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Re: jQuery Animation vs CSS

In response to my Smashing Magazine article on implementing off-canvas navigation I received a great comment by Michael Benin: Dropping in these two plugins should achieve what is accomplished in this article using CSS, and furthermore will utilize RAF. It would be interesting for you to run the same tests against JS/jQuery with these jQuery plugins. I agreed that these […]

As Seen on Smashing Magazine

You may have caught my recent experiment — well I’ve gone and written a very thorough examination for Smashing Magazine. Read my latest article: “Implementing Off-Canvas Navigation For A Responsive Website”. I do enjoy writing for @smashingmag. They’re genuinely some of the nicest people ever to email me. As I leave London this year I plan to dedicate more time to long […]

Responsive Mistakes: Less is More

This is part 2 of my responsive mistakes mini-series. Responsive design musing often leans towards a mobile bias. It’s obvious why. After years of desktop-centric design, mobile is brimming with fresh opportunity. As it turns out, the mobile perspective is very helpful for us and our clients. Designing for small viewports forces content to the forefront of discussion. […]

Responsive Mistakes (a mini-series)

Last week I shared some front-end experience with 5 tips for responsive builds. It received positive feedback so I thought it’d be fun to continue with a new mini-series. This month I’ll be focusing on the mistakes we make. Without further ado, let’s start with the biggest: Smart Phone, Tablet, Desktop As a composition to highlight the benefits of responsive […]

5 Tips for Responsive Builds

If design and content strategy stops when the build phase starts it’s time to rethink your process. The role of a modern front-end developer goes beyond following pre-defined blueprints. An iterative, agile-like approach is vital to account for responsive design challenges that inevitably arise as a website takes shape. With that in mind here are my 5 […]

A New Beginning

Everything changes for me at the end of January. After a wonderful 18 months at Browser and five years living in London I’m heading home, back up north to Manchester — and then almost immediately back down south for Responsive Day Out — but after that I’ll be starting something new. What’s Next? London was a great place to start […]

A Year of Writing

They say a monkey hitting keys at random will reproduce the works of Shakespeare, eventually. I only had a year but I did manage to produce something worthy of sharing. Here’s a recap of my best efforts, as inadvertently voted by you: Most Shared of 2012 The State of Web Design, 2013 10 Dec — 60 shares The Real […]