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Is AirPlay an untapped casual gaming console?June 20, 2012

AirPlay is a funny feature. It's not the easiest thing to discover, but pushing that first YouTube video from your phone to the living room's Apple TV is magical. It's hard not to AirPlay all the…
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On Never Being Bleeding EdgeMay 29, 2012

If you write code for a living, you probably follow fellow code-writers (on your favorite following service of choice) and read what they have to say about the new shiny they are currently working on…
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More Stylish Content with Typography & CSSMarch 26, 2012

When Blog Better Boston asked me what I was going to speak about, I said "design hacks" off the top of my head. As the day approached and I thought more about my audience, I realized that the room…
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The New iPadMarch 08, 2012

So Apple updated the iPad the other day? Yes. Retina display? Faster? Better camera? Yep. The last one was the iPad 2 right? Yes. Do you know what they called the new one? The iPad 3? The iPad HD? The…
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Your startup needs the design process (not necessarily a designer)March 05, 2012

I recently read Lazy as a Turtle 's post Are you ready for the next stage of commoditization of web design? The author summarizes that we've already gone through one phase of design commoditization…
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Bless this CSS Mess with CompassFebruary 29, 2012

I reached a small, nightmarish victory yesterday while testing some new styles on HipHost in IE: two of my CSS files surpassed Internet Explorer's CSS Selector Limit for a single stylesheet file…
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Messages.app Gets Cross-Device Notifications Just RightFebruary 16, 2012

Word of OS X 10.8 (kitty code name: Mountain Lion ) dropped today. The big summary is its a continuation of the iCloud-ification of your data across all devices. Part of the announcement was a beta…
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Above the Fold in 2012February 15, 2012

Boss: Do we think if we make these changes that this content will now be above the fold? Me: You know, when I fold my laptop the screen shuts off and I can't use the keyboard. This is going to be the…
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Sublime Text 2 and Columns View and a WishFebruary 07, 2012

I've got high hopes for TextMate 2, which we know is happening for sure now. But Sublime Text 2 has been my goto editor for the last few weeks now. Plenty to like, plenty to loathe , but its…
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Bash Convert All Your SCSS (or CSS) to SASS in One LineFebruary 01, 2012

I've been using — nay, depending on —  SaSS and Compass for at least a year (I'll get around to contributing, I swear). At the time when I picked it up, I was not familiar with Ruby or YAML, so its…
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Metro UI's Creeping Influence on iOS AppsJanuary 26, 2012

Microsoft's Metro UI has been rightly praised as a breath of fresh air in the interface design world. The last decade of websites and apps has been highly influenced by Apple, whose skeuomorphism…
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How to be a Web Designer in 2012January 24, 2012

I recently read Tom Milway 's " How to Build a Modern Website in 2011 " and Andy Johnson 's article " Do We Really Need a New Web Design App? " back-to-back. Both articles deal with the current…
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Jobs for NihilistsDecember 29, 2011

Maybe you should try LinkedIn?
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Web design deserves better tools than the crap we're stuck with nowDecember 01, 2011

As an industry, we web design-types are torpedoing into the responsively designed future while our design tools are stuck in the mockup-driven past. We now have the know-how to serve dozens of devices…
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You'll be missed, SteveOctober 06, 2011

Preface I am not a well-known web developer. I've yet to work on anything that made its way to the front page of any widely read blog or news site. I'm just a humble guy who writes a lot of code and…
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Creating digital media on an iPad (2)September 22, 2011

When the iPad was initially release, it was touted as the ultimate digital media consumption device. Whatever you can see and hear over the Internet or on your hard drive was just going to be more…
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I started writing (again)September 13, 2011

Around July 1, 2011, I left my job at a high-profile consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts to embark, for the second time, on the path of indie web professional. The decision wasn't terribly hard…
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