Alex manages design and front end development for SitePoint.com and writes for Design Festival's monthly design newsletter.
Creating Seamless Textures Without Even Leaving Your Browser
Step out of the designer’s Jurassic period and take a walk with Alex to the tile-free land of seamless textures.
Shadow Boxing: Image-free, CSS3, Glossy Buttons
For centuries painters have created deep, complex tone by building up semi-transparent layers of color. Alex shows you how you can do something similar with inset box-shadows to make interesting CSS3 buttons.
Evercookie: Invasion of the Browser Snatchers!
The Comic Sans Strikes Back
Designers love to tell why they hate Comic Sans, but what about the less obvious question: Why is it so inconceivably popular with the rest of the world?
CSS: A Little More on Less
The Other Really Cool Feature in Photoshop CS5
Photoshop’s new Puppet Warp is a completely different kind of image manipulation tool — beyond the traditional clone, scale, rotate, shear, and distort tools that we’re all accustomed to. Could it be the most useful new feature in CS5?
Cross-browser Development with SuperPreview
In the final article in our Expression Web series, Alex shows us the ins and outs of the SuperPreview feature, which lets you preview your site across many browser rendering engines right in the editor.
Reflections on Remix 2010
Last week, a small SitePoint contingent attended REMIX Australia where our own Matty Magain presented a very well-received talk on anonymous visitor data entitled ‘What We Know About You’. Here’s my wrap up of the best of the rest.
Who Sends HTML Email Anyway?
Ask most people and they’ll tell you HTML email is mostly used for spam, product shills and newsletters. But take a closer look at your inbox and you may well be surprised.
Google and the Ghosts of Pacman’s Past
While it may be the results page that pays the bills at Google, I think the front page is still their heart and soul. Over more than ten years we’ve seen Google Doodles paying tribute to everything from Morse code to Burning Man to Lego and yesterday — just in case you missed it — the 25th anniversary of Pacman. Only this time, they may well have outdone themselves.