Even as interactive development plays a bigger and bigger role in the life of a brand, many agencies still keep their creative and interactive departments separate. Here, we consider them to be one and the same.
It’s a great feeling to have writers, designers and developers dreaming up ideas together. Sure, we have our disagreements from time to time, but working them out as they arise makes us all better at what we do. And that makes the work better, both creatively and functionally.
Here, our developers share their knowledge. (They’re pretty cool like that.) But it’s not really sharing if you don’t join in the conversation, so dive in. They LOOOOVE talking about this stuff.
Like most web professionals we make our web sites using the Firefox browser, then circle back just before release and make sure everything works in other browsers. An unusual choice given that somewhere between 70% and 80% of web users still use Internet Explorer. It makes more sense to work on the platform most people are using, then tweak the…
Unit Testing changed my life dramatically. There are few moments in a programmer's life where a sudden realization occurs that a new tool, or method, has been discovered that will leave such a profound impact that it changes the landscape and world-view of everyone and everything surrounding him or her. Unit Testing is not one of those tools, but…
Opacity used to be the domain of flat images made to look transparent. Then came along 24-bit PNGs with their alpha layer and things were a lot better. Now there are several options for opacity:
- Transparent PNGs
- The opacity CSS property
- RGBA color
Transparent PNGs are probably the most used of the lot because they're the most…
Occasionally someone I'm showing one of our web sites to will point out that the site has technical errors and doesn't validate as correct HTML.
There are lots of reasons this can happen. It's very easy to make a change to a site which causes the site to fail validation, and few web sites survive the addition of…
Does this sound like you?
I want this headline red. It won't turn red! Why won't it turn red? I want this paragraph centered. It won't center! I need a different typeface, but I can't have one! This is so easy to do in Word, why can't I do it here?
If it seems like the CMS is actively working against you,…
Over in Production we are seeing more and more designs with a very layered look. In the past, these have been taken care of with a rough mix of combined images, fixed height and width blocks and lots of luck. But as we move these looks to clients with more dynamic sites, we now have to worry about content growing in one direction or another.