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screensizes: visualize viewports in real-time

We talk often about how responsive web design should be fluid and not designed around a limited set of screen sizes. But how do you really drive that point home? Is it…

Frontend performance training kit

Two weeks ago, web chef emeritus Ian Carrico and myself had the pleasure of of both training and speaking about frontend performance at DrupalCon LA. I'd like to describe our free, open…

Throttled Thursdays

I really enjoy the process of making websites faster. It's my job, so I bring it up whenever I can. But it's not everyone's job. It can be a tough problem to…

Responsive Multi-Column Lists with Flexbox

Vertical Centering. Those two simple words used to bring fear and trepidation to anyone having deal with the shortcomings of vertical-align: middle. Thankfully, Flexbox has saved the day in that regard. If…

Automating critical CSS without blocking rendering

This week let’s talk about the critical rendering path and how to avoid render-blocking CSS. That is, CSS which can prevent the browser rendering any processed content until the CSSOM has been…

Weekly watercooler #98

4K news this week: Did you know there is a way for you to start using element queries today? Maybe you don't really know what element queries are? Chris Ruppel tells you…

Use element queries today with eq.js

With responsive images this close to landing natively in several major browsers, everyone has turned their attention to the next major hurdle: element queries. You might be asking yourself what an element…

Sass as a responsive band-aid

Sass as a responsive band-aid

Say you’ve been tasked with taking a website built using arbitrary pixel-width definitions and making it responsive. Okay, there are likely loads of questions running through your mind right now. It may…

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Advanced Responsive Web Design Training

DrupalCon Austin is almost here, and we're gearing up to host the Drupal community for a week of great trainings, amazing speakers, and code sprints. Chris Ruppel, Sam Richard, and I are…

Designing to Content: The Next Buzzword

Responsive. Mobile friendly. Mobile first. Graceful degradation and progressive enhancement. Future friendly. Content first. Web development has been a slew of buzzwords and philosophies on how to build the most effective websites…