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Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator

Responsive image breakpoints have vexed me for nearly four years. They have been my personal koan—my unsolvable problem—until today. See a couple of years ago, I had a crazy idea to pick image breakpoints using performance budgets. More

A Responsive Guide to Type Sizing

When starting new projects, a CSS builder’s initial concerns tend to involve typography. Setting a typographic foundation with the right mixture of ingredients can form something solid enough to support many other building blocks of design. It’s an approach that… More

Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts

Icons are everywhere. These “little miracle workers” (as John Hicks described them) help us reinforce meaning in the interfaces we design and build. Their popularity in web design has never been greater; the conciseness and versatility of pictograms… More

SVG 101: A Gentle Introduction

Fun fact: Cloud Four’s design team really digs SVG. Our enthusiasm for the image format accumulated gradually over many months, thanks in large part to Sara Soueidan’s tireless documentation of its most mysterious features and quirks. It was during… More

On the Device Context Continuum

The fact the Apple may soon release an App Store for TVs has me revisiting a couple of questions that have troubled me these last few years: Where does the common device context continuum start and end? And more importantly,… More


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