Posts Tagged: websites

Responsive means never fixing a widow

If you’re designing a responsive piece (website, email, etc) and you’re trying to design it so that a particular line of text sits nicely on one line, you are doing digital wrong. If you are not letting text flow and wrap naturally, you are designing wrong. Different devices/browsers/platforms will display text at different sizes, and different screen sizes will cause different wrapping of text to occur. We have to embrace this, not resist it. Trying…Continue Reading →

The label tag for form elements

A huge dev-related pet peeve of mine is when you’re filling out a form on a website and the radio buttons and checkboxes do not have the <label> tag implemented, so you can’t click on the text next to the radio buttons/checkboxes to select them. The label tag is simple and pretty much effortless to implement. I’m surprised how many web developers I’ve talked to don’t know about it, and I’m even more surprised at…Continue Reading →

Why we should take a mobile-first approach to web design

Here’s plenty of reason right here: When we design a desktop site and then try to convert that design to mobile, we’re faced with many small problems: Where can we put this part? How can we make this bit legible? How can we make this interactive feature a good experience for users on small screens? Some of these will drive you crazy, and the end result can look forced and cramped. On the other hand,…Continue Reading →