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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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11/20/18

Design happens whether or not you value it - ignoring it can ruin your project

I have worked on a wide variety of software projects in my time at Gaslight. But one thing that has been consistent throughout my career is that people don’t really understand what design is, the importance of good design and why our teams spend so much time focusing on it....

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