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Root Element Sizing in CSS 

CSS3 has provided developers with some great new tools. With child selectors, borders, and now animations it’s easy to miss some of the B-list stars of CSS. Let’s take a peek into the life and luxury of one of these CSS B-listers, the rem(root em)….

User Experience

Skeuomorph-a-what? 

There has been an onslaught of smart devices released over the past year. All of these devices gain value from their applications. Who only makes calls on their phone anymore? For the digitally inclined, apps are welcomed and easily understood, but for the average to…

User Experience

Creating An SVG Sprite 

The Challenge: With the combination of retina displays and RWD (responsive web design), traditional pixel-based sprites have become obsolete. Results from continued use of pixel sprites include: Pixilation Larger workload Increased load times Pixilation is becoming an issue since the web isn’t just for a…

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UX Trends for Online Shopping 

Online shopping has become the preferred shopping method for an increasing number of merchants. According to Forrester Research, total U.S. online retail sales will grow to $327 billion by 2016. That’s a small portion of forecasted total retail sales of $1.8 trillion in 2016. But,…

User Experience

Progressive Enhancement, Vroom 

If a client asked you to travel 100 miles, that would be pretty enjoyable in a new Maserati. If that client asked you to make the same trip in a horse and buggy, then you would have a completely different experience. Designing for horse and…

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UX Book Club – The Design of Everyday Things 

Originally published in 1988, “The Design of Every Day Things” may be perceived as outdated. The objects, technologies, and devices we use everyday have advanced since 1988. However, the way we interact with them both physically and psychologically has hardly changed. Donald A. Norman, an…