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Responsive Images: 3 different coffee cup sizes

Responsive Images

Published on by Joshua Hughes | Posts by This Author

The advent of responsive design and HiDPI (or “Retina”) devices has created a real challenge for web developers: We need a way to provide multiple images to accommodate a variety of window sizes and resolutions.

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Typography for the Web

Typography for the Web

Published on by Joshua Nichols | Posts by This Author

A lot has changed with web typography. We are no longer forced to use a handful of “web safe” fonts or complicated image replacement tricks in order to set beautiful type. This presentation goes over how to learn about type, how properly markup type and how to style it.

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Prepare for a high-definition future

Published on by Joshua Hughes | Posts by This Author

Web design is a field prone to major shifts. For the last few years, the advent of the mobile web has commanded our attention. We must now assume that almost any site we produce will be viewed on a variety of devices—from phones, to tablets, to traditional desktops.

I believe the next major development will be high-definition displays, and this is a shift we should begin preparing for as soon as possible.

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Using CSS3 now

Published on by Joshua Nichols | Posts by This Author

In this presentation, we take a look at some of the new things CSS3 can do and what parts you can begin using in your designs now.

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Is your site color blind accessible?

Published on by Joshua Nichols | Posts by This Author

Color vision deficiency, or color blindness, is a very common disease that affects about 8% of the population. For the MU home page that equals about 5,000 visitors a day. That’s a significant number of users, so it’s important that we add a color blind test to our regular set of accessibility checks.

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Converting .ttf to .eot in Windows

Published on by Jason Rollins | Posts by This Author

@font-face is all the rage in the CSS world these days and I’ve been dying to give it a whirl. This entry won’t discuss the best practices in terms of CSS syntax or the ins-and-outs of @font-face; that has been done in numerous other places which I will link to at the bottom of this entry. I’d rather focus on a specific Windows-related issue.

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