Stripe Connect, Frontend Experience

Connect: behind the front-end experience is an extraordinary frontend engineering knowledge drop from Stripe's design team — how they built engaging landing pages with next-generation technologies like CSS 3D, CSS Grid, and the Web Animations API — including the (new to me) Intersection Observer API to detect the visibility of an element. A must-read. Via Twitter / johnmaeda.

WordPress Core Responsive Image Support

Testing this plugin to improve responsive image support for WordPress is a great way for front-end designers and developers to get involved in core WordPress, modernizing the platform that powers almost 25% of the web. Via WordPress › Update: Responsive Image Support for Core « Make WordPress Core.

This is so awesome—you can now generate your WordPress starter theme based on _s with one click: — The Best Way To Get Started With The _s Theme.

Event Recap: Web with Molly

I recently attended the excellent Web with Molly workshop held in Tucson, Arizona (February 2012). The overall topic was the Open Web. Understanding its history, key technologies, and important concepts. Molly presented over two full days, with interludes and additions by special guest Kimberly Blessing (who also took photos). Even considering myself an industry veteran—I've … Continue reading Event Recap: Web with Molly

Tucson's Web Design and Development Scene Is on Fire

There is a lot of excitement right now in the Tucson web design and development scene. Tucson Digital Arts Community is rocking the house with monthly workshops, local companies like Bookmans are innovating with their agile web development and engaging user-centric website, and there is a buzz of energy around getting together, sharing ideas and … Continue reading Tucson's Web Design and Development Scene Is on Fire

You Can't Win

If you are passionate about a cause, preach it loudly and clearly, and see it as the best way to do things, you are labeled a zealot. If you keep your head down and stay out of the shouting matches, often ignoring them simply because you don’t have the time or energy, you are labeled … Continue reading You Can't Win

Summit Hut Realign 2008

Update: Summit Hut did some redesigning this week, including a new logo, new color scheme, and some layout changes. I was not involved in these updates. Please see the screenshots below and on Flickr for a reference to the the site design before these changes. —Lance, June 16, 2008 From the Recent Client Projects and … Continue reading Summit Hut Realign 2008

Beautiful URLs

In URLs Can Be Beautiful, Chris Shiflett explains how he built beautiful URLs for OmniTI. I agree whole-heartedly that URLs can and should be beautiful, and I firmly believe they should not only look good, but should also be useful, meaningful, and “discoverable.” In the case of OmniTI, the first subcategory in the URL is … Continue reading Beautiful URLs

Suckerfish Dropdowns and CSS Menus

Can you refer me to a tutorial for making CSS-based dropdown menus similar to what’s found on this site? First of all, I must admit I am not a big fan of dropdown menus. They can be a usability nightmare when not done right, and all too often they mask a poorly developed site architecture. … Continue reading Suckerfish Dropdowns and CSS Menus