Optimizing and sizing images for web


CMS’s like WordPress (and others) enable us to upload and use images easily. And I’m grateful for the ease of use. With power comes responsibility! Because its so easy most times images are not edited or optimized before posting. As a result, websites are slower to load and images look bad due to sizing and cropping. It’s important to stay disciplined—the small details matter...

Expert Tricks: DIY Breakpoint Visualizer


The Question. 576. 768. 992. 1200. What do these numbers have in common? At first glance, they are clearly all even numbers. Are they calorie counts for a Chipotle burrito bowl? Maybe. Round trip flight prices to Hawaii? Possibly. A little longer look revealed that they are all evenly divisible by 16—so maybe some sort of grid system? If you guessed responsive breakpoints for Bootstrap 4 you...

Expert Ready, Set, Code!


The Backstory My love for CSS all started with CSS Zen Garden. When I was new to writing CSS, I was blown away with how the same HTML could be styled so many distinctly different ways. As I spent more time in the wonderful world of web development, I grew to be a fan of unconventional, experimental, and clever CSS. As expected, I ran across a handful of neat projects along the way. From creating...

Expert Tools – Vol. 1


Let’s cut to the chase—finding the PERFECT color palette can be a difficult, tedious, and time consuming process. Thankfully, with every problem comes a wonderful solution. Recently we started using and our experience has been fantastic. Upon visiting, you’ll notice two options. “Start the generator!” and “Explore trending palettes”. Both options are...

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