only does each major platform use a different icon, but they’ve each witnessed changes over the years.
For me personally, as the sole developer on the project, I’ve had to continually switch hats between design, front and back-end and try and maintain a reasonably high standard of each, with the very real fear I’ll just be mediocre at everything. I’d like to think we’ve set a few good examples though - why not have a read and make up your own mind.
Martin and I first worked together on the launch of UsVsTh3m in May 2013. Compared to Ampp3d, UsVsTh3m was ever so simple (no longer the case incidentally; I’m no longer involved and they have a much larger team now. We had some simple Photoshop templates from Chris Lam - a great designer at the Mirror - and from these we built a Tumblr template.
Fascinating, detailed and practical information on browser support, device testing, user testing, version control, backups, WordPress, ads, performance metrics, hosting, UX, mobile and responsive considerations, infinite scroll and much, much more.
These are bits of copy most websites could implement somewhere, and without precluding the need for testing, I’m sure they will improve performance.
Compressor.io is a powerful online tool for reducing drastically the size of your images and photos whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression.