A few weeks ago, I got a copy of Graphic Design Referenced for my birthday. The last time I was this enthused about a gift, I was either assembling an x-wing fighter or launching myself from a swing… read more
I thoroughly enjoyed Mark Simonson’s TypeCon2014 talk on the Romance of Offset. In it, he shares his earliest work as a graphic designer doing paste ups for his Mad-Magazine-esque school paper. You can watch the talk on Vimeo here.
This spring Microsoft’s Chris Balt asked Paravel to recreate the first version of the Microsoft homepage, originally built in 1994. We initially thought about ‘modernizing’ the page with media queries and other current HTML & CSS, but realized… read more
Friends don’t let friends load 300kb PNG images on their websites no matter how cool the transparent photo of a happy customer waving over a gradient background looks. That said, when raster graphics are required, one should always… read more
The more I build for the web, the more the term ‘device-agnostic’ endears itself to me. I used to think it merely dealt with basing responsive breakpoints on content rather than particular devices, but there’s more to devices than… read more
In describing some creative epiphanies he had while building his new site, Frank hit on two that resonated with me: Accepting that it’s okay if the site looks “traditional,” and that I didn’t need to opt into a willfully esoteric… read more