Radial Gradients, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Webkit

CSS3 introduces new ways to utilize current-day desktop graphics power, and one of these is the ability to render radial-style gradients (as well as other gradients, too). Of course, as with any new web technology, it’s not always intuitive or easy to pick up right off the bat. There are many different effects that can be achieved with radial gradients. Here are a few interesting techniques you can check out.

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Five (Plus One) Unique Dummy Text Generators To Flavor Your Mockups

  1. Bacon Ipsum – http://www.baconipsum.com/

    Pork! It’s the meat of kings. Add a little protein to your body copy with Bacon Ipsum – a crispy, succulent Lorem Ipsum alternative. Just set the number of paragraphs you’d like, the content type (“All Meat” keeps it piggish, whereas “Meat and Filler” give you an extra hint of Ipsum), and don’t forget to check the box to start with the obligatory “Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet…” Continue reading Five (Plus One) Unique Dummy Text Generators To Flavor Your Mockups

Elastic vs. Static Widths

With web apps becoming more prevalent, it makes me wonder where the PC market is really headed. It’s not the apps that concern me, but more the way the apps are designed. Web dev teams have been opting to build in favor of touchpad terminals (think Twitter for iPad), and the standard rules for web design don’t apply as much.

One such rule is page width. There many different layout options, and I’ll show you a few here. Continue reading Elastic vs. Static Widths