Naomi Atkinson and James White (aka SignalNoise) created an absolutely glorious 2014 riff on Microsoft’s 1994 homepage for Net Magazine. Read the post about the restoration of the 1994 homepage here.
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.
I highly recommend reading Cap Watkins’s post, The Boring Designer. Here are a couple of my favorite bits: The boring designer realizes that the glory isn’t in putting their personal stamp on everything they touch. In fact, most of… read more
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
There’s a lot to love about Andrew Lohman’s CSS Zen Garden #221 theme, Mid-Century Modern. In addition to the type, color palette, and imagery, I am particularly fond of the layout itself. Each section flows nicely to the… 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