Input size in HTML and CSS

I’ve struggled over the past couple years with including size=”xx” in input tags. My right brain says, “it’s presentational, nooooo!” My left brain says “but it makes the forms more predictable.” Well, lo and behold, there’s a reason behind the madness. Bite Sized Standards has a new post that describes why the size attribute isn’t […]

Update Your JavaScript Libraries

JavaScript libraries are a blessing to those of us that feel overwhelmed by the code. If you’ve used Prototype, Rico, Yahoo’s YUI libraries, or others in the past year, don’t neglect the versioning. These scripts get updated to fix bugs and add features. I’m working on a project that had some annoying errors that were […]

CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, ROR Cheat Sheets

Dave Child has created a library of cheat sheets that have been pinned to cube walls around the world. If you haven’t seen these before, takes some time to visit his site and print your own versions. Attached to my wall are: CSS HTML Character Entities JavaScript Mulberry Technologies also has a set of cheat […]

Design Meltdown – Using spatters and drips in your designs

My background is in fine art, not computer design. I’ve been frustrated by the digital, screen-based presentation of web sites. I want to get my hands dirty. I want to scrape, scratch, paint, and draw. My attempts at reproducing texture on web sites has been spotty. I wrote about my desire to integrate art techniques […]

Color Schemer and other online color palette tools

I’ve been using Color Schemer for several years. It’s a simple tool that allows you to find complementary and harmonious colors for your web site. I didn’t have the bookmark on this computer and did a search for it. Openmodo has a great collection of online color palette tools. When you need to choose a […]