Paravel is ten years old! In 2007 we’d just filed the LLC and started the first web project substantial enough to...read more
Blade Runner 2049 opens today. I’m headed to Alamo Drafthouse! Here’s a bunch of stuff you can watch/look at to psych...read more
I’ve been listening to the NPR podcast How I Built This recently. The episode with Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari...read more
Hello, Black Mirror-ish version of yourself. Welcome to your new job!
Letterboxd is easily one of my favorite sites. I started logging movies in 2013, and began using it to find movies...read more
I think of modular design as a practice or a philosophy—with Atomic Design being just one way to do it.
Happy 8-Bit Day! To celebrate, the team at Microsoft has built a clever little easter egg into the homepage—visit microsoft.com and...read more
I’m a major Formula 1 fan. I have Seat Licenses for the USGP at COTA, I listen to F1 podcasts (even...read more
I highly recommend reading Cap Watkins’s post, The Boring Designer. Here are a couple of my favorite bits:
The more I build for the web, the more the term ‘device-agnostic’ endears itself to me.
It’s 2014 and we continue to build a Web for what we consider to be the group most worthy of access:...read more
Sites like Milwaukee Police News and Apple’s recent string of product 1-pagers are beautiful, but hijacking a user’s scroll rate for...read more
Earlier this Spring I watched every James Bond movie, including the off-grid Never Say Never Again, and the Everything or Nothing...read more
Progressive enhancement has proven to be such a great strategy for the technical side of the web that I think we...read more
Process is often shaped by how teams are organized.
When making the transition to building responsive websites, the hardest part can be getting started.
While I’ve built one or two myself, I think parallax scrolling websites can, at times, be excessive. In the rare occasion...read more
I had always looked at device testing as a straightforward pass/fail endeavor where websites either look and behave as expected or...read more
Over the past few months we’ve been having problems with the Media Temple DV server that hosts sites like this blog,...read more
I recently got a question about CSS experimentation from Paddy O’Hanlon, and I thought it warranted a quick post.
One of my favorite documentaries is Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which tells the story of 85 year-old sushi master, Jiro Ono,...read more
If I could add a superpower to my web design skill-set, it wouldn’t be perma-inspiration or psychokinetic coding, but the ability...read more
I haven’t been this excited about a Kickstarter project in months. As we spend more and more time on touch interfaces,...read more
I had my brand new retina display iPad (all 3.1 million pixels) in one hand and the panic button in the...read more
I came across The World’s Longest Invoice website today from the Freelancers Union. It’s tallying up the dollar amount that is...read more
Paravel got really busy from November thru January. I spent the majority of my time with my head down, focused on...read more
To design responsive websites effectively and responsibly, I had to completely redefine the way I view the web.
I’ve been tinkering with the font-size and the media queries that trigger width-based changes for this site regularly over the past...read more
Molly Holzschlag wrote a great article for .Net Magazine outlining seven things still missing from CSS. She gets into web fonts...read more
Yesterday Issue #2 of The Manual arrived. I cracked it open to read just one article before bed and wound up...read more
Mark Boulton on the challenges we face when incorporating traditional ad spaces into responsive layouts:
I love what the power of the Internet can do for small businesses, especially when those businesses belong to friends and...read more
I wish there were more conferences like Brooklyn Beta, or more accurately, I wish there were more conference organizers like Cameron...read more
Recently, my 27” iMac went out of commission for a day, and I had to rely solely on a 13” Macbook...read more
Lately, I’ve been winding down the day with my favorite new iPhone/iPad game: The Last Rocket by Shaun Inman. I’m no...read more
Places on the web for sharing content and ideas often remind me of real life interactions. Facebook is the everlasting high...read more
Trophy Barbershop is a magical place—with wild game stuffed and mounted on the walls, leopard skin chairs, and scrappy old tattooed...read more
The work you take on can define you—it’s what you practice, what you get recognized for, and what you’ll be hired...read more
Josh Brewer’s latest 52 Weeks of UX article, Keep On Learning, about continued web education and remaining relevant is spot on....read more
Page speed and load times are the foundation for a positive user experience on the web.
I’ve been meaning to post a quick thank you to Gene Crawford and the rest of the fellas at unmatchedstyle.com for...read more
If building a multi-million dollar social media site was easy, I’d be typing this from the deck of my anti-matter powered...read more
A pet peeve of mine is seeing blog comments or tweets neigh-saying innovative strides in web development. I see the issue...read more
Put on your critical thinking caps…