I was pretty interested to read about a potential replacement for the venerable -9999px image replacement hack that we’ve been using for so many years, which Zeldman has christened the “Kellum Method.”
If you look up you’ll notice I made a small update to the way dates are presented in my headings. It’s not a big change, but I wanted to include the year without increasing the height of the date stamp.
A web site is like a building. Over time it gets lived in. And, regardless of the initial intentions of the designer for how everything within it should be arranged, things get moved around, stuff gets added, some things get taken away, more stuff gets added, the occasional renovation takes place, and yet more stuff gets added. (more…)
I’m a big fan of layouts that still work if a user increases their browser’s text size. However, I was wondering what it would be like if any images resized along with the text rather than staying constant in size. Would everything seem more in proportion?
I’m a big fan of using pull-quotes (or callouts) to improve the readability of content-heavy pages. Not only do call out important content, but they can also be used to break up content on the page and provide additional visual interest. (more…)
I’m sure you’ve all been there — you install IE7; fire it up and tentatively type in your web site’s URL. You hit Enter and cross your fingers. Up comes your site. Quickly you scan the page. All looks good … no, there’s a display issue. Damn!