Topic: Images

An SVG Wish List

It's no secret: I love SVG. But it isn't perfect. Here are some features I hope eventually come to the standard, if not in SVG 2 then in some future successor (or even a preprocessor). 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

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

When I wrote about why you shouldn’t use icon fonts in your next web project, I had no idea it would spark so much heated debate and intense discussion. One recurring question stood out to me: How might one… 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

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

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