The Notification Machine

Hello, Black Mirror-ish version of yourself. Welcome to your new job! Many are nervous during their first day at work, but don’t worry. It’s easy, and with minimal effort you will excel at your new career. You’ve...read more

Atomic Classification

I think of modular design as a practice or a philosophy—with Atomic Design being just one way to do it. I’ve found that I’m able to benefit from Atomic Design concepts without always adopting its classification metaphor. A...read more

Device-Agnostic

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...read more

Work Life

It probably won’t surprise you to know that, though 90% of what I share online relates to my work, thinking about breakpoints, JS plugins, and fonts isn’t all I do. I love my family. I like...read more

Human Interest

Progressive enhancement has proven to be such a great strategy for the technical side of the web that I think we should take a similar approach for its personal side as well. Just as we assume...read more

Reorganization

Process is often shaped by how teams are organized. In the context of designing for the multi-device web, the high level of iteration and communication required to build a modern website is rendering the assembly line...read more

Where to Start

When making the transition to building responsive websites, the hardest part can be getting started. I get my fair share of questions about how to choose a direction and chart out the first few steps from...read more

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...read more

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...read more