Sep 25 2012

Some links to resources discussed in my presentation for Refresh Chicago, a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in their areas.

Jul 5 2012

A mesmerizing demo of an oscillating fan built with CSS transforms and keyframes. Also, this is my introduction to CodePen, a community of front-end developers sharing what they know.

Jun 13 2012

One of my favorite bits of design/development advice comes from the film Six Degrees of Separation. Sometimes, good art is just knowing when to stop.

May 22 2012

Create 3D book covers using CSS transforms, with pretty nice results.

Apr 30 2012

Last week, Naz and I launched Shifticons, a service which helps people create custom icon web fonts. In a nutshell, Shifticons makes it easy for you to add icons to your website, and is a dead simple tool for website designers. First, you mix and match icons from a wide (and growing) range of libraries. Then, […]

Shifticons screenshot

Apr 21 2010

Many, many many thanks to Naz Hamid for providing me with a new design for the site. I’m very lucky to be able to call him both a colleague and friend. Want to see some more of Naz’s beautiful designs? Checkout the Weightshift portfolio.

Apr 14 2009

I like how Twitter Search uses overlapping profile images to distinguish individual status updates from ones that are conversational. It’s a nice, little touch.

Apr 11 2009

Leah Buley’s ‘Being a UX Team of One’ presentation at SXSW was really inspiring. Since having seen it, I’ve been making more hand-drawn sketches as a starting point for projects, and it’s been refreshing. Balsamiq’s Mockups is a great tool for designers/developers who lack good drawing skills, but still want to pencil-out their ideas (*blushes*). […]

Feb 23 2009

Although many books define the purpose of typography as enhancing the readability of the written word, one of design’s most humane functions is, in actuality, to help readers avoid reading. -Ellen Lupton, Thinking with Type

Jan 29 2009

When I first learned to use a computer, my teacher told me to save documents early and often. She warned me of the day when I would be typing an important paper and my computer would crash, causing me to lose all of my work. So, I habituated: every sentence or so, I'd press the keyboard shortcut to issue a Save command. But what happens when you try and do this in a browser-based application?