Alex has been doing cruel and unusual things to CSS since 2001. He is the lead front-end design and dev for SitePoint and one-time SitePoint's Design and UX editor with over 150+ newsletter written. Co-author of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design. Now Alex is involved in the planning, development, production, and marketing of a huge range of printed and online products and references. He has designed over 60+ of SitePoint's book covers.
Lottie.JS is a fantastic animation platform, but what animation tool should you choose? Alex has the ideal Lottie primer.
Editor X is an online website builder. It's easy and convenient, but can it offer the power and flexibility that tech-savvy users need?
Looking for UI design inspiration? Rather than adding a new color or changing a font, have you thought about your textures?
Setting up a new typography system is always a complicated task with literally hundreds of tweakable variables. The best way to save your sanity is a design system that can answers most of those little questions.
Though SVG Patterns aren't super widely understood, they offer a lot of really interesting design options – once you get your head around them.
Animation is a part of a UI designer's job. Here are 9 free animation libraries we think deliver the most power for the smallest file size, while being relatively easy to use for reasonably code-savvy designers that aren't full-blown developers.
How can the lifecycle of the humble cicada help you to make better seamless tile backgrounds? It will all make sense soon...
Find out if Webflow is a viable option for tech-savvy users who want to build custom websites.
After our first SitePoint NFT release sold out in 4 days, our second drop landed on OpenSea on Monday. What have we learned so far?
After 20+ years and over 100 book cover designs, we’re releasing a strictly limited run of our latest design work as purchasable digital art.
Our CSSBattle Code Challenge requires some 'outside the square' CSS thinking. Here are four tips to get you started on the right track.
SitePoint's Code Challenge #2 is a battle of CSS wits. We're partnering with CSSBattles.dev and asking you to recreate the SitePoint Logo in HTML and CSS - oh and in the fewest possible characters too.
The user interfaces we see in popular culture are often more fun than ones we build at work. Here's a code challenge to show us how you'd build your own.
Product mockups are used to showcase web/app designs in a device frame, but can we accomplish this without Photoshop? Yes, and today, Alex shows us how!
Lots of companies talk about 'design sprints', but are we all talking about the same thing? Jake Knapp – the man who documented it – has some ideas on that.
Getting paid for your design talents in equity is romantic – but rarely actually pays off. But what if you happened to design the Facebook logo?
True North Design Podcast: Ben Newton talks to the Atlassian Design Team about how design – and the teams behind it – can successfully scale.
Finch.io is a new visual approach to finding and fixing bugs in your web projects. We take a test-drive of the beta to see what the fuss is about.
SVG might be a vector format, but it has some amazingly powerful pixel-based tricks up its sleeve. Follow Alex's journey – if you dare.
GIFs are the jokers of the web image formats – usually funny and playful. But can they be turned into a dangerous weapon in the right situation?
Good design comes down to 3 or 4 fairly simple decisions at the beginning of a project – and then just carrying them through.
Vertical rhythm is often worshipped or ignored. But perhaps its at its most useful when we treat it as a trusted advisor to our layouts.
Often the key to understanding complex things is to understand their simpler parts first. SnappySnippet is a tool that can help you with that.
We design features with the idea that they are helping our users – but sometimes these same features can be damaging to users with different needs.
Every year your workflow changes. For me, 2016 was the year when the Chrome App arrived as a serious web/UI design option.
We all think carefully about choosing a color, but – as Heider and Simmel show – the way an object moves can have a profound impact on how we feel about it.
Cinemagraphs are like the snow globes of the web – simple yet strangely mesmerizing. Here's how to use them in your web design.
While web designers have more typography choice than ever before, arguably our tools haven't caught up.Type Nugget hopes to fill the gap.