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Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Sprite Sheets

Why do some programmers argue for old solutions like sprite sheets when they are far worse? Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t use sprite sheets.

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Development tools for responsive web design

Development tools for responsive web design are getting better all the time. Unfortunately they are not always obvious. Recently one of my co-workers showed me how Google Chrome has a great tool for showing how a web page responds to … Read more…

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Drupal to WordPress Migration

Years ago I set up a personal website using the content management system (CMS) Drupal, in part to evaluate Drupal.  While I was happy in general with Drupal, it had some issues.  I also have set up many WordPress sites … Read more…

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Photoshop tips for web developers

At HB Design, web developers are given Photoshop PSD files that were created by Web Designers to code. This blog includes some Photoshop tips to make working with those PSD files easier.

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Batch optimization of photos

Just recently we had a client ask how to optimize photos for the web.  I have a post describing the steps which you can read (Web Page Load Times and Image Optimization).  That post describes the steps: copy, crop, resize, and … Read more…

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Why did I become a graphic designer?

Fatherhood. So, I recently became a father.  Which has inspired me to look closely at my life, and start asking a lot of questions.  I’m finding that many of those questions have parallels that relate to work as a graphic … Read more…

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The Importance of Error Messages

Error messages can easily be overlooked when a page or web-based tool is being created. Sometimes the placeholders for error messages are still there when a page or tool has been published—this can lead to confusion. Other times, the message appears … Read more…

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Web Calipers – Part 3 – Techniques and Technology

This is the third part of our three part series on Web Calipers. The 1st post was on the history and purpose of Web Calipers. The 2nd post was on how to use Web Calipers including short-cut keys and bookmarking instructions. … Read more…

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Web Calipers – Part 2 – How To

This is the second post in a three part series. Part 1 went over the history of the purpose of Calipers. Part 3 goes over the techniques and technologies that went into creating Web Calipers. Use But Don’t Install With … Read more…

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Web Calipers – Part 1 – What Are They?

This is part one of a three part series on Web Calipers by HB Design. This article concerns the history of Web Calipers, their evolution and what they can do. Part 2 is on How to use them and Part 3 … Read more…

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