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Fun Flexbox Grid

Just something quick I whipped up for a client and thought I’d share! This pen uses multiple Flexbox containers, plus a bit of vh (viewport height unit) for the large box. See the Pen Fun Flexbox Grid by Amber Weinberg (@amberweinberg) on CodePen.

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Working With A UX Developer

I’ve long since noticed that the way I approach development is completely different than most other developers. While I always aim to get the final product as close to the design mockups as possible, a lot of clients are often surprised at how well I do that (I thought that was the basic job of a front-end dev!)  and that they...

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Super Hijinksified – Developer Starter Theme

A lot of people have been asking if I use a framework for WordPress. I use my own custom blankish framework that allows me to quickly get started on projects. It’s basically the core files, cleaned up, with all the nonsense divs removed, a basic structure and some basic CSS. Super Hijinksified now includes some responsive theming, commonly used WordPress...

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What Being Responsive Really Means

When a new client asks for a responsive site, I always ask them what they mean by “responsive”. Many are still unsure of what this means, and often end up quoting back a lot of industry buzzwords they’ve heard a long the way, usually to do with some kind of framework or jQuery plugin. What a lot of clients don’t...

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Using Ems In Media Queries For Proportional Layouts

I admit that I’ve never been a fan of ems, and have avoided using them for as long as possible. However after an interesting conversation with a Twitter friend of mine, Matt Hill, he convinced me to try using not only ems for font sizes, but for media queries as well. It took a bit of back and forth before...

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Responsive Design Isn't Breakpoints

Last night I was watching the Macaw video to see what others have been talking about. If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m not a fan of anything that supposedly does your job for you, so I admittedly watched the video with a high degree of skepticism. This isn’t a post about Macaw or design to code apps,...

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Backwards Responsive

I’m a developer, not a designer, so pretty much 100% of my clients already have their designs finished by the time they come to me. Most of them don’t really start thinking about a device centric web until they come to their developer, which means the designs are often not designed with mobile in mind. More than that, there’s often...

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Is It Adaptive or Responsive Web Design?

There seems to be a lot of confusion in the industry among both us web folk and clients about the differences between adaptive and responsive web design. I’ve even seen someone go so far as to say they’re both the same thing. They’re not. For the most part, clients could care less what way you go about mobile – as long...

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20 Mobile UI Tips For Developers

My talk from HandHeld 2012. I’ll be writing a conference review for Ubelly in the next day or so. Slide Intro Slide Let’s say your boss comes to you one day and wants you to code a new site that will work across all browsers and devices. “No Problem” you say, because you love responsive design. Slide BUT the designer...

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Problems in Mobile Development

Last week I was supposed to be giving this talk at iOSDevUK, but unfortunately I had to cancel it because I was sick. So I thought I’d post my notes here for you guys to read and go through. This talk is slightly different from the version I used at previous conferences, as I decided to update and revise it....

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