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Robin Rendle

Writer, designer, type nerd.

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Designing for Performance

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Understanding Proxy Browsers

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The Asset Handover

When working in teams made up of designers and front end developers, there can be a lot of frustration and confusion when it comes to handing assets over from one team member to another. These might be design mockups or icons or high fidelity imagery for banners and the like. Regardless of the content of these handovers, there can always be improvements to this process.… Read article

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I Left My System Fonts in San Francisco

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React.js Introduction For People Who Know Just Enough jQuery To Get By

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Working with Shapes in Web Design

When we make a new component on a website, we’re effectively creating rectangles of different sizes, whether we realise it or not. But what happens if we want to experiment a little? How many different ways are there to make shapes?

In this post I want to roughly outline some of the most common ways to make circles, triangles, and polygons, as well jot down the advantages and disadvantages for these methods so we can experiment with those that might … Read article

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HTTP 203: Progressive loading

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Contextual Styling: UI Components, Nesting, and Implementation Detail

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shape-outside

The shape-outside property controls how content will wrap around a floated element’s bounding-box. Typically this is so that text can reflow over a shape such as a circle, ellipse or a polygon:

.element {  
  float: left;
  shape-outside: circle(50%);
  width: 200px;
  height: 200px;
}

It’s important to note that this property will only work on floated elements for now, although this is likely to change in the future. The shape-outside property can also be manipulated with transitions or animations.

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Performance Tools

Weekend roundup time! From the multitude of Grunt and Gulp plugins to web apps that can help us visualize our websites with data, learning all the ins and outs of performance tooling is tough. I thought it might be useful to catalogue as many tools out there as I could find.… Read article