responsive jQuery video plugin

September 8, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, jQuery

It’s been all about jQuery plugins for responsive web design these past few weeks … and here’s another good one: FitVids: A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds. And, nicely done this, they’re using another responsive jQuery plugin – FitText for the heading text. Nice work all round.  Hurrah!

The Semantic Grid System

August 24, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, Web Development

Really, this should be filed under ‘probably too good to be true’ … but let’s hear it out. So, here’s the problem: there are a ton of great grid based CSS frameworks for designers to work with – frameworks which provide a baseline for dividing up the page into a usable grid via a series … Read More

Photo Dune – some new stock photography at last?

August 10, 2011By David HornDesign, On the interwebs

I’m kinda hoping that Photo Dune kicks some stock photography butt … for no other reason than I’m getting royally hacked off with istockphoto and their ‘credits’ system of purchasing.  It disguises pricing in a way that leaves consumers (well, me, at any rate) feeling cheated.  That and I’m getting so tired of looking at … Read More

Beautiful design systems

July 29, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, Web Development

So, I was reading this article from Happy Cog and it struck a chord with me as regards systems for design. Whenever I start a web design project, I’m looking for elements from previous projects that can be re-used in planning the new project.  I might lift an HTML code base from one, a set … Read More

dConstruct 2011

June 22, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, Graphic Design, Web Development

It’s a great looking event – although, for me, it seems to have moved away from the direct relevance of my day to day to a more abstract view on digital product design.  That’s okay – but maybe not for me this year – there are other demands on my conference time this year! BUT … Read More

Responsive Web Design – new from A Book Apart

June 14, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, work

I like to think that I buy books from A Book Apart because they’ll further my expertise and knowledge as a web designer.  But you and I both know that it’s because they look gorgeous – and I want the whole set on my shelf.  The latest is no exception … and it’s coming.

Why The Valley Wants Designers That Can Code

June 3, 2011By David HornDesign, work

I’ve written before about the importance of being able to code as well as design – here’s more fuel to the fire from Jared Spool. My opinion: if you’re working in web design and you don’t code, then you’re not working in web design at all. Why The Valley Wants Designers That Can Code » … Read More