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06/06/19

Creating Simple Layout Templates with CSS Grid

There is so much to love about CSS Grid and the various methods it provides for defining a layout. Of course, with great power comes sloppy front end code. It did not take me long to muck up a grid layout leaving my team members with a tangled mess of...

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05/06/19

Vertical Rhythm on the Web

Grids are a thing. They’ve been a thing. There’s nothing earth-shattering about designing on a grid. In fact, it’s so commonplace that there are, what feels like, an infinite number of tools available to make it easier to design on a grid—Bootstrap, Foundation, Bulma, among others. But there’s one thing...

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04/01/19

So You’re Building an Application With No Designer? Here's 3 Ways to Know the Usability is Suffering

Not long ago, my fellow designer Haley wrote an excellent blog post, “Design happens whether or not you value it - ignoring it can ruin your project”. She laid out a good explanation of what design is and argued why it matters. But understanding the importance of design within an...

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03/12/19

Shots, Rebounds, and Pizza: Gaslight’s first Dribbble Meetup

Gaslight has been the proud host of many a meetup over our decade in Cincinnati. We have started and/or hosted popular development groups like Cincy Js, Tech Cafeteria, and the Elixir Meetup. Now our designers are getting into the mix by hosting a quarterly Dribbble meetup. Never Heard of Dribbble?...

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03/05/19

Typography on the Web

Typography is so much more than picking a typeface, font size, and weight. People often think you just need to pick a pretty font and that’s it. But typography is an essential part of most designs. I started my career as a print designer and I quickly learned the importance...

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01/07/19

Why Can’t We Be Friends? 4 Benefits of Pairing Designers and Developers

Pairing at Gaslight Writing code, fixing bugs, and naming things is hard - true story! At Gaslight, one way we deal with these challenges is by practicing one of our core principles: better together. One of the more practical ways we see this philosophy used is through pairing: two developers...

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