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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

Jeb Bush’s Responsive Images Problem

It’s political season here in the United States, and it is great to see politicians taking technology issues seriously. Take Jeb Bush for example. His campaign has gone out of its way to highlight the importance of planning the… More

Simpler SVG Icons

As a follow-up to my post discouraging the use of icon fonts, I recently wrote about the SVG icon process we’ve been using at Cloud Four. While most of the feedback I received was positive, some felt the… More

Case Study: Our SVG Icon Process

Update (July 2019): Our process has changed quite a bit since this article was written. Check out our latest update! When I wrote about why you shouldn’t use icon fonts in your next web project, I had no… More

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

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


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