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  • in reply to: css sizing percentages pixels #134015

    They both work together. The element will be 80% of its parent’s width to a minimum width of 500px.

    in reply to: What’s the skinny with Dribbble? #131543

    Actually, if you ask for critique, Dribbble can be a great place to get it. I think you will find that most people don’t ask for it though.

    in reply to: What’s the skinny with Dribbble? #131484

    If you are a designer, then absolutely.

    in reply to: Sketchbooks for web designers. #131077

    Yeah, I use dot grid books too. I’m a big fan of this:

    But a cheaper version like this would also suffice:

    in reply to: image optimization #130510
    in reply to: Sublime Text 2, more awesomeness #130194

    Ah, forgot about this thread. I keep track of my Sublime Text preferences here for those interested:

    in reply to: Header Feedback #130178

    Looking awesome, Chris. Nice work with the updates!

    in reply to: Header Feedback #130104

    3 for me too, Chris. Have you thought about having the borders match the width of the 1/3 grid column below? It feels slightly off for me as it is currently a bit longer.

    Also, that subscribe button doesn’t feel right to me. As it is one of the highest contrast parts of the page, it draws your attention earlier than I feel it should. Also, the borders surrounding it seem a little too much, and finally, it feels like it should be elsewhere.

    I think if you were to move it somewhere else, then the borders would look better as there wouldn’t be two in such close proximity, which would help with the balance of the page.

    Perhaps placing it in the footer might work? But I would look at using a lighter background, or removing the background colour altogether.

    Either way, nice work, man. This is looking really good.

    P.S. How does the title look if you tighten the tracking just a little? And how does the body copy look if you reduce the leading slightly?

    P.P.S. It would make me very happy if the article titles in the content slider lined up vertically with the content slider’s navigation arrows. Might be easier said than done though.

    in reply to: inline-block layouts #127114

    @Paulie_D Most of the time the extra white space doesn’t bother me, so I just leave it, but when I do need a fix, that is my go to. I probably should do some further testing though, I just use that because it’s easy.

    In the end, changing the markup is the most reliable, but then you’re kind of blurring content and style…

    in reply to: inline-block layouts #126999

    I almost always use margin-right: -.25em;

    in reply to: Structuring the “head” tag. #126823

    @matt_sanford Local files still require a http request.

    Also, here is what I generally start with:

    in reply to: Using very large headings #126550

    Good luck!

    Yeah, I guess the client will have something to say about it too, and in the end they pay the bills! You certainly don’t have to worry about Google though, as that is completely acceptable.

    in reply to: Using very large headings #126547

    You certainly don’t have to follow the rules to a tee, and there are many ways to create hierarchy and contrast. I think it is really project dependant, but I definitely recommend that you experiment and see what you come up with :)

    A good test is to blur your eyes, if you can’t see the hierarchy, then it still needs work.

    No worries!

    Hmmm, so if there is only one event per page, what is wrong with letting the content behave naturally, and as a user expects (like almost every other page on the web)? Sure it might not look quite as sharp, but it will be much easier for the user to read; only having to scroll, not click and scroll.

    Unless there will be other important stuff under that section, and you don’t want users to have to scroll for ages to see it? Then I could understand using a ‘click to reveal’ action, but I would still try and combine to two into one.

    Also, are you in Melbourne? I grew up there, and now live a couple of hours away :)

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