THE PENDING DRAFT

Chris Lema on the art of giving estimates

June 24, 2014

Chris Lema with some practical tips and his personal way of giving project estimates. Best article i read on the subject in a long time.

“I know you may think that if you give me a budget I’m going to make the project use up all that budget, even if it’s smaller. Let me assure you of one thing – and this isn’t personal and it’s not you. Most people’s budget is 2-3 times smaller than their desires or expectations.”

Chris Lema – The art of giving an estimate (that’s helpful)

webdesignrepo

April 1, 2014

webdesignrepo is a curated collection of helpful links from around the web. Primarily the repo is for webdesign links, but there is a large overlap with web development and graphic design.

Huge collection of all kinds of links related to webdesign, sorted in “Daily Visits, Blogs/News, Inspiration, Learning, Tutorials, Snippets, Plugins, Architecture, Tools, Resources and Community”. Definitely something to bookmark!

Am I Responsive?

January 17, 2014

A pretty nice tool that let’s you enter a URL and then displays the page rendered on different viewports.

Am I Responsive?

Headroom.js

December 26, 2013

This neat little JS plugin let you hide your header by reacting to the user scrolling up and down, kinda like we all are familiar from the facebook app.

Headroom.js

Convert Apache Configuration to nginx

December 25, 2013

This comes in handy if you want to migrate from Apache to nginx and have some custom .htaccess Instructions you want to take to the new environment.

First of all, the service was thought as a mod_rewrite to nginx converter. However, it allows you to convert some other instructions that have reason to be ported from Apache to nginx.

.htaccess to nginx Converter

A Dao of Web Design – A list apart

November 30, 2013

It’s hard to believe this article is 13 years old!

The web’s greatest strength, I believe, is often seen as a limitation, as a defect. It is the nature of the web to be flexible, and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible, are accessible to all.

A Dao of Web Design – An a list apart article

html5 Doctor: Responsive images – end of year report

November 29, 2013

Bruce Lawson wrote a nice overview of all the different proposed solutions for truly responsive images. From picture to srcset to src-N there where a lot of good ideas and while we’re not there yet, i’ve got hope that we will have a proper solution in 2014.

Given that src-N addresses more usecases than WebKit’s proposed dpi-switching srcset and the similarity of syntax, I wish WebKit would simply alias their nightly code and ship the minimal dpi-switching src-N given above (so src-1 instead of srcset) and argue about discuss extending it later.

+1 for that!

html5 Doctor: Responsive images – end of year report

WordPress Admin Theme Redesign

November 22, 2013

As you may know, MP6 – the new admin interface – has finally found it’s way into core and will be part of WordPress 3.8 by default. I personally love the new design and couldn’t imagine going back, but there’s always room for improvement. George Kordas has made quite a comprehensive concept of what the admin screen could look like in the future. It is modern and brings the look and feel of iOS7 to the screen with it’s blurred backgrounds and light fonts. I especially like the media uploader screen.

As he writes on the site, he’s developing this whole thing and will be releasing it as a free plugin. Looking forward to it!

This will also be a free plugin which is currently in production.
Follow me @ twitter.com/gkordas for release date.

WordPress Admin Theme Redesign on Behance