Alex manages design and front end development for sitepoint.com and is SitePoint's Design and UX editor.
What is an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)?
A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Will Dayble in the office to take us through his ideas on app design and MVPs (Minimum Viable Products). Will is infamous for his User is Drunk video. Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing, and when you’ve got a great core idea, it’s very tempting […]
Video: Baked-in UX from Day One
Bringing a UX person in at the tail-end of a project is a bit like getting your plumber in after you’ve finished plastering and painting. It’s likely to be difficult and expensive. Jodie Moule, author of SitePoint’s Killer UX Design, talks about a UX process that begins long before a line of code is written.
A Long Time Ago, On a Web Server Far, Far Away…
Star Wars and web technology. Could this be a closer fit than anyone has previously imagined? SitePoint Group Lead Designer Alex Walker has a bit of fun. Join in.
CSS3 Pong: Insane Things to Do with CSS #17
Alex Walker. CSS3. Pong. How close can one man – armed only with modern code – come to replicating an iconic game?
All We Want for Christmas is Our CSS …
You’ve no doubt been following our 2012 SitePoint Christmas Sale – a winterland-themed design extravaganza (desktop version only). Elements on screen that have unfolded day by day have included ice skaters to a dancing bear to leaping fish to a smoking locomotive — and there’s plenty more to come. Now we’re adding a “Christmas story […]
Using CSS Animation to tell the SitePoint Christmas Story
If you’ve been following our 2012 SitePoint Christmas Sale, you may have noticed the winterland story unfolding in the background (desktop version only). So far, we’ve had everything from ice skaters to dancing bear to leaping fish to a smoking locomotive — with plenty more to come. Today we’re launched a new ‘story mode’ for […]
Four Big Ideas from Web Directions South 2012
It happens each October. Spring hits Sydney town, the flowers bloom and the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre takes on the pungent aroma of all things web. Yes, Web Directions South 2012 has come and gone for another year. Two weeks later, here are the talks that I’m still thinking about. Lea Verou’s Ten Things […]
How the Brady Bunch Can Help your CSS
The “C” in CSS — the “cascading” part — describes the way our styles can flow down from the high-level architecture in our documents, down to the smaller page elements. It hints at the normal direction that styles flow — downwards — but this isn’t the ONLY way styles can be routed to one page […]
Free Screencast: Getting Started with CSS3 Animation
Does this sound familiar? You’ve seen enough, say, CSS3 animation examples (or maybe transitions, or sibling selector demos or whatever) to understand the basic idea, but just need someone to quickly run through the code with you when it comes time to use it? Well, that’s EXACTLY what Jumpcasts are about. Five to 10-minute crash […]
SitePoint’s New Logo — and the Story Behind It
Logo redesigns. They sometimes feel a little like squeezing toothpaste from one tube into another. It’s fiddly work. You’re battling not to lose valuable stuff in the process. Even if you nail it, people will mostly just notice ‘how clean it looks’. With that in mind, we recently took on the task of updating the SitePoint logo. […]