Dot Matrix: Just for Fun

I had a lot of fun putting this together! It was just a personal project to see if I could do it. I envisioned a matrix of dots that, when hovered, would flip their color and slowly fade away. I works like a charm on the desktop. You can use keyboard shortcuts to change the […]

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Simple CSS for Disabled Buttons

I frequently observe discrete interface problems that, in isolation, are minor, but in aggregate, equal BIG problems. “Death by a thousand paper cuts,” you might say. I came across an update in CSS3 that gives developers more control over the cursor, which can be another tool to help communicate state or affordance to the user. […]

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This Site, Responsively Designed

I’ve been reading up on responsive design using media queries, and spent some weekend time applying the principles to this site, dawsonmediadesign.com. It wasn’t that difficult – the most vexing problems for me came during the testing phase (more below). All in all, a great success, and an experience I can start to leverage for other web sites.

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