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Tag: layout

Let’s Bring faux-column to CSS

If you’ve ever built anything from the ground up with HTML/CSS you know the issue: <div> only expands vertically to fit its contents. Put some of those <div> tags side by side to make columns and chances are, they’ll end up hanging awkwardly above where you want them to be. The cannonical fix is the […]

For a publication on web design, Smashing sure has issues w/Chrome display. Check out that left marg

For a publication on web design, Smashing sure has issues w/Chrome display. Check out that left margin—1 or 2 RCH, tops.  Then there’s the fistful of Google ads between the header and the text. But we won’t go there.

Among the many meatspace interactions that make me want to smash stuff on a daily basis, the problem

Among the many meatspace interactions that make me want to smash stuff on a daily basis, the problem designers seem to have laying out numbers on a keypad may be foremost. Ten-digit keypads first appeared on adding machines around the turn of the century, with Wikipedia noting a ten-key manufactured by Dalton in 1902. The various […]