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09/03/14

Why Every Designer Should Make Friends With Developers

I have worked pretty closely with developers since I graduated from The School of Advertising Art and started my first job as a web designer. Collaborating with developers has taught me a lot, but I’ve noticed that some designers shy away from working closely with devs. While it’s true that...

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07/29/14

3 Lessons Learned from OFFF Cincinnati

For the third year in a row, Cincinnati was proud host to OFFF. OFFF Cincinnati “ …features some of the world’s biggest names and brightest minds exploring design and technology at this moment - including coders, illustrators and motion graphic designers.” OFFF delivered on that promise and more. Each person...

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07/04/14

Gaslight Podcast: Designers and Developers

Your browser does not support the audio element. Kristin Lasita, Kenny Glenn, I, talked about working as software designer. We discussed the balance between usability and “pretty things” as well as the profound conclusion that we’re really all just solving problems together. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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05/08/14

How to Kickoff a Design Project & Generate Excitement without Mockups

In order to receive approval to kickoff a project, a client often expects you, the designer, to deliver hi-fidelity mockups. Showing off these polished products does get the clients excited, but overall they are destructive to the design process. This is referred to as Big Design Up Front (BDUF), which...

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04/15/14

How to Achieve The Content Scale Effect

The content scale effect has become a fairly popular design pattern across the web and mobile apps recently. This is the effect where the main content section of the UI is pushed, pulled, scaled, or rotated in some way to reveal additional information. In most cases it is used show...

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03/27/14

Structuring CSS on the Filesystem

Introduction Chris Moore already pointed out that CSS is the last frontier of web development and that we’re mostly using BEM to structure our CSS at Gaslight. Six months has passed and we’re still using BEM so that probably says something. We’ve now used BEM on multiple projects and we...

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