WebDesign: Scaling Images for the Viewport / Screen

When images are the content that drives your site and you want to display them as big as possible for your users, make sure to scale them appropriately. A lot of sites have images as THE content, like photography blogs or fashion and lifestyle blogs.

What I usually enjoy most is when a site doesn’t tell me how to view the images, but just makes use of the scroll in the browser, just have them in a long column. The challenge with that is that you need to scale images differently when viewed on a vertical device such as a tablet or smart phone.

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Remarkable – Cool Future Paper

I’m super quick at typing. I mean nothing close to world records, but let’s say I’m fairly quick. I can’t imagine not typing to get things done, but at work I have an A4 college block as my mouse pad and I scribble around on it a lot, to remember something visual, something I don’t want to open a text editor window for or just because the experience of writing physically helps me not forget quite as much as I otherwise would.

Today I saw an ad for this sketchpad / e-ink e-reader hybrid Remarkable and I can’t wait to try it, also because I actually would like an e-reader. If it’s one that I can scribble away on, that would be even more awesome. (I can’t draw I can’t draw well).

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AJAX loading and pagination done right (deviantart infinite scroll)

deviantart is a great site for artists, photographers, writers and different craftmen to show their work, mostly through pictures. It’s a quite huge social network for creatives. This leads to deviantart of course having to serve a lot of pictures to their viewers. Continue reading “AJAX loading and pagination done right (deviantart infinite scroll)”

Serif vs Sans Serif for body text

Creating the web and involving the least bit of typography, we have to face the question which fonts we will use, in which combination and sooner or later the serif vs sans serif question is going to come up.

Recently when I presented this page to my fellow students, I received some feedback, which I’m very thankful for, but one point struck me.
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