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Fun with Staggered Transitions

Here’s a neat little solution to a problem I encountered in my quest to use more animation in my interface design work. I was prototyping a sliding view transition between nested levels of navigation: All menu items animating… More

I Don’t Care If You Code

Confession: I don’t enjoy code. Not really. I know that sounds strange coming from someone who’s made over 2,000 code contributions this year. But it’s true: code, in and of itself, brings me little joy. If I felt I… More

Qualities of Successful Pattern Libraries: Pick Any Two

Shortly after we opened up Drizzle, our pattern library framework, Luke Askew started a wonderful discussion of pattern library maintainability in that project’s repository. This inspired me to reflect on the pattern libraries we’d started or contributed to… More

Redesigned!

After months of redesigning in public, we’ve finally pushed the button that unleashed the new cloudfour.com on the world. For me, this project has been a dream come true. I was a fan of Cloud Four long… More

Introducing Drizzle

It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since Dave Rupert wrote Responsive Deliverables, challenging the rest of us to start making “tiny bootstraps, for every client.” It’s been almost as long since Brad Frost and Dave Olsen… More

Breaking Out With Viewport Units and Calc

While iterating on a new article layout for the impending Cloud Four redesign, I encountered an old CSS layout problem. For long-form content, it’s usually a good idea to limit line lengths for readability. The most straightforward… More

Responsive Logo Composition With SVG

Logos are an ideal use-case for SVG. Because they’re typically designed for reproduction and versatility, they’re almost always vector to begin with. SVG’s support of CSS and media queries means we can adapt brand imagery depending on the display… More

Mood Boards (Neither Bored Nor Moody)

Our team had a set of defining characteristics and was almost ready to start redesigning cloudfour.com. But before we dived into element collages (more on that in a future post), we wanted to draw from a shared well… More


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