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Flexible Foundations

Responsive or not, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all be designing and building sites on flexible foundations. This concept is nothing new, having been prophetically outlined in Jon Allsopp’s 2000 article, A Dao of Web Design. Sadly,… read more

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A New Microsoft.com

This week Microsoft began rolling out its new responsive homepage—one that Paravel helped design & build. Earlier this year Nishant Kothary and I were having lunch at SXSW when he asked if Paravel would be interested in working on… read more

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Fluid Type

Embracing the fluid & flexible aspect of responsive web design was an easy decision, but I’ve been less sure-footed when it comes to balancing that with setting type on the web. From a purely typographic perspective, one could argue… read more

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Jiro, Sushi & Web Type

One of my favorite documentaries is Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which tells the story of 85 year-old sushi master, Jiro Ono, who has spent his life honing his craft at a 10-seat restaurant in a Japanese subway station. Jiro… read more

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Collaboration

If I could add a superpower to my web design skill-set, it wouldn’t be perma-inspiration or psychokinetic coding, but the ability to Vulcan mind meld clients. One constant I’ve experienced over the years is that it isn’t a… read more

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In Flux

I had my brand new retina display iPad (all 3.1 million pixels) in one hand and the panic button in the other. I was sure the pixel-dense screen would take the websites we’ve built and peel back their layer… read more